Deutschland Curry Food Cart Grand Opening Celebration Saturday April 12th from Noon – 4:30 PM

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Deutschland Curry Food Cart Grand Opening Celebration Saturday April 12th from Noon – 4:30 PM

This Saturday April 12th the Deutschland Curry Food Cart is having their Grand Opening Celebration!

During their Grand Opening  Celebration they will offer  free Mt. Angel sodas with an entree purchase and free hot dogs to kids 12 and under!

Where

The Deutschland Curry Food Cart is located at the Food Cart Pod on SW 5th and Stark. They are right next to the Tabor Food Cart and just a couple of Carts cart over from the Chez Dodo Food Cart.

Follow 

Websitewww.deutschlandcurry.com

Facebookwww.facebook.com/Deutschland-Curry

Twitterwww.twitter.com/DeutschlandPDX

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The Food!

The Deutschland Curry Food Cart is Portland’s Wurst Food Cart! 

I have loved everything that I have had at the Deutschland Curry Food Cart. When you go I suggest that you take a friend get two dishes and two Mt. Angel Sodas.

First – Get the Currywurst with fries. By the way – the fries at Deutschland Curry are wonderful! Then – Get the FondueWurst with a little lesco added on top and extra fondue and fries!

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At Deutschland Curry, lesco is a vegetable with ragout that includes red peppers, red jalapeños, bacon, and some spices. It is not a spicy dish at at, just very flavorful. The lesco goes perfectly with the fondue!

The Mt Angel Soda they carry at Deutschland Curry incredible! Both the Marionberry and Hazelnut are terrific!

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Who 

Bryan and Susie have been working together for 14 years! When Bryan decided to open the Deutschland Curry Food Cart, Susie decided to come along for the adventure!

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I highly encourage you to Go To This Food Cart!

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

 

 

 

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Behind The Food Carts Video Interview – Food Cart TV

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Behind The Food Carts Video Interview – Food Cart TV

I recently sat down with Phil Shen and Kim Pham founders of Behind The Food Carts talking with them about the Food Truck cookbook they are working on and about Phil’s contribution to my book Portland Food Cart Stories

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Here is a link to the video - http://youtu.be/3XjCOReJqbc
You can find the Food Cart TV YouTube channel here  - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Follow Behind The Food Carts

Here are some links if you would like to follow Kim and Phil -

Website - www.behindthefoodcarts.com

YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/behindthefoodcarts

Facebook - www.facebook.com/behindthefoodcarts

 Twitter - www.twitter.com/behindfoodcarts

Instagram -  www.instagram.com/behindfoodcarts 

Many Thanks to Ken Wilson for making this video short!

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Website - www.MediaMaestro57.com

Twitter - www.twitter.com/mediamaestro57

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

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The Beech Pod on Mississippi Grand Opening Celebration Saturday March 22, Noon – 9:00 PM

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The Beech Pod on Mississippi Grand Opening Celebration Saturday March 22, Noon – 9:00 PM

This Saturday the Beech Pod at the corner of Mississippi and Beech is having a grand opening celebration!

GO TO THE BEECH!

 

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One Pod – Four Food Carts!

There are four Food Carts at this Brand new Food Cart Pod and on Saturday March 22 each of them will a special grand opening tasting menu!  The four Food Carts at this Food Cart Pod are Tiffin Asha, Moberi, Gabagool and The Doner Haus.

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Follow the The Beech Pod on Mississippi 

Facebook - www.facebook.com/The-Beech-Pod-on-Mississippi 

I will be stopping by on Saturday and I hope to see you there!

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

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Rua Food Cart – A Brief Glimpse at This Brand New Portland Food Cart!

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Rua Food Cart – A Brief Glimpse at This Brand New Portland Food Cart!

Jason Myers opened Rua last week. Wow is the food good!

Let me say right up front – GO TO THIS FOOD CART!

I need to send out a BIG thank you to Todd Edwards for sending the text that let me know that Rua opened. Todd is the owner of the Ole Latte Cafe Food Cart and Todd, like me, is a fan of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts.

Back to Rua!

Rua is the second Food Cart that Jason has started.  In the Summer of 2012, Jason started Sideshow Eatery. Duck fat fries, incredible burgers. I was very sad to see this cart go away. Jason closed the Sideshow Eatery on January 31, 2013 and he has opened Rua in it’s place.

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The Cuisine 

Rua specializes in Vietnamese and South East Asian inspired food.

I enjoyed three dishes when I visited Rua last week – The Pork Meatball Sandwich, the Green Papaya Salad and the Saigon Fried Chicken. I loved all three!

The wonderful fried chicken was my favorite. I keep finding myself thinking about it and wanting more. Crispy. Flavorful. Perfect.

Where 

Rua is located at 950 SW Washington just a few carts down from Kargi Gogo

Follow

Website - www.ruapdx.com

Facebook  - www.facebook.com/ruapdx

Twitter – www.twitter.com/RuaPDX

Instagram – www.instagram.com/ruapdx

Photos!

Here are a few photos I took during my first visit visit to Rua. I will be back. You can count on it. Sean and McKinze, owners of the Kargi Gogo Food Cart, say that the pistachio sauce that comes with the spring rolls is stupendous and I have to try it for myself!

By the way – while I was visiting Rua last week, I ran in Phil and Kim with BehindTheFoodCarts.com. One of the best parts of heading out a Food Cart adventure is the awesome people that you run into!

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That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

 

  

 

 

 

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The Cheese Plate PDX Kickstarter – Let’s Make Some Food Cart Dreams Come True

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The Cheese Plate PDX Kickstarter – Let’s Make Some Food Cart Dreams Come True!

On February 16th, 2014  Nick and Carina, owners of The Cheese Plate PDX Food Cart launched a Kickstarter project hoping to raise 12,000 dollars so that they could build a cheese and specialty food shop  onto the end of their Food Cart.

This Kickstarter project runs through early Sunday morning March 16th at 7:00 AM PDT.

On March 6th Carina and Nick’s Kickstarter hit the hoped for $12,000! They achieved their main goal with 9 days to go!

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A Stage For Music and  Plants and Flowers! 

With time remaining on their Kickstarter project, Carina and Nick decided to set some stretch goals. If they get to $14,000 They will build a stage for music at the 23rd and Alberta Food Cart Pod that the whole neighborhood will be blessed by. If they hit $16,000 they will invest in plants and flowers and improve their part of Alberta. I am not at all surprised that their first two stretch goals include items that will bless others.

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Let’s Get Carina and Nick to $16,000 before Sunday Morning March 16th  at 7:00 PDT.

I have donated to this Kickstarter and I am asking you to do the same! Let’s get that stage built! Let’s make Food Cart dreams come true!

Here is a link to Nick and Carina’s Kickstarter page -

www.kickstarter.com/projects/portlands-little-cheese-and-specialty-food-shop 

Follow The Cheese Plate PDX 

Here are links if you would like to follow The Cheese Plate PDX

Websitewww.thecheeseplatepdx.com

Facebookwww.facebook.com/thecheeseplatepdx

Twitterwww.twitter.com/PDXCheesePlate

Photos! 

Here are a few of photos to close out this article -

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That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

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Portland Food Cart Stories – We Have a Cover!!!

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Portland Food Cart Stories – We Have a Cover!!!

My first book in the BootStrap Chef series -  Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs come out April 15th, 2014 and the publisher – American Palate (an imprint of the History Press)  has finalized the cover!

Actually, they finalized the front cover and the back cover!

Here they are-

 

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More Info

Here are the links for more info on Portland Food Cart Stories 

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

Presale

Portland Food Cart Stories  is available for presale. Here are the links -

Powell’s - www.powells.com/Portland-Food-Cart- Stories

Amazon - www.amazon.com/Portland-Food-Cart-Stories

Barnes and Noble - www.barnesandnoble.com/portland-food-cart-stories

BAM! Books-A-Million –  www.booksamillion.com/Portland-Food-Cart-Stories

 

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

 

 

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Food Cart Consulting

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Food Cart Consulting 

www.FoodCartConsulting.com

I launched Portland Food Cart Adventures Jan 1, 2012. I began researching Food Carts and visiting them in the fall of 2011. Once I began writing about Food Carts and interviewing Food Cart owners, I became inspired by these courageous culinary entrepreneurs.

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I admire people willing to go for it, and battle for their dreams. Many Food Cart owners would have simply opened a restaurant if they have the capital. For some, opening a Food Cart is the first step toward the goal of having a brick and mortar establishment. Others open a food cart as a way to pursue a long held dream of becoming self-employed.

Regardless of why someone opens a Food Cart, I found myself pulling for these chefs who are bootstrapping their way to a better life.

How Can I Help ?

I began to ask, how could I help these small business owners who are engaged in what for many of them, is their first start up?

I myself, have led three start ups. Two of them succeeded and one of them failed. Along the way I learned many lessons (some quite painful) and I read many, many books.

As I reflected on how to help Food Carts owners, I realized that my  journey had perfectly prepared me to serve Food Cart owners engaged in start ups. I began to consult with Food Cart owners and share my perspectives with them.

For the past two years I have consulted scores of Food Cart owners with how to have a successful startup, and coaching them on topics such as branding, marketing and social media.  In fact, my second book, which I am in the midst of writing right now, is – Spark To Bonfire: How Branding, Marketing and Social Media Can Ignite Your Idea!    www.SparkToBonfire.com

Pro Bono Consulting 

Up until now I have offered my consulting services to Food Cart owners and those who are thinking of opening a Food Cart, for free. No charge.

It is time for me to change that. I am raising my prices.

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My New Food Cart Consulting Fee Schedule

If you are a Food Cart owner, or if you are seriously planning on opening a Food Cart, as long as you buy the coffee, beer, or whiskey -I will give you an hour or of my time and my best advice and counsel.

I get it, people opening Food Carts generally do not have much money. I know exactly what that is like. I have been there. I am a huge supporter of Food Cart owners, and I want to do what I can to see them flourish and prosper. This is one of my contributions.

I do have to say, I am very excited about what I have planned next to assist Food Cart owners! I will reveal that cool project in the next weeks.

If You Want Food Cart Consulting 

If you want to meet with me for Food Cart consulting and if you are a Food Cart owner, or if you are seriously planning on opening a Food Cart – email me at sshomler@PortlandFoodCartAdventures.com and put “I want Food Cart Consulting” in the subject line.  In the email, please tell me about your Food Cart and provide me your phone number.  I am more of a phone, or face to face kind of guy. Email is not by preferred method of communication.

I do ask this – if we meet, please bring paper and pen and come prepared to take notes.

I look forward to hearing from you!

That’s it!

I am Steven Shomler and I am a Fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts.

  Portland Food Cart Adventures – We tell the stories of Portland’s GR8 Food Carts and the people who make Food Cart Magic happen.

Website - www.portlandfoodcartadventures.com

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on   Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartAdventures

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                            Twitter -  www.twitter.com/GR8FoodCartsPDX

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on  YouTube - www.youtube.com/FoodCartTV

Connect with Portland Food Cart Adventures on                                                        Instagram - www.instagram.com/portlandfoodcartadventures

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For information on my first book in the Bootstrap Chef Series -

Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs go to

Website - www.PortlandFoodCartStories.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/PortlandFoodCartStories

Twitter -  www.twitter.com/BootstrapChef 

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