Tactical Urbanism Salon in NYC

September 16, 2011

Kelly Rodgers will be presenting at the Tactical Urbanism Salon, held in NYC October 15 and 16. The Salon is an event presenting international tactical urbanism projects that demonstrate how short term action can lead to long term change in our cities. Information will be shared about a range of urban interventions that apply creativity, […]

Cartopia at Wordstock

September 16, 2011

Join Kelley Roy at the Wordstock Festival in Portland on October 8th. Kelley will be participating in a 2:00 panel with local food authors at a session titled, Every Book is a Business.

Webinar on Street Food Vending

May 8, 2011

Join the discusssion on May 10th. Leading street vendor advocates from the U.S. and Canada will share insights on the value of vendors and recommend fair legislation to support their viability downtown. The Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI)’s Sociable City Live Webinar discussion on May 10th, 2011 will explore vending as an opportunity for entrepreneurial-start up […]

Food Carts and TEDx at Concordia University

May 4, 2011

We are speaking at TEDxConcordia on May 14th and will be discussing Portland’s food cart scene and entrepreneurial spirit. We would love to have you join us. Tell everyone why supporting your fellow entrepreneurs is good for Portland and good for our economy. Photos of the locally-sourced and -designed stage are below.  Check out the […]

You’re My Favorite Foodie Gift Set!

December 21, 2010

You’re My Favorite Foodie gift set includes: Support 3 local writers and a blogger, while sporting a sexy cartivore t! This gift set is great for friends and family in Portland and around the world! People are flocking to Portland for our local food scene, and these three books will help guide and educate even […]

Is there a need for a Food Carts Guild?

December 12, 2010

I really enjoyed reading Ethan Seltzer and Chris Smiths’ response to Randy Leonard’s crack down on carts. And it made me think of some of the buzz lately about a Food Carts Guild. So…..should Portland Food Cart owners band together to form a Food Carts Guild? A few agenda items that may help all of […]

Powell’s is running low, New Seasons and Mirador get on board, and Art Department is having a Presents for Procrastinators Holiday Fair!

December 10, 2010

Did you know that Cartopia makes a great gift for anyone, anywhere, or should I say everyone, everywhere? People all over the country and the world are enamored with Portland and our food cart scene, and this visually delicious and intellectually stimulating book is just what people need to understand the how and why of […]

Review by Portland Planning Commissioner Chris Smith

December 1, 2010

Mapping the Food Cart Ecosystem November 30, 2010 “I just completed the excellent “Cartopia” by Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy and it has helped fill in my understanding of why food carts have blossomed here in Portland and what their impact on the economy is. Some of the success factors include: Carts are treated as vehicles […]

Review from Paul Gerald of Breakfast in Bridgetown

November 30, 2010

“A couple years ago I got an email from somebody who wanted to buy me breakfast and pick my brain about publishing. This happens a lot, and I always say yes. That this turned out to be two smart, attractive women didn’t hurt. I’ve probably had this chat 50 times: somebody has an idea for […]

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