Ed Sablan (PDX671) brings his food of guam to northeast 42nd avenue
Originally from the beautiful Mariana Island of Guam, Ed Sablan moved to Portland in 1993. After working in a variety of kitchens around town, he opened the food cart PDX671 (Portland’s airport code/Guam’s area code), in 2010. PDX671 was a place for Ed to share his CHamoru culture with the city he lives in, Portland, the best way he knew how–through food.
Ed’s heartfelt approach to cooking great food gained recognition and credibility through publications on Guam, as well as here, in the States. His CHamoru food has been highlighted in Pacific Daily News (Guam’s local newspaper), The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, and even Saveur magazine! Ed and PDX671 have also been featured in two episodes of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives,” which continue to air globally.
More than just a place to get CHamoru food, PDX671 quickly became a vehicle to honor where he’s from, as well as his new home away from home. Ed focused efforts on how to best be of service, celebrating CHamoru culture. But he knew he had to do more.
PDX671’s last day of service was on May 25, 2018. One year later, we are finally able to share with you all that we’ve been working on… BIBA! CHamoru Kitchen
Located in the North Pacific Ocean, Guam is the closest US territory to Asia. It has been privy to foreign cultures and their food for almost 5 centuries. When we think of food from Guam, it is impossible to overlook the complex cultural diversity that exists within our community. CHamoru food has flourished with the contributions of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Mexican, American and many other cultures. It is this diversity that brings us together and allows our cuisine to remain a celebrated part of our families. We look forward to the evolving preservation of Guamanian cuisine for future generations!