Fifty Licks Finally Gets an Ice Cream Truck


Food & Drink
For a city with 40 gazillion food carts, Portland is severely lacking in the most quintessential of mobile food vendors: the ice cream truck. Some might argue that's because the city is cold and wet most of the year, but that's exactly the kind of defeatist attitude that keeps delicious cones of sunshine and butterfat from brightening our streets.Thus, we were excited to read that one of the city's ...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Ten Great Pizzas Portland Monthly Missed

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Food & Drink
Portland Monthly purports, in the magazine's March issue, to have discovered the 32 greatest pizzas in Portland. While Karen Brooks' top picks (Apizza Scholls, Ken's Artisan, Nostrana, etc.) are solid, the list, compiled by a handful of PM staffers and PDX writers, starts to break down towards the end: Hot Lips? Awesome corporate culture, over-rated pizza. Mississippi Pizza? You're there for the music, ...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gold Bicycle Reported Missing; Last Seen Atop a Food Cart


It was a uniquely Portland crime—sometime between the evening of Saturday, Feb. 26 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 28, someone stole Chris Stauffer’s bike. Off the top of Stauffer’s food cart. Stauffer, who owns Stevie’s Chicken N’ Waffles, located on Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard off Northeast Lombard Street, arrived at work Monday morning, Feb. 28 to discover that the 400-pound, ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Thai Noon Owner Opens Alberta Burger Bus


Food & Drink
Not busy enough with his two Northeast Portland Asian joints (Thai Noon and Thai Seasons), restaurateur Chip Rothenberger has just debuted Burgers or Bust Café, which serves free range meat and vegan burgers in a converted 1992 school bus at the corner of Northeast 23rd Avenue and Alberta Street (info at or on Facebook). He also promises “affordable country breakfasts” ...   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Cart Attack: Burgatroyd, Lebaneser Scrooge and the Rolling Stoves


Food & Drink
Have reports of the death of Portland's food cart scene been greatly exaggerated? It's probably still too early to tell, but for now, its growth seems to continue unabated. ---Last week alone saw five new carts hit the streets:On SW 2nd and Stark, two new Thai carts (sigh) have opened up next door to each other: Thai Tea has taken over The People's Pig's old spot and Thai Street Food has repurposed ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Fill Your Mouth With Sunshine: PDX Cartathlon I


Food & Drink
Hey everybody! WW is partnering up with the Food Cartel and the Portland Mobile Restaurant Group to do what we in Portland do best--eat things from trucks and participate in mildly athletic team activities designed for a child. PDX Cartathalon I is a scavenger hunt, an eating competition and a race to the finish where one lucky winner will receive free food from participating carts like Big Ass Sandwiches ...   More
Thursday, February 3, 2011 NIKKI VOLPICELLI

Little Red Bike Cafe Reborn as Late-Night Cheeseburger Truck

Food & Drink
After reluctantly shutting the doors to their restaurant earlier this year, the owners of North Portland's sorely missed Little Red Bike Cafe are back with a new venture—a late-night cheeseburger truck. Evan Dohrmann and Ali Jepson will soon be hitting the streets in a 1986 Chevrolet Step Van named “Lucy” with their new business, Lucy's Original, serving up "Jucy Lucy" cheeseburgers and old-fashioned ...   More
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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