Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!  Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

 Four years ago in May of 2014, Marica and Justin opened the Paiku Food Cart with the hope of someday being able to make the leap to brick and mortar.

The last week of March 2018 Marica and Justin will be opening the Paiku Restaurant at 7425 N Leavitt Avenue Portland, Oregon 97203 in the St John’s neighborhood.

The Menu

While Paiku was a Food Cart the menu primarily featured fantastic pies, both savory pies and sweet pies.

Making the move to brick and mortar will allow Justin and Marica to have an expanded breakfast menu as well as add soups and sandwiches to the menu!


The expanded breakfast menu will feature a number of terrific hashs including a Bacon and Potato Hash made with Nueske’s bacon, a Wild Boar Chili Hash, a Vegan Hash and a Veggie Hash.

The breakfast menu will also include Biscuits and Gravy, and an Italian Omelette made with Olympia Provisions Sausage, Provolone, and Peppers.

Lunch Sandwiches

The lunch menu will include sandwiches such as a Venison Sandwich made slow simmered venison, cheese, and onions, a Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich, an Italian Sandwich made with Olympia Provisions soppressata, ham and cheese, a vegan sandwich, as well as veggie sandwich.

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar! Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Savory Pies

Some of the savory pies they will be serving include a Chicken Pot Pie, a Venison Shepherd’s Pie, and a Vegan Pot Pie, Macaroni and Cheese Pie, Pastrami and Swiss Pie, Corned Beef Pie and a Easter Pie – an Italian egg pie made with Olympia Provisions soppressata, Olympia Provisions ham, provolone, mozzarella, Parmesan, and hard-boiled eggs.

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Sweet Pies

When it comes to sweet pies Paiku will be offering a number of seasonal pies including Apple Pie, Blueberry Ginger Pie, Marionberry Port Pie, Blackberry Cabernet Pie, and a Cranberry Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie,

They will also have a number of specialty sweet pies that will be available every so often on the menu including – a Mango Blackberry Pie made with candied ginger and coconut, Chocolate Walnut Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, a variety of Cheesecake Pies including a Chocolate Cheesecake Pie, a Berry Cheesecake Pie, a Thai Iced Coffee Cheesecake Pie with a cardamom cream sauce.

Stay Tuned!

When the exact dates this week for Paiku’s First Day Open, and their forthcoming Grand Opening Celebration happening in April  are announced, I will update this article.

Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku – From Food Cart to Brick and Mortar Restaurant – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 26

Marica and Justin were featured on Episode 26 of the Portland Culinary Podcast.

Here is a link –

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Paiku Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar!

Paiku Restaurant Friends and Family Preview!

If you are look for Information about the Paiku Restaurant Friends and Family Preview see this link here –



Steven Shomler