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Experience the food revolution with this 1.5-hour food cart walking tour of Portland! Learn the history of Portland’s food cart culture from your expert guide as you visit four of the city’s top carts for complimentary tastings, and see how this sustainable business model has changed the restaurant game in Portland.


  • 1.5-hour food cart walking tour in Portland
  • Stroll through downtown Portland and visit four of the city's best food carts
  • Sample delicious bites including Spanish cuisine and Belgian-style waffles, with all tastings included
  • Learn about the history of Portland's food carts from your guide, an expert in the industry
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Portland Food Cart Walking Tour

All Food Samples Included!

At mid-day, head to the famous Third Avenue food cart pod in downtown Portland to meet your knowledgeable guide and begin the tasting tour! Dig into the first tasty samples of the afternoon as your industry guide feeds your brain with a fun history of Portland’s food cart culture. Then head out on the 10-block circuit around downtown Portland, during which your small group will visit four top food carts for decadent tastings such as Belgian-style waffles and Portuguese and Spanish-inspired cuisine. Hear unique stories from vendors (and friends of your guide) about how they got started.   

Enjoy the complimentary samples and local connection during this 1.5-hour tour — and then head back on your own for some independent culinary research!

Customer Reviews

Wendi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful way to learn about Portland's food cart world. There were 6 in the group 4 of us and 2 blokes from London our amazing tour guide, Brett. We learned so much and had amazing perfectly proportioned mini-plates from 4 vendors. Way more than one bite, but not so much you felt stuff at the end of the tour. 2 of the 4 in our group live here in Portland and it was a delight to learn the history of how things came to be in the PDX food cart world. Brett was a terrific tour guide and the 4 of us HIGHLY recommend this tour!

Kenneth A S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What a great experience. Our guide Brent was knowledgeable, funny and personable. We sampled a variety of cuisines and enjoyed them all. We would highly recommend this tour and the guide.

Kathy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour, the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food trucks and their owners. The food he lined up for us was delicious. He shared some great information about the city as well. Highly recommend, come with an appetite!

martin a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour. Good food. Good people.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable! Guide was Portland native and expert on the food cart history and culture. The stops all yielded delicious food, delivered to order. A great slice of Portland life.

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Brett was an excellent guide--knew his stuff. We learned a lot and recommend the tour.

Warren O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My husband and I took this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was fun and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour guide picked great food trucks to stop and sample what they were serving. It was amazing to see how many food trucks there are in Portland. We went back to one food truck the next day. We would highly recommend this tour.

Stephen J

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Great food and information
Small group of 6 made it good

Connie K

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

The tour guide was good. Very knowledgeable about the food cart industry. Generally good choices on the foods we tasted. I thought I read that we would be sampling 6-7 different carts, which was why I specifically chose this tour. But we only tried 4 - which is the same amt everyone else offered. Would have enjoyed smaller portions and more variety.

William S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

It was an enjoyable tour that gave us some background on food carts and a nice variety of items as samples. I would have liked it to be a tad longer it went a bit shorter than scheduled with another sample or two.

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