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The Frying Scotsman

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SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Here is his facebook page...
Here is his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Frying-Scotsman-Portland/135370609444 This is a foodcart, so it might not qualify for your purposes, but this was the best Fish and Chips I have ever had. And I've had fish and chips is over 12 counties. I was so impressed, I had to try to get him listed here.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The Frying Scotsman food cart in downtown Portland serves the best halibut fish & chips I've ever had. A must for a complete Portland OR experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Carlos D
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Davao City, Philippines
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Davao City, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Frying Scotsman food cart in downtown Portland serves the best halibut fish & chips I've ever had. A must for a complete Portland OR experience.

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San Francisco, California
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125 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Location: Downtown Portland where all of the food trucks are located! Customer Service: Fast considering the line!!!! Decor: It's a small white food truck. Presentation of Food: Big portion of fried fish and thick cut steak fries. How did the food taste?: AMAZING! I've had plenty of fish n chips back in the Bay Area but this place takes the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I had lunch here during my recent visit to Portland, and I must say, it was delicious. Really good fish and chips. I love fish and chips and usually try them wherever I go. The Flying Scotsman is a food cart in the big food cart lot at SW 9th and Adler. It was great. I really enjoyed my meal.... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I stopped at a few different food trucks/carts and we both enjoyed our fish and fries. The fish wasn't overly breaded but the breading that was on it fried up incredibly crisp. The fish itself was moist and delicious and didn't need any additional seasoning. The fries were hot and the malt vinegar was an authentic touch... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been visiting Portland for years now and having hear so much from my son about The Frying Scotsman, I eventually got to visit it earlier this month. My husband and I decided to share a portion of cod and chips and we weren't disappointed. The portion was huge and was so tasty that we promised ourselves we would go... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Based on some reviews, my hubby and I decided to hit this food truck for lunch while staying in downtown Portland. We opted to split a large order of the haddock and chips, which was more than enough for two hungry people to share for lunch. Judging from the line, we were definitely not the only ones ordering from this... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love Portland's food carts and am always trying to discover the great ones. A 2013 article suggested that The Frying Scotsman was one of the top 21 food carts in the city, so I checked it out. I don't agree. The French fries are terrible, lumps of potato with no seasoning at all. I ordered the cod upon the... More 

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Paignton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

So ordered my good and sat waiting all seemed ok until my fiancée sees a member of staff was behind the counter eating. He was asked to put a roll in and so licked his fingers and then picked his nose before putting the roll in the toaster. Wouldn't want to be eating that roll tonight. For me that's unforgivable... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If traveling through Portland, you MUST stop at this fish and chips stand., He has multiple types of fish, my favorites being Red Snapper and Haddock. Absolutely delicious. He makes his own tartar sauce to go with it! Every time I'm in Portland, I make sure to stop by. You can get a 2 piece order or 4 piece order.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Frying Scotsman (from Ardrossan, Ayrshire) produces beautifully-cooked fish and chips in the confines of a small trailer in the pod of food carts at 9th and Alder. Already a chef when he moved to the US, he used his skills to introduce Americans to how fish and chips should really be served: cooked to order, with a thin coating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: SW 9th and Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

Here is his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Frying-Scotsman-Portland/135370609444 This is a foodcart, so it might not qualify for your purposes, but this was the best Fish and Chips I have ever had. And I've had fish and chips is over 12 counties. I was so impressed, I had to try to get him listed here.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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