Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon. For $8, you get $16 worth of fine pork sandwiches from The People's Pig food truck. Cheery charcuterist Cliff Allen serves savory porchetta sandwiches from his moving eatery. While the menu changes frequently, like the seasons or an awards show host's wardrobe, it always showcases savory boneless pork roast seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. Flavors include cured pork with goat cheese and Cuban-style pulled pork ($8 each). All tasty porcine portions are locally sourced, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free, and each is complimented by fresh vegetables that have been abducted in the middle of broad daylight from the farmers market.
- Oven-roasted till it’s practically turned to butter, the hazelnut-finished—and gloriously fat-laced—Tails and Trotters porchetta at the People’s Pig is swaddled in a fresh, powder-dusted ciabatta roll...A drizzle of lemon adds some zip, as do extras like pickled carrots, serrano peppers, and cherries. Believe us: you won’t make it back to the office without sneaking a bite. — Brian Barker, Portland Monthly
The People's Pig
From his quaint food cart, The People's Pig, Chef Cliff Allen serves gourmet wood-fired sandwiches that are all grilled on top of a wood fire grill. These sandwiches have earned attention from numerous publications around Portland. The menu—which changes frequently—has served a porchetta and arugula sandwich "that's cultivated a cult-like following," according to Portland Eater, who dubbed it one of Portland's most iconic sandwiches. Meanwhile, Portland Monthly named The People's Pig one of Portland's top food trucks.
But sandwiches, all of which are made from homemade bread and cooked atop their wood-fired grill, are just the beginning. Chef Allen prepares everything from scratch, slathering homemade marmalades onto fresh-baked sourdough, and ladling homemade hot soups into cups. He's even managed to master dessert, with sweet creations ranging from soft whoopie pies to strawberry shortcake to aromatic apple pie topped with a choice of sweet crumble or an entire brown sugar and bourbon-glazed ham.