To all our wonderful customers, friends, and family…

On Friday, May 25th, PDX671 celebrated our 8th year of business and it could not have happened without all of your continued support. Because of the cart, we’ve met so many wonderful people throughout the years. For that, we are forever grateful. From adventurous people who jumped mouth-first into Chamorro cuisine and quickly turned into regulars... to Chamorros from the Mariana islands letting us know our food tasted “the way my grandma used to make it.” And even our Manåmko’ (our Chamorro elders), letting us know we’ve done a great job. Your words have given us incredible drive to continue to bring the conversation of Chamorro food to everyone in the Portland community. And so, it’s with great honor that we focus on what we believe will be most beneficial to the direction of PDX671, and most of all - our family.

Saturday, May 26th was our last day open at the food cart. But while we transition from the cart, we are NOT going out of business! Rather, we are just getting started on the next chapter! We will continue to host popups throughout the summer, participate in local events, and are also available to cook for small private parties. And while we’re doing all this, we’ll also be focusing on structuring our business, solidifying our numbers, and bringing our latest concept to fruition. More on that in the coming weeks.

The Chamorro people have come such a long way in offering Portland the true experience of the Mariana islands. Since my family and I opened PDX671 in 2010, we have enjoyed the excitement of helping keep our cuisine alive. We are a proud people with so much to share with the world, and we’re grateful for all of you letting us into your lives. And so the story continues with the new owners of our food cart, Mike and Joy San Nicolas, bringing you “Chochu Local”. So we are incredibly pleased to announce that Chamorro cuisine will be staying at Rose City Food Park! 

My family sincerely, from our hearts and souls, thank you for all that you’ve done for us.

Dangkolo na Si’ Yu’os Ma’ase!
– Ed, Marie, Stella, Jude & Roxy Sablan

 
 

Located in the North Pacific Ocean, Guam is the closest US territory to Asia. It has been privy to foreign cultures and their food for almost 5 centuries. When we think of food from Guam, it is impossible to overlook the complex cultural diversity that exists within our community. Chamorro food has flourished with the contributions of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Mexican, American and many other cultures. It is this diversity that brings us together and allows our cuisine to remain a celebrated part of our families. We look forward to the evolving preservation of Guamanian cuisine for future generations!

 
 
 
 
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… Originality stems from the way they express something personal about the owners and where they come from … I had never come across any of these dishes before, anywhere in America.
— FOOD OF THE PEOPLE: PORTLAND'S FOOD CART REVOLUTION – DANA BOWEN FOR SAVEUR
Off the hook!
…The Guam-Bomb-Dot-Com!
…You are the champion. This is awesome!
— DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES (SEASON 18, EPISODE 4) – GUY FIERI FOR THE FOOD NETWORK
You know the kind of happy, triumphant crying tears, the kind you get after watching ‘Rocky,’ ‘The Champ’ or even ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus?’…That’s how I felt while seeing Ed Sablan’s Portland food truck PDX671 getting the closing feature on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ last week.
— MOVED TO TEARS OF JOY – JOJO SANTO TOMAS FOR GUAM'S PACIFIC DAILY NEWS
 
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