Foodista Heads to Portland for IACP

April 16, 2010


"It was like being at a night market in a foreign country with all these different food choices, except that I was in downtown Portland."

Those were the words of my husband Mark as he tried to explain the breadth of food carts that have taken over the city of Portland.  I have been to Portland on and off over the years and have seen several food carts, but according to Mark, who was in Portland last weekend, the current food cart scene is unreal.

According to the Willamette Week, Portland has more than 300 food carts. That's enough to satisfy a hipster's changing mood on food choices for months! Since Portland has become the center of the food cart movement, it’s not surprising that the annual food cart awards, EAT MOBILE should also be held here. Willamette Week’s 3rd Annual Portland Food Cart Festival will take place next Saturday, April 24th.


Along with the Food Cart Festival, Join us for the Food Film Festival co-sponsored by The International Association of Culinary Professionals and The Food Film Festival is open to the public and will be held in the Salon Ballroom of the Portland Hilton located downtown on SW 6th Ave. An intriguing Q&A discussion will follow each film. A no-host bar will be available.  Get Tickets Here!

Friday, April 23 @ 8:30 pm

The End of the Line
Saturday, April 24 @ 7:30pm

Today’s Special
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 pm
(Starring Aasif Mandvi of
The Daily Show)

The International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP 32nd annual conference Takes Place Next Week!
The 2010 IACP Annual Conference Committee and the Portland Host City Committee invite you to experience The New Culinary Order on April 21-24, 2010 in Portland, Oregon.  The Foodista team will be joining scores of food writers, chefs, cookbook authors and food geeks from all corners of the globe to talk shop!



Food lover's picture

Food Film Festival? What a great idea! We need one in Australia

Melissa Peterman's picture

Hi Food Lover!

Yes! The more the merrier I think. If you'll be in town- we'd love to see you at the film fest!

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