About Food – “Kargi Gogo”
Downtown Portland in the state of Oregon might be 6,388 miles from the country of Georgia but there is a part of SW Washington Street where the aroma of freshly baked Khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread) and hot spicy Khinkali (Georgian dumplings) will transport you there in an instant.
Welcome to “Kargi Gogo”.
“Kargi Gogo” Food Cart was established earlier this year by Sean and McKinze who had returned to the States after two years volunteering with the Peace Corps in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.
When they were not working on community projects Sean and McKinze spent most of their free time in Georgian home kitchens and restaurants learning how to make traditional Georgian food. They say on their website that, “By coming to love Georgian food, we came to love Georgia itself”.
“Kargi Gogo” offers some of Georgia’s best known dishes, including khinkali (meat filled dumplings), lobiani (bean filled bread) and khachapuri (cheese filled bread). All of “Kargi Gogo’s” food is freshly prepared using authentic recipes.
They use imported Sulguni cheese, which gives a truly authentic taste to their khachapuri cheese bread.
“Kargi Gogo” (კარგი გოგო) means “good girl” in the Georgian language. It’s a heartfelt compliment and a term of endearment for women of all ages, especially the grandmothers, mothers and daughters who create everyday meals and Georgian feasts (supras) for family and friends.
We think the “Kargi Gogo” logo is great!
Thank you Sean and McKinze for bringing an authentic taste of Georgia to the people of Portland!