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There comes a time when a little food cart needs to grow up and get a “real” business…or at least that’s what they tell us.

We wonder–why not both? KOi Fusion has been defying odds since its inception in 2009, and now we are doing it again. Presenting our very first ever brick & mortar location, koi-ly nicknamed KOi DStreet for its location in the D-Street building on SE Division at 30th.

Photo courtesy of Steve Shomler

This location boasts indoor, climate-controlled seating for 35, 2+ taps of amazing, cold beer (Hop Valley Brewing & Base Camp Brewing), our deep-fried wonders like the K-Dog & Sweet Potato Fries, and much more! You will also notice upon your first visit that KOi’s kind of gone to space–look for some new branding with wall murals and table tops by local designer Gage Hamilton. We went back to the basics with classy black and white with accents of light grained wood. This location of KOi will be introducing some new, never-before-seen menu items at our new location too!

Photo courtesy of Steve Shomler

Trippy, right?

We are so excited to share this new location with you all!

Current DStreet Hours Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm

Phone in Orders to 503-889-0422

Why D-Street?

Photo courtesy of Steve Shomler

Many people have asked us since sporting the above shirts at Eat Mobile 2014–what is a D-Street Native? What many of our long-time K’Heads know is that we were one of the original food carts on Division at 30th. After  the beginnings of construction, all of the carts had to relocate, and once construction went to its finishing phase, the developers invited us to be one of the first businesses back in the area. It’s because of this that we’ve coined the term DStreet Native, one that originated from the same spot on Division.

We owe a huge thanks to all the people who helped us get to where we are today. KOi has grown so much and we aren’t stopping yet! We still have our killer carts (have you been to our newest spot on SE Oak next to Base Camp Brewing?) Look for more news as the year moves forward!

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Thanks Steve!!!

Thank you Steve Shomler!

Steve is a local author and huge K’Head! He recently released a book all on food carts! Grab a copy of Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with City’s Culinary Entrepeneurs on Amazon. You can also follow his adventures on his blog!

Remember that one time we rocked Eat Mobile?

Yeah that was pretty rad! Huge thanks to all our #KHeads who supported us!

We’re back at Eat Mobile today sharing a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN item. In honor of our new location (and very first ever brick-and-mortar), we are cooking up something with some serious staying power. A perfect bite for a rainy spring day, this item will give a whole new perspective to how you see kimchi.

Join us TODAY rain or shine at Willamette Week’s Eat Mobile at OMSI from 1pm-6pm and #getsumKOi. Be sure to tag your pics @KOiFusionPDX and #WWEatMobile!

A KOi ship has landed at Base Camp! We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Base Camp Brewing to offer brews and tacos for all our hungry K’Heads. The new Base Camp cart will have the same hours as the brewery:

Sunday-Wednesday Noon until 9pm
Thursday-Saturday  11am until Midnight

As you may have noticed, these hours are crazy different from most of our other locations (besides Stadium)–stay tuned to our twitter for updates as some of our locations move to summer hours!

The Move

Where did this trailer come from? The Base Camp Trailer came over from its location at SuperPod (on SE 2nd and Water Ave near Produce Row). Fun Fact: The trailer has only moved 6 blocks east of its previous location, which means that if you are recently heartbroken over the move, fear not! We are now in a location just outside Base Camp Brewing, a brewery with a sick indoor taproom (hooray climate control!), awesome outdoor seating (which is currently expanding), and hearty FREE beer smells! And we are a quick walk from the old location! Feel better? We thought you might :)

You can now get KOi Fusion from inside  the taproom (simply order at the bar) and hot, happy kimchi times are headed your way–delivered right to your table!

More delicious surprises are in store–we are just getting started!

You are engaged?! How exciting! Congratulations!

Did You Know That KOi Fusion Caters Weddings?

KOi Fusion’s catering marries Korean BBQ and fresh Mexican flavors into a blissful experience served up in burritos, sliders, tacos, and more! The combination of Mama Kwon’s succulent barbecued meats, together with grilled tortillas and garden-crisp vegetables create a taste sensation that is uniquely Portland.

With our mobile fleet, as well as professional in house staff, KOi offers distinctive catering options for any special event! Whether you are looking for an authentic Portland Food Cart Experience or a plated sit down meal for your guests, we will wow you. Our menus are tasty, and our people are flexible and fun.

KOi Fusion ahs been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Gourmet, CNN, Forbes, and Portland Monthly. Oregon Bride named KOi Fusion “Hottest Food Cart Catering” in their Best Of 2012 awards.

Looking to book catering for your next event? Submit your inquiry here (or email us at Catering(at)KOiFusionPDX(dot)com), and our Catering & Event Manager, Bee, will be back with a customized quote for your big day!

KOi Fusion + Luxe NW @ Castaway PDX

KOi Fusion will be exhibiting at Luxe NW’s Bridal Event Sunday, February 16! We are excited to be a part of a gorgeous event that will change how you feel about wedding expos! Inventive cakes, stunning flowers, and KOi Fusion’s amazing food promise to make the day absolutely unforgettable!

Get your tickets to Lux Bridal Event

See you this weekend!

Luxe Wedding Event

KOi Fusion to offer Guacamole

What better surprise than finding out that KOi Fusion now offers guacamole as an add on, side or with some amazing Juanitas Corn Chips!? Grab some guac in your burritos, tacos, and topped on your kimchi quesadillas! SO GOOD.

Forget put a bird on it Portland–put some kimchi and guac on that thing!

We’ve got some fun additions coming to KOi Menus in the near future–have you had a bright idea you wish we’d get on the menu already? Let us know! Tweet us @KOiFusionPDX!

KOi Fusion–Official Sponsor of Little Boxes PDX

Stop by for some KOi Fusion this Friday and Saturday while you’re out participating in Portland’s Little Boxes Weekend! We will be offering a free kimchi upgrade for anyone who shows us their Little Boxes Passport or smartphone app!

What is Little Boxes PDX?

Little Boxes is a two day affair with over 200 participating local shops and boutiques! Shoppers attending Small Boxes PDX Weekend will receive 10% off, a raffle ticket for each store they visit, and could receive more depending on qualifying purchases. Every raffle ticket enters the shopper into a contest to win one of 50+ amazing prizes (including a $50 gift certificate to KOi FUSION WHAT!?).

LITTLE BOXES 2013 from THE BACKWUDS on Vimeo.

How to Participate in Little Boxes PDX

Participating in Little Boxes is easy. If you have an iPhone, download our iPhone appto play along digitally or pick up a Passport at any participating Little Box to play on paper. Enter the raffle simply by going to any Little Box on the days of the event and filling out a ticket or entering the Code into your iPhone. Everybody’s allowed one entry per Little Box they visit and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter. The more stores you visit, the greater your chances of winning.

When: Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/29 – 11/30) from 10am – 7pm

Where: The Little Boxes, Portland’s locally owned shops and boutiques

Remember: Free kimchi upgrade for showing your Small Boxes App or Passport!

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