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They are known as 'pods' or 'clusters' - groups of small repurposed trailers and carts with wheels that have infiltrated every major neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Mexican carts serving soft-shell tacos and bulging burritos were part of the trend's re-ignition. But Portland has taken its food cart pods beyond the norm - there are now more than 200 carts in the city, and they are an institution, and a great part of the local economy. They continue to introducing city dwellers to such fanciful new food trends as Korean-Mexican fusion (Koi Fusion), and have covered over some of the dreaded surface parking lots that so abound.