The Source Weekly - Bend

More Food Carts for Central Oregon

Sunriver and Bend are getting pods of food carts this year

Lisa Sipe Mar 1, 2018 1:00 AM

According to IBISWorld, each year since 2012 the food truck industry has grown by 7.3 percent, and the trend is definitely growing in Central Oregon. This year, two food cart pods are planned for Bend, with another planned in Sunriver. Bend's Eastside On Tap is set to open this spring with six food trucks, outdoor seating, fire pits and a taphouse with 34 taps of beer, wine, cider and kombucha. The location: near St. Charles Medical Center on 1424 NE Cushing Drive. Less than a mile from On Tap, across from Costco on Purcell Boulevard, the owners of River's Place want to open with five food trucks and a taphouse. "The City has approved our site plan and land use. We are now waiting to get building permits. If all goes smoothly we should be breaking ground the beginning of April and be ready to open late July or early August," owner Jessica Swartz told the Source.This summer in Sunriver, the owners of Elkibou's Food Cart Park plan to open with an Oregon Trail theme. Located behind the post office, they will have seven food carts, a beer garden, fireplaces, a heated pavilion and playground for kids.

On Tap

1424 NE Cushing Dr., Bend

Elkibou's Food Cart Park

56865 Enterprise Dr., Sunriver