Break out the bubbly and bring on the poutine: Cartopia's food carts get to keep serving their greasy-good grub for at least two more years.
One of the first organized food cart pods to appear outside of Downtown and a favorite among the late-night crowd, the Southeast Portland lot was supposed to clear out November 1 to make way for a multi-story mixed-use apartment building. But The Oregonian reports that cart-owners got a reprieve Wednesday, when the landlord offered them the chance to renew their leases for two more years.
The pod is home to some of the city's most successful and long-standing carts, including Whiffie's Fried Pies, Perreira Crepes, Pyro Pizza, and Potato Champion, who posted the good news on their Facebook page. "We have no info regarding what happened with the sale of the property," the owners wrote. "We only know that we get to spend two more years serving you all great food from this amazing location."
· Cartopia Food Cart Pod Staying Open After All [Oregon Live]
· All Previous Cartopia Coverage [EPDX]