Win Tickets: Eat Mobile Portland Food Cart Tour | Food, Drink, Trivia

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to attend the Eat Mobile Portland Food Cart Tour on Friday, April 29. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 29.

From our sponsors at Forktown:
2011 Eat Mobile Portland Food Cart Tour
Friday, April 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 6-9 p.m.
$45 | All Ages

Forktown Food Tours has teamed up with Eat Mobile for two bus tours of Portland's tastiest food carts. Go cart-hopping all over town, sampling from 10 different carts…wood fired pizza, Korean bbq, fried pies, banh mi, ethiopian, french dip, croque monsieur, guamanian, waffle sandwiches, porchetta, wild game burgers, handmade ice cream…you get the picture. Hear the stories and inspiration behind each cart, talk to cart owners, and get the ins-and-outs of Portland’s exciting street food culture.

Two bus tours are offered: a lunchtime jaunt on Friday April 29th and and evening excursion on Saturday April 30th. Each tour features different carts.

Lunchtime Cart Hop
This tour will meet downtown, where Portland food cart culture began. We will sample some great food, then hop on the ecoShuttle and head to the Crystal Food Garden in St Johns, because the food out there is just too good to miss. Then we will hit up the North Station Pod then finish our lunch loop on N Mississippi. 10 food carts in all, you might need a nap afterward!

Southeast Sunset Snack-a-thon
Experience food carts by sunset! On this tour, we will snack our way through 10 different carts at four SE Portland food cart pods including Cartopia, 48D, A La Carts and Good Food Here. Cart owners will offer up bites of their creative cuisines and share the stories behind the tastes.

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123 Responses to Win Tickets: Eat Mobile Portland Food Cart Tour | Food, Drink, Trivia

  1. Tania Porter April 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to the Food Cart Tour! I’m taking a course this summer on the local politics of food carts, and this could be considered pre-term research! Of course, it’s also just an excellent excuse to seek out the best food in Portland!

  2. Katherine April 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I am so huuunnnngggrryyyyyy.

  3. Desi April 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I. Live. For. Food. And I’ve only tasted a few of the amazing food carts Portland has to offer… I feel deprived. I’m hungry just thinking about it!!!

  4. Howard April 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I’d love to win tix to the food cart tour! I love eating good food, taking pictures of it, and sharing with on Twitter and Facebook!

  5. Jenniffer Hernandez April 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I have lived in Portland for 5 years in May. I have yet to be able to visit a food cart! I’m serious. I would absolutely love to win these tickets, my husband has wanted to eat at every food cart in town and he would be so excited! lol Thanks for the chance :)

  6. Karisa April 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m a SE Food Cart Junkie! I would love to win these tickets to show the carts to my boyfriend!

  7. Gigi April 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    I love food carts! Please pick me, I’ve been depriving myself of all this yumminess to lose weight for my upcoming wedding and I could totally use a cheat day!

  8. Eric April 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Mmmm… Im drooling just thinking about those tickets. And if I win I promise to chew each bite well.

  9. Dave April 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Truly unique and tasty food comes from the carts!

  10. Sweet Pea April 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I’m new to pdx and winning tickets would really help me get a better grasp of what is available in this awesome place via cart.

  11. Fenner April 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Stumptown, Bridgetown, The Rose City, Rip City…now Foodtown? Do we Portlanders have an identity crisis or what? By the way, I’ll be damn hungry this Saturday and ready to sample my way through…whatever we call ourselves.

  12. Helen April 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    ooo ooo pick me, pick me!

  13. donivee April 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I’ve lived here for almost 1 year, and have not yet eaten from a food cart. I need this.

  14. Bobbie April 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Hippity hop!

  15. Fenner April 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    See what I mean about our identity crisis? I meant to say “forktown” – not foodtown. I’m so deeply confused, I could eat a foodcart.

  16. Matt Shoobridge April 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    WOW! I want to Go cart-hopping all over town, sampling from 10 different carts…wood fired pizza, Korean bbq, fried pies, banh mi, ethiopian, french dip, croque monsieur, guamanian, waffle sandwiches, porchetta, wild game burgers, handmade ice cream!


  17. Kara April 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I would love to win this! I work in Lake O full time, and though I live near downtown, I am never able to make it there before the carts close down. Such a shame, because I love great cheap food! Crossing my fingers.

  18. April April 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Because I missed out on tickets for the recent food cart festival and this is like a second chance.

  19. Pamela April 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because my daughter and I have already been to MANY of the downtown carts, including the group just off of Burnside on 5th, the carts around Pioneer Square and the Art Museum and lots of the ones up by PSU. We have never been to the Eastside carts, however, and would really enjoy the opportunity to do so!

  20. Fabian April 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    I do love me some cart food, would love it more to sample the tastes of many in one day!

  21. Ben April 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm #


  22. Linda Lam April 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    I would love a chance to attend the Portland Food Cart Tour! I am an Oregon food blogger and if I attend the tour, I would totally blog about my experience and the amazing food I try there! Even though I blog about food, I have only been to one food cart in Portland, so it’s time I am exposed to more!

  23. Audrey Abbott April 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    We are currently organizing an event called TEDxConcordiaUPortland ( We are showcasing things that are uniquely Portland. Our lunch is comprised of five PDX food carts! Yum. I have loved learning about the food cart movement here in PDX and I would love to attend this tour.

  24. Janie April 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Pleease pick me! I want to go eat at a bunch of food carts……anytime……really.

  25. Emily April 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I would love to win to get my husband to try nonbland food. When we pay to go on a food tour or eat out with friends he will try new things. Please give us the SE Saturday night tickets so that he can be exposed and try new foods without the comments of paying for something he might not like :)

  26. Angel April 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    That Sounds like the most amazing day! OMG I hope I win!

  27. Lisa April 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    I’m in the process of developing a non-profit program to raise funds for other local non profits in a very fun way. A further look into food cart offerings (via winning a tour trip~smiles!) would be a divine gift for me and would help with the research for my program. Pick me, pick me! Please?

  28. Toby April 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    what’s a food cart?!?! Can you tell I am new? please pick me so I can finally be part of this Portland thing!

  29. sean April 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m an avid food cart connoisseur but am still looking for the one that tugs at my taste buds. Please help.

  30. Emily April 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I’ll take ’em!

  31. Jon April 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    My restaurant is thinking of going the way of the food cart, so this would be a good chance for me to check out what it is all about. Hope I win.

  32. Rainie April 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I heart food Portland food carts.

  33. Mechelle April 27, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    I love food carts and would love the chance to check this out

  34. Megan April 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Saturday please!

  35. TL April 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Date night with wife!

  36. Ryan April 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    My PB&J lunchtime diet isnt cutting it! I need food cart satiation!!!

  37. Nicole April 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Yes please! I missed the Eat Mobile event and there are so many more carts I want to try.

  38. Kacy April 28, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    My moms coming to town this weekend. What a great way to show her around Portland and try some awesome local food!!!!

  39. Nicole April 28, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Cart food is the best food.

  40. Tara Dublin April 28, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I’d like to win this because I’m out of work and I’m HUNGRY.

    : )

  41. Wendy April 28, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    My husband and I will be married one year next month. I got him to move here two and a half years ago cause I knew this was his kind of town. Soon after getting married, we found ourselves with a little one on the way, and while we couldn’t be happier, we’ve had to eliminate things like going out to eat to make sure we can afford the kid. :) Winning these tickets would be sucha huge treat for this very pregnant food-craving lady and her awesome hard working husband!

  42. Bobbie April 28, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    What an awesome way to impress my friend Kim, visiting from rural Minnesota on her only free day in town!

  43. Nick April 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I love me some food carts, and would love a good excuse to try a bunch of them!

  44. Alex April 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    First wedding anniversary this weekend, it would be a great way to celebrate!

  45. Steve April 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Dang, I love food carts. I need to expose my wife to them. Hook us up for Saturday …please!

  46. Ryan April 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    i’ve always wanted a food cart orgy… to shy to ask

  47. valorie April 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    se food carts worth the walk!

  48. Marita April 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Oh this would be an excellent experience…my Husband and I are huge foodies and really appreciate all the creativity, inspiration, passion and work that comes from the creators of all this great food and we have not had the pleasure of eating at any of these food carts yet…so this would be a real treat!

  49. Marisa April 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m a fata$$ and can never get enough tasty cart goodness. What better way to find new favorites than to marathon through!

  50. Matt W April 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    We never go to food carts because they rarely take card…

  51. SR April 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    The only problem I have with food carts is I can’t stop at just one. So this bus will make it ok to be all piggy-like.

  52. Gabe Adams April 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    I LOVE food carts! hook a brother up!

  53. [email protected] April 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    got a new roommate, this friday marking his first full week in p-town…what a sweet way to show him around and fill our bellies and brains with killer grub and history/stories!

  54. Mark Linder April 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    TGIFC = Thank Goodness it’s Food Carts!

  55. Liz April 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    I have a couple friends come into Portland tonight, visiting from London, and this would be a fantastic introduction to the gastronomic delights of our fair city!

  56. Kitkat April 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I am a FOODIE and love love to cook. I am always trying new foods. There are so many new food carts! I would LOVE to take this tour and experience the new creations they offer:)

  57. Charles April 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    AHHH….YEAHHH!!!! I’ve been here a year and have tried as many as I can…I need more!

  58. Hope April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    This sounds delicious! I’ve lived in Portland for nearly 4 years but have yet to try the food carts (strange I know). Plus, Saturday 4/30 is my birthday!

  59. Brian April 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I just don’t know which food carts to go to. This would give me a chance to figure that out. Thanks

  60. Danny April 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Yuuuum! Bring it on!

  61. Heather April 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Food is my life! Pick me!

  62. CosMo April 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Because I’m hungry and poor.

  63. Kristen April 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    No explanation needed! Food carts rock!

  64. Darcy B April 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Yes please–sounds like lots of delicious fun!

  65. Craig April 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I would love to win this food cart tour because there is few things I love more than eating, especially in Portland. Unfortunately Im not able to partake in that passion right now because Im super broke and the job market is gettin me down! :)

  66. wallace April 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    living in north cumbria made me insane, food and buses keep me alive. keep the chatter to a minimum.


  67. Matt April 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I love food. I love Portland. Therefore I love food carts and would have so much fun wit this!

  68. Bud April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    I’m the operator with my pocket calculator.

  69. Elia April 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I’d love to go! I was so sad that I was out of town and missed Eat Mobile this year. This would be the perfect way to make up for it.

  70. Alissa April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    I’d like to go on this tour, as I was suppose to go to last weekend’s Eat Mobile, and had my tickets in hand, and ended up having to work!!! Boo.

  71. Claire April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm #


  72. Minna April 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    We just got back from visiting relatives back east who think food carting is scary and weird. I’d love to go to this with The Mister and take a bevvy of “in your face!” pics to make ’em jealous.

  73. Mallie April 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I can out eat all these skinny beezies.

  74. Rebecca April 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    I love food carts so winning would be great!

  75. amanda April 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I would love to attend this event because I am terrified of food carts and I would hope that this would cure my anxiety of them.

    I’ve lived within walking distance (of a great majority) of them now for around four months only to gaze suspiciously and sniff cautiously.

    The thought of eating from a small, transportable hutch makes me cringe in ways I can’t even properly describe.

  76. Figo April 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to the food cart tour and sharing with my followers on Twitter and Facebook!

  77. Belinda April 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I love food!

  78. Tandy April 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    All 97 pounds of me LOVES food! I love the idea of a cart crawl! WINNING!!!!

  79. JamieLee April 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm #


  80. Heidi April 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I work downtown and the food carts are my lunch go to spots at least 3 of the 5 days a week! They are awesome!

  81. JamieLee April 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    cuz we like to eat! I think about lunch when we’re eating b’fast…and think about dinner when we’re eating lunch ;o)
    plus, we call portland, “porkland”!!!!

  82. Rebecca April 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    It’s my husband’s birthday and funds are at an all time low. I am currently getting him a selection of books checked out from the library. A food cart tour would be a perfect addition.

  83. Alana Armstrong April 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Food carts are the best!!

  84. Kimberly April 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    I live in Gresham and I don’t get to go to the food carts, like EVER. I want to check this out and eat some mobile food!

  85. Kerry Mehl April 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    My husband is so hard to surprise! This would be amazing for a rare date out for us!

  86. Hilary A April 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    If I win, I’ll give the tickets to my Cleveland High Senior, Aram, who is a 6’5” 180 pound foodcart loving bottomless pit. He will go with his very cute athletic girl friend who can afford a monster-size caloric splurge. I’ll save a few bucks at the grocery store, and maybe earn a couple of weeks of dishwashing from this beholden gut-busted pair of teenagers.

  87. Scott V April 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    I’ve pretty much become a food cart junky since I’ve been out of my big corporate job early this year. Love the casual, simple, tasty and mobile carts.

  88. Trevor G April 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Food Carts! Food Carts! Food Carts!

  89. MKR April 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Perfect way to introduce my friend to Portland (and convince her to move here from Ohio)!

  90. Elena April 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Please give me a reason to get a babysitter, Please!

  91. kristen April 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I gave been anorexic since my junior year in high school (I’m 25 now). I want to be done with this phase of my life once and for all and I feel that winning this would be tantamount to a “divine (pdxpipleine) intervention.”
    I love food. Love it. I dream in calories like most dream in colors. Julian, I just want to lose myself in a sea of food carts. Be my date?

  92. Shay April 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    This sounds PURRFECT! I am writing a book on GLUTEN FREE Food Cart Dining. :)

  93. Erik April 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    My fiance and I eloped here from Illinois recently and are looking for jobs. We find lots of free things to do but it would be really incredible to experience this bit of Portland’s unique style. As we walk around town looking for jobs and putting in applications, we often pass these carts and are just enamored by the aroma and the quaintness of it all. We would love to experience this for ourselves. Sounds like a great day!!!

  94. Ian April 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I would love to win this experience, then I could tell my friends the good carts to visit!

  95. Sara April 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    I would absolutely love to go to this event! I’ve been meaning to try out the Portland food carts and being a procrastinator, I might just need this win to get me going!

  96. Patricia Marienthal April 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    The Tyler Durden to my Narrator and I are breaking into the food cart culture this summer and any of these epic eating events would just blow our PDX lovin’ minds.

  97. Carissa April 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I am in Portland for work and my boyfriend is in town for the weekend. And he loooooooooooooooooooves to eat! Help us taste what Portland has to offer!

  98. Julie Kelly April 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    I have started a Polaroid photo project of the Portland food carts and a tour would add some awesome shots! I love the food carts!

  99. Lisa April 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I need a mini vacation, a diversion from the deluge of constant gray skies and drizzle…please, please….

  100. Yuri April 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I want some!!

  101. Ian April 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    I’m ready to chow down on some cart grub

  102. Lori April 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Shoestring budget, walking girl with hearty appetite and sense of adventure seeking a wild busride to cartgasmia…

  103. Matthew April 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    I have two stomachs.

  104. Christine April 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I really like to eat.

  105. jen April 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    have tried several carts and tend to stick with my favorites- would LOVE to branch out.

  106. jimbobber April 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    I’m hungry!!!

  107. Nico April 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Carts… Can’t get enough of them! Please give me some more!

  108. Kylea gleason April 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I love food carts!!

  109. Stan April 29, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    The type of food I like to put into my tummy is varied and delicious…

  110. Janey April 29, 2011 at 2:11 am #

    I would love to win this tour because I love the community aspect of food cart culture and getting the opportunity to interact with food cart owners around the city really inspires me to experiment in my kitchen!

  111. susan Damato April 29, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    oh man the odds are not gonna be good to win this one, but please enter me–sounds like food cart heaven!

  112. Laura April 29, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Who has two thumbs, is an adorer of food carts, and wants to win tickets for the Saturday tour?! This girl!!!

  113. Jennifer April 29, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    yummmmmmmmmmmmmm. I love Portland, love food, love walking, biking, driving, passengering, etc. – all ways of touring around sweet Portland. I would be a better happier person if I won these tickets. And that would contribute to world peace.

  114. alexandrya April 29, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Omg!!! I want to go to this so bad. I’m poor tho, but I do love food especially in carts…I hope I win.

  115. rob April 29, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I would love to win ticks for the food cart tasties. WE tried to go last year and it got sold out too fast. Hope to have better luck this year. PDX Pipeline rocks!!! Please, please, please, let us win!

  116. goldie April 29, 2011 at 10:02 am #


  117. Jeffe' April 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Sign me up for the tour decarte!

  118. Luke April 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    The babysitter is already lined up for date night this Saturday, but my wife and I have only $5 left in our pitiful entertainment budget!! Unless I win these tickets we will just have to share a mocha while browsing at Powells (again).

  119. Jana April 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    OOOOOH, FOOD CART FOOD CART FOOD CART! You are my little treat! I’ll wrap you up and fry you’re butt, I love this food cart beat!!

    (It actually sounds AMAZING in my head)

  120. Jeremy Brill April 30, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    love the food cart culture of the city

  121. April jones May 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I need this because i work at a pizza place and I eat pizza everyday.. soooo sick of it.

  122. Jacquelyn Lavis May 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    I would like to win because we are going through a hard time and just moved here. I think it would be great to experience Portland’s food carts for the first time as someone new to town, and winning tickets would be the only way we could do it anytime soon. Plus, we love food!

  123. Emily April 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I have been having the all time worst week ever. Feeding my face sounds therapeutic. Help a sister feel better…

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