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Do they really have 1,000 friends?

The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading

We all know that person who can create delicious recipes and cook like nobody’s business. You might even have told them they should be selling their food directly to the public. They might even be offering their wonderful wares on … Continue Reading

Bryan Sebok, the director and writer of “Food Truck: The Movie,” himself refers to the film as; “the definitive film about food trucks.” We know Bryan is quite proud of the film, but his assessment is accurate. The … Continue Reading

How can you go wrong when cooking your favorite food is the way you earn your living? Especially when burgers are the food you most enjoy. For Tony Kenaston of the T-N-T Grillin’ food cart, it’s the perfect combination of … Continue Reading

When the spectral horde visits Portland during a wild hunt (or to be extras on “Grimm”), they make a special effort to visit their favorite food cart, The Wild Hunt (which is the namesake of their nocturnal raves). … Continue Reading

The Human Access Project is turning the tide on how Portland works and plays with the Willamette River.

It’s mission is simple: Change the way our city interacts with the river that runs through it. The folks involved with the … Continue Reading

Imagine this: Less than 25 surgeons serving population of over 6.25 million.

In Sierra Leone, that’s a reality. The county’s recent civil war (which only ended in 2003) left the nation devastated. The near total destruction of the county’s infrastructures, … Continue Reading

Short-term wilderness survival has once essential ingredient that must be part of every survival kit. An Italian Hoagie sandwich from the Monk’s Deli food cart. Three people could survive with this sandwich as your food source for at least … Continue Reading

Have a pint…save the world?

That’s a tagline that almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s true – Oregon Public House, the nation’s firsts nonprofit pub, raises funds and awareness for other nonprofits, allowing them to keep … Continue Reading

We all know about food banks, soup kitchens and community garden programs as methods to end hunger problems. But what about an organization that seeks to stop hunger issues before they even begin?

That’s what Partners for a Hunger-Free OregonContinue Reading

Sometimes you just can’t dance with the horse you came in on. Changing rides in mid-stream may be the only gamble worth taking. That’s what Stan Johnson did with his food cart, Phatz Philly Cheesesteaks. One fateful Sunday at … Continue Reading

Is there hope for the honey bee?

With media circulating reports of Colony Collapse Disorder, mysterious mass die-offs and parasite problems, some days is seems that our little pollinator friends are doomed. It’s a serious issue for most ecosystems and … 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

Rivers. We play and fish in them, draw from their banks to sustain industry, agriculture and our drinking water supply. They’re part of our geography and our history.

But they might not be part of our future.

According to 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

With a handful of programs, 120 volunteers, five staff members and a strong ethos, the nonprofit p:ear works to help youth exit homelessness.

p:ear does this by forging positive relationships with homeless youths, and through their programs and services. The … 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

The Oregon chapter of Alzheimer’s Association has the same vision as its sister organizations scatted across the nation: A world without Alzheimer’s Disease.

The first Alzheimer’s Association chapters were founded in 1980 with the goals of eliminating the disease through … 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

Wetlands Conservancy

Oregonians have a lot to be proud about in terms of our beautiful geography and nature-scapes. But all these rich environmental areas need to be protected if they’re to survive. And while we have many hard-working organizations striving to save … Continue Reading

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