Out of TownThe People’s Pig
The People’s Pig is a food cart that typifies Portland’s own unique brand of weirdness. The purveyor of fine pork sandwiches juxtaposes its existence amongst a populace that famously embraces the outdoors, cycling, sustainability and all sorts of granola-like notions. Those values don’t necessarily scream out “Porchetta Sandwich.” Yet, here it is — a mobile shrine dedicated to the indulgence of pork.
The simply adorned and cramped food cart makes its home at the Southwest Washington pod; a blackboard scrawled with the latest sandwich offerings. As their name suggests, the People’s Pig is dedicated to the worship of pork sandwiches, although they do occasionally offer other proteins.
Their signature Porchetta forgoes the traditional pork belly for a tender grilled pork shoulder garnished with roasted garlic, fennal pollen, arugula and lemon — so tasty and well balanced, you don’t miss the absentee craquelins.
Equally up to task is their Pork + Cabbage Sandwich: fragrantly grilled pork shoulder, caramelized cabbage garnished with spicy chilli oil and mustards. The People’s Pig don’t slouch on the carbs either, using their own fresh baked bread — hearty enough to handle all the porky goodness.
The menu is basic, just a few regular pork sandwiches and the occasional new creation which will run you on average $9 for a sandwich. The People’s Pig personifies what makes Portland food great: simple, fresh and well crafted.
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