Guided tour

Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

Activity provider: Lost Plate Food Tours
Guided tour

Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

Activity provider: Lost Plate Food Tours
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From US$ 95 per person

Likely to sell out

Find out what the food cart hype is about in food cart capital of the world. On this walking tour you'll discover global food & drinks, and learn fun history in this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Try hearty servings of food and drink from 5-7 food carts plus 1 brewery
  • Discover the off-the-beaten-path Central Eastside neighborhood with your guide
  • Sample fresh-cut fries with cheese and gravy, a Canadian staple
  • Enjoy global foods such as Slavic, Mexican, and Burmese delights
  • Finish with some local craft beer on one of Portland’s largest patios
Full description

Discover what the food cart hype is all about in the city that put food cart pods on the map. With over 1000+ food carts throughout the city, your guide has done the research for you.

Visit several locally run and operated food carts, relax on patios in the heart of Southeast Portland, and taste the delicious foods that make Portland a true foodie destination. On this small-group walking tour, discover global foods, quench your thirst with tasty drinks, and learn fun history in this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Experience the perfect way to discover quirky Portland, eat where the locals eat, and have fun.

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • All food and drinks
  • 5-7 food carts, including two food cart pods, plus one brewery
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people)
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
  • People with gluten intolerance
  • People with lactose intolerance

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Meeting point

There are two entrances, please use the entrance on 12th Street near the white bike racks on the sidewalk. Your guide will be at a table there, or if it’s rainy/wet will be under the covered tent area, and will have a yellow sign and bag with the Lost Plate logo on the table. Please arrive 10 minutes early, late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Parking: Street parking is readily available near the meeting location. Parking meters accept credit card and require a small payment until 7:00 PM. The tour begins and ends in the same area, so parking anywhere in close vicinity to the meeting point is recommended. Do not drive if you plan to drink alcohol during the tour. Public Transportation: Streetcar NS line, Trimet Bus and Max Lightrail stops are all nearby.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please provide any special requests prior to your tour date, same-day requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This tour is not recommended for gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diets
  • The tour takes place in rain or shine
  • The tour routes change regularly depending on vendor opening hours and tour schedules
  • Gratuities (optional) are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Herb, our travel guide, knows so much about food, the people who prepare the food, and Portland. So much information to absorb and Herb is fun to listen to. The food choices were unique and very tasty! Also loved the people we toured with. An excellent experience!

August 5, 2022

Great selection and fun to try a little bit of everything!

July 16, 2022

Herb did great food was fantastic. My husband and I went to more pods the next day. Because of the info we learned from Herb.

July 1, 2022

Product ID: 333496