The Portland BBQ Company is located near on SW Washington, between SW 9th and 10th Ave. Chris Mobray is the owner of this cart, which opened in mid-February 2012.
I had dropped by during the cart's second week, but only for a brief instant due to an impending food coma. Yes, pandas are BBQ gluttons, too! I vowed to return when my stomach was emptier.
As promised, I came by the following week, and another man, Nate, was fielding orders at the front of the cart. He offered to let me sample some items, but, as I do with almost every BBQ establishment, I start with the pulled pork sandwich ($6.50).
|Pulled pork sandwich w/cheesy onion bun|
(Portland BBQ Company)
The bun. Oh, the almighty cheesy-onion bun. Thank you for being thick enough to withstand several ounces of pork, slaw, and sauce. But I also thank you for succumbing to my kickass jaw.
Easily among the best pulled pork sandwiches I've ever had, and I lost count a long time ago on how many I've packed away. Personally, the only thing I wish I had was a bottle of morbidly spicy sauce. I should carry one in the glove compartment at all times. Or wear a holster carrying hot sauce bottles. Gotta keep Portland weird.
I love to be wowed, and this was a great start. Perhaps I shoulda just sampled every damn menu item Nate and Chris had there. But that only means I must come back for more so they can get my money. 8.75/10
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