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Typically when one of Portland’s food carts closes shop, that’s it for that culinary concept. The particular cuisine served by a cart will no longer be available when that cart closes. Except in the rare instance when the victuals served … Continue Reading

So what do two natives of Brooklyn, New York, one of whom is a chef trained in vegan cooking, who are looking for a change of scenery and lifestyle, and want to open a food cart do to realize their … Continue Reading

There is a distinctive breed of food cart in Portland. Those carts who do not set up shop in a pod but choose to be mobile. They travel tirelessly across the city taking their culinary wares to multiple locations and … Continue Reading

The Vegan Beer and Food Festival is coming to Portland. Wait… a vegan beer and food festival that was not in Portland? Too true. The VB&FF got its start six years ago in a large city in the southern section … Continue Reading

No, Kargi Gogo is not a phrase that describes fast driving or a toddlers way of asking for a ride in the car. Nor is it the name of a New York disco from the seventies. Kargi Gogo is a … Continue Reading

For Eric and Nicole Gitenstein it was an epiphany they had while walking through downtown Portland. They realized they could save money by living in Portland rather than making the frequent flights to and from Phoenix, Arizona to snowboard on … Continue Reading

Dedication to one’s craft is a key ingredient for those who are providing food through their food cart. With competition from many other food carts in PDX, excellence in craft is a main requirement for long-term survival. At Polli TicoContinue Reading

When was the last time you heard of someone making pizza dough from the yeast found on local grapes? Never you say? Well, now you have. And not just any pizza dough, but San Francisco-style sourdough pizza dough. That’s exactly Continue Reading

Ever dreamed of opening your own food cart? Did the costs of equipping a cart seem a bit daunting? Well, here’s your chance to walk away with your own food cart, free and clear. No strings attached. Happy Valley StationContinue Reading

A Cordon Blue chef may not be what you would expect to find preparing the menu at your local food cart. In fact, should you believe that you’d be mistaken as many of the carts are run by trained chefs. … Continue Reading

Portland, OR, has many nicknames relating to food. One of the lesser known, but no less significant, is Porklandia. With that title, and a myriad of products specifically featuring bacon, it’s hard to believe Portland did not have a food … Continue Reading

At first glance, Chicken & Guns doesn’t appear to be a food cart. It resembles more an 1850’s railroad maintenance shed that’s been converted to a diner and then years later transported—complete with railroad lanterns and corrugated metal roof—into the … Continue Reading

One’s experience in life can have a direct effect on what you choose to do when you feel it’s time for a change. For Erik and Tiffany of the Tired & Pour food cart, that meant moving to Portland … Continue Reading

How does one start a successful tradition? Choose a famous, established tradition and then follow that example. Churros Locos choose a very successful tradition to imitate that’s found at the happiest place on earth. Get a churro on your way … Continue Reading

Should you be enjoying a tasty adult beverage late in the evening during a festive weekend on NE Alberta, should you be looking to get some good food after imbibing, an empanada or sandwich from the Imp And Nada food … Continue Reading

What do you do as a hungry, not-a-lot-of-cash college student, looking to get some good food but, you’re not a cook? You call Mom of course. Because Mom knows how to make satisfying food on a budget. While attending U … Continue Reading

What is one way you tell when you’ve suceeded as a food cart in Portland? Your customers call you and demand to know why you’re not open. According to Cathy Evanson and David Beavers (Go Seminoles!) of the Maine Street Continue Reading

Having traveled the world, where would you choose to live? For the owners of the Sam’s Saj food cart, that choice was a simple one. Sam Shaltof and his sister Farah settled in Portland.

Sam and Farah Shaltof of the Sam's Saj food cart in Portland, OR

Born in New York City to … Continue Reading

With a title that sounds like it should be a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and a suitably generic leading man, Beer.Cider.Love is an event that celebrates the passionate pairings of exceptional food with beer and cider.

Beer.Cider.Love brings together … Continue Reading

Using your fingers to eat steak may not seem the proper choice. At the Steak Frites PDX food cart it is not only the proper choice, it is the best choice. Located at Pod 28, SE 28th and Ankeny, eating … Continue Reading