Local man arranges to reopen stolen food cart in northeast Portland | Local news

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A local man has revived his business after everything was stolen and vandalized.

Just after being open for eight weeks, the “Mr. The Big Burger Cart owned by Lamar Winston was stolen last month from Northeast 131st and Sandy. It was found in the Slabs the next day.

The thieves spray painted the logo, dented the cart and ransacked the interior. FOX 12 viewer Jeff Senger offered to tow his cart for free and Thursday “Mr. Big Burger” was back in business.

It cost Winston about $ 1,500 to repair the damage, a few volunteers, and a lot of elbow grease. He also took precautions to ensure his cart was no longer stolen.

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“I have two boots, you will see two boots on them. I have locks everywhere they are supposed to be. I have been told to put on trackers. I have pretty much everything. I am very blessed and grateful because that if you have a food cart then you know how much money you put in those carts, what they do for the community and your families, ”said Winston.

He uses the money from his truck to run his non-profit organization called the “Inner City Basketball Program”. It allows the use of the facility and allows children to play for free and even offers a homework club.

The thieves haven’t been arrested, but Lamar says it feels good to know that there are still people with good hearts.

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