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“Fantastic Portland Version of the Asian Food Courts”

Tidbit Food Farm and Garden
Ranked #56 of 107 Quick Bites in Portland
Cuisines: Street Food
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My family and I were visiting Portland for a brief holiday, and the AirBnb we were staying at in the Southeast side of town had helpful advice and tips from our host and from their previous guests. What stuck out prominently was their praises for the Food Truck picnic area on Division and 28. So we decided to walk over there on our first night in town. We were not disappointed and it lived up to all the praises we read.

The place is what Portlanders call a "food cart pod" which is really a cluster of food trucks of varying cuisines, with a picnic area in the middle with picnic tables and a small heating pit to keep diners warm during cold nights. Not all were open, but the ones that were offered a fairly wide range of cuisines, from pizzas, Greek gyros, healthy wraps, unhealthy hotdogs, Korean-Hawaiian dishes, vegan and gluten free offerings and one with a pretty wide selection of beers. We settled on pizza, hotdogs, Thai pineapple fried rice and a few more Thai dishes (actually the latter from Pok Pok, a highly rated Thai restaurant a few blocks away). We also had a few pints of a really good Belgian lager. The wide offerings reminded me of the parallelism this place has with typical food courts around Southeast Asia, where similarly diners have a wide range of offererings, though because of the heat and humidity, they are typically indoors.

The food at Tidbit was really very good, as was the lager. It was a real picnic sitting on picnic benches outdoors on a nice spring evening with the weather starting to warm up.

If I make it back to Portland, I will be back for more.

Thank BobM08
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

This is one of my favorite food truck pods. Lots of food trucks with very diverse and delicious options. Parking is a bit of an issue, but it is worth making the effort.

Thank surfercharlie
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

Visiting Portland from the UK, we took the #4 bus up to this bustling area intending to eat at Pok Pok. But at 6.15pm on a September Saturday, the wait at Pok Pok was to be 90 minutes, so we walked a couple of blocks back towards town and stumbled across this food cart pod. So glad we did! The place was buzzing and the atmosphere was great. What's more, the choice of food and drink was wide, prices cheap and we thoroughly enjoyed eating our purchases in the central courtyard. Highly recommend both this area of the city for eating, and this food cart pod!

Thank Akeentraveller
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

First, the neighborhood is great. The 'food cart pod' is located amidst some other great bars, restaurants, and within walking distance of Salt & Straw.. you know, in case you didn't find something that tickled your fancy at Tidbit. Which is not just unlikely but an impossibility.
Second, the different types of food! There was asian noodles, vegan something, veggie juices, hawaiin, indian and my favorite WAFFLES from Smaaken. So much goodness, not enough stomach space! Definitely something for everyone
Third, the atmosphere. Not only are you surround by excellent food, but add some picnic benches, twinkle lights and some clothing carts, what more could a person ask for.
Overall a great Portland experience.
LAST THING. Know when to go. Admittedly I went at about 3pm on a Monday but a lot of places were closed/hadn't opened yet, so I could only lust after them from afar. Just know that not all the food carts are open all day/everyday so as to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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1  Thank lauramg2
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great hangout for a large group. We got there early and had about 30 people come. Perfect for a large gathering because everyone can order what they want and not have to worry about splitting the bill.

Thank mfergie05
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