Got Ribs?

Food Cart Reviews
“We’re out of ribs,” says Matt Vicedomini from inside his food cart. It’s 11:02 am. His cart, Matt’s BBQ, has been officially open for two minutes. “There were people camping out here when   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cartopia’s New Chicken and Guns

Food Cart Reviews
Stop all the rotisseries, and turn off the spits. Portland has gone wild for Latin-style rotisserie chicken lately thanks to Pollo Norte and Polli-Tico, but the latest entrant in this arms race is Car   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Carts, Fear Not: Tuesday's Fire Not Likely to Change Portland Regulations


It's still not clear what caused Tuesday's fire at the food-cart pod on Southwest Fourth Avenue near Portland State University. Fire officials tell WW they're still waiting for video recordings from a nearby ATM, for example, to rule out possible arson.But here's one curious fact about the fire that has so far gone unreported: The parking lot between Southwest College and Hall streets belongs to the ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Salt & Straw's New Street-Food-Based Ice Creams

Food Reviews & Stories
On paper, it looks wonderful. Ice-cream collaborations from some of our favorite food carts—Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Wolf and Bear’s, Viking Soul Food—available all June as seasonal flavors. Thing   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2015: Top 5 Food Carts of the Year

Cheap Eats
Food Cart of the Year: Holy Mole Southeast 33rd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, 347-4270. Hours posted weekly at“In Mexico,” says Juan Fernando Otero, “we d   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Stoopid Burger: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews
Some of the best french fries in Portland are served crinkle-cut and salty in a crumpled paper bag, in a rain-slicked parking lot, by two guys who seem as if they’re having the time of their l   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ash Woodfired Pizza: Food Cart Review

Food Cart Reviews
Ash is easy to like. The wood-fired sourdough pizzas in the little Sellwood cart are made with attention and forethought from luxe ingredients, brushed with garlic butter after they’re removed   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.

Food Reviews & Stories
Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Death of Cartopia Brings the End of the Golden Age of Food Carts

The first great late-night food-cart pod is slated to become a mixed-use apartment complex.


Food & Drink
Burn every guidebook to Portland. They don't make sense anymore. Because every single one of those books will tell Portland visitors to go to Cartopia, at Southeast 12th and Hawthorne, the city's most iconic food cart pod. And after the carts' leases expire in October, Cartopia will probably not exist. Specifically, developer Vic Remmers signed a contract to buy the lot, as first reported ...   More
Thursday, May 22, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Eat Mobile 2014 Food Cart Roster

Now with new, improved, shorter lines at the carts!


Food & Drink
Eat Mobile, Willamette Week’s seventh annual food cart festival, has announced its 2014 cart roster. (Buy tickets here.) To bring you the best grazing grounds and taste of the Portland food-cart scene, the list spans a variety of cuisines, locations and years in operation. Participating carts include:  808 Grinds Bamboo CaféBardo's Grill Bro Dogs Creperie du Lys Dalo's Food ...   More
Friday, April 11, 2014 WWeek Staff


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