No Fish Go Fish Closes, Retrolicious Moves & More

No Fish Go Fish

No Fish Go Fish

No fish Go Fish, the venerable soup and Korean sandwich cart closed this past month after staking their claim to the corner of SW 5th and Yamhill for 16 years. I can’t count how many quick little fishes I picked up from John Doyle, the soup slinger at the cute little cart. John and his partner Sean Brown opened the cart in the 90’s, long before the current street food craze. They were there rain or shine and I even remember a snowy day. The Portland Business Journal has a wonderful interview with John and points out that the soup may not be gone forever. We wish John and Sean the best of luck with their new adventures.


Retrolicious, the southern comfort and bright pink food cart, has found a new permanent home for this beautiful weather we’re having. Kimberly and Roy have take the often roaming cart off the street and plopped it at NE 23rd and Alberta with The Cheese Plate, Fijian Indian Curry and Captured by Porches. Wow! What a line up. Now open.


Picnic,┬áJohn Dovydenas’ amazingly beautiful cart has come out of winter hibernation and now calls SW 3rd and Stark home. You may remember Picnic from Green Castle last summer and SW 10th and Alder the summer before. John, a winemaker in his free time, focuses on scratch made sandwiches and salads and according to many, makes the best chocolate chip cookies. More details at


Big-Ass Sandwiches will take over the kiosk above section 92 for the Timbers vs. Chivas match on Sunday, May 12. What a great way to celebrate Mother’s day – the Timbers and a Big-Ass Sandwich. The full schedule of which mobile vendors will be at which game can be found here.


La Sangucheria won the coveted Judges Choice award at Eat Mobile 2013. The event at OMSI was amazing and well attended. I personally enjoyed hanging out with some of the vendors and chatting about how this all came to be. Kinda reminiscing about the old days. Cheese & Crack won the Style Award and Garcelon’s Soup and Grilled Cheese won the People’s Choice award. Congrats everyone.


So much good food out there. The sun is out and the vendors are prepped. Now it is your duty to go eat. Thanks for continuing to support Portland’s mobile vendors.


  1. Cartlandia has 4 new carts and we are now open from 8 am 1- 10 pm
    8 am for breakfast (with 4 carts and a coffee cart open) :

    New Carts: Pi Wood Fired Pizza (open 3-9 pm every day 503-630-4025
    Mother Goose Bakery open 8am – 2 pm every day 971-271-3116
    Dancing Bear Coffee Company
    Good and Evil Wraps.
    LOCAL GIRLS – Hawaiian shave ice and plates is now open for summer as of April 18.
    three more carts are coming in the next two weeks. we will let you know
    La Tinga Tango closed.

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