Colin Marshall of the Guardian discusses how Portland’s food cart scene exemplifies Portland’s “container urbanism.” Cartopia is substantially quoted, as is co-author, Kelly Rodgers, as she explains why Portland’s food carts contribute to Portland’s urban design. Read the full article here.
Good magazine often offers thoughtful pieces on contemporary issues, and here is a well-articulated article on food trucks. “The argument against food trucks is that they’re stealing the business of more established restaurants and, in the case of California, that they supposedly undermine efforts to feed kids nutritious lunches. But not only are many food [...]
Go Earl! “Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will visit Portland’s Governor Hotel for a fundraiser Monday that could close nearby streets and businesses, including a cluster of popular downtown food carts, for security. In advance of that, Democratic U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is calling on Portlanders to swarm the food carts near the hotel, [...]
An Atlantic Cities article recently described the difficulties of operating food trucks in New Orleans – unfortunately, a common complaint across the nation. Like many cities, the issue is permitting. While in Chicago food trucks are getting run off the streets by the police, in New Orleans the problem is primarily restrictive permitting for the [...]
Vertical pods as are beginning to happen in New York City, as this fascinating article reports. Food trucks drive into the freight elevator of a building in West Chelsea and make stops along the floors of the building. Absent nearby restaurants or cafes, the food trucks are welcomed as a way to bring good food [...]
Spacing, Canada’s urban design magazine, reviewed Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution in its Winter 2012 issue: “Portland, Oregon, is considered the capital city of food trucks and carts. This charming and well-organized book looks at neighbourhood stalwarts, and the history of local food cart culture. You’ll drool with civic and gastro envy when you sink [...]
To regulate or not to regulate…. actually, that is not the question. Some level of regulation about food carts is necessary, particularly those related to food safety. Other regulations regarding how long carts or trucks are parked and where they are located are not so clear. It looks like Chicago is having some trouble drawing [...]
Great new article in Neighborhood Notes about the Portland Food Carts, with mention of Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution. See the full article here. Excerpt below: Portland loves its food carts—there’s no doubt about that. While there might be differences of opinion regarding the “best” food cart in town—it’s hard to compare the fishy chips [...]
Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution is featured in an article in the recently launched FoodTrekker website, found here.
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