Warmer weather is right around the bend and with that comes our glorious PNW pastime of food cart snacking! After recently hiking in Tualatin Hills Nature Park I made a short drive to BG’s Food Cartel – a spectacular pod of dozens of carts, outdoor dining space galore, an indoor bar and indoor/outdoor patio with TVs.
Wow. Everything I had was delicious. My buddy and I shared a few items starting with the Buffalo “Chikn” Sandwich from the plant-based Mocking Bird. It came with a side of creamy dill mac salad… Great crisp on the patty, perfect zing to the sauce. This is a fabulous foodie option on the west side for those with a hankering for Dirty Lettuce or Plant Based Papi who don’t want to cross the bridges.
Next up, the Fried Brussels Sprouts with gochujang mayo from Frybar. If you ever ate at Tasty and Alder before it closed you may remember their Saigon Brussels Sprouts. Heck, you might still DREAM about those Brussels. So you’re in luck. These are the closest replication I’ve had. A massive heap for $6 – perfect for a sharing side.
Finally, choosing a third item was torture. In fact this is the only bad part about BG’s … there are too many delicious things to choose from and you’ll either have to over-order and over-eat and descend into a food coma on the artificial turf’s Human Area OR you have to choose wisely and just plan to come back.
We chose an old favorite. Ever since Le Bistro Montage closed I’d been missing their fancy mac ‘n’ cheeses and so I was thrilled to see it revived – now in food cart form! We got the vegan Spold (spicy mixed w/ original) and it hit the spot – piping hot on a cold day – and even came with an aluminum rose – a nod to their foil art-wrapped leftovers from their brick-and-mortar days. And good news, east siders: The friendly employee said there’s now a Montage cart in Hawthorne Asylum as well!
Great for everyone. Unlike many other food pods, this one has some serious square footage. Plenty of room for kids, pets, wheelchair access, and an entire family reunion. Dozens of picnic tables plus seating at the bar and inside as well. The artificial turf is a nice touch of green in the sea of concrete. Thanks to the abundance of carts, wait times were pretty minimal and some carts utilized buzzers that lit up when your order is ready.
BG’s Food Cartel is located at 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
If you find yourself nibbling your way around BG’s this weekend, feel free to pop into our open house a couple miles away at:
9015 SW Jamieson Rd,
Portland, OR 97225
This 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Raleigh Hills Mid-century Daylight Ranch is going live very soon and it is adorable. Refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint inside and out, mid-century charm in tact, huge fenced yard on .25 acres, storage galore, a lower level Fun Room, two fireplaces, a double garage, and so much more!
Check moranhomesrealestategroup.com for Open House times and full listing details!