What is Döner Kebab?
Turkish: Döner = turning Kebab = grilled meat
Originated in Turkey, Döner Kebab became Germany’s most popular street food first before this delicious dish conquered the world. ~A flatbread sandwich stuffed with sliced meat (originally mutton) from a vertical rotisserie grill, fresh vegetables and yogurt sauce~
Turkish immigrants who came to Germany in the late 70s brought their food culture with them and stayed until today. As a matter of fact, Berlin has more Döner places than Istanbul, making the city the Döner capital of the world.
Döner & Portland
Portland being the food cart capital of the US needs more Döner Kebab!
It is our mission to serve the highest quality ingredients to our customers. We are striving to use organic when possible, 100% free of GMOs, preservatives, growth hormones and antibiotics.
Everything is handcrafted in house: the flatbread sandwich is made from scratch in our food cart, the lamb meat cones custom made with our recipe by Ponderosa Provisioners, dressings and salads made fresh daily.
Eventually, we would like to source all our ingredients locally, if you are a farmer or food vendor, please get in touch with us via the contact form.
The Faces at Dönerländ
We are Ron & Franziska, a married couple who settled in Portland a few years ago making this beautiful place our home.
We are both Döner addicts, Franziska from Karlsruhe (Germany) and Ron from San Francisco, CA (who began his love affair with the meat sandwich after traveling to Germany with his wife ~who grew up with Döner Kebab). So, we decided to share our love for Döner with this amazing city by starting a food cart. With Ron being the technical guy, he converted a simple trailer into a professional kitchen. Franziska has almost 20 years experience as a chef, working for celebrities on cruise liners, Michelin star restaurants and hotels world-wide.
Besides Döner, we offer Mediterranean inspired fresh and light salads, vegan and vegetarian options and of course kids’ size options. Come and visit us at Piedmont Station Food Carts in NE Portland. We speak German too!