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Street food has existed all over the country for decades in the form of hot-dog vendors, taco trucks, and the like. What makes Portland’s street food scene so distinctive and appealing—is the way vendors continually push the genre’s traditional boundaries, so that today, entire food cart villages have laid down roots and offer increasingly sophisticated and varied cuisine. After all, how many other places can you sample white truffle sea- salted fries, salmon fettuccini, perfectly seasoned Pad Thai, and the city’s best espresso—all from a street vendor selling out of a bicycle, a truck, or even a World War II military mobile kitchen?

Artisanal, quirky, independent, and an exceptionally good value, the food carts are in many ways the perfect symbol of what Portland is all about. They bring the local community together with the lure of good food, and the pod system has enabled vendors to create a strong cooperative ethic among themselves. It’s fair to say that the food carts both stem from Portland’s famed livability and contribute to it, forming another virtuous cycle of sorts.

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Daniel Lerch, June 2, 2011 (view all comments by Daniel Lerch)
It's not surprising that you'll find stacks of 'Cartopia' prominently displayed at Powells, New Seasons, and elsewhere throughout Portland. It's a great and so-very-Portland book mixing city planning analysis, storytelling, and of course great photos. The new generation of food carts is sweeping urban areas across the U.S., but it took off first in Portland, and Rodgers and Roy (a planner and an entrepreneur, respectively) were there in the middle of it, chronicling the new trend in this delicious book.
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R Leonard, January 18, 2011 (view all comments by R Leonard)
A comprehensive overview of Portland's food cart culture. A must-have for locals and visitors alike.
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9780615403885
Subtitle:
Portland's Food Cart Revolution
Author:
Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy
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Rodgers, Kelly
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Roy, Kelley
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Roy Rogers Press
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We Portlanders love our small neighborhoods of quirky livability, and the indie food carts exemplify some of that charm. Cartopia highlights some of the major pods (a cluster of three or more carts) and delves into the wellbeing of the food-cart realm. Every visitor or newcomer to Portland should get a copy of Cartopia as an introduction to the city, not just so that they can find some good eats, but so that they can understand the heart of the PDX spirit.

"Synopsis" by , A book documenting — through stories and photography — the perfect storm of Portland’s independent culture, artisan economy, and foodie scene that created the street food revolution.
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