Upcoming Food Cart Grand Opening – Clay’s Southwest Flavors Saturday May 25 Noon – 4 PM


Upcoming Food Cart Grand Opening – Clay’s Southwest Flavors Saturday May 25 From Noon – 4 PM

Clay’s Southwest Flavors Food Cart has been open, running on a soft opening basis since April 3rd and they are having a Grand Opening Celebration this weekend!

Clay’s Southwest Flavors Food Cart is located at 50th and Ivon, just off of Division.

Clay’s specializes in two very tasty items – Navajo Fry Bread and Wings done in a Southwest style. throughout the entire weekend, Clay’s will offer specials featuring both of these treats! for more info on these delights, see The Food section of this article below.

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Grand Opening Weekend Celebration Details

The main event will be the Grand Opening Party Saturday May 25 from Noon to 4:00 PM.

Special pricing on Their Signature Dishes 

During the Grand Opening Party from Noon – 4:00 PM Clay’s will offer $1 off of their two signature dishes.  The Supreme Fry Bread Platter and one dozen Wings ( Buffalo or BBQ Chipotle) will both be $1 off, as a way to say “thank you” to the friends and fans they have met in the past 8 weeks!



Special Guest Appearance by Aaron the Spicochist at 2:00 PM!

Aaron Wakamatsu is the the founder of Aaron’s Food Adventures. He is a Food Writer, a You Tube star, and he a Spicochist! A Spicochist is someone receives pleasure from consuming spicy food that would completely end the average human being!

Check out this video of Aaron enjoying  16 ounces of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Salsa – http://youtu.be/XGCIAjOCFTc.  The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chili is currently the hottest chili on the planet! www..wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_Moruga_Scorpion

Clay’s regular Wings have just the right amount spice for us average humans. I do NOT do well with excessive heat and I love Clay’s wings. Clay’s regular wings would not even phase Aaron.

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Attention Chili Heads – You can go up against Aaron the Spicochist!

On Saturday May 25th, at 2:00 PM, Aaron will first sample Clay’s regular Buffalo BBQ Wings and let us know his professional Food Writer’s opinion.

Following that, Clay is going to give Aaron one dozen special Grand Opening Edition Super Hot Mango Habanero Wings! Aaron is going to see how fast he can consume these special edition wings!

If you are a chili head, you can go up against Aaron! there is room for 3 other chili heads to also receive one dozen of these special edition wings and compete against Aaron! If you are interested in being part of this wing eating competition please send an email to sshomler@PortlandFoodCartAdventures.com.

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The Grand Opening Celebration goes all Weekend! 

Those of you who cannot make it to the Grand Opening Party Saturday from Noon – 4:00 PM, will still be able to take part in Clay’s Grand Opening Celebration!

Clay has created three special menu items for his Grand Opening Weekend – Mango Habanero Wings, a Carne Asada Fry Ultimate Bread Platter and a Strawberry Cream Cheese Fry Bread Sweet!

On Friday May 24 – the special Grand Opening item  will be the Mango Habanero Wings.

On Saturday May 25 – the special Grand Opening item will be the Carne Asada Fry Ultimate Bread Platter

On Sunday May 26 – the special Grand Opening item will be a Strawberry Cream Cheese Fry Bread Sweet.

These special edition Grand Opening menu items will be offered in limited quantities and they will be available while supplies last.

Fry Bread menu

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The Food!

Fry Bread!

Clay’s specializes in Navajo Fry Bread. This a common dish in the Southwest. I had never had Navajo Fry Bread until Clay’s  introduced me to it. I loved it! Great flavor, awesome texture, not at all greasy. Fry Bread is a regional delight loved by many and having tasted it for myself, I completely understand why.

Clay uses an authentic 3rd generation Navajo recipe given to them by a Navajo family that Clay is very close to.

Clay’s offers Fry Bread topped with both Savory and Sweet options.

I really like the Supreme Fry Bread Platter. Navajo Fry Bread topped with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green chili salsa, sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream and Sriracha sauce.

Each of the Fry Bread Sweets I have had have been delicious. My favorite is the Golden Honey and Powdered Sugar.


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Clay’s also offers wings. The wings come in two flavors – Buffalo and BBQ Chipotle. You can get your wings served with ranch dressing or with Clay’s cart made blue cheese dressing.

These wings are wonderful! I am afraid for football season to start. I can see myself wanting these wings each and every weekend.

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Clay’s is located at the a la Carts Food Pavilion at 50th and Ivon, just off of Division.  This is a wonderful Food Cart Pod with lots of seating and a number of great Food Carts!

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Others Food Carts Taking Part in this Grand Opening Celebration!

Speaking of the other GR8 Food Carts at the a al cart Food Cart Pod, three of those Food Carts are also taking place in this Grand Opening Celebration and each of them will be offering a special dish in honor of Clay’s Grand Opening!

Burger Guild, Year Of the Fish, and Scoop will all have a special menu item on sale Saturday May 25th. Details about each of these specials will be forthcoming soon!


Clay and Cherise Make The Food Cart Magic Happen at Clay’s Southwest Flavors!

Clay and Cherise are the people who make the Food Cart Magic happen at Clay’s. They are a lovely couple who sold everything, and recently moved back home from Phoenix to Portland, to start a Food Cart and pursue a new life. Clay is a native born Portlander who is thrilled to be back in his home town.

Food Cart owners represent the best of the American dream and Clay & Cherise exemplify that reality.

The awesome thing about supporting the great Food Carts that we have here in Portland is that you are supporting small business and helping dreams come true!


That’s it!

I will be at Clay’s Southwest Flavors Food Cart Grand Opening Party on Saturday May 25 and I hope to see you there!

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


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