It has been a long time coming, but the day that we have anticipated is nearly upon us! This summer started with a full business plan, several mentors, and a 10-week Restaurant Business Builders course at Portland Community College. Around mid-June I was informally approved to start shopping for a cart, and by July I had found the right kitchen. After another month of paperwork, meetings, and board presentations a helpful micro-lender (MESO) signed a check with the business name on it and handed it to me. Since then it's been a whirlwind of learning, failing, and checking items off the prep list titled “Do Business.” I now know more about grey water systems and plumbing, trailer hitches and towing, and about a hundred other jack of all trades type skills that I didn’t anticipate needing.
But here we are! I’m in the kitchen and recipe testing in preparation for the soft opening (hopefully) this third week of August, followed by a Grand Opening at the end of August. Keep an eye on our Instagram feed to catch some tasty bits during the soft opening. We will have plenty of items to share!
I’m looking forward to seeing all of your friendly faces at the 42nd Ave Food Cart Pod. It's looking great out there with the patio and shared seating with Taco Pedaler. I think this spot is a great fit for our menu and desire to create a truly Portland experience.