Portland food carts ranked best in world

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM

PORTLAND – From Bankok to Brussells to Portland, you can find great food sold on the street and Budget Travel’s Web site ranked the Rose City as the best place to eat it – in the whole world.

The travel Web site did a survey to find the best city for food cart culture and Portland earned the top spot.

The survey took into account food quality, lunchtime crowds, late-night snacking options and the overall culture.

“With more than 400 carts selling everything from Korean tacos to Carolina-style barbecue, Portland is a microcosm of mobile meals. Lunchtime crowds gather near SW 10th Avenue and SW Alder Street; later on, night owls head across the river to SE 12th Avenue and SE Hawthorne Boulevard for deep-fried cherry pies and savory crepes, served until 2 a.m.,” reporter Marisa Robertson-Textor wrote, in the online article.

Los Angeles earned the No. 2 spot and Philadelphia was ranked No. 4. All the other cities in the top 10 were outside the United States.

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