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$10 for $20 Worth of Tamales and Drinks
The specialty shop's tamales come individually ($2.75), in pairs ($5), and as part of combo plates alongside rice, beans, and a soft drink ($7.95). Available fillings include shredded beef in mild red salsa and refried pinto beans with cheese. Tamales are handmade and individually wrapped.
Fueled by an insatiable fan base built selling tamales at bazaars and markets, the Tamale Factory has evolved into a takeout shop that’s “unlike anything else in the area,” according to The Oregonian.
Each handmade tamale begins with corn flour dough that is filled with beef and pork as well as vegetarian-friendly ingredients such as jalapenos and cheese, which are cooked in vegetable oil instead of lard. After adding mild red or green chile sauce, each tamale is wrapped in a corn husk before slow-cooking it in a steaming pot. For customers who can resist digging in on the spot, Tamale Factory's instructions explain how to reheat your tamales in a microwave, steaming basket, or witch’s cauldron.
134 Northwest 3rd Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030