Jalapeno Lemonade Price: $2.00
Frito Pie Chili over fritos, topped with cheese, sour cream, onions and their pickled jalapenos. Price: $5.50
On a dreary rainy day, how could you not stop at a brightly coloured converted travel trailer called the Chili Pie Palace? Located on SE Hawthorne Blvd (a favourite street of ours for vintage shopping) outside of the downtown Portland area, The Chili Pie Palace serves vegetarian chili with vegan options. We went for their Frito Pie and Jalapeno lemonade and then settled in on their covered patio behind the trailer. The chili was well spiced and thick, full of vegetables and beans, and the fritos gave it a nice crunch. The heat from the spices and jalapenos gave a pleasant warmth to our bellies without being over powering. The jalapeno lemonade was an interesting drink. When you initially took a drink, you could taste the lemonade and feel the tartness from the lemons. The tartness then moved into the heat from the jalapenos. It was fun to drink but wasn’t what I would call “thirst quenching”. It’s definitely something to try if you like jalapenos!
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The Chili Pie Palace
32nd and SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR