Willamette Week’s third annual Eat Mobile food cart festival finally arrived Saturday afternoon, and it was huge. How huge? We squeezed 30 carts under two and a half blocks of the Morrison bridge and packed in some 1,900 hungry Portlanders (check out the line!), who between them drank 150 gallons of Pabst Blue Ribbon and ate every last bite of food. (Check out the big Eat Mobile photo slideshow by Roger Bong, too.)
The winners of the sorta-prestigious Carty Awards, chosen by a panel of foodie luminaries, were Garden State for overall tastiness and Moxie RX for style. The People’s Choice award, to no one’s surprise, went to Whiffies Fried Pies. The surest way to a Portlander’s heart is, apparently, a deep fryer. Flavorspot, who brought their ever-popular maple-sausage waffle taco, came in a close second.