Thursday, May 21, 2015

Book Beginning: Portland Food Cart Adventures


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December in Portland is a little different than December in my hometown of Austin. The wet Pacific Northwest weather didn’t stave off my hunger for learning about the food carts, but the daily drizzle and gray chilled my Texas-thin blood to the bone.

-- From the author’s Foreword to Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs by Steven Shomler.

Portland Food Cart Stories is more than a guide to Portland’s trendy eating scene. As promised, Shomer tells the stories of 30 food cart owners – how they got the idea for their carts, the crazy names, the sometimes insanely loyal followings, etc. You will feel like a friend next time you step up to the window.

Learn more at Shomler's website,; Facebook page, Portland Food Cart Adventures; and Twitter @GR8FoodCartsPDX. You can find his book at Powell's or on amazon.

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