Now that the block previously home to a dozen food carts known as Tidbit Food Farm and Garden is an empty parking lot—with only a few of those carts moving up the street to a new pod at Southeast 50th—bougie Southeast Division Street could use another casual restaurant.
Thankfully, the ultra-hyped PDX Sliders is moving in.
As reported by Eater, the fast-casual restaurant will take over the current Black Dog Lounge space at 3111 Southeast Division St.
Last November, Louis sold Sunshine Tavern to indie rock scene stalwart Neva Knott, who opened Black Dog Lounge. The bar kept Sunshine Tavern's shuffleboard table but punk concerts, including a recent show by The Screamin' Geezers, whose members previously fronted Portland seminal '80s punk bands The Confidentials and Sado-Nation.
But after just under a year, Knott announced October 16 that she'd sold her bar.
PDX Sliders started as a food cart in 2014, and gained a whole lot of praise: In 2016, National Geographic listed them as the fourth best burger joint in America, as ranked by happy Yelpers. PDX Sliders opened their first brick and mortar location in Sellwood back in January, in a 1911 house that was formerly home to local Mexican food chain Cha Cha Cha.
Rollins plans to open the Division Street location by December 1.