Sunday, December 13, 2009
Portland's Foodcart Scene: An image of What Austin's to Become?
Austin isn't the only city in America trending the non-fastfood, non- restaurant convenience food service. Portland, Oregon is far ahead of the game, apparently. With over 400 of what they call foodcarts, serving hundreds of different ethnic foods to city-goers curbside, the city is a model of what Austin may looking like in the future, based on the recent air-stream trailer trend.
The benefits are similar, little fees for space, good profit. But are these "foodcarts" as hip as air-stream trailers? Doubtful, Portland.
A journalist for the NYT investigates the city's trend.