As Kachka’s online drama is starting to subside and Poison’s Rainbow settles into its new space, Portland’s pop-up and cart community has been doing great, thanks for asking. Hawaiian-Japanese soup cart Hapa Ramen found itself a new hangout, PBJ’s Grilled is about to open its new brick and mortar, and a handful of pop-ups have been finding semi-permanent weekly homes.
HOPPING TO FOSTER — After losing its spot when Tidbit food cart pod closed last summer, Hapa is about to open at a new location on Foster Road and 73rd. The cart announced its reopening on social media, saying the truck may open as early as this Friday. [EaterWire]
PB&JS TO HIT THE PEARL — Meanwhile, sandwich cart PBJ’s Grilled, which announced its plans to open a shop as early as 2014, is finally preparing to reopen at its new brick-and-mortar in the Pearl. This is a big jump for PBJ’s, which had to close all its carts for over a year. PBJ’s even applied for a liquor license, so expect some booze with your jalapeno PB&J. [EaterWire]
HEAD TO THIS NEW POP-UP — Starting April 20, Celtic-French dinner series Penn Sardin is going to kick it in Sweedeedee for a “dive wine bar” pop-up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Sardine Head will serve crudo, mussels in Breton curry, and plenty of cool natural wines from across Europe and Oregon. [EPDX]
BUZZY BHUNA — Buzzy Kashmiri pop-up Bhuna garnered some enthusiastic nods from Matthew Korfhage at Willamette Week, propelling its Culmination Brewing pop-ups into selling-out-early territory. No wonder: Chef Deepak Kaul is an alum from some big-deal restaurants across the country, including Serpentine in San Francisco and since-closed Rendezvous in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [WWeek]
ON A ROLL — In case you missed it, Goose Hollow now has Thai rolled ice cream, and the new spot even has a version for dogs. Dogs! 22 Below also has locations in Eugene and Salem, serving coconut-based ice creams, takoyaki, and boba drinks. [EPDX]
REUNION PARTY — Von Ebert Brewing is about to open in The Pearl, which is good news for people who miss either Fat Head’s or The Commons. Tom Cook of the former and Sean Burke of the latter will open with around 30 beers and a hearty global burger menu, with plans to open a second brewery near Gresham later this year. [EPDX]