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The Local Grind

Top Caterer
Popup CateringPopup Catering
LocationPortland, OR
17+ Years in business

Super Great For

  • Huge Events
  • Corporate Catering
  • Vegans & Vegetarians
  • Weddings

The Local Grind Menu


Vegan Jack Fruit

We prepare and shred our jack fruit in a traditional kalua style so good meat lovers would never know and vegans rave about the flavor.

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Marinated in our house Teriyaki and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Teriyaki Tofu

Fresh extra firm tofu marinated in our house Teriyaki and grilled with a perfect sear.

Shredded Garlic Ginger Chicken

Simmered with our blend of spices, garlic, ginger and lemon then shredded to mouth watering bites.

Traditional Kalua Pork

Prepared with traditional Kalua spices and slow cooked to melt in your mouth.

TLG Original Plate Buffet Style

Plate includes your choice of meat, white or brown rice and our signature macaroni salad.


TLG Signature Macaroni Salad

Our Customer favorite, Creamy and delicious with house blend seasonings. Dubbed "crackaroni" by our fans.

SueChef Kimchi

Locally made kimchi, spiced and aged to perfection.

Yakisoba Noodles

Our locally hand made noodles tossed with our TLG house sauce and veggies.

Sauteed Vegetables

Medley of Sauteed Veggies in our TLG house made sauce.

Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple

Fresh pineapple spears marinated in our house Teriyaki Sauce and grilled to perfection.

Mixed Greens

Hand Selection of mixed greens with cabbage and carrots, served with our sesame & ginger dressing.

Hawaiian Style Kettle Chips

Real potatoes sliced and slow cooked in the old Hawaiian tradition in a select blend of oils for a crispy, crunchy potato chip.

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Soft with just a hint of sweet, these are a perfect accompaniment to your bowl or pop it open and make you own slider.

Catering Packages

The Local Grind has 2 public catering package(s) and can also offer custom catering packages. Pricing will depend on the event date, number of eaters, travel distance, and other factors such as tax.

Bento Bowls (vegan and gluten free items added on request)

Each guest will receive a bowl with their choice of mains, sides and beverage.

Bento Bowls- Main: Grilled Chicken Teriyaki, Shredded Garlic Ginger Chicken, Traditional Kalua Pork

Side: Brown or White Rice, TLG Signature Macaroni Salad, Sauteed Veggies in TLG house sauce

Island Breakfast Pacakge

Guests are allowed to choose one option

Breakfast Burritos: The Bacon Burrito, The Hawaiian Burrito, The Veggie Burrito

Breakfast Bowls: El Portugues, The Hawaiian

Past Catering Events

32 event organizers have booked The Local Grind using Roaming Hunger

Birthday Catering

July 2019 * Portland, OR

80+ attendees

Corporate Catering

July 2018 * Clackamas, OR

150+ attendees

Marketing Event Catering

December 2020 * Portland, OR

80+ attendees

About The Local Grind

The Local Grind is bringin' a little taste of the islands to Portland, OR. The cart has become a local staple for their primo Island style BBQ, so if you haven't gotten on board yet, now's the time. Their catering is going buffet style, so choose from any of their different types of chicken (like teriyaki and garlic honey), kalua pork, beef, and tofu alongside their homemade macaroni salad (a dish so popular that TLG fans have dubbed it "crackaroni"). Really, it's all good at The Local Grind, so why wait? Find 'em in Portland, or have 'em out to cater your next event. They won't disappoint. MUST TRY Garlic Honey Chicken — Chicken marinated overnight in a blend of fresh garlic, honey, and sesame

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Local Grind do catering, and are they available on my date?

Yes, The Local Grind is registered for catering and/or vending events on Roaming Hunger. In terms of availability, we don't manage their calendar. The best way to find out if they're available is to fill out your event information and see if they respond.

Is The Local Grind available in my city?

The Local Grind serves Portland and surrounding areas. Keep in mind that for catering, they may add a travel fee if it's outside of their normal travel radius.

What type of food does The Local Grind serve?

The Local Grind serves the following cuisine types: Hawaiian, Asian Fusion, Bowls, Savory

What types of services (equipment) does The Local Grind have?

The Local Grind has the following types of services: Pop-Up

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