Hey, we get it. You’re stoned, you’re hungry, you don’t really feel like cooking anything, and you’re tired of the same old snacks. Where can you go for something delicious and convenient? Fortunately, we live in Portland—the land of a thousand food carts—and we’ve already done the legwork to help you find the best food carts to visit when you’re high. They run the gamut of location and cuisine, and we’ve tried to include vegetarian options for people who don’t eat meat.
Read on for our top picks, and try not to drool.
St. John’s Food & Beer Porch
Located in North Portland, the St. John’s Food & Beer Porch has something for everyone. Seventeen food carts, including the fully covered Beer Porch itself, run the gamut from pizza to Po’Boys, and most of them are open until 8:00. On Sundays, there’s live music, and on Mondays, there’s trivia, so you’ll never be bored, you’ll never run out of options, and there’s plenty of shade so you don’t have to stand in line in the sun.
The Whole Bowl
Take everything you love about vegetarian food and put it in one bowl. The Whole Bowl does one thing, and they do it well: a bowl full of rice, beans, cheese, olives, and flavor. It’s perfectly sized, properly priced, and comes in a compostable bowl. There are currently three locations in Portland, and the person running the one near the Hollywood Theater says it’s the oldest operating food cart in the city.
This gem of a cart has moved around a little, but their menu has stayed consistently awesome. Whether you’re into burgers or breakfast burritos, everything at The Doghouse is so excellent and filling that you will never be disappointed, even if you order the same thing every time. Their vegan menu is a great introduction to the lifestyle, with no compromises on flavor or texture.
For a food cart that’s off the beaten path, look no further than 808 Grinds. Their cart is right next to Gigantic Brewing and right down the road from the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden we mentioned in our post about the best places to be high in Portland. 808 Grinds is a Hawaiian restaurant, and even their macaroni salad side is better than any cold mac we’ve ever had. In case you were wondering, the Hawaiian word for cannabis is pakalolo.
Slow Bomb Coffee
We could not mention food carts without shouting out Slow Bomb Coffee. They’re a little drive-through coffee cart in Hillsdale that’s right down the street from our Pot Mates headquarters. It’s so small you might miss it if you don’t know where to look, but they make some of the best coffee drinks in the city as well as some radical energizers like a Red Bull blended smoothie. We love you, Slow Bomb!