Portland: New ideas
Portland started the food-truck craze and elevated distilling to an art, and you’d be hard put to name a city that’s approached
DIY food and farming with as much gusto. Add the fact that farm-to-table and foraged ingredients are simply a given here,
and you get a sense of Portland’s ridiculously high bar for innovation. It also doesn’t hurt to have a forward-thinking, food-loving
mayor who makes barriers to entry low, like allowing “cart pods”—parking lots reserved exclusively for food carts.