The Carts and phone numbers

We are next to the pub Prost! Food from the food carts can be taken into the Prost! if you buy a drink 

KOI FUSION – amazing fusion food with OREGON/asian twist
THE BIG EGG – handcrafted breakfast sandwiches featuring locally-sourced eggs and other products.     Open early from 8 am – 2 pm Wednesday – Friday 9 am open on Sat and Sun.
NATIVE BOWL – 503-330-7616 creative vegetarian fare desserts

HOMEGROWN SMOKER VEGAN BBQ -503-277-3823- vegetarian fare – big portions
MEET 503-828-5604 Kansas City Style BBQ
MISS KATE’S SOUTHERN CUISINE 503-724-7878- comfort food Charles’s grandmother’s recipes
MINIZO – Japanese food with emphasis on ramen, home made by Shigezo  503-753-025

BIG ASS SANDWICHES-  Yes, just what the name means – 503-869-1829

We are next to the pub Prost! Food from the food carts can be taken into the Prost! if you buy a drink 


Building during renovation.

Building during renovation.

The TEN food carts at Mississippi Marketplace (featured on March 18,2010) and the German beer pub Prost! are located on the SW corner of N. Mississippi and Skidmore, 4233 N. Mississippi. We are two blocks off I-5 at exit 303. There is great access from public transportation (#4 bus, Interstate Max line at Prescott), plenty of bike corral and on-site parking, and plenty of free car parking along Skidmore (including right on the overpass of I-5). We are built on a eco-lot (permeable asphalt) with native plant landscaping. You can follow us on Twitter at We are closed on Mondays. To find out the hours of each food cart, check their web sites.

We are up and running!

Yesterday we signed up Garden State, another Top Ten cart. They will be opening in early January. Chef Kevin Sandri has a menu that includes a meatball hero that may be the best this side of Sicily. This is a serious carnivore alert.

The Sugar Cube has opened it’s doors and is producing some serious sweetness. Chef Kir Jensen has created some terrific desserts. Read about her, foods carts in Portland and Mississippi Marketplace in an article in this week’s Portland Mercury.


October 17, 1-6 pm. Food Carts and More*** Ten food carts grace our lovely lot at 4233 N. Mississippi Ave.  Two of the carts have been rated in the Top Ten by the Oregonian on 10/8.  The food carts are: Nuevo Mexico,  The Big Egg, Native Bowls, Magic Bean, SW Pizza, Ruby Dragon, Dogfeathers , Sushi Tree, and Patty’s Wagon.  Sugar Cube is opening soon. **MORE – fresh produce from Mt. Angel farm, soup for take-away by LadlesPDX, incredibly scented bath and body products by ocean Child ( and low cost chair massage by Jim Jennings from 4- 8 pm ( . SURPRISE APPEARANCE BY A PORTLAND LEGEND.  check with us on twitter/missmarketplace for more

First Food Carts are rolling on today, Sept 9th and are open for action. Follow us at missmarketplace on twitter. Nuevo Mexico, Dogfeathers, and Ruby Dragon have all set up shop. Come have some FUN!!


Michael and Roger at 4237

Michael Tunson (Eterne Construction) and Roger Goldingay (owner) Â in front of the rejuvenated building at Mississippi Marketplace that will host Prost! German Pub.

The building BEFORE renovation.  Built in 1895, it had been boarded up for many years.

The building BEFORE renovation. Built in 1894, it had been boarded up for many years.

Let’s get it started!!! 

Mississippi Marketplace is getting ready to open.  We just passed the final City inspection and will get power on Tuesday September 8th.  The vacant lot has been  graded, graveled and coated with pervious (as in percolate) asphalt for the most environmentally- friendly and storm water safe location possible for food and vendor carts. Check out the before, during and after photos in our photo album on the right hand side of the web site. We  landscaped with native plants like Oregon Grape, Colrado Blue Spruce and many interesting cultivars of Japanese Maples.  Prost! is continuing to build out the interior of the renovated church building and will be opening in Fall.  We are still accepting applications for artisan/vendor booths (8 x8 foot size and 10 x 10 foot size) – go to applications on this web site.  See you soon and all the best!

Roger Goldingay (owner) & Michael Tunson (designer/builder)

Announcing Mississippi Marketplace

Welcome to Mississippi Marketplace – where our goal is to create a vibrant, affordable & high quality gathering place for local food and artisan craft vendors helping to sustain local markets.

We are now accepting applications!  Please read our Guidelines, and then read our inquiry information.

Approximately ten  sites for exceptional food/vendor carts (size approximately 8 ft. x 16 ft.)  and more than 20 sites for artisan, craft, and farmer’s booths are available for rent in this prime location.   Booths are one of two sizes, 8 ft. x 8 ft. and 10ft. x 10 ft. and rented by the day, weekend or month.  MISSISSIPPI MARKEPLACE is permitted for a landscaped, pervious paved lot with full electricity and water hook- ups for food/vendor carts. Each space will be provided extra space for seating.

The site, at the intersection of four communities,  has great access from public transportation and is close to many destination shops (Pin Me, Flutter, Black Wagon, Pastaworks, Sunlan Lighting) , music venues (Mississippi Studios, Mississippi Pizza) , coffee shops (The Fresh Pot, Albina Press) and restaurants (Monsoon Thai, Lovely Hula Hands, Equinox, Mississippi Delta, Gravy, Mississippi Station, Por Que No, Lorenzo’s).  It is on the #4 Bus line, just two blocks off Interstate 5 (exit 303), and three blocks from the Interstate Max line stop at Prescott.

The site will be landscaped with native bushes and trees, and there will be plenty of bike parking. Vendors will be asked to use recyclable serving containers, utilize local food sources where possible, recycle trash and compost or donate left-over food to Food Bank programs. Year ’round one year lease preferred for food carts.

We will have 3 different type of sites available for rent :

  1. Food Cart Sites (with electricity and water hook-ups) approximately 8 X 16  feet (plus area for seating) – renting for $495 a month.
  2. 8 x 8 ft booth spaces (you provide the tent) and set up and take down each day. – $20/day, monthly rates available.
  3. 10 x 10 ft booth spaces (you provide the tent) and set up and take down each day. – $25/day, monthly rates available.

 For more information or to apply for your location on this exciting new project, call ROGER 503-358-7873