Our Mission

Doing Away with Throw Away!

We all love the convenience of takeout food, but nobody loves those single-use disposable containers. Our mission is to make it easy to enjoy waste-free takeout and skip all those disposable to-go boxes.

Reduces Waste

Throw away packaging litters oceans, piles up in landfills, and contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. GO Box reduces the number of styrofoam, plastic, and cardboard takeout containers in circulation and in our landfills.

Easy to Use

Conveniently located drop sites and our free mobile app make pick ups and returns fast and easy. Get an on-site drop box for your building or office through our Corporate Program to make using GO Box even easier.

Durable, BPA-Free

GO Box containers are made from BPA-free, #5 plastic. The result is a sturdy, durable container that holds your leftovers better than any flimsy paper, plastic, or styrofoam to-go box. GO Box also snaps shut for leak-free transporting.

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Bike Powered

Staying true to our mission to make eating out sustainable and environmentally friendly, all GO Box pickups and deliveries are done by bicycle.

Boxes Are Sanitized in a Commercial Kitchen

Used containers are washed thanks to generous support from Transition Projects and the Original Restaurant.

Corporate Program

Reduce waste in the office with a convenient, on-site drop box as a member of our Corporate Program.

Become a Vendor

Green operations and attract new customers by offering GO Box at your food cart or restaurant.

License the GO Box Model

Bring waste-free eating to your city with our licensing program.

Our Team

Laura Weiss

GO Box Founder

GO Box founder Laura Weiss loves the convenience and variety of food carts but has always felt guilty using disposable single-serving containers. GO Box is Laura’s way of helping other eco-minded Portlanders reduce their lunchtime footprint.

Laura has a Masters in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley and 25 years of experience working on environmental policy for government agencies and advocacy organizations in Oregon, Washington State and Washington D.C. She also has a MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. While working for a large food service company she learned about durable, reusable takeout containers being used on some college campuses, and had the idea that they also could work for food carts.

In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, camping, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. She and her husband, who enjoy visiting foreign countries together, live with their two Mexican mutts in close-in Southeast Portland.

Tonya Oyala

Marketing and Outreach Manager

Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Tonya has a deep appreciation for the region’s efforts towards sustainability. She brings over 10 years of experience in promotions and communications to the GO Box team, and thoroughly enjoys meeting and collaborating with people and other small businesses in our community. Tonya is both a bicycling and food cart enthusiast, and loves the fact that GO Boxes are transported to your favorite food vendor by bike!


Anna Mairs

Bike Delivery

Anna recently moved to Portland after graduating from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick with a BA in Geography. She loves rainy winters, large trees, urban design, and riding bikes with trailers! Anna grew up in New York City, and is excited to get to know the buildings and businesses in downtown Portland while helping promote waste reduction.

Nate Martin

Bike Delivery

Nate moved to Portland in 2007, and shortly afterward discovered cycling as a way of life. He grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, where he learned to love the mountain forests and southern deserts, and he loves living near the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. Nate recently graduated from Reed College with a BA in English Literature. Bike camping, Aikido, and pinball are a few of his favorite things.


Get Started With GO Box!

You can get unlimited use of GO Box for only $21.95/year or $3.95/month!
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