City Cast Portland
City Cast Portland
Jan 24, 2023
Is Portland Killing Its Food Cart Culture?
Play • 18 min

Food carts are easily the beating heart of Portland’s food culture, but they’re facing a new challenge. An Oregon law about managing wastewater went into effect in Multnomah County on January 1st. Many owners are saying compliance is too expensive and nearly impossible— some are even shutting down completely.

Brooke Jackson-Glidden, editor for Eater Portland, takes us inside the new set of food cart regulations and what it means for our already embattled food cart scene. 

Want some more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu