Location: SW Montgomery and Park
Hours: daily, 8am-2pm
The Story: Portland State has the luxury of the Portland Park Blocks that cut through the campus. Entrepreneurial food cart vendors know college students are hungry. Quick & Dirty knows they want bagels and coffee.
Quick & Dirty is the work of Roy Parr who built a cool little cart with a Colman stove and serves up a quick morning snack. With bagels from Bowery Bagel and french press or pour-over coffee from 5 Points Coffee, Roy offers an alternative to the coffee giant across the street. You’ll notice the cart is different than others around town. With new regulations that came into effect in 2012, his Class 3 cart is required to have hot and cold running water, so you’ll notice a little water heater on the side. A great design. Also, take a look at his sign. He’s spoting his NYC roots.
An everything bagel with cream cheese is a favorite breakfast food of mine and Roy chose a great partner in Bowery. If you’re in the area, drop on by and say hi. He’s there in front of the Simon Benson House daily and will expand to Saturdays once the Portland Farmers Market re-opens in March. Let him know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Bagels – $2; with schmear – $3
- Coffee- $1.75-2.75