Portland Downtown Takeout

June 1st, 2010

The case of the fork that tried to eat me. Nong's Khao Man Gai poached chicken and rice hides in there.

Since early fall I’ve been working downtown as an editor at Hawthorne Books. I love taking the Max to and from work, being downtown, and I absolutely love my job. What took some getting used to however were nearby lunch options. Our downtown office doesn’t have a huge amount of dining spots nearby and although I try to bring lunch with as much as possible as life gets busier takeout gets easier.

I have my favorite block-away-spots and I go to those so often I get burnt out. When that happens I usually make more of a trek for the SW Alder Street and 10th Ave. food cart pod. Here are some of my favorite downtown takeout options as of late…

It's hard to have Taste of Jakarta's nasi padang too often. It's so bleeping good.

Kenny & Zuke's breakfast leftovers for lunch -- the 222 -- two eggs, two latkes, two slices of pastrami. I'm sorry if this reheat is sacrilege Nick but it's so good...

Taste of Jakarta
1239 SW Jefferson St.

Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen
1038 SW Stark St.

Nong’s Khao Man Gai
SW 10th and Alder St.