A Guide to the Killer Carts at the New Food Cart Pod Collective Oregon Eateries

When Hanry Ho and Mandy Kao started renting out spaces for their food cart pod, Collective Oregon Eateries (or CORE), it wasn’t just about filling spaces; they wanted to come up with an eclectic, diverse set of cuisines to highlight. “We want to have a certain standard, so we taste each cart before we sign on,” Kao says. “We’re looking for a high caliber. Everyone has to do something different.”

CORE, after all, has been years in the making: Ho was originally planning on opening the SE 82nd pod in 2018, but carts didn’t start rolling in until the beginning of this year, parked outside a shiny new indoor

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