Hangry Food Cart offers tasty options for truck drivers and the public
Scappoose can't compare with Portland when it comes to the number of food carts in town — but just outside Scappoose, near the airport, you'll find a food cart that is becoming more popular by the day.
Truck drivers, as well as everyday folks, are becoming familiar with Hangry, located at 53787 W. Lane Road.
Heidi and David Curtis, born and raised in Scappoose, started the popular eatery a couple of years ago after making a lifestyle choice.
"We knew the area," Heidi Curtis said. "We wanted to do a different adventure. We had a marina in town and we sold the business. We were looking for a different adventure. My son had just graduated from high school."
In what they acknowledge is a rather strange origin story, the Curtises were inspired to start Hangry because of a movie they saw.
"It was about a food cart," Heidi Curtis said. "All of a sudden, we said, 'Let's do that.' Literally the next day, we went and found a location."
Unlike some food carts that may travel around a location, Hangry stays put at its current location.
"We don't move," Heidi Curtis said. "We don't do, like, 13 Nights on the River. We don't do any of that. We are stationary. We are right there."
Hangry's hours are limited. The cart is only open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Posted outside the food cart is an impressive list of breakfast and lunch offerings.
You can order a breakfast burrito, or, if you prefer, a breakfast sandwich that's served on Texas toast. If breakfast isn't your style, order a gyro, with a lamb/beef mixture, or the highly popular Philly cheesesteak, featuring grilled steak, green peppers, onions and provolone cheese.
Custom salads are also offered at Hangry.
Heidi and David Curtis make sure fresh ingredients are always available to customers.
"My dad works for one of the big restaurant companies," Heidi Curtis said. "We literally get fresh produce delivered to us every day. I put our order in. My dad drops it off to the food cart. All of our stuff is completely fresh."
One full day every week, on Tuesday, the Curtises prep for opening the next day. They make it a practice to restock, sanitize and clean.
Perhaps the best part of their jobs at Hangry is getting to know their customers.
"Customers are the best part of the whole job," Heidi Curtis said. "We have one guy who will call up and be like, 'Hey, this is Nick, I'm ready for my regular,' and we know exactly what it is."
Hangry even has a regular from Eugene.
"He flies his plane in, lands at Scappoose Airport, then comes over and gets a burger from us," Heidi Curtis said.
Heidi and David Curtis have no problem getting pumped up for each day of business.
"I absolutely love it," Heidi Curtis said. "I think this is the best job I have ever had. I love our customers — there's this personal connection that you have with the community. It's not just handing out food, it's a connection that you have. We absolutely love our customers."
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