Local businesses (including a few food carts) sold their awesome products.
While enjoying some great beer and cider, I took a few food porn shots.
After a couple hours of walking around, talking to a bunch of food cart owners, and having a drink (or two or ten), it was time for the competition.
In all, a four-judge panel this year. I joined:
- Brett Burmeister (Food Carts Portland)
- Missy Maki (Mrs. Maki Cooks)
- Steve Woolard (Spring Beer and Wine Fest; Pod Bar/Carts on Foster pod)
There were three categories this year: Drinks, Entrees, and Desserts.
I'd say after about the fifth drink, I knew it would be a long and fluffy day. And then the entrees arrived, some of them as four regular-sized portions. I am so glad I trained my stomach to expand, if even a little.
I figure between the four of us, we snapped enough food porn for a lifetime. But panda logic says keep taking pictures.
Since pandas always make room for dessert, I happily tasted (approximately) eight desserts.
Heck, even selfies happened. The panda is getting better at those selfies, but otherwise remaining ultra clumsy.
At the end, it was simply a blurry food-porny massacre.
This year's Grand Champion: Hapa Ramen's Shaka Bowl! Congratulations again!
As always, a huge thank you to all the organizers, volunteers, food cart owners, and the people who ran all over the lot to get us the food. I got my exercise at the gym the following morning. Frankly, I have still not fully recovered from said gluttony.
I'm already looking forward to next year's event!
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