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Taking its name from Portland's airport code and the island of Guam's area code, PDX671 is a food cart that fuses seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest with flavors and cooking techniques of Guam. 

2nd Annual PDX671 Pop-Up for Archbishop Howard School

A Pop-Up Dinner presents an opportunity for me to break away from the daily routine at the cart and get a little more creative with the food. I can experiment with possible menu items and try out new recipes. It is a time for me to have fun and let loose, yet still focus on technique and flavors I find unique to the island. The people who attend these dinners are allowed the chance to experience a little bit more than what I offer at the food cart.
— Ed Sablan

On Sunday, June 5, PDX671 (with the help of our friends Kirt & Emma Dye) hosted a pop-up dinner for 14 at Crisp. It was a donated auction item for Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose. Presenting a nice opportunity to introduce and showcase our island flavors while venturing past what is routinely served at the food cart, the dinner is also a great way to fundraise for our children's schools!

For more information about PDX671 Pop-Up Dinners, please email guahan@pdx671.com with the subject: PDX671 POP-UP

2016 Festival of the Pacific Arts - Ed's Recap

An eye-opening expo of Pacific Island culture, FestPac is probably the greatest forum for Pacific Island nations to recognize our similarities, and respectfully acknowledge the differences that make each of our island cultures unique. 

I am honored to have been chosen as a Diaspora Delegate for Guam. The only draw back, if any, was not having enough time to witness more of history unfolding. Dancing, music, spoken word, art galleries, crafts, blacksmithing, weaving, body ornamentation, seafaring traditions, historic performances, and film premiers, FestPac and Guam were spilling over with culture. 

Traveling back home to Guam and participating in such a life changing, island changing, event has helped me to better recognize my own identity. Showcasing the food of our culture, the Chamorro culture, alongside other principal chefs and delegates of Guam was priceless. I draw immense inspiration from the other chefs, as I witness first hand the passion that drives them, and how our Chamorro culture is so much a part of their everyday lives. 

I am re-grounded by this trip, excited again to spread my culture through food, and confident, more so now, as we move forward with new growth. Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to everyone!