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“Too much for a beautiful spring evening...”
Review of Cartlandia

Cartlandia
Ranked #407 of 4,611 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Description: Family Friendly food cart pod open daily (7 AM for the bagel/coffee cart ) and 11 am - 10 pm for most other carts- seewebsite for each carts hours) with 32 different FOOD CARTS. Plus outdoor beer garden (in summer) and indoor Blue Room Bar with indoor bathrooms, ATM, Parking on the lot, WIFI, ADA accessible. Located at 8145 SE 82nd Ave. in SE Portland - 1/2 mile north of Johnson Creek Blvd. right along the Springwater Corridor Bike Trail. Cartlandia has been ranked in the top 2 food cart pods for the past several years and features the one and only VooDoo Doughnut food cart, many fusion carts. and food of 15 different countries Also on the lot is the Blue Room Bar.. Bike and car parking. well behaved pets on leashes allowed. ADA accessible. The Blue Room Bar - has 12 taps, full cocktail list . TVs and live music on weekends. Many carts offer delivery options, or call ahead for take-out. All carts, menus, hours listed
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Description: Family Friendly food cart pod open daily (7 AM for the bagel/coffee cart ) and 11 am - 10 pm for most other carts- seewebsite for each carts hours) with 32 different FOOD CARTS. Plus outdoor beer garden (in summer) and indoor Blue Room Bar with indoor bathrooms, ATM, Parking on the lot, WIFI, ADA accessible. Located at 8145 SE 82nd Ave. in SE Portland - 1/2 mile north of Johnson Creek Blvd. right along the Springwater Corridor Bike Trail. Cartlandia has been ranked in the top 2 food cart pods for the past several years and features the one and only VooDoo Doughnut food cart, many fusion carts. and food of 15 different countries Also on the lot is the Blue Room Bar.. Bike and car parking. well behaved pets on leashes allowed. ADA accessible. The Blue Room Bar - has 12 taps, full cocktail list . TVs and live music on weekends. Many carts offer delivery options, or call ahead for take-out. All carts, menus, hours listed
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great food and beautiful presentation of food from Al Mustafa and the Moroccan restaurant. Sadly over half of the carts were closed because they had sold out early. We are really happy all of these micro businesses have the sell out problem and there still were over 13 restaurant choices to choose from. Everyone found something that suited them to eat. Perfect "Keep Portland Weird" evening. I should have taken people pics instead of the food.

Next time going to Carlandia go early in the day to have a full choice of the restaurant options.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Raining when we got there, late afternoon so many of the food trucks were closed. Many different options to choose from. Small parking lot inside.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

There are about 30 food carts here and we have tried about half of them so far. The variety isn't too bad, but you will see a good amount of asian food type of carts. We've tried some of them and they were just okay in my opinion. To me, their menus are pretty similar. But maybe I didn't order the right thing...I don't know. Keep in mind, not all the carts are open everyday. It's always good to look online, I think the website has the times each cart is open and days.

We like to try a different cart each time we go, so we know which ones to hit up and which ones to avoid. The best by far to me is Best Taste of India and Brother Express. In fact just yesterday we ordered a chimichanga from Brother Express that was $7 and it was so big, the two of us ended up splitting it and saving the other food we bought for later. It was very delicious too! We also got a teriyaki chicken plate from Thai Mango that was $9 and I have to say the only thing good about it was the sauce. The chicken itself had a weird taste, like maybe it was freezer burned. It was very chewy.

Baked N' Boned is a new cart that just opened. Their food sounds really good, but we haven't had a chance to try them yet.

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Thank cozmickissez
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smokeyPortlandOregon, Owner at Cartlandia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Cartlandia. Yes our website has all the carts listed with their menus and hours (www.cartlandia.com). It can also be uploaded to your mobile phone and function as an app with all of the phone numbers active so you can see the menu and call the cart directly. Many also offer delivery. For more variety in Asian food try some of our "fusion" carts - try Kesone which is Cambodia-Laotian , or Ooh Pasta which is Asian italian. for other types of fusion there is also Poco India - Hispanic-Indian. And yes Baked'N'Boned is a new cart with incredible homecooking - prime rib sandwiches and comfort food. come back and give them a try. We have also just added Puddletown Bagels now open at 7 am with housemade bagels and coffee, and Pancake Underground. and The Wild North in coming in March.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

At first I just thought that there was only one set of food carts downtown, then I found Cartopia and then Cartlandia too! They're are too many places here to tell you about, but I can tell you there is something for everyone at this place, so enjoy gourmet food at fast food prices.

Thank James A
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smokeyPortlandOregon, Owner at Cartlandia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

HI James. thanks so much for visiting Cartlandia and our 32 different food carts representing over 15 different countries. We are adding new carts all fo the time so hope that you will be back to see us soon.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you are hungry, you can find your type of food here at one of their food trucks. I tried the In-And-Out Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwhich #1 (Special) and it was very good, and for $5, although I should have got the smaller one so I could have eaten at other trucks. I also got a to-go order from "Poco India" which is a Mexican/Indian fusion truck where you pick your dish, then what meat (chicken, lamb, beef, tofu, etc) , curry sauce (tikka masala, vindaloo), cheese (mexican blend or queso fresco), and toppings you want (citrus cole slaw, onion, cilantro). So, I had a curry chicken burrito. But they also had curried tacos or ribs, and for desert cherry coconut empanadas, plus a variety of other choices combining the mexican and indian cuisines in to unique dishes custom made to your taste, ready in about 7 minutes.

Other trucks had mexican, indian, doughnuts, bubble tea, korean, thai and countless others. One truck is also offering Sushi burritos, a new fad if you haven't had one before.

There is outdoor seating, the beer garden has a tent over it and the sign said kids are allowed. The nearby bar did not allow kids. There is limited parking, and the spaces are small, but nearby streets could likely handle the overflow. There are bathrooms available too.

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Thank Scott B
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smokeyPortlandOregon, Owner at Cartlandia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks so much Scott. The nearby bar, The Blue Room Bar, does allow children in the front of the bar until 8 pm (this is OLCC ruling) and you can take cart food into the Bar (just no outside beverages). Hope to see you again soon. We are adding new carts and expanding our hours..two carts open now for breakfast and a thrid one coming... Puddletown Bagels and Pancake Underground open at 8 am..Bee's Cakes coming in April.

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