The Gastronomical Rise of SE Division Street Continues

Kim Jong Grillin' returns!


Food & Drink
Southeast Division Street continues its ascendancy to being the best street for gluttonous good times in all Portland (hell, maybe it already is). The past few months alone have seen the arrival of Wafu, the Woodsman Tavern, Mi Mero Mole and Double Dragon, plus there's a Little Big Burger outpost and a promised new Andy Ricker project on the way. Now Bhap Sang PDX, the bricks and mortar version of ...   More
Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Eat Mobile: Now a Major Motion Picture

OK, a Vimeo. Also: The official Eat Mobile 2012 announcement


Food & Drink
Only about six months after the fact, we finally have the official video of our 2011 Eat Mobile food cart festival online. Remember how much fun this was?If you're drooling in anticipation of doing it all over again, OR still crying because you missed out, get out a heavy duty Sharpie and your 2012 calendar right now and circle April 28, because that is the date for Eat Mobile 2012. Early weather forecasts ...   More
Monday, December 5, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Eat Mobile 2011: Pod Profusion

Food Reviews & Stories
The past 18 months have seen dedicated food-cart parking lots spread across the city like so many dandelions, springing from the ruins of failed condo projects, reclaimed vacant lots and the fever    More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eat Mobile 2011: Start Your Own Food Cart!

Food Reviews & Stories
It’s time to get out of the rat race, man, time to be your own boss. Quit your job, give your manager the finger and make your own way. Over 600 food cart-owners can’t be wrong—there’s gold in   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Quimby’s: Generic Slab

Bar Reviews
Walk the blocks around the new Quimby’s at 19th (1502 NW 19th Ave., 222-3416; and you’ll see signs this geographically desirable but obstinately industrial Northwest ’hood i   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Back in Bhap

Kim Jong Grillin' goes bricks and mortar


Food & Drink
When Korean food cart Kim Jong Grillin' was destroyed by a fire in April this year, just hours after winning the judge's choice award at WW's 2011 Eat Mobile Festival, owner and cook Han Ly Hwang promised it would "rise like a phoenix from these ashes."  And it looks like it will: Han recently announced that he will be opening a new brick and mortar restaurant called Bhap Sang PDX ("Food Table ...   More
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by Maggie Summers

Scoop: New Bars, New Carts and a Gotta-Have App

Gossip That Draws Faces In Latte Foam.

FUTURE DRINKING: Prost! owner Dan Hart is teaming up with Tasty n Sons and Toro Bravo chef John Gorham and prolific restaurant investment firm Chefstable (whose portfolio includes Ping, St. Jack, Gr   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW Culture Staff

No Pita’s Like Your Pita.

SO LONG AND THANKS FOR THE PITAS: Portland is set to lose one of its most beloved food carts: Ziba’s Pitas is up for sale on Craigslist. “After 5 years of serving Portland I have decided to retir   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW Culture Staff

After Two Years, Picnic Finally Opens

This food cart's no flash in the pan.

picnic food cart

Food & Drink
Yeah, I know, we're a little bit food cart-ed out, too, but I couldn't let this one pass without comment because I have been waiting and watching so long: For the past 2 1/2 years, John Dovydenas has been planning to open a food cart. For all those (including us) who criticize the flash-in-the-pan, bandwagon-jumping wannabe chefs selling junk out the back of a camper van, Dovydenas should serve as ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Kim Jong Grillin', Eat Mobile Champion, Burns

Han Ly Hwang celebrates his Eat Mobile win

Food & Drink
Han Ly Hwang, the owner of Southeast Division Street food cart Kim Jong Grillin', had a hell of a Saturday: First, his Korean barbecue skills earned him the judge's choice award at the 2011 Eat Mobile Festival; then, just a few hours later, while Hwang was 3 miles away dismantling the temporary kitchen set up for Eat Mobile, his cart went up in flames. The cause of the fire is so far unknown, but Hwang ...   More
Monday, April 25, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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