Umm. What are we doing hanging around street corners, he asked?
There's a food cart there with fried pies that I've been meaning to try, I said.
Mmm. Pie. You know how I feel about pie.
At that hour, most of the businesses in the area are closed. So it's a little weird to see this food cart pod so happening. But, most of the food carts here look like they're open until 3 a.m. so I guess that works for them.
The lights! The tent! The Potato Champion - Portland - Oregon food cart looks mighty popular.
This one less so.
We ordered one savory and two sweet pies for the four of us.
Peanut butter creme and chocolate chip pie, $3. The first bite was good, but then it was too sweet.
Guava pie, $3. Too sweet.
Just right! Chicken pot pie, $4.
The next night, after a late night dinner at Le Bistro Montage - Portland with our second-oldest and second-youngest nephews, we were back again.
With an under-21-year-old, there aren't that many places in Portland that I could think of to hang out at after midnight.
We were really going to Potato Champion because second-youngest nephew said he loves fries, but I couldn't resist ordering another pie on the menu that evening.
Barbecue brisket pie, $4. This ended up being my favorite of all the pies here. Meaty and full of flavor.
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Giant Catfish and Family Trips Home
Mom and Dad's Garden Again
Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook - Oregon
Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Searching for Tide Pools
Campfire S'Mores and Other Breakfast Treats
Dismantling Camp and Leaving Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Short Beach - Oregon and Home
Rice Krispies Treats
Chasing Waterfalls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Behind the Scenes: Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Potato Champion (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies
1204 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Tuesday to Thursday 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Friday and Saturday noon to 3 a.m.
Check Whiffies on Twitter to see the daily pie menu.
1 year ago today, Heirloom rose.
2 years ago today, my oldest uncle's Christmas party.