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Food Carts Portland Launches App; Barista Championship

LAUNCHES & RELEASES: The intrepid cart counters at the Food Carts Portland blog have announced the launch of their first mobile app, an iPhone guide that gives users instant information about Portland's sprawling food cart scene. The app, available now on iTunes, allows carts to be searched by location, cuisine type, and hours. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST: According to WWeek, Portland will play host to the 2012 United States Barista Championship, which will go down in the Oregon Convention Center next April. For people who take these things seriously, the USBC's 2011 rankings celebrated the country's top baristas, and unsurprisingly, Portland dominated the top of the list (with reps from Coava Coffee, Stumptown, and Barista taking four out of the top six spots). [WW]

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