food carts

Family Biking: Food cart pods are almost the perfect spot for bikes, kids, and pets

Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) by on August 27th, 2019 at 12:07 pm

The Lot at Scout Beer has great food, great bathrooms, and great kiddie play area, but zero bike parking.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

There’s a lot to like about Portland. Our plentiful bike lanes (for an American city, that is) and our high percentage of bike commuters (again, by American standards), our temperate weather, and one of my favorite Portlandy things: our food cart pods!

While I love hanging out and eating at food cart pods, lately I’ve realized there are a lot of them that aren’t exactly bike-friendly, which downgrades them to almost perfect spots.[Read more…]

Oregonian: Alder Street food cart pod could move to North Park Blocks

Avatar by on June 24th, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Future (carfree) food cart pod promenade?

In case you hadn’t heard, Portland’s most famous food cart pod was recently evicted from its space on Southwest Alder Street to make way for a new hotel.

The Oregonian reported this morning that Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s office wants to move the carts to the North Park Blocks:[Read more…]

PSU students back plan to add parklet to SW 4th Ave food carts

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on January 5th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

A few blocks north of the spot where Southwest 4th Avenue becomes Barbur Boulevard, a five-lane city street has been slowly becoming a place for people to enjoy. A team of Portland State University students is pushing this spot to its next step.

If it comes together — the current step is a crowdfunding campaign that would raise $15,350 for construction and the first two years of maintenance — it’d be one of the first fully public Street Seats installation in the city.

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For downtown office space buyers, food carts are the special sauce

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 7th, 2013 at 9:16 am

In the first six months of 2013, 92% of net demand for top-grade office space in downtown Portland occurred within two blocks of a food cart pod.
(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland)

Got some cubicles to rent in Portland? A local real estate analyst says you’d better hope there’s a food cart pod nearby.
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