Eat Mobile: Meet the Judges

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Food & Drink
There's more to Eat Mobile than eating samples from 40 Portland food carts. The gathering of mobile kitchens is also the occasion for the sort-of-prestigious Carty Awards. While the first two Carty Awards came with awesome trophies, they have, until now, been of purely intangible value. No longer: This year's winner will take home a seven-piece knife set from Shun Knives. And who decides which cart ...   More
 
Friday, April 8, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Commence Drooling: WW's Eat Mobile Food Cart Fest Lineup Announced

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Food & Drink
Prepare yourself for greasy, spicy, fried and wood-fired glory. WW's fourth annual Eat Mobile food cart festival is happening Saturday, April 23, underneath the east end of the Morrison Bridge, and we're announcing the full lineup of participating food carts and trucks right now. Take a deep breath. Are you ready?OK. This year, you'll be able to sample the wares of 808 Grinds, Artigiano, Aybla Grill, ...   More
 
Monday, March 21, 2011 by Kelly Clarke

Fifty Licks Finally Gets an Ice Cream Truck

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Food & Drink
For a city with 40 gazillion food carts, Portland is severely lacking in the most quintessential of mobile food vendors: the ice cream truck. Some might argue that's because the city is cold and wet most of the year, but that's exactly the kind of defeatist attitude that keeps delicious cones of sunshine and butterfat from brightening our streets.Thus, we were excited to read that one of the city's ...   More
 
Friday, April 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Ten Great Pizzas Portland Monthly Missed

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Food & Drink
Portland Monthly purports, in the magazine's March issue, to have discovered the 32 greatest pizzas in Portland. While Karen Brooks' top picks (Apizza Scholls, Ken's Artisan, Nostrana, etc.) are solid, the list, compiled by a handful of PM staffers and PDX writers, starts to break down towards the end: Hot Lips? Awesome corporate culture, over-rated pizza. Mississippi Pizza? You're there for the music, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gold Bicycle Reported Missing; Last Seen Atop a Food Cart

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News
It was a uniquely Portland crime—sometime between the evening of Saturday, Feb. 26 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 28, someone stole Chris Stauffer’s bike. Off the top of Stauffer’s food cart. Stauffer, who owns Stevie’s Chicken N’ Waffles, located on Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard off Northeast Lombard Street, arrived at work Monday morning, Feb. 28 to discover that the 400-pound, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Thai Noon Owner Opens Alberta Burger Bus

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Food & Drink
Not busy enough with his two Northeast Portland Asian joints (Thai Noon and Thai Seasons), restaurateur Chip Rothenberger has just debuted Burgers or Bust Café, which serves free range meat and vegan burgers in a converted 1992 school bus at the corner of Northeast 23rd Avenue and Alberta Street (info at twitter.com/burgersorbust or on Facebook). He also promises “affordable country breakfasts” ...   More
 
Monday, February 21, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Cart Attack: Burgatroyd, Lebaneser Scrooge and the Rolling Stoves

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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

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