Several of the food carts have been open a few weeks already, but the official Grand Opening of the Mississippi Marketplace (4233 N Mississippi, at Skidmore) takes place this Saturday from 1 until 6pm.
Roger Goldingay, the former NASL Timbers player and developer of the marketplace, has revealed also that there will be a special guest at the gala: his old friend and Trailblazers legend Bill Walton will be making an appearance.
The current food cart tenants of the marketplace are Nuevo Mexico, The Big Egg, Native Bowl, Magic Bean, SW Pizza, Ruby Dragon, Dogfeathers, Sushi Tree, Patty’s Wagon, and Sugar Cube is opening soon. Additional offerings Saturday include Mt. Angel farm’s fresh produce, LadlesPDX’s take-away soup, the scented bath and body products of Ocean Child, and Jim Jennings of Perceptive Touch Massage will be offering low cost chair massages from 4 to 8pm.