Banner photo for ALSO's PDX Food Cart Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015
At the Rose Quarter
Festival Info
Food Carts
Beer & Music

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PDX Food Cart Festival

Join us for the PDX Food Cart Festival's fourth year! Each year we strive to bring our attendees a tasty combination plate of Portland's best food carts, a beer garden, live music, and the a Food Cart Competition. Food carts compete and show us why the Portland mobile food scene is so outstanding by serving a special selection of dishes direct from their diverse menus.

winners of the 2014 East County Food Cart Competition

Join Us at the Rose Quarter

We are excited to announce the the 2015 PDX Food Cart Festival will be held at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon (Map).

East County Food Cart Competition

This award was created to recognize outstanding achievement by Portland's community of food carts and trucks. To judge the competition we are joined by a crack team of food cart aficionados, who taste and evaluate one signature dish of each cart's choice. Tasting is done throughout the day and by the end the winning cart is chosen and presented with a one-of-a-kind trophy, $500 and bragging rights for the entire year!

  • 2014 Winner: Hapa Ramen's Pork Belly Shaka Bowl
  • 2014 Dessert Champion: Gaufre Gourmet's Almond Poppyseed Waffle with Lemon Curd & Blueberries
  • 2014 Beverage Champion: Ole Coffee's Strawberry Ginger Lemonade
  • 2013 Winner: Gaufre Gourmet

All profits benefit ALSO (a not for profit 501(c)3 organization). PDX Food Cart Festival is an ALSO (Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Inc.) program.

2015 Sponsors

Weston Kia

Our Mission

It is the mission of ALSO (Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Inc.) to promote the full inclusion of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the life of their community.

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