This Week in the Mercury

Big Whoop

Music

Big Whoop

The Muffs Are Blonder Than Yesterday


Savage Love

Columns

Savage Love

At the Neptune



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Festival Dinin'

Posted by Alison Hallett on Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM

2011_pickathon_dishware_poster.jpeg

I'm postponing lunch today until I can make it out to Pendarvis Farms—one of the hallmarks of Pickathon in recent years has been a great selection of food carts, including Garden State, Violetta, and the perennially underrated-because-it-has-such-a-dumb name coffee cart Spunky Monkey. Pizza cart Al Forno Ferruzza is even selling pancakes!

Of note this this year: Pickathon has entirely eliminated single use receptacles—they've adopted the Go Box system that Alex wrote about last week.

The festival-scale system seemed well-implemented, at least when I was out on Friday. Dish washing stations were easy to find, and the dishware itself was actually pretty cute—bowls have a stencil of Pickathon's raccoon mascot in the bottom. I'm sure a few of those will be finding their way into the cupboards of Southeast Portland. The biggest barrier to the whole reusable receptacle is simply, I think, that it seems like kind of a hassle—that poster kiiiiind of makes my eyes glaze over. In practice, though, it seems to be working just fine. (i brought my own plate out instead of dealing with tokens and things because, again, hassle.) As for beverages, plastic water bottles are out, and Klean Kanteen cups are available for purchase. They work great for beer and are probably a little weird for wine.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Comments are closed.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy