Portland is known for their frequency of great tasting food carts. We enjoyed a couple of amazing meals while standing up, street-side, at a food cart. From gyros to falafel and homemade soup, they have a variety of choices, so as an Oregonian you might walk out of your office building and grab a delicious Thai meal for $5 and be back to work in less than 10 minutes.
Our favorite was a cart called The Whole Bowl, which is a comforting and healthy medley of brown rice, red and black beans, fresh avocado, salsa, black olives, sour cream, Tillamook cheddar, cilantro, and Tali Sauce. The Tali sauce is their big secret and the originator of The Whole Bowl doesn’t even tell the folks working her stands what is in the sauce. Our bowl was full of flavor and very filling. You can find where this cart is located by visiting their site here.
that bowl sounds like perfection, and i'm really trying to figure out how to make my own tonight! what kind of sauce was it? tomato-based? i bet you could come up with something awesome!
I wish I would have taken a picture of it. The sauce was not tomato based…it was green somehow. Maybe cilantro, tahini, lemon, and garlic. It was similar to this dressing but green in color: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/ten-minute-tasty-asparagus-and-brown-rice-recipe.html