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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CARTopia is having a positive impact in the community

November 23, 2010

From SRV True Freedom ministry project “Namaste. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for contributing to SRV’s True Freedom prison ministry benefit. As an event, it was successful in making more people aware of the spiritual needs of incarcerated persons and how volunteers serve that need. The speakers, including a corrections chaplain and released inmates, all […]

Broadway Books has restocked their shelves!

November 22, 2010

Cartopia is selling like hotcakes at Broadway Books, but be rest assured that they are keeping their shelves stocked through the holidays. Cartopia makes a great gift for food lovers, urbanists, designers, and people who love food carts and Portland!

KPTV Interview: Better Portland

November 14, 2010

That’s right folks. Our first TV appearance and it’s on our local FOX news channel. Kelly and I both talked really loud and made a point of talking over each other and disagreeing a lot. No, just kidding! We had a great time and the show will air on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 1:00pm’ish…so […]

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