Exploring a city is arguably one of my most favorite pastimes. I was recently in Portland, Oregon for the first time in just over a decade. A crime because Portland is awesome. Although, if the old saying about NYC applies; Every decade the city looks completely different, it was the perfect time for a visit. Next weeks post will contain lots of details, food choices and insights on the Rose city particularly in contrast to my current home town, Brooklyn.
For now I wanted to share a small piece from just one of the many adventures I had during the trip. On my first day in town I passed a parking lot full of food carts and trailers. Each morning I’d go for a bike ride to another part of the city. Sure enough, as I explored each new ‘hood I found a new food pod. Everywhere I rode their were these small, and sometimes large, lots of specialty food carts containing everything from dumplings to chai tea. My explorations took me around the globe through the cuisine inspiring me to create this video chronicling the adventure.