PORTLAND, Ore. — Food carts making up the largest pod in downtown Portland have been ordered to move out by the end of June.
The site at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street will soon be home to a 35-story high rise.
Food cart owners received notices on Thursday that they must vacate the area by June 30. Owners knew the day was coming. But it didn’t make getting the notice on Thursday any easier.
“I was a little bit shocked. I didn’t want to believe it, but it is what it is. I’m kind of upset but we can’t do anything about it. I guess I’ll try to find a new location,” said Danny Chan with Sumo Sushi.
The food carts have been a popular spot for lunch and dinner for years. But owners will have to find a new place to set up shop.
The 35-story high rise will house a hotel, office space, private residences and retail stores. BPM Real Estate Group plans to begin breaking ground late in the summer or in the fall.
Plans for the new development also include a food hall. Developers hope that brings some of the same energy to the area that the food carts do.
Photos: Renderings of hotel tower