Scoops' out for Summer: Day 23

Organic Island Snow Shave Ice

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Food & Drink
In the home stretch of our month-long ice cream quest, Scoops' out for Summer, we send intern John Locanthi to track down a roaming shave ice truck.Organic Island Snow Shave IceLocations vary, see Facebook for schedule.Price per scoop: $2 kid-size (8 oz); $3 adult (16 oz)Most popular flavor: GuavaThe person in front of me: I was all aloneBest for: An all-organic, sweet icy snack on your way to the ...   More
 
Monday, July 23, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 20

Scoop

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Food & Drink
Two third of the way through our month-long ice cream odyssey, Scoops' out for Summer, Internet sensation Martin Cizmar braves the summer cold for an underrated food cart favorite.ScoopA La Carts pod, 4926 SE Division St.; and North Station pod., 2730 North Killingsworth St., scooppdx.com.Price per scoop: $3 Most popular flavors: Salted caramel The person in front of me: I opened the place up. The ...   More
 
Friday, July 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 17

50 Licks

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Food & Drink
In today's instalment of Scoops' out for Summer, we visit an Eat Mobile favorite.50 Licks4262 SE Belmont St., fifty-licks.com.Price per scoop: $4 Most popular flavor: Maple bacon The person in front of me: A pretty post-hipster girl in puffy orange vest giddy with excitement over the vegan lemon coconut saffron sorbet. Best for: Completing the litany of sin that would be a full circuit of a bunch ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Minizo


Food Cart Reviews
Minizo’s Munny population has exploded. The colony of vinyl toys was kept in check when the cart was downtown. But Minizo is now on Northeast Alberta Street, where a shop sells the toys around t   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Salmon Fusion


Food Cart Reviews
Roger Mumm caught too many fish. From the frigid Alaskan waters of Bristol Bay, he pulled more than 6,000 pounds of salmon. Mumm—whose frosted tips and perma-tan make him look more like a surf   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Cake on a Hot Tin Roof


Food Cart Reviews
It’s hard to miss the pink-and-yellow Winnebago at the Northeast corner of Cartlandia. It looks like something out of a children’s book. With her rosy cheeks and white hair, Jennie Goodrich,   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Fried Egg I’m In Love


Food Cart Reviews
Which comes first, the pun or the menu? “We knew we wanted to do breakfast,” says the guy inside the bright-yellow Fried Egg I’m in Love cart on Hawthorne. “We thought about something NP   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Koi Fusion, PDX 671, Taco Pedaler Take Top Honors at Eat Mobile 2012

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Food & Drink
Over 3,000 hungry Portlanders flocked to OMSI's north parking lot Saturday to sample the wares of 51 Portland food carts—some ten percent of all the carts in the city—at WW's fifth Eat Mobile festival. Of course, Eat Mobile isn't just about eating—it's also about awarding awesome handmade trophies to the best carts. Here's who won this year:The people's choice was perennial favorite Koi Fusion, ...   More
 
Monday, April 30, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Angel's Cabana


Food Cart Reviews
Believe it or not, some people still saunter up to food carts with Spanish names expecting tacos. Take it from Angel Villalvir, owner and chef of Angel’s Cabana. “Everyone expects to see tacos   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Kindle Kart


Food Cart Reviews
It took three attempts finally to sample the wares of this anonymous white truck parked across the street from the entrance to the Montgomery Park complex. Twice we trekked the mile from our offic   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

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