Grilled Cheese? Yes, please!

A food cart, by definition, is a mobile kitchen that is set up on the street to facilitate the sale and marketing of street food to local pedestrian traffic.

On a recent visit to Portland, Oregon, for a college reunion, I experienced the growing trend firsthand. Food carts have evolved! Airstreams and Shastas are serving it up all over the city. Food for this farmgirl’s heart, for sure.

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We decided on grilled cheese sandwiches from an Airstream called The Grilled Cheese Grill … had to be good, right? And this was not just any old grilled cheese! I had the Jersey, which consisted of sauteed mushrooms and Swiss on rye with added sauerkraut. The fan favorite at our table was definitely the BABS, made with bacon, apple, blue cheese, and Swiss. Consensus? A grilled cheese made in an Airstream is delish!

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We topped off our choices with cold, Northwest-brewed beer—served farmgirl-style in canning jars—from the Captured By Porches bus next door. Yes, this farmgirl would definitely say that Portland can serve up some good eats and drinks in the most fashionable of ways.



  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    We just recently got a grilled cheese trailer to a newly opened plaza. Although not in an Air Stream, it is mobile and serves up a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and beverages. It is quite popular because as you know, who doesn’t love a grilled cheese??

  2. Hilaire says:

    I live about 2 blocks from The Grilled Cheese Grill, and have yet to eat there. I guess living in a city with food carts on almost every block, one takes it for granted. I think it’s past time I try this cart. Thanks for the review!

  3. Karlyne says:

    Love it!

  4. Laurie Dimino says:

    How cool is that Meg! Looks and sounds delish! Glad you had a good time at the reunion, and thanks so much for sharing. Love the beer in canning jars idea too!

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