What are people saying about The Local Grind?


"Larry knows how to cook a pig!  The Kahlua pork is the best thing on the menu..." Spenser T.


"The chicken here is to die for. Every piece is always so tender and juicy with flavors that fill your mouth. Sure there's the Asian food cart a block closer to the Millar Library, but this chicken is worth the block walk; I believe Vanessa Carlton wrote a song regarding the distance she would walk for this chicken. It's that good..." Julian P.


"I've tried the Teriyaki chicken, and Kahlua pork. ...the chicken was very tasty. I also like to add a scoop of macaroni salad for $1. The portions you get are fairly large... Kyle F.


"This food was amazing! Better than any food I had on my trip to Hawaii. We tried a little bit of everything and loved it all. Excellent Mac salad. Such good food and huge portions it's totally worth it." Victoria P.


"I have definitely grown a weak spot for the Teriyaki Chicken with the brown rice and to be honest everything is good. If you are in the neighborhood you must check it out. The prices are more the reasonable and the portions are generous." Miranda P.

"This guy cooks some mean meat.  Returned today for lunch, got the garlic honey chicken, also awesome.  Have to say I like The Shred (shredded chicken), but that just comes down to texture.  The mac salad is out of this world, especially considering the miniscule added cost.  Throw down $6 bucks for a "small" meal (i prefer the brown rice) with veggies or mac (+25 cents if you pay with a card) and you've got yourself some jubilant taste buds and a full stomach for the rest of the day.  Larry doesn't skimp on flavour, portions, or energy.  Definitely make a point to stop by and get your fill!" Kieran H.


"Delicious!!!  ...perfectly cooked and great flavor.  Definitely the best Hawaiian I've found in Oregon." Elaine D.


  • Larry Grinding Hard
  • Setting up for backyard BBQ
  • Lunchtime Bento
  • Traditional Kalua Pork bento with Veggies

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Pettygrove Food Cart Location

Pettygrove Park

between SW 4th and 1st behind 200 Market St.

Portland Oregon

11:00am-2:00pm M-F



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PSU Park Blocks

SW Park and Montgomery

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