Food Cart Events July 24-27

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Food Cart Events this coming weekend

July 24

  • Plaza Palooza at the Oregon Convention Center. Tony Furtado will perform and Taco Pedaler and  Bunk Sandwiches will be in attendance. 5:30-7:30 at across from the OCC. More details.
  • Bethany Village Summer Concerts will welcome Ramy’s Lamb Shack and Voodoo Donuts for the evening. More details here.
  • The 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod will host The Golden Country performing at the lot from 5-7.

July 25

  • Vertigo Brewing in Hillsboro will have  Bro-Dogs and Burgers there to feed those enjoying a Friday evening refreshment.
  • Movies in the Park at Peninsula Park in North Portland will be showing a South African movie – White Wedding.  Bunk Sandwiches will be in attendance.

July 26

  • Oregon City will celebrate their First City Celebration all day. Along with Oregon City restaurants and vendors, Bro-Dogs and Burgers will be there.
  • Movies in the park – Bunk Sandwiches will be at Concordia University in the evening. Move is The Sandlot
  • The Party in the Park at HMT Recreation Complex in Beaverton all day. Mama Chow’s will be there with their amazing Chinese street food.

July 27

  • The Big Float down the Willamette River will end with an after float party. Food trucks will be in attendance.

All weekend:

  • Ciccina, a pop-up of Cascadian-inspired re-interpretations of Sicilian soul-foods will take place at Artigiano on SE 33rd and Division. Chef Francesco Tripoli will take over the cart all weekend offering up menu items inspired by his Sicilian grandmother.
  • Union Wines will showcase their new mobile tasting truck, a vintage Citroën van at SE 33rd and Division all weekend. 

Have a great weekend.

News and Food Cart Events July 18-20

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Here’s a rundown of new and events this coming weekend:

Love Belizean, a food cart displaced by the closing of the downtown food cart lot on SW 6th and Columbia has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a brick and mortar just down the street from where their cart was located. So excited to see them move on to their next adventure.

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Viking Soul Food has reopened on a limited basis at the Good Food Here lot. Their summer hours will be 12-8pm on the weekends or until they sell out. There will be a limited menu also. Head on down for your Scandinavian fix.

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Dustin Knox, owner of Perierra Creperie at Cartopia was the guest on Right at The Fork podcast this week. A great discussion with an individual who started a successful food cart, went on to other endeavors and how he did it.

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Events:

Friday, July 18

  • 808 Grinds will be the featured food cart at the Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids match at Providence Park. Find them above section 94.

Saturday, July 19

  • Drive Revolution will take place at OMSI during the day featuring food trucks serving up savory and sweet items. The event will showcase the latest in sustainable transportation options in bikes, cars, public transportation and more. Find Bro-Dogs and Burgers along with Aybla, Fifty Licks and Moberi Smoothies. More info.
  • Cartlandia is hosting MS Bites, Food Carts Fighting MS. A fundraiser for the National MS Society. From 5-9pm, enjoy live music, raffle prices and some tasty items form the carts while supporting a great cause. More details at Cartlandia.com
  • Dr. Joe Trio will be the musical guest at Artigiano in the evening. Located at SE 33rd and Division
  • Russian Horse in Sellwood is doing a dessert special – ponchiki – similar to a donut hole made with sweet batter and farmer’s cheese. Sounds tasty. Free all day.

All Weekend:

  • Find the Bunk Truck along with other vendors at the NW String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. More details.
  • PDX Pop Now, a wonderful weekend of music is this weekend and Koi Fusion will be there slingin’ their amazing tacos and more. More details.

Have a great weekend.

Food Cart Events July 11-13

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If you’re in town this weekend, find food carts and trucks at these events:

Friday, July 11

  • Puckerfest, a celebration of sour, wild and funky beers, starts today at Belmont Station, one of Portland’s oldest bottle shops. The Italian Market is there to feed you.

Saturday, July 12:

  • Mississippi Street Fair – By far the largest street fair in the city, this event takes place on N Mississippi between N Fremont and Skidmore. Along with the food carts on N Beech and at Mississippi Marketplace, there will be additional vendors lining the streets selling their treats. An epic day for music, food and community gathering. More details here.
  • The Slants will make their only Portland appearance at The Blue Room at Cartlandia. More details here.
  • Little Boba Truck will celebrate their Grand Opening at Garage Warehouse parking lot on Walker Rd and Cedar Hills. Bubble tea and more.
  • Live Jazz with Zac Allen at Artigiano on SE 33rd and Division.
  • Left Coast Country will play live at A la Carts Food Pavilion in the evening. They have cocktails and food carts at SE 50th and Division.

Sunday, July 13 -

  • World Cup Finals at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 12 noon. Watch on the big screen.
  • You can also watch and enjoy street food at the World Cup Beer Garden in NW.
  • Portland Timbers take on Seattle on Sunday evening. The World Cup Beer Garden will be showing the match.

All Weekend – World Domination Summit. If you’re attending, food trucks will be out and about at different events all throughout the weekend. Enjoy your favorite street food while adventuring.

Have a great weekend.

Good Food Here NOT Closing and News

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Got word this weekend that the southeast Portland food cart pod Good Food Here is not closing as was previously reported. The property sale did not go through, so at this time, there is no plans to close the pod by summer’s end. We’ll continue to track the movement of vendors if and when that takes place.

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Sunday was the last day for Blues City Biscuits at Good Food Here. They aren’t closing, just moving on “to new adventures.” Follow them on Facebook for updates.

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Creperie Du Lys has closed up shop at A la Carts Food Pavilion. Look out for a new concept from the owners soon.

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Rockin' Robyn's Sassy Burger

Rockin’ Robyn’s Sassy Burger

You’ve always wondered about the food carts on SE Belmont and 34th haven’t you. Well, wonder no more. Some enterprising cart owners have re-launched the spot for summer. Belmont Street Eats will feature items from Rockin’ Robyn’s Sassy Burger, Port Dawgs, Momo Cart (Himalayan) and Bulkogi Fusion. Beyond the food, they’ll have music, an open mike and more. More details here.

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The final week of the World Cup is here, so a reminder if you want to enjoy street food while watching, you can find do so at the following locations – Cartlandia, Mississippi Marketplace and PROST! and The World Cup Beer Garden. Our original post with more details here.

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More food cart pods are on the horizon. We’ve learned of new lots being developed in Parkrose on NE Sandy, in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Rd and in SE Portland off SE 82nd and Powell. When they get closer to opening, we’ll let everyone know.

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The Oregonian released its Top 10 new Food Carts for year so far. A great list including some of my favorites including Ash Wood Fires, Burrasca, Mama Chow’s Kitchen, and THICK. They event showcased a vendor from Carlton, deep in wine country. Road trip ensues. Whole article here.

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Summer is here indeed, so remember, if it is 90 outside, it is 110 inside the food cart or truck, so give your favorite food vendor a break on really hot days. They may decide to close early.

Enjoy!

Tidbit – New Food Cart Pod on SE Division

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Just a few weeks ago, some were writing the eulogy for Portland’s three decade old street food scene. News had broke that three popular pods on the east side would close by summer’s end along with a pod in downtown at the end of June. Well, the street food scene continues to evolve and change and news this week about a new pod has brought new opportunities for displaced vendors. Tidbit Food Farm and Nursery will open in mid August on SE 28th and Division, right in the heart of the ever growing restaurant row that has occurred in that neighborhood. The lot will boast an impressive array of vendors including Pyro Pizza, Fishbox, Brazil House, Namu, Aybla Grill, Tandoor’s Saffron Kitchen, Sushi PDX, Timber’s Doghouse and the Scout Beer Garden. Beyond food carts, the lot will have a nursery and farm stand provided by Thicket. Food Cart spots are still available – email tidbitfood@gmail.com for details.

Street food in SE just got a shot in the arm. The soon to be displaced vendors now have a place to go while still taking advantage of the 2014 summer. Tidbit will be one of the larger lots on the east side and will become a destination spot for many. We’ll keep track of the developments and let you know about an opening date when we learn it. Portland’s street food scene is alive and thriving.

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