If you want tacos, Portland has you covered. Whether you want to sit down in a restaurant or simply pick up some tacos from a street cart, there is something for everyone in the city. Ranging from purely authentic to fusion tacos, these are some of the best you can find around town. Venture out of the ordinary and explore one of these amazing taco shops around town to have your tastebuds blown.
1. Tamale Boy
As the name indicates, tamales are king here. However, the tacos are spectacular too. Wash them down with a local beer on their expansive patio for a lively meal that tastes out of this world.
2. Portland Mercado
This bustling food cart pod serves up South and Central American cuisines, and there are some great options for tacos here. Head to Tierra del Sol or Los Alambres Dos for some of the best around.
3. El Nutri Taco
If you are searching for vegan Mexican food, you have found your oasis in El Nutri Taco. Locations on Woodstock and Alberta make the restaurant easily accessible, and offers a variety of vegan meat substitutes to fill you up.
4. Frogtown Tacos
Brought to us all by Nuestro Cocina, this NW food cart serves up some incredible tacos from its Northrup Street location. For $3 a piece, you can enjoy their tacos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
5. Por Que No
This Portland taco house may not be the most authentic, but its blend of northwest-style tacos are worth the wait in line. Two locations serve up some spectacular tacos including the chipotle crema calamari taco, which is a showstopper.
6. El Taco Yucateco
At $1.50 a taco, the prices at this Yucatan-inspired food cart can't be beat. The flavors are incredible too - choose from chicken, beef, pork, or cactus, and enjoy the bright flavors of pickled onions and cilantro that top them off. Located on SW Alder, this is one cart not to miss.
7. King Burrito
Another outpost for low-priced taco excellence, King Burrito serves up a myriad of taco offerings all for $1.75 and under. Exceptionally stuffed burritos are the big draw here, but the tacos are just great, especially the carnitas.
8. Stella Tacos
Located on the main shopping drag on Alberta, this taco spot is a must-try. House sauces and Tex Mex favorites like shredded brisket will keep you coming back.
9. Robo Taco
This taco shop is located in the SE Industrial neighborhood and serves up classics like asada, carnitas, and barbacoa, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
10. Panaderia Y Taqueria Santa Cruz
Built around a bakery and market, this two-location taco shop is wonderfully priced and authentic. $1 a taco allows you to get one of every kind and be totally satisfied.