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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. 

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 Saturday, May 30, PDX671 hosted a pop-up dinner for 10. It was a donated auction item for Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose. None of the attendees - parents of students from the school - had ever been to the cart… nor were they familiar with Guamanian food. The evening presented  a nice opportunity to introduce and showcase our island flavors while venturing past what is routinely served at the food cart.

Jason holds up our 6 course menu for the evening. Photo ©2015 Rodith Limtiaco

Jason holds up our 6 course menu for the evening.
Photo ©2015 Rodith Limtiaco

PDX671 typically offers Guam food found at most fiestas. Creating pop-up menu items is a chance to break away from that and develop combinations of flavors that aren't usually found on the island, but lend themselves more to Portland's food... it's seasonal. Our previous pop-up dinner had a winter aspect, held together by a coconut theme (the coconut was used as an ingredient throughout all dishes). This dinner definitely had a more summer inspiration.

The evening was gorgeous in Portland that night and everything went wonderfully. Our guests genuinely enjoyed themselves and were surprised in delight. It was such a pleasure to support Archbishop Howard School and be able to raise awareness about our culture and food.

As a receiptant of such a most amazing dinner all I can say is hats off to Ed, Marie and team for one of the most amazing meals EVER - you is truly another one of the hidden gems of NE PORTLAND!!!! thank you for a fantastic evening and thanks for your support of the other treasure of the neighborhood - Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose.
— Rosemary
I don’t even know where to start - the dinner was such a treasure to experience. The flavors and presentation were out of this world. Thank you for hosting this dinner and I can’t wait to have more dinner parties at your location.
— Lisa

Special thanks to Yvonne Sablan and Rodith Limtiaco for photography.
All respective photos ©2015 Yvonne Sablan or ©2015 Rodith Limtiaco.

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