Where but in Portland, the land of 600 food carts, could you open Lardo, a temple to house-cured meaty goodness. Crisp pork belly and farm egg sandwiches are the norm, but Lardo serves a changing menu and copious amounts of beer in two locations. Originally operating out of a tiny Cape Cod cottage on wheels, there are now two brick-and-morter (mortadella?) shops on opposites sides of the river. The porchetta is a three-napkin affair; the fries, cooked in rendered pork lard and canola oil, are a triumph. The Westside location is open every day.
1205 SW Washington St.