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What Austin food trucks have that Portland food carts don’t.


Food Cart Reviews
The Austin food-cart scene is not all steak, tacos and steak tacos. In fact, on my visit to what’s often considered the nation’s No. 2 food-cart town (Portland is tops, natch), I even found a    More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Enough! There Are Nowhere Near 695 Food Carts in Portland

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Food & Drink
With news that the Cartlandia food cart pod on 82nd Avenue has been granted a license to serve beer and wine, Mayor Sam Adams has been hysterically tweeting that this will lead to 695 individual food carts all now suddenly applying for liquor licenses—each paying $200 to apply for a limited on-premises liquor license without first bothering to read the guidelines that make it clear 99 percent ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Cartathlon 2012: The Waffle Taco Eating Contest That Was

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Food & Drink
Saturday March 3 saw 72 teams of food cart enthusiasts hit the streets of Portland for WW's second  Cartathlon. The food cart-focused scavenger hunt gave the teams four hours to travel around the city's best street vendors, completing challenges and taking photos, in a race to win free cart food for a year. For those of us observing, highlights included watching competitors try to catch sesame ...   More
 
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Last Day to Sign Up For the PDX Cartathlon

Win free cart food for a year

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Food & Drink
Cartivores: there are still a few spaces left for WW's PDX Cartathlon this weekend, a food cart scavenger hunt where the winning team gets free cart food for a year from the likes of Big-Ass Sandwiches, FlavourSpot, Grilled Cheese Grill, Koi Fusion, Oregon Ice Works, Potato Champion and Whiffie's Fried Pies. Entry is $50 for a team of five, which includes a commemorative t-shirt, free food along the ...   More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Ruth Brown

The High Dive: Low Light


Bar Reviews
There are three magic words printed in all-caps on a sidewalk sign for The High Dive (1406 SE 12th Ave., 384-2285) that should, in time, make it a favorite neighborhood watering hole: CART FOOD WE   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Scoop: Remembering Jaime Cooley

Gossip that can both throw and catch the ball.


Scoop
R.I.P.: Former longtime KNRK radio programmer and Portland music advocate Jaime Cooley died of what her family termed “a tragic accidental drowning” Saturday, Feb. 4. She was 33. Cooley bega   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Food Cart Review: Polish Kitchen


Food Cart Reviews
What do Poles eat during the summer? The Polish fare familiar stateside is heavily skewed toward cured meats and root vegetables—foods that are hard to imagine enjoying on Baltic beaches. I ca   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Win Free Cart Food For a Year

PDX Cartathalon II

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Food & Drink
Put your eating pants on, Portland: Willamette Week's now annual Cartathalon is back! The Cartathalon is a food cart scavenger hunt, in which teams of five race around the city eating street food, solving puzzles and competing in challenges. And the best part: the winning team gets free cart food for a year.Entry is $50 a team, which includes a t-shirt, all the food along the route and admission to ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Ruth Brown

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