Brett Burmeister – aka Dieselboi

Brett Burmeister, a Portland, Oregon native, is the managing editor and owner of Food Carts Portland, a resource for street food enthusiasts. He ate at his first food cart in 1991 and has never looked back, having logged roughly 1000 visits to street vendors in Portland and beyond. Brett has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Saveur and The Guardian, among others. Not only can he tell you where to find the best chinese dumplings, he also advises street food vendors and helps them operate successfully within the often bewildering mobile vending laws. Brett and his business partners launched for the New Orleans street food scene, and they have consulted for other communities that want to emulate the Portland model. He is a friend and advocate of mobile food vendors, and a very good eater. Find him at