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Another trip to the States brought me back to Portland. Watching how much Vancouver’s food truck scene has grown in the last year, I wanted to check out the food trucks in Portland again to see how we differ from them. We went to the food truck pod at SW 9th Avenue and SW Alder Street as it has the largest collection of food trucks. As we were walking towards the area, we saw many people holding a bowl of something; our search led us to discover the Whole Bowl.

The Whole Bowl food truck in Portland

The Whole Bowl food truck in Portland

Food

The concept of the Whole Bowl is simple. They only sell one item – a bowl of healthy concoction of brown rice, red and black beans, fresh avocado, salsa, black olives, sour cream, Tillamook cheddar, cilantro and Tali Sauce. Tali sauce is the Whole Bowl’s secret sauce. According to them, it’s a vegan, lemony-garlicky sauce. This is just brilliant! They can do all the prep work ahead of time, and on-site all they have to do is to assemble everything into a bowl. (more…)

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On our way to a business meeting, KB, AM and I stopped at Patron Tacos & Cantina for lunch. It is around the Robson/Cambie area with a lot of new eateries popping up.

Patron Tacos & Cantina

Patron Tacos & Cantina

Food

Every table starts with some in-house made Tortilla Chips & Salsa. Tortilla chips seem to be the standard affair, thin and crispy, but the salsa was less chunky than most salsa. It was darker than most, and was quite flavourful with some heat and spices. I could keep on snacking on those.

Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Tortilla Chips & Salsa

At lunch, Patron offers several lunch combos range from $9.50 to $13, which seem to be of smaller portion size from its regular/dinner menu. I chose the Huarache combo because I’ve never had it before. It’s a fried corn dough with toppings including feta cheese, sour cream, black beans, salsa and Chicken Tinga. (more…)

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