I made mention in a previous blog "Generosity Created the Cat" of the SPOON Foundation's upcoming event. But wanted to share it again! For those of you here in Ptown this is a great opportunity to support the cause and have a wonderful time trying many different cart foods! For those of you out of town, you may not know this but Portland is now know for it's food cart pods! They are everywhere! Think of any food you could ever want, and wowza!, there's a cart serving it up! It's true!! Please read below for more info on the SPOON Foundation and the event!
SPOON Foundation, a Portland based non-profit focused on international orphan nutrition,
announces Cart Night @ the Ballroom, a unique food cart tasting event to benefit the
health and hope of our world’s orphaned and adopted children.
On Thursday April 7, 2011, from 6:00-9:00 PM, over 10 Portland food carts will set up tastings
of their best cart fare inside the Village Ballroom, located at 700 NE Dekum in Portland.
Attendees will get the opportunity to sample the unique food offerings from such local food
carts as Namu Killer BBQ, Nuevo Mexico, Mum’s Kitchen, Pepper Box, Robb’s Really Good
Food and Hungry Heart Cupcake. To wash down all the food, beer will be donated by the
Village Ballroom’s neighbor, Breakside Brewery.
In addition to unique food, the event includes live music from Jesse Lee Young Trio, door
prizes from KEEN, and a silent auction, with such items as VIP backstage passes to the film-
ing of Leverage and VIP tickets to the DEW Tour. Portland author Kelley Roy will also be in
attendance, signing donated copies of her book CARTOPIA.
Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door on the day of the event. Ticket price include
the cost of food.
To purchase tickets and to learn more about orphan nutrition, please visit the SPOON
Foundation website, www.spoonfoundation.org. For a complete list of participating food
carts, updates on silent auction items, and deals on tickets visit the SPOON Foundation
Facebook page (facebook.com/SPOONfoundation). All proceeds from this Cart Night will
benefit the SPOON foundation, a non-profit working to improve the nutrition of orphaned,
fostered and adopted children.
About SPOON Foundation
The SPOON Foundation is a Portland based non-profit whose mission is to improve the nutrition of orphaned, fostered and adopted children so they can grow and thrive. SPOON’ s Orphan Nutrition Project is the first worldwide effort to uncover and prevent nutritional deficiencies that impede the development of orphaned children. The project was piloted in Kazakhstan in 2009 and has made great strides in changing the way governments nourish young orphans around the world.