We're staying in the Columbia River Gorge and just happened to stumble across La Carreta while looking for a light rail station to get us to downtown Portland. Decided to go in for lunch and we'll be back, as well as recommending it to anyone we know who is visiting this area. Scrumptious Mexican food at very, very reasonable prices and enormous portions (maybe too big, we considerably downsized our dinner plans after lunch at La Carreta). An original margarita was made with real ingredients, not tequila and a sweet and sour mix. Wait staff was exceptionally friendly and kept the chips and salsa bowls filled. We left a 20% tip and felt a little bad because the overall bill was so low we wondered how the waiters could make a reasonable living.