Portland food carts stay open despite blistering heat

A Mexican food vendor in downtown Portland said that the inside of his cart can get up to 120 degrees during the peak of this triple-digit heat wave.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The excessive heat in Portland is directly impacting food cart vendors, many of whom don’t have air conditioning but choose to stay open in the scorching temperatures. 

“Because we want our customers to be happy, you know?” said Guilbert Macalanda, the owner of JGM Delicacies in Southeast Portland. “And they can buy here anytime.”

Macalanda told KGW that he enjoys sharing his authentic Filipino food even on days it reaches triple-digit temperatures. He

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