The Portland Summer Food Cart Festival – Saturday June 22, 2013 at Mt Hood Community College


The Portland Summer Food Cart Festival – Saturday June 22, 2013 at Mt Hood Community College

The first ever Portland Summer Food Cart Festival is coming to Mt Hood Community College June 22!

This great Summertime Food Cart Event will feature 20 of Portland’s best Food Carts, a Beer Garden, and Live Music and more!

You can follow the Portland Summer Food Cart Festival on Facebook and on Twitter

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Food Carts!

Starting on May 15th The Summer Food Cart Festival will begin releasing the names of the participating Food Carts!

As those names are released we will add them here!

General Admission

General admission tickets cost $5:00. (see below for where you can buy tickets)

General admission starts at 2:00 PM and the event ends at 9:00 PM.

With your paid admission you will be able to go up to the Food Cart of your choice and order off of their regular menu, grab a seat at one of the many tables scattered throughout the event, and enjoy some of the best Food Cart food you have ever had!

In addition many Food Carts will have a Festival Special available. This festival special will be a limited quantity special dish they will offering until it runs out!

The Festival runs until 9:00 PM and “last call” at the Beer Garden and at the Food Carts will be at 8:30 PM.

VIP  Admission

VIP Tickets are $20.00 and the Festival VIP package includes include early admission from Noon to 2:00 PM.

Those who purchase VIP Tickets will also receive a VIP parking pass and one beverage ticket which will allow you to get a one complementary  bottle of water or one complementary beverage from the Beer Garden.

There is also a VIP seating area set aside for those will who purchase the VIP package.

Where Can I buy Tickets?


You can buy tickets online at

In Person

Tickets can be purchased at the ALSO Office in Troutdale, Oregon                                             345 E. Columbia River Highway Troutdale, Oregon 97060

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Tickets can be purchase at the Troutdale Key Bank branch. 25117 SE Stark St, Troutdale, OR.

You can purchase tickets at the Cheese Plate PDX Food Cart located at 23rd and Alberta.

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This event will take place at Mt Hood Community College on the North East corner of the campus. The entrance to this section of the campus is off of Stark Street.

I love the setting for this event. The entire event is surrounded by trees. I am expecting that on June 22 we will have beautiful warm sunny day! Please note – Rain or Shine this event will be happening!

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For a Good Cause! Support a Worthy Nonprofit and Support Small Business

Your attendance at this event will benefit both a very worthy nonprofit and you will be helping small business.

A Very Worthy Nonprofit –

Tickets proceeds will go to ALSO.  ALSO is a nonprofit that supports adults with disabilities.

From their website – “ALSO is a not for profit organization that provides supported living, residential and vocational services to people with developmental challenges. We have been providing services to low-to- moderate income adults with developmental disabilities locally in the Portland Metro area since 1988…  We offer a variety of programs that promote independence, being a part of the community, job development, job placement and an art studio where everyone has an opportunity to be creative”

To find out more about ALSO check out their website –

Support Small Business

At this Food Cart event, the Food Carts able to keep all of the proceeds from what they sell. Food Cart are very small businesses (some people call them micro businesses) that have a limited season (April – October) where they can most effectively operate.

In the Portland area, we are very lucky to have Food Carts. People in many other parts of the country wish they had this culinary treasure in their backyard.

The Summer Cart Festival is committed to supporting those in the Food Cart community and helping Food Carts to be viable, successful businesses.

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Beer Garden!

On a warm sunny Portland day, nothing goes better with a Food Cart  meal than a cold beer!

Thanks to the festival’s friends at the Skyland Pub – we will have a Beer Garden at the Summer Food Cart Festival where you will be able to purchase a cold beer or a “glass” of wine to go with your Food Cart delicacies.


Live Music

Thanks to the festival’s friends at  Weston Buick GMC Kia we will have a stage featuring live music.  Details on who will performing will be released soon.

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The 2nd Annual East County Food Cart Competition 

The Portland Summer Food Cart Festival will be hosting the 2nd Annual East County Food Cart Competition!

Guest Celebrity Judges!

Food writers who know their way around Food Carts will judge each Food Cart and pick three Food Cart winners!

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Brett Burmeister with Food Carts Portland and Amy Burglehaus from Eating Your Way Thru Portland will be two of the guest celebrity judges!


The grand prize winner will receive $500.00 from KG Specialties and a custom trophy designed by Parris Foley with the Infusion Gallery.

The top three winners will be announced at 5:00 PM on our stage and the judges will be interviewed so we can find out what tickled their fancy.

At 8:45 PM the grand prize winner will announced and recognized on stage!

Soon the festival will release the names of the other East County Food Cart Competition guest judges.


Thank You!

The festival sends out a big thanks you to Tracey Ullom with Purple Sail Creative for donating her time and skills to design our logo and marketing materials.

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Corporate Sponsors

The Festival is very grateful for our Platinum and Gold sponsors whose gracious contributions have helped to make this community event possible.

The 2013 Portland Food Cart Festival Platinum sponsor is Key Bank,  and the two Gold sponsors are Weston Kia and KG Specialties.

Personal Involvement Disclosure

I (Steven Shomler) am one of the organizers of this event. I am donating all of the significant time that I have been investing to help make this event come together.

I am supporting this event because I am very supportive of both ALSO and the Great Food Carts that we have here in Portland. I am thrilled that this event will benefit both!

I hope to see you there!

That’s it

I am Steven Shomler and I am a fan of Portland’s Great Food Carts!


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3 Responses to The Portland Summer Food Cart Festival – Saturday June 22, 2013 at Mt Hood Community College

  1. Thank you so much for all that you do for us at ALSO, we couldn’t do what we do without people like you!

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