Foodies rejoice. Tickets are now on sale for Willamette Week’s 2011 Eat Mobile Food Cart Festival to be held on April 23rd. A mere $15 gives you access to 40 food carts featuring diverse cuisines and styles. Now in it’s fourth year, Eat Mobile promises to be bigger and better than ever, and will showcase Portland’s enormous and diverse community of gourmands operating out of mobile carts.
Proceeds from the event will support Mercy Corps Northwest and our business development programs. Your admission will be an investment in what we do best: supporting local entrepreneurs. Just like the ones that will be serving up delicious treats for you at the festival. So mark your calendars and get ready for a righteous feast.
What Willamette Week has to say about Eat Mobile:
“With more than 400 food carts selling their tasty goods within our city limits, Portland has become a destination for mobile eats. In July, Portland was named the No. 1 street food city in the world by CNN Travel, and according to Gourmet.com, the Pacific Northwest is “doing for street food today what it did for coffee in the 1990s.”
With an annual attendance of over 2,000, Eat Mobile showcases the food, music and people that make Portland’s food scene so special. Part food festival, part cart competition, Eat Mobile allows attendees to sample from 40 of Willamette Week’s favorite food carts as vendors compete for the coveted Carty Award.”
- 808 Grinds
- Aybla Grill
- Brown Chicken Brown Cow
- The Baowry
- Bora Bora
- Crème de la Crème
- The Dump Truck
- Eat This!
- El Gallo Taqueria
- Emame’s Ethiopian Cuisine
- EuroTrash Food Cart
- Fifty Licks Ice Cream
- Garden State
- Happy Grillmore
- The Kettle Kitchen
- Kim Jong Grillin’
- KOi Fusion
- Leroy’s Familiar Vittles
- Nuevo Mexico
- Oregon Ice Works
- Over the Top Wild Game Burgers
- PDX 671
- Philippine Cuisine Food Cart
- Pizza Contadino
- Pyro Pizza
- Robb’s Really Good Food
- The Rolling Stoves Gimme Sandwich
- Sawasdee Thai
- Shut Up and Eat
- Slice Brick Oven Pizza
- SomTum Gai Yang
- Wet Hot Beef
- Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches Food Cart
The Willamette Week Give!Guide hits the streets today and features 79 nonprofits participating in this great project in addition to Mercy Corps Northwest. To take part, you can give online through the Give!Guide website anytime between now and December 31st.
Aside from supporting job creation and small-business development in your hometown, there are extra reasons to give through the Give!Guide.
- The Mercy Corps Northwest Board has generously offered to match the first $2000 in donations made through the Give!Guide. This means your gift will have double the impact.
- Willamette Week is giving out cool prizes to all donors who give $50 or more through the guide. These prizes consist of huge coupons to be used at Portland-area business.
- If you aren’t sold yet, read the stories of people who have worked with Mercy Corps Northwest and see the impact we are having in the community for yourself.
Willamette Week has chosen us to participate in their annual Give!Guide effort. Last year, this community fundraiser brought in more than $900,000 for 79 local nonprofits.
The Give!Guide’s goal — and now ours — is to develop new donors for organizations like ours. Willamette Week puts a special emphasis on identifying new donors under the age of 36 — and provides all sorts of incentives to help bring this about.
The guide and its web site don’t go live until November 11, but we need your help to get a jump-start on this great opportunity. In addition, Willamette Week will be providing about $100,000 worth of incentives to people who give.
Keep us in mind when you pick up your own copy of this great publication.