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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

Seeing as how beer is made from natural ingredients, you’d think that it would logically follow that beer is organic. In Europe that’s just how it’s done. In fact, the Europeans make organic beer as a matter of course. But … Continue Reading

True longevity is one of the hallmarks of an outstanding food cart. To be serving for more than six years, much less in the same location, is something akin to not only building, but also flying a full-size replica of … Continue Reading

It was Turkish immigrants settling in Germany during the late 50s who were responsible for what would become the most popular street food in Deutschland. Know as Döner, a flatbread sandwich filled with meat and veggies, became so popular that … Continue Reading

Are you a fan of beer? Not just any beer but those singular, unusual, tasty beers that are the specialty of the craft brewers of the world? Then you need to be in Portland, OR, a.k.a Beervana or Brewvana (your … Continue Reading

The food cart culture of Portland cannot be contained. As more people learn about the amazing food and community atmosphere offered by food cart pods, more neighborhoods want a pod of their own. One of the newest pods is The 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

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

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

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

Our classic vision of reindeer is magical flying animals that pull Santa’s sleigh each Christmas. Not as food. Beez Neez Gourmet Sausages is a Portland, Oregon, food cart that is challenging that vision. That’s right, you can buy a hot … Continue Reading

In a town as cycle-centric as Portland, Güero is one food cart that has the pedal-gree to travel to the highest ranks of the very best food carts in PDX.

Alec Harry and Megan Sanchez came to Portland by way … 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

Combine a Chinese crepe (yes, there is such a thing), a scrambled egg, chili sauce, pickled veggies, a wonton cracker plus a bunch more ingredients and what have you got? Jianbing from the Bing Mi! food cart.

Hailing from 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

What’s the best way to start a food cart? Ask your mom of course. At least in the case of Jeff Chow and Mama Chow’s Kitchen that’s how it’s done. Jeff’s mom Lalie had a recipe for wontons that was … Continue Reading