Blues City Biscuits – A Portland Food Cart Review


Update January 27, 2013


Blues City Biscuits announced to day on their Facebook page – that they will reopening!

Details – when and where, etc. still to be announced.


Update October 2012 –

This is Food Cart now closed.

Blues City Biscuits – A Portland Food Cart Review

Go To This Food Cart! 

Blues City Biscuits makes BIG Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches and they serve “Full Southern Breakfast” all day long.  As they put it “Memphis Soul, Portland Style”.



Update March 9th, 2012– Blues City Biscuits is now located at the D Street Noshery Food Cart Pod on 32nd and Division.

One of the great things about this Food Cart Pod is that  is that they have a wonderful covered HEATED eating area so they are a great choice or those cold Rainy Portland days.


They also have lots of Picnic tables that are out in the sun for those warm sunny Portland days we all cherish.

D Street Noshery does not have any designated parking , so be prepared to park on a side street and walk a block or two. There are a number of Great Food Carts at this Pod, so any walking you do will be well worth it!

Blues City Biscuits was located in the Cartlandia Food Cart Pod on 82nd Ave between Flavel and Johnson Creek near the Springwater Corridor Trail. There is convenient parking at the Cartlandia Food Cart Pod as well as covered seating. Rain or shine it a great place for a Food Cart Adventure.


According to their website, currently,(March 9th, 2012) they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. As with any Food Cart, double check their Website or Twitter feed or Facebook page to see if they are likely to be open when you are thinking of stopping by.

Connect and Follow 

Blues City Biscuits’ website is They have a great website!

You can follow them on Twitter @BCBiscuits

They alos have a Facebook page ( I know it says Blues City GREENS. Just go with it.


Many Food Carts are, in my experience cash only. Blues City Biscuits does accept credit cards.

The Food!

Time for the best part!  Pictures and comments about what I actually ate.

FYI – I did not eat all of this at once. I visit the Food Carts I recommend, a number of times to look for consistency. It’s one thing to serve good food once, it is quite another to serve great food every time.


Pictuted above – The Elvis Presley Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich. Peanut butter, fresh bananas, Nutella, and I added the double smoked bacon. Delicious!


The Jerry Lee Lewis – Glazed Ham Steak w/Fried Egg, Tillamook Cheddar and Gravy.  My Jerry Lee Lewis had lots of Ham Steak. I asked and I was told that “yes” that is how it normally comes. My first bite was amazing! It was cheesy, subtly salty, and then I tasted the amazing gravy. Oh, I can still remember how good this biscuit sandwich was.


The Otis Redding has a Fried Egg with Tillamook Cheddar, Spiced Fried Apples, Honey Butter and Pecans. Apple, cheese and pecans- Brilliant!


The Isaac Hayes – A Fried Egg, with Tillamook Cheddar, Smokey Collard Greens and Gravy. I would have never thought to put collard greens on a biscuit sandwich, but it works and it works well.


The Ma Rainey – Classic Biscuits and Gravy – 2 Huge Biscuits, “Drowned in The Good Stuff” I added the double smoked Bacon to my order. It was really good, however I prefer the biscuit sandwiches.


Sides of Spiced Fried Apples Buttery Organic Grits with Tillamook Cheddar. The grits were good. Grits are not really my thing. The spiced fried apples were taken home and put with vanilla ice cream. Oh, so good!


I had never had collard greens until this bowl of them. I was not sure. To me they kinda looked like the seaweed that washed up on the beach in Goleta when I was kid visiting my Great Aunt Charlotte. Wow! They were fantastic!


I was told to try the Tennessee Sunshine Hot Pepper Sauce with the grits and with the greens. Both were so flavorful that I hesitated. I have to say that it is a nice hot sauce that accompanies the grits and greens nicely, bringing some zip, without overpowering.


If Kimberly has a special going the day you go, Get it! This Biscuit Slider with Lavender Jelly was a revelation.

That’s it,

I am Steven Shomler and  I am a Fan of Great Food Carts &

Blues City Biscuits is a Great Portland Food Cart!

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