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Proposal calls for ‘culinary corridor’ to save downtown food carts

The largest collection of food carts in Portland sits at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street, a site slated for redevelopment.

Portland’s largest food cart pod at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street is slated for redevelopment, and cart owners have been told they might need to vacate as soon as May.

“Suddenly the city loses out on 55 lunch spots, 55 small businesses,” Burmeister said. “We need to find a way to preserve a piece of Portland that has been a part of the city for more than 30 years now.”

One section of the Alder Street Food Cart Pod has already been vacated for construction of a 12-story, 197-room Moxy Hotel by Marriott. Across the street, a proposed 33-story hotel, office and condo tower would replace the larger collection of carts, and construction could begin as soon as next year.

By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted October 31, 2018 at 08:53 AM | Updated October 31, 2018 at 12:13 PM