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by Kelly Rodgers,Kelley Roy




Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution documents - through stories and photography - how the perfect storm of Portland's independent culture, artisan economy, and "foodie" scene created the food cart revolution. Portland has over 500 food carts, some clustered into "pods" in parking lots and others staking their solitary claim on the sidewalk. Artisanal, quirky, independent, and an exceptional value, these food carts are the perfect symbol of what Portland is all about. As authors Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy explore the factors that have placed Portland in the street-food spotlight, they also document the personality and character of the Portland carts, and by extension, Portland itself. Portland has over 500 food carts, some clustered into "pods" in parking lots and others staking their solitary claim on the sidewalk. Artisanal, quirky, independent, and an exceptional value, these food carts are the perfect symbol of what Portland is all about. As authors Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy explore the factors that have placed Portland in the street food spotlight, they also document the personality and character of the Portland carts, and by extension, Portland itself. With photography by Andrew Burdick, Cartopia is a visual feast and celebration of food, architecture, creative entrepreneurship, and civic spirit. "There are, of course, lots of ... factors fertilizing Portland's food cart flowering," says Randy Gragg, Editor-in-Chief of Portland Monthly magazine. "And in their book Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution, Kelley Roy and Kelly Rodgers have discovered just about all of them, from the rise of Portland's increasingly internationally-renowned food movement to the normally rule-happy city regulators' surprising ambivalence about the carts. But the beauty of this book... is that they not only explain the 'why' of food carts, but, indirectly, the larger 'why' of Portland."
Download Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution epub
ISBN: 0615403883
ISBN13: 978-0615403885
Category: No category
Author: Kelly Rodgers,Kelley Roy
Publisher: Roy Rodgers Press; 1st edition (2010)
ePUB size: 1111 kb
FB2 size: 1428 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 553
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Beanisend
Just awesome.
Akinohn
Cartopia will surprise you. Good books do. At first glance, it appears to be a sensually rich guidebook to Portland's burgeoning food cart sector. It is that, but it is also a nuanced discussion of food carts as an urban phenomenon. Kelly Roy and Kelly Rodgers take us back to the future, to the city as a local place with distinctive food, personal interaction, and lively social spaces; a place where immigrant artisans and enterprising culinary school grads gain a foothold in a rough and tumble economy; a place where the colorful, quirky, aromatic carts challenge the gray and formal structures that surround them, suggesting a new direction, a more flexible and adaptable economy that may be as close as the cart around the corner.
Tholmeena
A new generation of food carts, pods, and mini-restaurants is sweeping urban areas across the nation -- and 'Cartopia' is a snapshot of the trend from right when and where it started. Beautifully made and intelligently written, 'Cartopia' is NOT yet another "hey that's neat" photo book on local food. Instead, planner/designer Kelley Rodgers and designer/entrepreneur Kelly Roy have done it Portland-style and produced a solid book mixing history, analysis, and sheer joy of the city's thriving DIY spirit.

'Cartopia' tells an exciting, inspiring story whether you're a foodie, an entrepreneur, a city planner, a Portland-phile, or just someone who loves creative local culture.