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The Vegan Beer and Food Festival is coming to Portland. Wait… a vegan beer and food festival that was not in Portland? Too true. The VB&FF got its start six years ago in a large city in the southern section … Continue Reading

No, Kargi Gogo is not a phrase that describes fast driving or a toddlers way of asking for a ride in the car. Nor is it the name of a New York disco from the seventies. Kargi Gogo is a … Continue Reading

Summer is coming to a quick close, but there’s a lot of music to be had and enjoyed. Zach and Joe are behind the late summer-fall blast with The Clinton Street Stomp. Steve previews the musical delights for us.

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For Eric and Nicole Gitenstein it was an epiphany they had while walking through downtown Portland. They realized they could save money by living in Portland rather than making the frequent flights to and from Phoenix, Arizona to snowboard on … Continue Reading

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

There’s a show right around the corner. What better time to share the amazing sounds each of these women offer. Steve Shomler welcomes  Kathryn Claire and Ara Lee into an early morning session. Two live and amazing songs await your … Continue Reading

A Cordon Blue chef may not be what you would expect to find preparing the menu at your local food cart. In fact, should you believe that you’d be mistaken as many of the carts are run by trained chefs. … 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

At first glance, Chicken & Guns doesn’t appear to be a food cart. It resembles more an 1850’s railroad maintenance shed that’s been converted to a diner and then years later transported—complete with railroad lanterns and corrugated metal roof—into the … Continue Reading

One’s experience in life can have a direct effect on what you choose to do when you feel it’s time for a change. For Erik and Tiffany of the Tired & Pour food cart, that meant moving to Portland … Continue Reading

Once you’ve discovered that your Schwinn ExerCycle is not really a time machine, what to do? Well, if you’re Ryan Carpenter of MOBERI you take that ExerCycle out of your parents basement, strap a blender to it and transform it … 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

The Colonies have been invaded once again. Another British musician from the West Midlands of the U.K. has landed in Portland and this time has established he and his family at the Kingsland Kitchen, one of the Rose City’s … Continue Reading

It’s time for toast. No, not the mechanically-burned slices of bread of which you’re thinking. The Toast to which I refer is the 5th annual version of the event known as Toast.

Once a year (hence the annual nature … Continue Reading