Food Carts

Food Carts <p>Portland&rsquo;s ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare. From the primo pods to roving taco trucks and early-morning bits, we offer a guide to the absolute best of Portland&rsquo;s food carts.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Fall Arts Preview 2010

Introducing Portland's arts line-up for the fall season!

08/16/2010 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, and Anne Adams

The Mudroom

Bye Bye Beavers

Portland's lost its Beavers again—find out what to do to keep up with our baseball home team while they're away.

08/16/2010 By Jason Cohen

Eat & Drink


Make the Most of the Tomato Boom

2013's substantial summer signaled success for tomato plants in home garden plots around Portland. Now that the harvest is peaking, it's time to make panzanella!

09/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

Food Cart City

Pod Perfection

Mississippi Marketplace: N Mississippi Ave, south of Skidmore St

08/20/2012 By Karen Brooks


Food Cart Favorites: the Video Edition

Vegan BBQ? A Waffle Sandwich? Cupcakes? Portland Monthly’s favorite food carts vendors show us their tricks of the trade.



Food Cart Videos


Food Cart City

3 Great Breakfast Carts

Start your day off right.

08/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Food Cart City

Measuring Up

A quick look at how Portland compares to the food carts in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC.

08/17/2010 By Eric Blokland

Food Cart City

Goin’ Mobile

Carts that tweet: check Twitter to follow these nomads.

08/17/2010 By Lydia Beyoud

Food Cart City

Food Carts: The Book of Genesis

_Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution_ charts the development of the city's food cart culture.

08/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

Food Cart City

Li’l Googies

Five food carts that need to be seen to be believed.


Food Cart City

The Icono-Carts

Six stand-alone carts that prove diamonds in the rough.

08/17/2010 By Martha Calhoon and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

Food Cart City

The Pioneer

North Station: N Greeley Ave & Killingsworth St

08/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Food Cart City

The Original

SW Fifth Avenue between Oak & Stark Streets

08/17/2010 With Brian Barker

Food Cart City

The Melting Pot

SW Alder St between Ninth & 11th avenues

08/17/2010 By John Chandler


Food Cart City

Portland's ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare.

08/17/2010 By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, and Rachel Ritchie

Food Cart City


SE Hawthorne Blvd & 12th Ave

08/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie


Mee Sen Thai Eatery

Nopo's new Mee Sen Thai Eatery rises to the fore in Portland Thai cuisine.

08/16/2010 By Martha Calhoon


Red Alert

Food Editor Mike Thelin expounds his love for tomatoes, recommending a light late summer salad of tomatoes and peaches.

08/16/2010 By Mike Thelin


The New Order

New local, independent coffee roasters rise to the fore: Coava Roastery and Brew Bar, Water Avenue Coffee, Sterling Coffee Roasters, Heart Coffee and Roasting, and Public Domain.

08/16/2010 By Hanna Neuschwander

The Mudroom

Brewed Awakening

Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers aims to educate and empower international coffee growers looking to import their coffee to the US.

08/16/2010 By Eric Blokland


Food Factory

Portland Public Schools are trying to improve the school lunches they provide for the city's students.

08/16/2010 By Hanna Neuschwander

Editor's Note


Political Stagecraft

Portland Monthly Editor in Chief Randy Gragg takes a look and Portland's possible new culture tax.

08/16/2010 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

Out and About

Streetcar and the City

This weekend catch a free ride on the new streetcar, and catch up on streetcar history at the Architectural Heritage Center's new exhibit.

09/18/2012 By Kristin Belz


Perk Up Perennials

Part your perennials this Autumn with the help of our favorite gardener, Kate Bryant.

08/16/2010 By Kate Bryant

The Mudroom

Follow the LEEDer

Hood River Middle Schools aims are high when it comes to LEED certification and going green.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

News & City Life

The Mudroom

Carbon Crunch

In this month's edition of Vote Watch, we've taken a peek at the carbon footprints of our would-be guvs and Metro presidents.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

Style & Shopping


2020 Vision

The inside look on what industries and companies will be driving Portland's economy in 2020, so you can get in early.

08/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Oakley Brooks


Hide & Sleek

This fall, pull out your old leather jacket—or, better yet, buy a new one—and rise to the realms of trendy.

08/16/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Ferried Away

Get on board for a weekend of bike touring on Washington’s Vashon Island.

08/16/2010 By Ariana Donalds

Trail of the Month

Bonney Butte

Visit the short Bonney Butte Trail this fall for a spectacular view—the best in the state—of Oregon's birds of prey.

08/16/2010 With Brian Barker

The Mudroom

Make Grove, Not War

Portland-based humanitarian organization Mercy Corps are helping to sew the seeds to peace in North Korea, one Oregon apple tree at a time.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox