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

“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.

Sean and McKinze and their Kargi Gogo Food Cart Pod

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.

Supra Feast

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!

Kargi Gogo Large Logo

Now you can get Georgian food in Portland every day of the week! Visit “Kargi Gogo’s” Facebook page or website to find out more.

Thank you Sean and McKinze for bringing an authentic taste of Georgia to the people of Portland!

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4 Responses to “About Food – “Kargi Gogo””
  1. Ger says:

    Great post – to save me flying to Portland any idea of where to go for real Georgian food in BRUSSELS LONDON BARCELONA PARIS BERLIN? Gammer jobat

  2. rumpydog says:

    You always make me so hungry!

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