What is Lardo? A type of salume made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary and other herbs and spices.
Starting life as a food cart in SE Portland, rarely has a spot been so aptly named. Rocking an ancient charcuterie moniker that serves as a harbinger of things to come, Lardo is a sandwich shop that worships at the altar of bovine & swine.
Using old-world techniques, contemporary flourishes and a gonzo approach, Lardo proudly celebrates excess. Pushing a menu that features pork-drenched double burgers, a giant meatball Banh Mi, and hand-cut french fries smothered in pork, Lardo also has beer. Lots of beer, actually. Rotating taps of knee-buckling craft brew greatness, backed-up with a refreshing mix of premium cocktails.
Operating on both sides of the river, Lardo serves as a mecca for those seeking a uniquely smash-mouth deli experience.