No 'Last Call' for Portland's Strong Food Cart Community

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There’s a special place in our heart for street food. The hustle-and-bustle of the sidewalk met with smoky scents you can almost taste breeds a sense of humbleness. Community-surrounded carts boast simple yet flavorful offerings that are cheap in price, rich in value, and deep in family traditions (most often). And now, these food carts — in Portland especially — are taking things to the next level as the foodie landscape evolves.

Almost a third of Portland’s food cart pods are now serving alcohol. And it doesn’t seem to be a trend, but a mainstay — just like the food cart pods themselves. “Like the craft breweries, independent coffee shops, artisan food ventures and crafty DIY startups, food carts — love ’em or hate ’em — are part of the city’s fabric and economic engine,” reported the Portland Tribune. Read More