J Mo's Sandwich Shack is located at the Cartlandia food pod in Portland, Oregon. Jason "Mo" Moreno is the owner here. He's been cooking since he was 15, and really developed an immense passion for it. After selling insurance for a while, Mo finally decided to open up his food cart in mid-June.
Mo clearly makes it known his "Dirty Mo" sandwich ($8) is his signature item. It's basically spaghetti and marinara inside cheesy garlic bread, with an option to add housemade meatballs (yeah, take that option!). Admittedly, it's a carbfest that the panda would have to prepare for. Gotta stuff a blanket in the back seat of the car for the impending food coma.
|Full menu as of February 2013|
|Flying Barracuda Pulled Pork sandwich|
(J Mo's Sandwich Shack)
I told Mo that he'd probably have to give out forks for his sandwiches because it's such a bear to handle. I for one certainly didn't mind becoming one with the sandwich in public. And hey, isn't it an amusing spectacle to see a panda wrestle with a sandwich? Trust me, the panda wins every time.
Mo told me that you can also get a meatball sandwich for $8. I got to try a meatball sample -- of course, Mo makes his own -- and nodded in approval. Hearty, juicy, savory, and a bit of sweet from the tomato sauce. Extremely comforting.
|The actual meatballs are a bit larger than the sample I received!|
Mo is a very nice guy, and I'm glad he's doing something that he has a passion for. This is an elite cart that you shouldn't pass up! 9/10