In 2019, the Alder Street Food Cart pod closed to make way for a major new development: Block 216, a 35-story mixed-use building in the heart of downtown Portland. The building would most notably house the Pacific Northwest’s first Ritz-Carlton — both residences and hotel rooms — as well as a restaurant on the 20th floor featuring a Portuguese chef from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Perhaps in response to the public outcry following the closure of the food cart pod, the building also agreed to dedicate its first floor to an elaborate food hall, one featuring Portland big names like Kim Jong Grillin’ and Birrieria La Plaza.
This story stream tracks the latest updates regarding the development of Block 216, as the building finishes construction. Want to share a tip? This link should help.