Big Top Waffles – A Portland Food Cart Review

Update 3-26-2012 – Closed Attraction 

It is my understanding that as of Sunday 3-25-2012 Big Top Waffles is a Closed Attraction. They will be missed!

Big Top Waffles – A Portland Food Cart Review

Go To This Food Cart!

Josh and Katya make the Food Cart Magic happen at Big Top. If you like waffles, this Great Portland Food Cart is for you!



Big Top Waffles is located at the Mississippi Marketplace Food Cart Pod. Located in the historic Mississippi District, on the corner of N. Mississippi and N. Skidmore, adjacent to Prost! Pub


Mississippi Marketplace is a Great Food Cart Pod with covered seating that works well on sunny days and great on rainy days. I have been able to enjoy waffles in a torrential downpour. Being adjacent to Prost! Pub is another benefit. You can take Food Cart food into their outdoor patio and enjoy a really good beer with your even better Food Cart food.

For more information on the Mississippi Marketplace Food Cart Pod, see the info page of their Facebook page. Their website has great info if you want to place a Food Cart on their Pod, however it is not so good for Food Cart clients.


Big Top Waffles does a great job of keeping their hours updated on their Facebook page and on their Twitter page. As of the publishing of this article (February 2012), their hours are:  Closed Monday and Tuesday; Open Wed – Thu: 9:30 am-2:00 pm & Fri – Sun: 9:30 am-4:00 pm

Connect and Follow

You can find Big Top Waffle Food Cart on Facebook – and on Twitter


Many Food Carts are, in my experience, cash only. Such is the case for Big Top Waffle Food Cart.

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.

Big Top Waffles offers both Savory and Sweet waffles and they have 3 different batters.

The batters


Amazing Fun Guy

This waffle is great for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The mushrooms work really well with the sausage and egg. The secret to this waffle is the verde sauce. The verde sauce is not referenced on the menu, however it is an fantastic addition to this waffle.


The Magician

Really sweet without being cloying. Goes perfect with a cup of coffee. I loved the drizzle of coconut syrup.

Speaking of coffee…


The Grand Cheesy.

I got this one with bacon. They use great bacon!


A special order Grand Cheesy

One of the times I visited Big Top Waffles, Josh suggested this epic waffle creation. Scrambled eggs, Gorgonzola, Bacon, Tomato, and Basil. Wow! The basil was so nice on this waffle.


The Fire Eater.

The cart made chili pairs deliciously with the corn bread waffle. I was not too sure about a waffle with chili on it. I was so glad that I tried it.


Warm Oregon Berry Compote over a Belgian Waffle.

This waffle was stupendous. I happen to enjoy it with a cup of coffee during a Portland downpour. It was perfect.

When you go to Bog Top Waffle make sure that you check out the specials, as they truly are special.


That’s it,

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

Big Top Waffle  is a Great Portland Food Cart!

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One Response to Big Top Waffles – A Portland Food Cart Review

  1. Diane says:

    My husband and I are located 185 miles away, When we do go to Portland we make sure we stop at Big Top Waffles! I LOVE the Fire Eater!!! It’s my favorite!

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