Unfortunately, his debt to Oregon Department of Revenue wasn't enough to run Andrew Wiederhorn out of town. Fortunately, his fast food chain Fatburger's recent misfortune has given him the perfect excuse to leave the Rose City: 90210 or bust! He must be one of the only people with over $1,300,000 in back taxes who hasn't been forced to sell his 18,000 square foot West Hills home, not to mention the Gearhart coastal mansion. Who else in Portland can get away with wearing an ascot and not paying their taxes? What has the world come to?
We once longed for a Fatburger in Portland - it just lost its luster.
Who is driving the food truck at Burgerville? First their grand plan is to open multiple stores with a "new concept" over the entire metropolitan area...to the dismay of many landlords, developers and even more real estate brokers that never happened. Next the plan was to sell beer and wine...only one store in Vancouver is testing that idea. Now the idea is to rig a 24' truck into a $100,000 food cart and drive around testing sales in downtown Portland and other communities before commiting to a new location?
In recent weeks food carts have been all the buzz on the Portland food scene. Now with the introduction of a new development along N Mississippi catering specifically to these businesses how will developments like this effect the overall Portland restaurant scene? Will these bold entrepreneurs become Portland's next great restaurateurs?
I've been passing this sign for months now as I travel westbound over the Hawthorne Bridge almost daily, ever curious who owns it and what prompted them to start painting rotating whimsical messages on it. I love it. Does anyone have any information about him/her/them and why? Hopefully Budweiser isn't behind this one...
It is that time of the year again when all the Urban Workers escape from our urban business and explore everything that is not urban. Please understand that our blog has to temporarily suffer in our absence. The company Airstream is packed to the brim with junk food, beer and illegal fireworks.