A Visit to A La Carts: The Best New Carts You've Never Heard Of

Food & Drink
With the hype around Portland's food carts still running at fever pitch, I don't blame land-owners and wanna-be cooks for rushing to set up new pods and carts as quickly as possible. I do blame them for neglecting to do some basic marketing in the rush. Case in point: I'd heard word of a new pod at Southeast 50th Avenue and Division Street, called A La Carts. Brownie points for the cheesy pun name, ...   More
Thursday, September 30, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Quick Bites: Trebol's New Cart and Spella's Last Cup

Food & Drink
A new taco cart in downtown Portland isn't usually noteworthy, but this one is probably worth a mention: On Monday, North Portland locavore Mexican restaurant Trebol launched a new cart in Old Town called Costillas Diablas. Tucked away on NW 2nd and Everett, the small, one-man operation offers some incredibly competitively priced lunch fare compared with less sophisticated taquerias in the area. ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 RUTH BROWN

EAT: Dreamer's Marketplace--a Future MLK Cart Bonanza?

Just when we were getting used to our new cart pod crush on Refuel Station North, word comes that another big food cart pod is about to open. This time it's Dreamer's Marketplace in an old bank parking lot on the west side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Northeast Knott and Graham Streets. The outdoor marketplace, which will also host arts and craft vendors and live music, holds its grand ...   More
Thursday, June 3, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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