Food carts in Portland have become famous and more popular in the last handful of years for their quirkiness and creativity with food and drink (not to mention that most of them are awesome with cool stories behind them) and this one who we helped with food cart signage is no different.
AJ @ Moto Coffee called us up (referred by another one of our food cart owning customers – Thank you for that Saied!) after purchasing his first food cart a couple of months ago. Our customer was about to open Moto Coffee – A food cart on Milwaukie Ave., in SE Portland serving Coffee / Smoothies / Pastries. AJ came to us very prepared, he and a friend had come up with and designed a really cool retro logo which combined his love for Motorcycles with his love for Coffee. They had even come up with a plan on how to use to the existing foot card sign mounted to the top of the cart to display the new logo design that they would be using going forward – That’s where we came in.
We were contacted and asked if we could make their idea become reality by using the existing GIANT METAL WAFFLE that was being displayed on the two-tones-of-pink food cart (can’t make this stuff up) and cover it with two metal panels, one on each side to display the Moto Coffee logo.
The project was easy enough for us, we were able to turn it around pretty quick for him. We mounted the two vinyl graphics we printed to two sheets of circular aluminum that were cut to match the inside dimensions of the waffle. We then used 3M VHB tape (which I’m told holds airplanes together, and I’m inclined to believe that based on my experience with it) to hold the aluminum to outside of the waffle. The sign came out of our office looking great and most importantly, our customer was happy with the final product!
If you happen to be on SE Milwaukie Avenue thirsting for some coffee or a smoothie – go check this place out – It’s hard to miss with it’s new food cart signage (the giant waffle sitting on top)
Update: Since we posted this Moto Coffee was featured in Willamette Week for best new coffee cafes / roaster in Portland: