No trip to Portland would be complete without a stop (or two, or three…) at Cultured Caveman!
This is an all-Paleo food cart opened by Heather and Joe (we only got to meet Heather, but she was amazing to talk to – in fact, she was so amazing that we stood in the sleet for 30 minutes chatting with her!!).
One of the best things about Cultured Caveman is that you don’t have to worry about any of the ingredients – you can eat everything off the menu (and we did just that!). Their ingredients are top notch – grass fed beef and paleo oils (like tallow, olive oil, coconut oil) – and the food is delicious (my favorite was the Ethiopian Cabbage). And they even have tasty bone broth!!
It was bitterly cold, but Heather braved the freezing conditions and kept the Alberta location open all Saturday while Joe fought to unfreeze the water lines at the Hawthorne location. (They have 3 locations within Portland: in Alberta, Hawthorne, and Downtown.)
The menu at each location differs slight, but below is what we had at the Alberta location.
Grass Fed Beef Chili (no beans)
Ingredients: grass fed chuck steak, organic tomatoes, green chile, organic chicken stock, garlic, cumin, basil, onion powder, oregano
Mini Meatloaves with Heart and Liver (wrapped with bacon) with Paleo Ketchup
Ingredients: ground beef plus (70% beef, 20% heart, 10% liver), bacon, shallots, garlic, basil, sea salt, pepper
Chicken Tenders with garlic and green chili aioli
Ingredients: organic chicken breast, eggs, organic coconut flour, garlic powder, sea salt, white pepper
Sweet Potato Mash and Collard Greens & Bacon
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Mash: sweet potatoes, coconut oil, rosemary, sea salt, white pepper
Ingredients for Collard Greens: collard greens, bacon, shallots, garlic, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, white pepper
Ingredients: green cabbage, carrots, shallots, EV olive oil, sea salt, turmeric, cumin, white pepper
Ginger Carrot Kale Salad
Ingredients: kale, carrots, purple cabbage, olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger, sea salt
Ingredients: grass fed beef bones, carrots, celery, shallots, apple cider vinegar, sea salt
There are several Paleo treats available for dessert as well, including Paleo hot chocolate (which I got with coconut milk), Bacon Almond Dates, Salted Almond Date Bites (date pieces mixed with almond butter formed into little balls), Salt Chocolate Popsicle.
Don’t leave Portland without eating at Cultured Caveman!
After filling our tummies with such amazing food, we headed to Ground Kontrol for some geeky arcade gaming fun (after seeing a snowmobile drive through downtown)!!