Opera a la Cart

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s mobile performance venue that brings opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Designed and built by architecture students at Portland State University, the cart features a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials du jour. Charismatic young singers perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Opera a la Cart travels to food cart pods, farmers markets, college campuses, neighborhood festivals, and other locations where people gather.



Monday, July 15 | Noon – 1pm
Mozart Monday
Director Park
815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

The Opera a la Cart truck will expand its menu to include cast members from La Finta Giardiniera performing selections from the opera during this lunchtime celebration of Mozart.

Saturday, July 20 | 2pm – 3pm
Argyle Winery
691 OR-99W, Dundee, OR

Sunday, July 21 | Noon – 3pm
Sunday Parkways: Outer Northeast
Go here for the route.

Saturday, July 27 | Noon – 2pm
8145 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR

Saturday, August 3 | Noon – 2pm
Junk Refunk, Canby’s Wait City Park
300 N Holly St., Canby, OR

Sunday August 4 | Noon – 1pm
Carefree Sunday, Milwaukie
Go here for the activity map.

Friday, August 9 | Noon – 1pm
Food Truck Fridays, Hillsboro Civic Center
150 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR

Saturday, August 10 | Noon – 2pm
La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Festival
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR

Sunday, August 11 | Noon – 2pm
Oregon City Festival of the Arts
1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR

Wednesday, August 17 | Noon – 2pm
I Heart Rockwood Festival
Nadaka Nature Park, 17615 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 18 | 2 – 4pm
“Opera on the Lawn” Remy Wines
17495 NE McDougall Rd. Dayton, OR

Saturday, August 24 | Noon – 1pm
Utopia Vineyard
17445 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR

All performances are free and open to the public, subject to change.

Thanks for celebrating food truck “culture” with us! We invite you to take advantage of a special ticket offer. Your Opera a la cart card unlocks 25% off tickets to La Finta Giardiniera at the Newmark Theatre on July 12 -27. (promo code on Opera a la cart cards)

Click the link below, and follow these instructions to make a purchase:

• Select your desired performance date and click “Find Tickets”
• Enter your promo code when prompted to receive your offer
• Select your seats using the interactive map
• Add seats to your cart
• Login to your Ticketmaster account (or click “Create an account” to start a new one)
• Complete your purchase
• Tickets will be sent via email for you to print and present at the theater for admission

Opera a la Cart Ticket Offer

*Offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Limit 4 tickets per household, subject to availability.

Questions? Contact our Patron Services team!
503-241-1802 |  M-F, 10a-5p

Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of:

The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, RACC, and numerous other arts advocates and supporters.