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Julia Child (1912 - 2004)
Photos by Jason Bernert/OPB
Food Cart Competition - A Portland Phenomenon
(Source: OPB "Eat Mobile: A Celebration of Portland's Food Cart Culture")
Popcorn, pizza and pirogies were just a few of the many items that attracted throngs of hungry diners to the Sixth Annual Eat Mobile food festival and competition, a first-come, first-served, all-you-can-eat event co-sponsored by Willamette Week and OMSI.
This year, 50 carts answered the call and lined OMSI's parking lot not just for the sake of competition, but also to celebrate the uniqueness and popularity of food cart culture. Thousands of people were on hand to sample the cuisine and find out who would take home the coveted "Carty Award" in one of three categories: the Judges' Choice Award, the People's Choice Award and the Style Award.
EAT MOBILE 2013 WINNERS
- People's Choice Award: Garcelon's Soup and Grilled Cheese - Rose City Food Park
- Style Award: Cheese and Crack - 33rd Avenue between Hawthorne and Madison
- Judges' Choice Award: La Sangucheria - 108 SW Ash St
Portland is full of wonderful food carts and with May weather looking bright, now is the time to get out there and take advantage of what the city has to offer!