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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

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

Take the diverse attributes of the cuisines of México and Korea, combine them with secret family recipes, fresh veggies, locally-sourced ingredients, and fuse them together through BBQ. The result is KOi Fusion from the imagination of Bo Kwan, KOi Fusion’s … 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

Who cooks with automotive parts? Authentic Detroit pizza makers that’s who. In the Fifties pizza chefs in Detroit rather than use the typical square Sicilian pizza pans, repurposed auto parts trays to bake their pizzas. Midwest Pizza Company also uses … Continue Reading

A local Portland chef is taking that American staple of fast food, French fries, back to its roots by way of Canada. Quebec, Canada to be precise. Who is this chef? He’s known as The Fry Guy.

The Fry Guy’s … 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

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

If your sweet tooth is not satisfied after a visit to the Hungry Heart, there is something truly wrong with you. This is not your typical artisan bakery. Take for example their most popular cupcake, the Sweet ‘N’ Salty.… Continue Reading

And the theme continues. Rich “The Sandwich King” Coletta was working as a restaurateur/food cart owner in Port Townsend, WA, when he chose to move his food cart to Portland. Specifically the The Gyros Spot food cart now located in … Continue Reading