In a city where the unofficial motto is “Keep Portland Weird,” it’s no surprise that one of the most famous foods is the bacon maple bar, a raised yeast doughnut topped with maple frosting and bacon, from Voodoo Doughnut. The culinary style in PDX (Portland’s airport code and local nickname) blends fresh, Pacific Northwest ingredients with the city’s signature quirkiness. Some of the most inventive dishes are prepared in Portland’s ubiquitous food carts, most clustered in pods throughout the city.



By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

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