A piping hot bowl of soup has always been a mother's way of curing a child's cold, just as wearing a robe made entirely out of nachos is a father's way of curing a fever for melted cheese. Slurp down bowls of well-being with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 of soup and more at The Portland Soup Company, located on the corner of Soutwest Fourth Avenue and College Street.
Stationed out of a quaint wooden cart, The Portland Soup Company ladles up liquid lunches—from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—plus an eclectic selection of hearty gourmet sandwiches, sweets, and salads. The seasonally updated lineup works with fruit and veggie availability to handcraft freshly concocted bowl-fillers, such as Guinness lamb stew, applewood-smoked trout chowder, and roasted pumpkin soup ($4/cup; $6/bowl). The cart also serves up sumptuous sandwich fixins, creating handheld edibles such as the handmade whole-milk mozzarella sandwich ($4/half-sandwich; $6/whole sandwich), which is stacked with oven-dried tomatoes, arugula, and drizzled in extra-virgin rosemary aioli. Before heading back to nearby Portland State University for the Introduction to Hamster Internet Videos lecture, diners can nab a sugary snack, such as the dainty brown-sugar lavender tea-cake ($2).
SW 4th Ave. and College St.
Portland, Oregon 97201Get Directions