Having grown up on the Pacific Island of Saipan, I cannot resist devouring Chamorro food whenever the opportunity presents itself.
In Portland, I took the opportunity to indulge in Chamorro food at the PDX Six Seven One food cart. It’s something I’d heard about from friends who grew up on Saipan, who either live there or have visited Portland.
As always, my go-to order is red rice with chicken kelaguen, so I went with that. It also came with some fina’denne, a dipping sauce you can use for the kelaguen. I also grabbed some titiyas – which kind of resemble tortillas – to go with the kelaguen, and a bottle of King Car Lemon Tea, which was very popular on Saipan while I was growing up there.
Although I will most likely always order chicken kelaguen at Chamorro food spots, there are other things to try as well. The menu at PDX Six Seven One had less than 10 items when I went, which is great because simple menus = less time spent on deciding what to order.
In addition to the delicious, savory Chamorro food at PDX Six Seven One, the owner, Ed, is really cool, too. I got to chat with him for a little bit before I ate and he bombed one of my photos! Lol.
It’s always great to experience a taste of home – literally – at Chamorro food places. If you’re in Portland or are planning to go and haven’t been yet, be sure to check out PDX Six Seven One. You’ll be able to learn a little bit about where I grew up by enjoying delicious island food!
Be sure to check out PDX Six Seven One’s Facebook page to see where and when you can find the food cart.
To learn about another place that serves Chamorro food in San Diego, click here.
To read a little bit about where I grew up and how that inspired the mission behind this blog, click here.