Grind Wit Tryz
Where to Eat in Portland Right Now
The gist: Grind Wit Tryz has been attracting hours-long lines at its food cart since it opened in fall of 2019. Moving to a brick and mortar location is always a risk for carts, but doing so during the pandemic this last year was an even bolder move. However, that seems to have paid off, as the Hawaiian sensation continues to draw in crowds who carry off over-laden boxes of rice bowls.
The food: Portions tend to verge on “absurd” here, with platters of ono chicken, kalua pork, ahi poke, and more. Everything is big, flavorful, and deeply satisfying, even indulgent.
The cost: Entrees range from $11 to $17, and can usually serve two.