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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

The food cart culture of Portland cannot be contained. As more people learn about the amazing food and community atmosphere offered by food cart pods, more neighborhoods want a pod of their own. One of the newest pods is The 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

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

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

What do you do as a hungry, not-a-lot-of-cash college student, looking to get some good food but, you’re not a cook? You call Mom of course. Because Mom knows how to make satisfying food on a budget. While attending U … Continue Reading

What is one way you tell when you’ve suceeded as a food cart in Portland? Your customers call you and demand to know why you’re not open. According to Cathy Evanson and David Beavers (Go Seminoles!) of the Maine Street 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

If you want to know where to find the best food in any city or town, follow the locals. It’s a tried-and-true formula that will ensure you find the hidden gems among the local bistros. In Portland, when in comes … Continue Reading

A local Portland chef is taking that American staple of fast food, French fries, back to its roots by way of Canada. Quebec, Canada to be precise. Who is this chef? He’s known as The Fry Guy.

The Fry Guy’s … 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

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

Who knew that you had to consult The Weather Channel to make bagels? That’s what Joel Bundy of Bundy’s Bagels does every morning. Apparently bagels are very sensitive to temperature and humidity. Fail to check the weather and your bagels … 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

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

With a title that sounds like it should be a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and a suitably generic leading man, Beer.Cider.Love is an event that celebrates the passionate pairings of exceptional food with beer and cider.

Beer.Cider.Love brings together … Continue Reading

By Ken Wilson |

When was the last time you were at a local food cart and ordered your food by uttering the words, “Yo, Adrian!” Or asked to take on Smokin’ Joe, Apollo Creed, the Raging Bull or the … Continue Reading