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Giving back to the community is an important part of Portland’s food cart culture. One former food cart entrepreneur, Rick Gencarelli of Lardo and Grassa, has combined special culinary creations with supporting non-profit organizations. In February of 2016, Rick … Continue Reading

A number of food cart owners have taken a non-liner route to becoming part of Portland’s food cart culture. Desi PDX just may have taken the most international path to food cart entrepreneur.  Deepak Saxena began his journey in the Continue Reading

Have you noticed that the Girl Scouts are once again selling cookies? This annual event not only raises money for a very worth cause, it also teaches business and people skills. The young ladies you may encounter at your favorite Continue Reading

Combine the inspiring and informative talks of TEDx with the best of both the local and world-wide food and beverage industries entrepreneurs and innovators, and you have FoodWorx. The brainchild of Erik Wolf, the FoodWorx conference is designed to give … Continue Reading

The folks at Growing Gardens believe that good hearts, green thumbs, fresh food and happy, healthy people all go hand-in-hand.

A Portland-based nonprofit, their mission is simply to help people grow food – be that through community gardens, backyard plots, … Continue Reading

Not to brag, but Portland’s food cart scene is nothing short of legendary. At last count, the city totaled over 880 of the miniature restaurants, many gathered in 40-odd groups (dubbed “pods”). They draw hungry locals eager to grab a … Continue Reading

Seaweed chips, bacon ice cream, smoked carrots…what’s Oregon’s next great snack?

With the outpouring of tasty creations from foodie-minded entrepreneurs, it’s almost impossible to guess. And driving this movement forward are food innovation hubs – culinary and marketing experiment stations … Continue Reading

Big Fat Wieners is something of a triple rarity among Portland food carts. First, Dave Thornton, the proprietor, began his food cart journey not with a trailer or truck but with an actual push cart serving hot dogs in … Continue Reading

Food Carts Portland” is an online magazine covering the food cart scene of Portland. Brett Burmeister, managing editor, covers and writes about what is happening, what is new, and what is about to happen in the world of … Continue Reading

Who knew that Ashland, OR, was such a hotbed of mystery? Author and novelist, Ellie Alexander recounts the latest bone-chilling adventure of mystery-solving chef, Juliet “Jules” Capshaw, proprietor of the artisan bakery, Torte. Jules’ exploits occur in the idyllic, Shakespearean, … Continue Reading

Hot dogs are the quintessential American street food. So ubiquitous are hot dogs that every major city and nearly every region of the U.S. has its version of the hot dog. Except Portland. The #1 food city in America does … Continue Reading

It has come to this. Students at the Oregon Culinary Institute, rather than choosing to either work at or to open a restaurant, are now seriously considering food carts as a viable alternative as their first step in their … Continue Reading

In debates about food security and food justice, someone inevitably brings up this point: There’s so much food that goes to waste that could instead be used to feed the hungry. It’s a huge distribution issue.

But how to save … Continue Reading

Family vacations are not what you may typically think of when you consider how a Portland food cart such as Mumbo Gumbo comes to be. You might assume that a stint in culinary school would be the inspiration, or a … Continue Reading

When the process for making a pie takes an entire day to complete, you gotta know that something special will be the end result. At the Gulf Bites food cart you can find and consume just such a pie.

And … Continue Reading

Breakfast is that meal. The meal that starts your day and can set your mood for the rest of day. Breakfast done right instills in you the needed power to conquer the world. Breakfast done wrong will bring out the … Continue Reading

There’s an urban legend about deep dish pizza which the residents of Chicagoland seem unable to refute. A legend so pervasive that when presented with the evidence of their misbelief, those who have accepted the legend as fact simply refuse … Continue Reading

Village Patisserie got its start during a music concert at the Avalon in Boston, MA. It was while attending that concert Tanya met Michael. Unknown to either of them at the time, a cross-country road trip would be the catalyst … Continue Reading

It’s not often that a food cart in Portland can say that no other food cart has the same cuisine. In fact, with the number of operating food carts in PDX, it would seem impossible. The cultures represented among the … Continue Reading

One of the great advantages of Portland’s food carts is the opportunity to enjoy the regional cuisines from many different cultures across the globe. As those cultures have emigrated to the U.S., they’ve influenced the regional cuisines of this country. … Continue Reading