April 1st, 2009 5:33 pm | by jsword Promotions | Posted In: Promotions

Sat., Apr. 18th: 2nd Annual Eat Mobile (Portland's Food Cart Festival!)

eatmobileminiDutch tacos, vegan milkshakes, Schnitzelwiches, Italian meatball sandwiches—Portland's street-food scene has transcended the “roach coach” model and come into its own as a uniquely local gourmet movement with a side of ethnic flavor. These mobile kitchens turn out dishes that rival those of any brick-and-mortar restaurant, but faster and for less than $8. Only problem is, with upward of 170 carts in town, it's difficult to try them all.

That's where EAT MOBILE comes in. Here's your chance to celebrate Portland's street-food scene and sample dishes from some of Willamette Week's favorite food carts all in one place—for the recession-busting price of $5. The event is on Saturday, April 18, from 5:30–9:30 pm, at the Disjecta space at 8371 N. Interstate Avenue, conveniently located near the Denver MAX stop.

This year you'll enjoy samples from Al Forno Ferruzza, Altengartz Bratwurst, Cafe Velo, Fat Kitty Falafel, Flavour Spot, Garden State, Junior Ambassadors, Taqueria Los Gorditos, LeRoy's Familiar Vittles, Lulu's Confections, Moxie Rx, Nuevo Mexico, Sip, Soup Cycle, Tabor, The Grilled Cheese Grill and Todbott's Triangles.

While you're at the event, drink BridgePort Beer and signature cocktails by House Spirits Distillery, and enjoy live music by local band Mimicking Birds. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps NW. EAT MOBILE is generously supported by BridgePort Brewing Company, House Spirits Distillery, Toyota Scion and KNRK 94.7. For more information, visit the website at http://www.wweek.com/eatmobile

GET THERE EARLY! Food cart sampling runs until 8:30 pm. Full size portions will be available to purchase from select carts after sampling!
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