Mayor Charlie Hales Wants to Replace Homeless Camp with Food Carts at City Hall

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Mayor Charlie Hales' decision to evict a growing homeless camp from the Southwest 4th Avenue sidewalk is only the first stage of a plan to transform the plaza in front of City Hall. The next step: food carts. WW recently learned Hales met with staffers in the city's facilities department in recent weeks to discuss adding food carts, coffee carts and tables to the City Hall plaza and lobby—essentially ...   More
 
Monday, July 22, 2013 AARON MESH

Congratulations to our 2013 Eat Mobile Carty Winners

And thanks to our record-busting attendees

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Sunshine, booze and way, way too much food: Yes, our 6th annual Eat Mobile festival had pretty much everything you need for a perfect Saturday evening.3,500 attendees crowded the OMSI parking lot where some of our favorite food carts served up a vast array of foods from Thai iced tea ice cream, to Mauritian samosas, to kombucha.In addition to stuffing a lot of faces, the assembled carts also ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 WW Staff

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

Murmurs: Election Shows Portland Still Divided

Cutting the cords at food-cart pods.


Murmurs
What can you say about a once-promising politician who lost? That he showed, even in a crushing defeat, Portland’s east-west divide still persists. State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) say   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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

Shut Up, Lardo

A bun-based battle of rival Southeast sandwich shops.


Food Reviews & Stories
Yo! Asshole! Youse can plainly see I’m eatin’ at dis sandwich shop. And youse gonna eat at d’otha sandwich shop? In South Philly, where partisans yell insults across the street as they line    More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Guide 2012: A Space Pod-yssey


Restaurant Guide
Now that the hype has died down, food carts have settled into the Portland landscape. We could just name our top five carts, but they’re notoriously bad at keeping to their posted hours, and s   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Staff

Scoop: Alberta's Nest Up In Smoke

Easy-sippin’ 190-proof gossip.


Scoop
HOT IN HERRE: What’s up with random Alberta Street businesses catching on fire? In a scene reminiscent of the blaze that engulfed Aviary restaurant and Barista coffee shop a couple Fourths of    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Sideshow


Food Cart Reviews
The food at Sideshow has a very limited lifespan. The new downtown food cart specializes in Belgian-style pommes frites, poutine and beignets—all best devoured immediately after ordering before    More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Scoop: The Real World, West-Side Only Edition

Gossip that’s prepped a few zingers.


Scoop
THE TRUE STORY: In June, the face of Portland screwed into a collective cringe of faux-disgust as MTV announced that our humble city...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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