We are pleased to announce that both foodcartsportland.com and food carts FROM Portland will be in attendance at the annual San Francisco Street Food Festival and Food Entrepreneurship Conference starting this coming weekend August 18, 2012. This is a fantastic opportunity to share some mobile food love from our city and cross collaborate with food vendors, media, food entrepreneurs, and food lovers from the California Bay Area as well as all over the world.
The festival is a benefit for our friends over at the outstanding non-profit food incubator La Cocina, and we are honored and thrilled to be involved again this year. If you are in S.F. this coming weekend, it really is a great way to sample some wonderful mobile dining from the Bay Area, and beyond. Yes, Yes, we know Portland has “the best” food cart food from here to Uranus, but judging from the S.F. Festival last year, San Francisco as well as other cities have some outstanding mobile food vendors as well. They’ll have offerings we don’t see much of in Portland such as Yakamein from New Orleans, Indian Kati Rolls, and even (gulp) traditional Mexican insect cuisine.
Last year, Portland’s own Big-Ass Sandwiches did a terrific job representing Portland at the S.F. festival. This year the festival organizers chose Eurotrash and Swamp Shack to serve up their delicious food cart vittles to the hungry S.F. masses. PORTLAND REPRESENT!
And if that’s not enough Portland power for you, Brett Burmeister and Lizzy Caston co-owners of foodcartsportland.com will be speaking at the associated La Cocina National Food and Entrepreneurship Conference, on Monday August 20th, 2012. In the morning, Brett and Lizzy will be speaking on a panel alongside national experts about “Creating Spaces for Mobile Food Vendors”, while later that day, Lizzy will also be presenting on policies and ways cities can help encourage food entrepreneurs and other small, local food businesses. Go Portland!
We’ll try not to leave our hearts in San Francisco, but hopefully we’ll leave a little bit of Portland food love there, and bring a little bit of S.F. food love back in return.