Prepare to get messy: Portland has two new seafood boil carts, including the Drip’n Crab (pictured) and Kracked Crab. The Drip’n Crab

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Mardi Gras is over, but two new food carts are still bringing the party vibes with delightfully messy seafood boils. Plus, the owners of Gabagool launch a new Philly cheesesteak cart, Old Town Pizza buys the New York-style pizzeria Baby Doll, and a new Mexican restaurant in Happy Valley has sparkly margaritas served in high heels. Read on for that and more culinary updates. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

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NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
JAS Kitchen
This new cart serving Hainanese chicken and rice (poached chicken and seasoned rice, often served with chili sauce and cucumber slices) soft-opened inside the new CORE (Collective Oregon Eateries) pod on Wednesday. The menu also includes pork belly rice, soy sauce chicken rice, and spicy Thai chili chicken wings.
Northeast
Pickup or outdoor seating

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