The Cheese Plate PDX is a new Portland, Oregon food cart and picnic/party crasher committed to sourcing local products, reflecting the seasons, and providing Portland with cheese-focused vegetarian food that is both informed by current trends and playful experimentation as well as rooted in American culinary traditions.
The namesake menu item is a cheese plate featuring three Oregon cheeses, fromage fort, three chèvre truffles, a seasonal jam and cart-made crackers for $8.
A big feature on the debut summer menu is a “picnic plate,” from which you choose from ten items such as “wild mushroom and kale pâté,” “melon with ginger sea salt,” “today’s pickles,” “soft boiled eggs with truffle oil and seaweed caviar,” among others, to make your own plate.
The Cheese Plate PDX will host a soft launch at their location on 23rd & Alberta at Alberta Street’s June Last Thursday (June 28, 2012) with a few items available and will open on July 6 during the day followed by a grand opening party in the evening (4pm-9pm). The 23rd & Alberta lot, next to Townshend’s Tea, is a new lot with four fantastic carts, including The Cheese Plate PDX and Cascade Burger, and a terrific produce stand. The July 6 opening will also be a big celebration for the entire lot.