Our weekly look into the future of Portland's bar and restaurant scene, via OLCC liquor license applications:
Inner southeast's Slow Bar is spinning off its popular onion-ring-stuffed burgers into a burger joint—called Slow Burger—at "food cart incubator" the Ocean at 2325 SE Glisan. It joins the meatball and milkshake eatery 24th & Meatballs from the owner of Tabla, John and Carpiel Pence's Asian fried chicken concept Basa Basa, and possibly another outpost of the Pie Spot.
Division Street food cart Shut Up and Eat, purveyors of giant, meat-stuffed sandwiches, plans to open a brick and mortar eatery at 3848 SE Gladstone St. The application indicates it will be open 9 am-9 pm. Shut Up and Eat has been a long-time favorite amongst WW's food writers, and we're always proud to see an Eat Mobile alum moving on to greater things. Sniff, they grow up so fast.
Pitan Ponlakhan, who we assume is the same Pitan Ponlakhan that owns of the Run Chicken Run Thai food cart at the same Southeast 50th and Division lot as Shut Up and Eat, is also opening a brick and mortar eatery called Nudi at 4310 SE Woodstock Blvd., replacing short-lived Japanese restaurant Momoyama.
ChefsTable's Kurt Huffman, responsible for just about every restaurant in Portland at this point, and former Clyde Common cook Troy Furuta are opening Market in the former space of Pascal Sauton's Carafe restaurant (200 SW Market St.). Huffman told Eater last month that the cuisine will be "old-school Continental" and expects to open in July.
Something called Retro Rhythm is opening at 1044 SW Parkway, and has applied for a limited license. The business appears to be owned by one Edward Frerichs.
Internet cafe Red Square Cafe at 4505 SE Belmont St. has applied for a limited license.
The Flying Fish Company fresh fish store has applied to sell booze-to-go from its small store next to Kruger's Farm Market at 2310 SE Hawthorne.
Brooklyn's True Brew Coffeehouse at 3370 SE Milwaukie Ave. has applied for a full liquor license.