About us

About us

Welcome to LA AREPA!

We specialize in Typical Venezuelan Street Food. We pride ourselves on serving authentic cuisine with traditional flavors and recipes. We have been preparing these foods for many years back home and we are excited to share with you a little piece of Venezuela right here in beautiful Portland Oregon!

I would like to introduce myself, Antonio Gutierrez and my wife Elsy Rodriguez. We are the owners of La Arepa Venezuelan food cart. We moved here from Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 2007 and have been living here in SE Portland ever since. We decided to move here to be near our son and his family. It has been a wonderful experience and we have been welcomed to this incredible city with open arms. We love and miss our culture back home and decided that we wanted to bring a little corner of Venezuela here to Portland. We opened up La Arepa in August 2011 and have had a wonderful response to our cuisine and now we have opened a second location La Arepa II on SE Portland. We look forward to many more years of serving and introducing our food and culture to new people everyday. We love the open-mindedness that Portlanders have to trying new food and to learning about new cultures. Thank you Portland for making our dream come true!!