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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

You can have the hat, the whip, the rugged leather jacket, the dramatic John Williams score, and the adventurous life of a globetrotting archeologist, but those things will never equal the siren song of seafood. Ed MacGregor of the Year 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

Only four people in the entire world know the secret. May lightning strike this blog if that be untrue. And those four are not about to divulge their closely guarded knowledge. You can try to get one of the four, … Continue 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

Something wonderful is happening at the Rose City Food Park on Saturday, March 19, 2016. A very special event will be taking place from Noon till 6 PM. This will be the pod’s Spring Sampling event. Carts at the … Continue Reading

The challenge in operating a food cart is that you must be equally good a two things. Running a business and cooking. Well, three things actually. You must have excellent customer service. For Ryan Rollins, it was the cooking that … Continue Reading

Investing $100 to get back $16,000 seems like a great return. Especially when you’re confident that you will win the raffle. That’s right, a raffle. To win one of five entries in a contest who’s ultimate prize was a food … Continue Reading

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

Local favorite Steve Hale was in the Studio to talk songwriting with Rob Rainwater at the PRP studio on Sunday, February 21st.  Click below to listen to the full interview with Steve including live performances.

Songs from the Source is … 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

Tiffany Mericle and Jason Henderson on the duo Over Alders stopped by to talk songwriting with Heather Hanson at the PRP studio on Sunday, January 24th.  Click below to listen to the full interview including live performances.

Songs from the … 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

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

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