Cartathlon III

Food Cart Scavenger Hunt Returns for its Third Year.

By Tiffany Mertens
Feb 08 12:00am

The Portland Mobile Restaurant Group and Willamette Week, have brought back  "Cartathlon” for it’s third year. This scavenger hunt meets race celebrates Portlanders’ love of food carts and oddball competition.

Working in teams, participants will decipher riddles, eat, ride Tri-Met, find Portlandian items, and take photos. The route will cover Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and North Portland as contestants race between some of Portland’s most popular food carts, completing fun challenges and eating tasty food. 

Participation fee for contestants is $55 for a five-person team, and will include breakfast snacks, complimentary beverages, free food along the route, and admission into an after party hosted by Willamette Week

Founding carts include: Big-Ass SandwichesFlavourSpotGrilled Cheese GrillKoi Fusion,  Potato Champion, and Whiffie's Fried Pies

Top team will win free food cart food for a year!  Win prizes for best dressed team, best team name and more!



Race starts 11:30 am-12:00 pm, ends 2:30 pm-3:00 pm. After party location to be announced day of event!

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 21 at noon

To sign up a team of five people, email  Please include team captain name, telephone number and best time to be reached for payment.


Saturday, February 23

10:30 am

Willamette Week Headquarters

2220 NW Quimby St.

$55. All ages.