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The pioneers who journeyed the Oregon Trail set an example whose spirit continues to this day. Rose City Waffles may have opened in April of 2016 but that is not when the cart began its journey. Melody Lydy is one … Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : Rose City Waffles”

It was a visit to a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco that started Tommy Schopp’s (pronounced: shòp) adventure. He so enjoyed the experience, it inspired him to try and recreate the dish in his own kitchen back home in Portland.… Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : Burmasphere”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Original Halibut’s”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Magpie Bakery”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Tortoise + Hare”

Gudrun is a true rarity among the food carts of Portland. She has a name. Gudrun is a ’58 Streamline Silver Bullet trailer. And in the sun, her polished metal gleams like a Valkyrie’s shield. Gudrun is also the home … Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : Viking Soul Food”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Monk’s Deli”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Year of the Fish”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Steve’s Dawg House”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Phatz Philly Cheesesteaks”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Spring Sampling Event — Rose City Food Park”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : PDX Sliders”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Cindy Lou’s”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Girl Scout Cookies”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : FoodWorx 2016”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Big Fat Wieners”

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 “Tasty Tuesday : Brett Burmeister”

Who knew that Ashland, OR, was such a hotbed of mystery? Author and novelist, Ellie Alexander recounts the latest bone-chilling adventure of mystery-solving chef, Juliet “Jules” Capshaw, proprietor of the artisan bakery, Torte. Jules’ exploits occur in the idyllic, Shakespearean, … Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : “On Thin Icing””

Hot dogs are the quintessential American street food. So ubiquitous are hot dogs that every major city and nearly every region of the U.S. has its version of the hot dog. Except Portland. The #1 food city in America does … Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : Dog Town”

It has come to this. Students at the Oregon Culinary Institute, rather than choosing to either work at or to open a restaurant, are now seriously considering food carts as a viable alternative as their first step in their … Continue Reading “Tasty Tuesday : 503 Burger Co.”