In this week's The Incorporated's 15 cents, we want to include you on a journey we have been on for the last 5 years: the hunt for Portland's greatest burrito. The Incorporated crew has long been fans of the Mexican-American tortilla creation, and as long as we have been living in this city, we have always longed to find Portland's finest mixture of beans, rice, meat and love. So far, we have a few favorites, but are still far away from crowning the G.O.A.T. Here are our current Top 3, but we can always use more input and suggestions, so hit us up @theinc206x503 or on Facebook.
#3. Ole Ole - 2137 E Burnside StOle Ole is probably this high on the list because it is the closest burrito to our house, but nonetheless, the place does a solid job. I would start with the Carne Asada burrito, which is a basic choice, but Ole does a great one. All the burritos are between $5 and $6, so your pocket shouldn't hurt too badly. Sauce options are always key on our ratings scale, and Ole provides a good duo of red and green. While I usually am purely a green guy, I would actually suggest red at this spot. Add a little enchilada sauce for an extra buck if you're feeling exciting, and enjoy the well-endowed, yellow wrapped burrito from Ole Ole.#2. Tios Panchos - 8037 N Lombard StAlthough you probably have to go the furthest to enjoy Tios Panchos' delicious burrito, as it is located just at the opening of St. John's, believe me, it is worth it. We've been going here since it opened, and have had the pleasure of watching the delightful couple who runs it have some success. In terms of burritos, however, they have been pros since the start. At Tios, I would suggest the chicken burrito, which is another basic, or the al pastor if you are looking for something spicier and more adventurous. The hot sauce is again a highlight at Tios Panchos, and I would again go with a red + green combo, but heavier on the green this time. For a $4.50 burrito, Tios serves up a hefty amount of food and you won't be disappointed by the taste or the delightful family atmosphere.#1. King Burrito - 2924 N Lombard StI realize that putting two establishments on Lombard street on the top of this list makes it immediately suspect, but they call this place the King for a reason. There's pretty much not a bad item on the menu, as everything from the lengua tacos to the double bacon cheeseburger are phenomenal, but if you want the current choice for The Incorporated's favorite burrito, order the Chorizo con Papas. The combination of chorizo sausage, eggs, potatoes (french fries) and whatever magical pixie dust they put in these things, all in generous proportion, make this a burrito that you will neither regret nor forget. I never even go near the red sauce, I stay green at the King. They have a nice selection of choppeds onions, cilantro and other accoutrements, so take a gander at the side table to spice up your meal. Grab an horchata, cause King has the cheapest burrito around, at between $4.50 and $5.50. So whoever named this place when it opened in 1970 got it right, King Burrito really is the King of the Portland burrito... for now.