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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

There are two things that Portlanders can’t live without. Coffee and beer. And now there is a festival that combines both. That’s right. Coffee and beer, living together, in the same growler. And you thought life couldn’t get any better.… 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

Featuring local music and interviews with Portland musicians and cultural innovators, Trixie Pop is the place to bring your ears, brain, and heart every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Help Portland Radio Projects’s smart, local, friendly attitude reach … 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

Kindness is a self-renewing commodity. The more you use it the more you have to give. Todd Edwards of the Ole Latte Coffee food carts in Portland has taken this idea to heart and made it his mission to spread Continue Reading

Portland author Brian Yaeger has put his masters degree in professional writing from USC (thesis; beer) to good use. He’s made a career of writing about beer and breweries. He also writes about food, travel and music but, primarily about … Continue Reading

“I don’t know how he does it!” is a common reaction from those who visit the sushiLOVE food cart. This oft-repeated exclamation is typically heard once patrons experience the amazing flavors and textures that comprise sushiLOVE’s vegan victuals. Yes, … Continue Reading

Using your fingers to eat steak may not seem the proper choice. At the Steak Frites PDX food cart it is not only the proper choice, it is the best choice. Located at Pod 28, SE 28th and Ankeny, eating … Continue Reading

The idea of ordering quail for dinner conjures images of linen table clothes, fancy silverware, expensive wine, snooty maître d’s, and a service bill large enough to erase the national debt of any one of several developing countries.

Well, things … Continue Reading

You know you’re serious about makin’ waffles when you import your pearlized sugar all the way from Belgium. That, and you’ve got a waffle press that weighs a hundred pounds.

This is the kind of dedication and attention to detail Continue Reading