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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

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

Who knew that you had to consult The Weather Channel to make bagels? That’s what Joel Bundy of Bundy’s Bagels does every morning. Apparently bagels are very sensitive to temperature and humidity. Fail to check the weather and your bagels … 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

By Ken Wilson |

When was the last time you were at a local food cart and ordered your food by uttering the words, “Yo, Adrian!” Or asked to take on Smokin’ Joe, Apollo Creed, the Raging Bull or the … Continue Reading

Buying sandwiches is good for the environment. At least according to Rip City Sandwiches of the Cartlandia food cart pod on 82nd Ave. Rip City Sandwiches has made the connection between planting trees and sandwiches possible. Buy any item from … Continue Reading

Winter is the season to stay toasty — so raise your glass to this offer from eight Carlton, Oregon establishments, inviting you to experience Carlton Winter Wine Tasting and Bites, a wine-filled tour of six tasting rooms. Choose one

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Pie Crust

Every holiday chefs everywhere strive for the perfect pie crust: flaky, tender, tasty. NOT tooth-crackingly tough and flavorless. Over Thanksgiving, Rebecca experimented with the relatively new theory from Cook’s Illustrated, which claims a certain surprise ingredient makes all the difference. … Continue Reading

Circle of Friends Photo

Do you order a summer produce basket? It’s so Portland: local and organic. Just ask Circle of Friends Farm.

Austin Moline, gentleman farmer, captured the kohlrabi moment:

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The Dump Truck

Portland, long known for out-of-the-box eats, now has out-of-the-dumpling snacks making a splash. Eat Street – the Cooking Channel’s nod to curbside cuisine – will feature The Dump Truck, Portland’s dumpling cart, on Thursday.

Co-owners Julia Filip and … Continue Reading

Deschutes Brewery BBQ tent

The smell of BBQ keeps wafting through the air here at the Waterfront Blues Festival. It speaks to us. Resistance is futile. If you’re looking for Sean Marten, it’s a safe bet he’s over at the Deschutes Brewery … Continue Reading