The nonprofit agency Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, or ALSO, hosted its first food cart competition.
Nine food carts offered up their best dishes Thursday night in Troutdale and competed for the $500 first prize of "people's choice."
Hungry people purchased the food and then voted for their favorites.
There were plenty of other activities, but the event was really about raising money for the developmentally disabled.
ALSO is a nonprofit agency with a focus of providing residential and vocational services to individuals with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. It assists many people with everything from total care to supported living and job placement.
ALSO's "Living without Boundaries" program helps people access a variety of opportunities for learning vocational and overall life skills.
Brad Turner with ALSO said, "it's been overwhelming. It's the first annual event and we plan to do it again next year."
Besides eating well, some lucky attendees won raffle prizes, including a flatscreen TV, vacation getaways and a motor scooter.
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