Opera a la Cart

“Fancy an “O Sole Mio” with a side order of “Figaro”? There is, this being Portland, a cart for that.” - Portland Monthly

Upcoming events

Celebrate summer with us! Enjoy the talented artists and musicians that live right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at our Opera a la Cart performances.

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is a mobile performance venue that brings live opera performances directly into the community spaces where people gather. You’ll find us at farmer's markets, city parks, neighborhood festivals, street fairs, wineries, and other public events throughout the Portland metro area and region.

Designed and built by architecture students at Portland State University, the cart features a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials of the day to be sung by local artists.

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Portland Opera a la Cart is made possible by The City of Portland’s Vibrant Spaces Community Events Activation Fund with additional support by: