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Tidbit Food Cart Pod to Shutter on SE Division

Roughly 20 carts must find new homes

Brown Bag Pizza at the Tidbit Food Farm and Garden
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The roughly 20 food carts located inside the Tidbit Food Farm and Garden pod on Southeast Division and 28th Avenue will roll away by October 8, WWeek reports. Tidbit co-founder Christina Davis says the lot has been sold for an undisclosed development, adding it to the growing list of food cart pods to recently close around the city.

One of Portland’s most innovative food cart pods, Tidbit opened in 2014 with a more deluxe style: party lights, potted trees and plants, and fully decorated trailers selling not just creative plates of food but bouquets of flowers and vintage jewelry. The popular carts, like Hapa Ramen, Earth Burgers, Moberi, Smaaken Waffles, Back to Eden Bakery, and Paper Bag Pizza, one of the city’s hottest new food carts, must all find new homes.

With Portland taking another food cart-pod loss, it’s tempting to be pessimistic about the direction the Portland food cart scene is going, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In other news today, the PBJ reports Baerlic Brewing’s new taproom will set up shop on a 10,000-square-foot lot and house 10 to 12 food carts. The Baerlic team tells Eater it’s aiming to open mid-October, at Northeast 60th Avenue and Halsey Street.

Additionally, Scout Brewery, which anchors the Tidbit pod’s beer garden, is opening on a smaller food cart pod just up the street, near Southeast Division and 50th.