Foodie Underground: Bing’s New Portland Food Cart Finder


Food carts. If you’re not up to speed on the latest trend in food movements you’ve been living in a cave; a very dark one. Food carts are everywhere, and they’re bringing rise to some of the coolest in local, sustainable creations by some of the most up and coming chefs out there. And they’re quick and cheap.

Portland, Oregon has long been one of the US leaders in street food – even ranked #1 by some – so it’s no surprise that Microsoft would choose this city to launch a hyperlocal Bing product: the Portland Food Cart Finder.

You can use the desktop and mobile application to access information on over 250 carts in the Portland metro area, including reviews, photos and menus. With carts offering food from Guam to Germany, you’re sure to find something.

The food cart finder is part of the search engine’s larger foray into localized products, and we can only hope that this means more food cart-related search apps for other foodie centers. In the meantime, there are plenty of websites devoted to tracking individual city’s food cart scenes, like Austin, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Thanks to Read Write Web for the tip!

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.