Viking Soul Food


Vanquishing mediocrity since 2010

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Viking Soul Food


Vanquishing mediocrity since 2010

We have reopened our food cart!

In May of this year, we decided to close the food cart side of our business after receiving the devastating news that Meg's dad has aggressive terminal brain cancer. We needed to maximize the time we have left with him.

Many of you reached out to us, via email, social media, in person and through word of mouth, expressing how much you appreciate the fine food we make, and how much you have missed it. We were moved by the outpouring of kind words. 

After a brief hiatus, we reopened on July 17, 2014, serving our Norwegian lefse and other Scandinavian goodies on a limited basis, just 3 days per week. 

We will keep this website updated with details about menu, hours and how to arrange pick up orders. For now:

 

AUTUMN HOURS:

Thursday - Saturday, Noon 'til 8pm or until SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE: We will be closing at 3:30PM Friday AND Saturday, October 10-11, while we provide food for Portland's 2014 Tango Fest at Norse Hall.

 

 

Please check our Facebook page and Twitter feed to stay updated. 

 

 

 

What is lefse?

Delicious with both sweet and savory fillings, Norwegian potato lefse is a thin flatbread, rolled by hand and baked on a gridle.  The finished product looks similar to a tortilla, but has a lighter texture and toasted potato flavor.

 

 

 

The English language is not equipped to describe how much I love this cart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking Soul Food is a shining example of why our beloved Portland food carts keep hitting the national news.

Our story


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Our story


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Megan grew up with Norwegian potato lefse, making it with her family every year at Christmas time, and eating it the traditional way: with butter and a generous sprinkling of sugar.

Years later, when Megan and Jeremy were first getting to know each other’s family traditions, Jeremy fell in love with this humble flatbread, and also saw its larger potential as a great street food. They quickly realized they had a unique and versatile concept on their hands.

In 2010 they purchased a 52 year old Streamline Duchess aluminum silver trailer, named her Gudrun (it means “she who knows the secrets of battle”), and opened Viking Soul Food. They decided to specialize in lefse and Scandinavian inspired dishes, taking a somewhat irreverent approach to tradition, while maintaining the utmost reverence for the ingredients they prepare.

Soul Food is a term commonly used to refer to African American food primarily from the Southeastern states, but for many “soul food” evokes something more: it is a food that is almost indescribably comforting, makes the most of often humble ingredients, and refuses to waste anything. It was while pondering those aspects of Soul Food that Megan and Jeremy stumbled upon the name “Viking Soul Food” for a place that specializes in Scandinavian inspired dishes that adhere to some of the very same principles that make American Soul Food so appealing and timeless.  

 

Team VSF


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Team VSF


Jeremy/Megan

Chefs/Owners

Megan enjoys bald heads, bad pizza, Christmas decorations and dogs with sophisticated names.

Jeremy enjoys redheads, RPGs, whitepaw, Oreo minis and the occasional screening of Sylvester Stallone's masterpiece, Over The Top





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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