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The 13 Places Serving Portland's Finest Hot Dogs, Mapped

It's a hot dog party in this creative city

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From gourmet frankfurters stuffed with local beef to a snappy, dirt-cheap dog made of whatever, Portland's finest hot dog restaurants, food carts, and pop-ups probably make your style of dog. To help you find your spirit hot dog, here's a map with some of Portland's best hot dog offerings.

Know a fantastic hot dog spot that's not on the list? Lobby to get it on the map on the next update in the comments below. (The points on this map guide are not ranked but organized geographically).

—Mattie John Bamman and Chad Walsh

All photos are by Dina Avila unless otherwise noted.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Roake's

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1760 NE Lombard Pl
Portland, OR
A veteran in the Portland hot dog game, Roake's provides a snappy classic dog menu with things like the 12-inch Long Coney Island Dog with "secret" Coney sauce for $4 and the Short Hot Dog for $2. Find them in two locations: Milwaukie and on Lombard on the Columbia.

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2. Donnie Vegas

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1203 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
Donnie Vegas is a charmer, with a solid selection of $5 creative dogs, like the Seattle Dog with cream cheese, caramelized onion, and scallion, and a $3 plain dog. Unless you choose the vegan dog, you'll receive 100% Washington Angus beef handled by two Ned Ludd alums and get to eat it in the sweet booths of Donnie's dead-end-desert-diner setting, replete with paintings of Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali.

3. Spike's Hot Dogs

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900 SW Alder St
Portland, OR
Opened in April 2016, Spike's offers up Pendleton-made hot dogs, signature mustards, and 25 feet of complementary toppings. The dogs come split on a steamed hoagie bun, and, at $6.25, they hit the sweet spot between gourmet and old-school pricing.

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4. OP Wurst

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126 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Olympia Provision's original OP Wurst is found inside Pine Street Market, and it now has an Oregon City location inside a brewery and a legit, stand-alone brick and mortar on SE Division. The upscale artisan hot dogs have enough snap to give you whiplash — and if you're not familiar with the Reuben hot dog, the $12 price could, too — but OP Wurst also makes a classic frankfurter for $6.50. The best item on the menu could easily be the messy and decadent Frito Pie Dog.

5. The Fried Onion

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SE Alder
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 961-2534
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Dirty Harry Callahan might’ve made famous the phrase, “Nobody, and I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog,” but New Yorkers know it was their idea first. That's why none of the dogs and sausages at this NYC-flavored cart come with ketchup. There’s a nod to the windy city with a Chicagoish dog, and there are pastrami and Rachel dogs, too, but we all know that nothing’s purer than a simple wiener with sauerkraut all over it. Fried onions are optional.

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6. Nick's Famous Coney Island

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3746 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(505) 235-3008
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Nick's makes the list as much for its vintage-American-diner atmosphere as for its solid hot dog menu. The Coney Island costs a whopping $7.75, but pair it up with happy hour and it's worth it. Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. daily and comes with Budget Boy, a pint of PBR and a shot for $5.25.

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7. Xico

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3715 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 548-6343
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Served during early and late happy hours only, chef Kelly Myers’ Sonoran dog is likely one of the city’s sexiest — and messiest. But who cares? That’s what knives are forks are for. What you get is a long list of ingredients (salsa verde, guacamole, refried beans, Oaxacan cream, cotija, bacon, refried beans, and jalapeno escabeche) piled atop a plump Nathan’s frank hugged by a grilled Portland French bun.

8. Kim Jong Grillin'

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SE Division St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 929-0522
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Featuring an Olympia Provisions hot dog, the KJG Hot Dog has a cult following for its Korean twists, which include kimchi aioli, sesame sprouts, and pickled mango, all served on a bahn mi baguette for $6. It's only available at the SE Division location.

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9. Otto's Sausage Kitchen

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4138 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
Otto's probably makes the best old-school hot dog in the city, because, opened in 1922, it's has been making its own hot dogs forever. Buy them by the pound for less than a dollar apiece, or line up at the grill and get 'em hot for $3 a pop.

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10. Altengartz

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SW Alder St
Portland, OR
(503) 699-4962
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Made with a chickpea base, this downtown veggie option is technically modeled after a bratwurst, but it's a killer choice, served on a bun and topped with sauerkraut and onions for around $5. There's a second location out in Happy Valley Station.

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11. Loyal Legion

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710 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-8272
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One of Portland's top beer halls, Loyal Legion also has a menu of Olympia Provisions-made sausages, as well as a foot-long frankfurter. The quality beer-and-dog combo is hard to beat, especially considering there are 99 taps and you can corn dog-ify any sausage on the menu for $1.

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12. Hungry Tiger

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207 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-4321
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Among this city's vegetarian hot dog offerings, Hungry Tiger's corn dog is always a contender: two vegan dogs coated in cornmeal and deep-fried. It's a solid option for those who don't need their dogs slid into a bun.

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13. Dog Town

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2880 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 232-1232
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This food cart in the Tidbit pod is the jam for its loaded and often, over-the-top dogs, all for between $5 and $7. The Rocky Balboa is a Philly cheesesteak served atop a hot dog, and the Chili Chili Bang Bang is smothered in beef chili, Tillamook cheddar, and onion. The list goes on to include the mac and cheese, pulled pork, and more, with a veggie "sausage" option piled high with grilled leeks, shaved fennel, arugula, and pickled red onions, with roasted pepper sauce.

[Photo: Yelp]

1. Roake's

1760 NE Lombard Pl, Portland, OR
A veteran in the Portland hot dog game, Roake's provides a snappy classic dog menu with things like the 12-inch Long Coney Island Dog with "secret" Coney sauce for $4 and the Short Hot Dog for $2. Find them in two locations: Milwaukie and on Lombard on the Columbia.

[Photo: Yelp]

1760 NE Lombard Pl
Portland, OR

2. Donnie Vegas

1203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Donnie Vegas is a charmer, with a solid selection of $5 creative dogs, like the Seattle Dog with cream cheese, caramelized onion, and scallion, and a $3 plain dog. Unless you choose the vegan dog, you'll receive 100% Washington Angus beef handled by two Ned Ludd alums and get to eat it in the sweet booths of Donnie's dead-end-desert-diner setting, replete with paintings of Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali.
1203 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

3. Spike's Hot Dogs

900 SW Alder St, Portland, OR
Opened in April 2016, Spike's offers up Pendleton-made hot dogs, signature mustards, and 25 feet of complementary toppings. The dogs come split on a steamed hoagie bun, and, at $6.25, they hit the sweet spot between gourmet and old-school pricing.

[Photo: Spike's Hot Dogs]

900 SW Alder St
Portland, OR

4. OP Wurst

126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Olympia Provision's original OP Wurst is found inside Pine Street Market, and it now has an Oregon City location inside a brewery and a legit, stand-alone brick and mortar on SE Division. The upscale artisan hot dogs have enough snap to give you whiplash — and if you're not familiar with the Reuben hot dog, the $12 price could, too — but OP Wurst also makes a classic frankfurter for $6.50. The best item on the menu could easily be the messy and decadent Frito Pie Dog.
126 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

5. The Fried Onion

SE Alder, Portland, OR 97214
Dirty Harry Callahan might’ve made famous the phrase, “Nobody, and I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog,” but New Yorkers know it was their idea first. That's why none of the dogs and sausages at this NYC-flavored cart come with ketchup. There’s a nod to the windy city with a Chicagoish dog, and there are pastrami and Rachel dogs, too, but we all know that nothing’s purer than a simple wiener with sauerkraut all over it. Fried onions are optional.

[Photo: Yelp]

SE Alder
Portland, OR 97214

6. Nick's Famous Coney Island

3746 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Nick's makes the list as much for its vintage-American-diner atmosphere as for its solid hot dog menu. The Coney Island costs a whopping $7.75, but pair it up with happy hour and it's worth it. Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. daily and comes with Budget Boy, a pint of PBR and a shot for $5.25.

[Photo: Yelp]

3746 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

7. Xico

3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Served during early and late happy hours only, chef Kelly Myers’ Sonoran dog is likely one of the city’s sexiest — and messiest. But who cares? That’s what knives are forks are for. What you get is a long list of ingredients (salsa verde, guacamole, refried beans, Oaxacan cream, cotija, bacon, refried beans, and jalapeno escabeche) piled atop a plump Nathan’s frank hugged by a grilled Portland French bun.
3715 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

8. Kim Jong Grillin'

SE Division St, Portland, OR 97215
Featuring an Olympia Provisions hot dog, the KJG Hot Dog has a cult following for its Korean twists, which include kimchi aioli, sesame sprouts, and pickled mango, all served on a bahn mi baguette for $6. It's only available at the SE Division location.

[Photo: Yelp]

SE Division St
Portland, OR 97215

9. Otto's Sausage Kitchen

4138 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
Otto's probably makes the best old-school hot dog in the city, because, opened in 1922, it's has been making its own hot dogs forever. Buy them by the pound for less than a dollar apiece, or line up at the grill and get 'em hot for $3 a pop.

[Photo: Yelp]

4138 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

10. Altengartz

SW Alder St, Portland, OR
Made with a chickpea base, this downtown veggie option is technically modeled after a bratwurst, but it's a killer choice, served on a bun and topped with sauerkraut and onions for around $5. There's a second location out in Happy Valley Station.

[Photo: Yelp]

SW Alder St
Portland, OR

11. Loyal Legion

710 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
One of Portland's top beer halls, Loyal Legion also has a menu of Olympia Provisions-made sausages, as well as a foot-long frankfurter. The quality beer-and-dog combo is hard to beat, especially considering there are 99 taps and you can corn dog-ify any sausage on the menu for $1.

[Photo: Yelp]

710 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

12. Hungry Tiger

207 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Among this city's vegetarian hot dog offerings, Hungry Tiger's corn dog is always a contender: two vegan dogs coated in cornmeal and deep-fried. It's a solid option for those who don't need their dogs slid into a bun.

[Photo: Yelp]

207 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

13. Dog Town

2880 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
This food cart in the Tidbit pod is the jam for its loaded and often, over-the-top dogs, all for between $5 and $7. The Rocky Balboa is a Philly cheesesteak served atop a hot dog, and the Chili Chili Bang Bang is smothered in beef chili, Tillamook cheddar, and onion. The list goes on to include the mac and cheese, pulled pork, and more, with a veggie "sausage" option piled high with grilled leeks, shaved fennel, arugula, and pickled red onions, with roasted pepper sauce.

[Photo: Yelp]

2880 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

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