Cart Attack: Burgatroyd, Lebaneser Scrooge and the Rolling Stoves


Food & Drink
Have reports of the death of Portland's food cart scene been greatly exaggerated? It's probably still too early to tell, but for now, its growth seems to continue unabated. ---Last week alone saw five new carts hit the streets:On SW 2nd and Stark, two new Thai carts (sigh) have opened up next door to each other: Thai Tea has taken over The People's Pig's old spot and Thai Street Food has repurposed ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Fill Your Mouth With Sunshine: PDX Cartathlon I


Food & Drink
Hey everybody! WW is partnering up with the Food Cartel and the Portland Mobile Restaurant Group to do what we in Portland do best--eat things from trucks and participate in mildly athletic team activities designed for a child. PDX Cartathalon I is a scavenger hunt, an eating competition and a race to the finish where one lucky winner will receive free food from participating carts like Big Ass Sandwiches ...   More
Thursday, February 3, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Little Red Bike Cafe Reborn as Late-Night Cheeseburger Truck

Food & Drink
After reluctantly shutting the doors to their restaurant earlier this year, the owners of North Portland's sorely missed Little Red Bike Cafe are back with a new venture—a late-night cheeseburger truck. Evan Dohrmann and Ali Jepson will soon be hitting the streets in a 1986 Chevrolet Step Van named “Lucy” with their new business, Lucy's Original, serving up "Jucy Lucy" cheeseburgers and old-fashioned ...   More
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 RUTH BROWN

TASTE TEST: Baditos de Trigo from El Cubo de Cuba

Fall weather may not exactly inspire al fresco dining, but that hasn't put a damper on the ever-growing conga-line of new food carts gradually taking over every spare scrap of space in town. In the past month alone, the downtown Alder Street Pod between Southwest 9th and 10th Avenues has gained a hot dog cart (that makes two), a Korean cart (that makes three), a Hawaiian cart, an Ethiopian cart, ...   More
Thursday, November 11, 2010 RUTH BROWN


Randy Leonard isn’t the only problem facing Portland’s food carts.

Multnomah County
Gregg Abbott is perched over his Samsung Android at a wooden picnic table outside his Whiffies Fried Pies truck, parked in a vacant Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard lot called Cartopia. It’s a Monday morning—his day off—and Abbott is anxious to move under the heating lamps of nearby Tiny’s Coffee. He’s had his fill of sitting out in the cold.    More
Friday, December 17, 2010 AARON MESH

A Visit to A La Carts: The Best New Carts You've Never Heard Of

Food & Drink
With the hype around Portland's food carts still running at fever pitch, I don't blame land-owners and wanna-be cooks for rushing to set up new pods and carts as quickly as possible. I do blame them for neglecting to do some basic marketing in the rush. Case in point: I'd heard word of a new pod at Southeast 50th Avenue and Division Street, called A La Carts. Brownie points for the cheesy pun name, ...   More
Thursday, September 30, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Cyborg Camp: The Civic Web Will Help You Find Cats, Among Other Things

Food & Drink
We've written a bit about Max Ogden and his Portland API project over the past couple months, so we won't go on about it too much more here. But Ogden spoke this past week at CyborgCamp Portland 2010, a combination conference/un-conference exploring the interactions between humans and computers, and gave a few real-life, up-and-running examples of his idea of the “civic web.” It's funny: Ogden's ...   More
Monday, October 4, 2010 Ron Knox

The Fried Onion Moves

The Fried Onion, a food stand that provides sausages, burgers and sandwiches to the hungry workers of the Northwest Industrial District, has moved from its home of several years at Northwest 24th Avenue and Vaughn Street to a parking lot on 23rd Avenue just north of Thurman Street (see map, below). John McGrath, a gray-haired man in a faded Yankees cap who operates the business with his wife, Marcy, ...   More
Friday, June 12, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Hawthorne carts trade pies, fries for nudity.

We got the call about this genius idea way too late to squeeze into the print newspaper, so our lucky blog readers will reap the benefits. Gregg Abbott, owner of the ridiculously addictive Whiffie's Fried Pies (I've got a tasty profile of his sweet 'n savory cart in tomorrow's issue of WW, check it out) just called to let us know that he and Potato Champion's Mike McKinnon have a special offer ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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