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Biking for Borscht

A ride out to 82nd avenue’s dynamic Cartlandia pod.

Food Cart Reviews
You can drive to Cartlandia, but you probably shouldn’t. Not just because this “bike-centric food-cart superpod” on Southeast 82nd Avenue is 3 gallons from much of Portland, but because the    More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Rahel’s Ethiopian Food

Food Cart Reviews
It’s common to hear a certain class of foodniks proclaim the local food-cart craze is over. Which is true—if by “craze” you mean a “brief period when trained chefs thought it would be cu   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Love Belizean

Food Cart Reviews
I spent much of my week in Belize feeling various states of queasiness, an extended gut-sickness that culminated in me carrying a baggie of my own vomit through customs in Houston. Which is to s   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR


Food Cart Reviews
How does a cart sell smoothies in rainy, tightfisted Portland? Any chump with a Cuisinart, bananas, Nutella, ice and yogurt can press “blend” in the warmth of his own home. So Moberi has a twist.   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

La Sangucheria

Food Cart Reviews
Whatever the country’s culinary variety of multilayered causa or thick-brothed casuella, in Peru sandwiches rule the city streets. At night, lines form around the block at sangucherias that are some   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pizza Box

Food Cart Reviews
When it opened last fall in the front yard of a ranch house two blocks off Southeast 82nd Avenue, Pizza Box was slinging some of the best pies in town. The 12-foot-tall, clapboard-sided cabin on wheels survived the move to inner-southeast Portland intact, but the good pizza didn’t.   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Mighty Bowl

Food Cart Reviews
Portland food carts are herd animals, staying put through long winters in cozy pods with space heaters and covered eating areas. In Vancouver, the city’s only food truck must cut a solitary, mea   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

El Diablito

Food Cart Reviews
Demographic shifts have profoundly altered the Alphabet District lunch crowd. In the last few months, redevelopment of Slabtown warehouses has brought the neighborhood a hungry and frugal blue-col   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cultured Caveman

Food Cart Reviews
Our club-wielding ancestors would have a rough time making chicken tenders the Cultured Caveman way. Considering Paleolithic hominids couldn’t reliably control fire, they’d have  to hand-   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Prickly Ash

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What’s roujiamo supposed to taste like? Honestly, I have no idea. Prickly Ash’s version of the flatbread sandwich, China’s answer to the hamburger, is the only version I’ve had. The Miss   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR
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