Whether you’re craving Thai street food, grilled cheeses served out of a converted school bus, or fried egg sandwiches, and authentic fish and chips, here are three not-to-miss food trucks in Portland.
The Frying Scotsman
Opened by Scotland-born proprietor James King, there’s no reason to hop on a plane for authentic fish and chips. King, who studied at chef’s college in Ayr, Scotland, concocts tartar sauce from scratch and culls fresh fish from Pacific Seafood. Menu selections include red snapper and chips, haddock and chips, and sides such as mushy peas with imported ingredients. For dessert, order the friend Mars bar smothered in sweet batter, deep fried, and topped with sugar.
Fried Egg I’m in Love
Founded by Jace Krause and Ryan Lynch, this prime breakfast spot serves up one key menu item: sandwiches. But, these aren’t any ordinary sandwiches. Fresh sourdough bread is procured from local Portland French Bakery, while eggs are sourced from local farms and dusted with “magic egg dust,” or a secret in-house spice blend. Hearty sandwiches include the Sriracha Mix-a-Lot with fried egg, seared ham, avocado, tomato, Havarti cheese, and Sriracha, and burgers (served after 12pm), such as the Veggie Watts with a housemade vegan patty, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado, and “magic” burger sauce on a toasted bun. Wash it down with a mimosa, beer, or a rotating selection of cider.
If you’ve ever dreamed of trying food from Mauritius (a teeny island off the coast of Madagascar), now’s your chance. Head to the food truck for creations such as Mee Foon, or stir-friend noodles and sticky rice, Dholl Puri, or traditional flatbread with your choice of filling and sauce, or try the shayamosas with spiced potatoes and mixed vegetables.