Kelly with the one E and Kelley with the second E come from the world of urban planning and now are "making it their life mission to make cool stuff happen in Portland." They've already started down that track with this book, published by their very own publishing company, Roy Rodgers Press (once again, cool).
The book,w hich is based on research and more than 40 interviews with food cart operators, city personnel, and urban planners, is organized into four major sections:
- The phenomenon of food carts
- Why here? Why now?
- How food carts are changing the urban landscape
- The guide, divided into SW, NW, SE, NE, and North Portland neighborhoods.
Some friends of mine recently ate at the food pod on the corner of North Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street and said it was delicious, the servings ample and the service delightful. I think Cartopia would make a great gift for just about anyone in your life who likes to eat (! Who doesn't?!), and be sure to pick up a copy for yourself as well.