Rudy Speerschneider, the owner and operator of Junior Ambassadors, decided to close his famous ice cream, sandwich and soup cart earlier this year. Sad news for many who had come to love the little orange cart and their tasty offerings. Rudy was a pioneer in opening his cart up in north Portland back in 2007. You can read a full profile here of Rudy done by Cuisine Bonne Femme.
Rudy’s cart is now for sale. If you are interested in it, please contact Rudy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Own a piece of Portland’s food cart history.
We were up in St. Johns yesterday and saw signs soliciting food carts for a new lot off N Lombard – Crystal Food Carts. The site, a parking lot attached the The Crystal Temple is on the north side of Lombard just as you are getting into the downtown shopping area of St. Johns. A good location I believe to attract both the neighbor residents and those visiting. If you are a cart looking for a home, the contact info listed is 503 342 2066. We’ll get our St. Johns spies on the case to provide us with updates.
SE Portland is growing with food carts if you haven’t noticed. A growing pod at SE 33rd and Hawthorne has added new carts as has the pod out by Los Gorditos on SE 50th and Division. Down off Woodstock at 48th, a pasta truck has joined El Gallo Taqueria to provide that neighborhood some tasty nosh. We’re doing our best to keep up with the new carts. Check back for updates. Keep on cartin’!