PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 29, 2020 – Travel Portland is pleased to announce the pilot phase of its new Food Cart Finder, a searchable directory of more than 200 food carts that lets visitors and locals discover carts by pod, cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs. Diners can also use Travel Portland’s Near Me Now tool to explore food carts wherever they are in the city.
“We know visitors are excited to explore our acclaimed food cart scene, but often don’t know where to start,” said Richard Tammar, Director of Digital Strategy for Travel Portland. “We also know that Portland’s culinary offerings are a proven driver of overnight visits. And with the pandemic still limiting indoor dining, outdoor options like food carts and patio spaces are more central to Portland dining than ever.”
The new database makes it easy to navigate Portland’s plethora of food carts, whatever criteria guests are looking for. Food Cart Finder search categories by the numbers:
- 200+ food carts
- 27 food cart pods
- 42 types of cuisine
- 34 different searchable trademark dishes
- 8 dietary categories, including Gluten-free (strict & options), Vegan (strict & options), Vegetarian (strict & options), Halal and Kosher
The initial database of food carts was compiled using information pulled from Google Maps and is expected to continue expanding in the new year. Travel Portland will be reaching out to local food carts directly to get additional locations listed in Google Maps and on the Food Cart Finder. Food cart owners interested in being listed now can find more details and instructions at https://www.travelportland.com/about-us/information-for-food-cart-operators/.
About Travel Portland
Travel Portland is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the Greater Portland region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. For more information, visit TravelPortland.com.
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