The Portland Mercury brings news that a new pod with 31 food carts is set to arrive in Beaverton this week.
BG’s Food Cartel will open up later this week, and it comes from a fairly well-established food family in the area: Dean Biggi is behind it, and he’s the grandson of Rose Biggi, who founded Beaverton Foods (the decades-old company known for its horseradish and other condiments). Dean’s father Gene Biggi currently runs that company.
The pod has been in the works for a while — construction began last August, and the end product is fairly substantial — a 4,500 square foot space with a heated beer, wine, and cider bar, with carts apparently surrounding a sizable central area.
A handful of carts are yet to be filled but what’s on offer is fairly wide-ranging — Argentine, Guamanian, and German foods are all accounted for (in the form of Abuela Chona, Marianas Food Cart, and Altengartz respectively). There’s also tamales from The Tamale House, wings from Kickin’ Chicken Wings, and coffee from Bow Tie Baristas, to name a few.
It’s one of the city’s first food cart pods since a law banning them was overturned in 2015 (the first opened in early 2017).
STATUS — BG’s Food Cartel opens this Friday (February 2) at 4250 SW Rose Biggi Avenue, from 11 a.m. daily until 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday. Some carts will do breakfast from 7 a.m.
- BG’s Food Cartel [Official]
- Beaverton’s Getting a Pretty Big Food Cart Pod Very, Very Soon [Portland Mercury]
- Beaverton Announces First-Ever Restaurant Week [EPDX]