After years of nothing happening at the old Poor Richard’s (3907 NE Broadway), which closed in 2011, there has been activity in the space since yesterday (hat tip: Hollywood Boosters Facebook page). Also, an electrical permit was filed with an issue date of 1/8/19. Here are some details:
IVR Number 4331389
Permit/Case Type: Electrical Permit
Commercial or Multi-Family Dwelling/Structure
513701 PM521 POOR RICHARDS (SWINERTON GC) INSTALL TEMP LIGHTING TERRY LAUE IS PM
I stopped by this morning and peered in the windows to see dusty, random stuff strewn about. There was a man sitting in a chair with an orange jumpsuit and a breathing filter (he was so still at first that I wasn’t sure what I was seeing exactly) and with the big dumpster out back it looks like they are cleaning out the space. What’s going in there is anyone’s guess, but I hope it’s going to be something good for the neighborhood; there’s also a possibility that they are simply cleaning it up for the sake of cleaning it up. I’ll keep an eye on it.
Typical entrance to H Mart (this one’s in Irvine, CA). Photo credit: Nandaro
Back in July 2017 I wrote about my excitement regarding the opening of H Mart, the very popular Korean grocery store chain, in the old Zupan’s space on Belmont. Since then I certainly wondered what was up. Today I have a better idea. Portland Business Journal wrote, “according to an emailed response from the company in Tigard, H Mart is shooting for an early March opening for the new store.” Continue reading “Progress at H Mart Belmont”
This looks delicious, but who doesn’t like the varieties of steamed buns out there? Photo credit: Gado Gado
Earlier this week, I mentioned that a restaurant named Gado Gado will move into the now-shuttered My Canh space later this year, and wondered if it was the same Gado Gado as the robust and popular Asian food popup. Today I learned via Eater that Portland Monthly confirms it. Continue reading “It’s Official: Gado Gado Is Coming to the Hollywood District”
Back in Black Bean bowl from Fried Egg I’m In Love
Home to great egg sandwiches, the delicious bowl above, and a fantastic name, Fried Egg I’m In Love is opening their own brick & mortar location. Located in the space that used to be home to Blue Star Donuts on Hawthorne, you’ll soon be able to enjoy their delicious food in a comfy enclosed space. Grand opening date is Thursday, January 24.
Even more exciting is that they are throwing a grand opening party on the 24th. Continue reading “Looking Forward to Fried Egg I’m In Love’s New Brick & Mortar Grand Opening Party”
Lemongrass chicken bun from My Canh restaurant.
Over on Nextdoor there’s a thread from the weekend entitled, “Bye to best potstickers.” Of course, it immediately caught my eye since I love potstickers and dumplings of all kinds. The news wasn’t good: local Hollywood District Vietnamese/Thai/Chinese restaurant My Canh is closing. This is the kind of family-run place that serves tasty food and offers a menu of dependable and familiar dishes that grow to be beloved by regulars. Continue reading “The Closing of a Neighborhood Restaurant: Goodbye, My Canh”