My parents were in town this past weekend, which means I had to explain certain local situations, such as why a steady stream of 99% white, naked people were streaming past their hotel on bicycles, and the fact that, yes, while Portland is well known for its food carts, there is also a fierce little contingent of clothing carts like the one parked across the street from last night's restaurant. One of the originals to pick up this idea—which must be a permitting dream in comparison to what their food-slinging compatriots go through—is Wanderlust, which has successfully made the transition from offbeat mobility to traditional brick 'n' mortar, trading in a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer for 2804 SE Ankeny. (Before you bemoan the loss of quirk, note that they will still be rolling out the cart for events.)
- The old mint trailer alongside mobile retail compatriot Lodekka.
You can check out the new digs at the grand opening party scheduled for 5 pm on July 7, with DJs, beer, and Taco Pedalers.