Having to make the transition from owning and running a popular restaurant and blues club to owing a food cart may seem like an easy thing. A lot less to do, right? Far from it. In a restaurant, you have … Continue Reading
Today on a special edition of ‘Songs from the Source’ Tyler Stenson and Rob Rainwater traded songs and talked in depth about their songwriting process. Part Songwriter-in-the-round and part two-way interview, this was a conversation that pushed to the core … Continue Reading
Even though we’ve all had, or will have, various jobs throughout our lives, one thing we all look for, and wish for, is the job that is the best fit. With the Magpie Bakery, Magdaline Sebesta has found the … Continue Reading
For a food cart whose concept is based upon the ‘slow food’ movement, things for Tortoise + Hare have been happening very quickly. Bri Richards and her husband escaped the state who-shall-not-be-named and made their pilgrimage to Portland with a … 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
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
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
This week on Sounds of PDX, my special co-host was Naomi Sparrow of Moody Little Sister. Our topic this week was Women in Music. Naomi is a powerful singer-songwriter that has the gift of story telling and connecting with others. … 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
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.
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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.
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Are you working harder than ever in your retail business, but feel like you’re running in place? With constant changes on the ground and online, shifting consumer trends challenge entrepreneurs to start reinventing the retail industry daily.
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Portland has increasingly gained traction as a city know for its vibrant tech community, active investors, innovative startups and abundance of talent. In only a handful of years two companies (the Portland Incubator Experiment and the Portland Seed Fund) … Continue Reading