Sunday, June 17, 2012

King Burrito

Portland Burrito Junkie

Portland Burrito Junkie King Burrito is located at 2924 N. Lombard Street in Portland's Arbor Lodge neighborhood. This no frills joint offers simple cheap greasy Mexican done up right. No self-proclaiming, neo-yuppified, flowery lingo clouding up the menu here! Just straight up food.

This place is quite far from where I tend to be, but we stopped in on our way to the lake.

Canoe + Burrito = Perfection


Carnitas Burrito

Portland Burrito Junkie
Ingredients: Carnitas, pinto beans, guacamole, pico

Price: $4.50

Size: No measurements this time, but it filled me up!

Sides: red and green salsa
Portland Burrito Junkie

A burrito for under 5 bucks is hard to come by these days. Upon first inspection, I observed a lumpy tortilla colored brick, with quite a bit of grease on the wrapper. Hmm... But let's not judge a book by it's cover, you never know what's hiding inside! The carnitas was reminiscent of most pork cooked up this way- braised crisp edge, strings of slow cooked, pulled apart yumminess- trapped in a void somewhere between tender and chewy. Good flavor all around, though it was a bit dry at times. The red and green salsa added a nice nip. The substantial amount of guacamole is what really jazzed up this burrito! It's tough to find a burrito in this town with guacamole, where they don't charge extra! It was like opening up a shabby used paperback, to find someone's juicy secret love letters tucked inside! An unexpected, rewarding treat. Our little secret.


The Rating:

3.8 out of 5 stars

Will I go here again? Wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but if I were nearby, then yes!

**Follow Up Post**


  1. You really ought to check out some of the downtown spots. Jarochita (5th and Oak), Santeria (Between Mary's and Bailey's), and Santana (10th and Washington) are standouts. Make sure to ask for black beans.

    1. Thanks for the recs! I've been to Santeria before I started the blog. Will definitely check these places out!

  2. If you do wander into King B again, my favorites are the Cabesa, Lengua, and Machaca burritos. I've tried a few other styles that didn't thrill me, but those three seem to have the best flavor and texture.

  3. gotta go with the king burrito if you go here.... it has the chile relleno in it... sooo good.