Another burger cart is about to hit the streets, and this one comes with an impressive pedigree. Kuza Burger, the food cart offspring of Northeast Killingsworth's Japanese pub Yakuza, is scheduled to open in North Portland by early May (and word is, it might even be open as early as late next week).
Kuza Burger will be located at the Trading Post, a new marketplace located at the Colony, a just-opened multi-use space in North Portland at the corner of North Richmond and Lombard. According to owner Dayna McErlean (who also owns Yakuza), the Trading Post is not a return to the food cart pod that once filled this North Portland parking lot, but is planned to be a more "well-rounded marketplace" featuring more than just food. For now, Kuza Burgers will be offering three different choices of Painted Hills beef burgers on Grand Central Brioche buns. The Yakuza Burger features house spicy mayo, house catsup, Portland Creamery chevre, and shoestring potatoes. Cascade Chips and Mexican Coke will also be on the menu.
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Image of Kuza Cart courtesy ByronBeck.com