KPTV FOX Channel 12: The Food Cart Revolution Has arrived in Beaverton.

By KPTV Staff16 First Beaverton Food Cart Pod 2017 by KPTV

The city’s first food cart pod is serving up unique cuisine at the Garage Sale Warehouse building on Southwest Western Avenue.

The City Council voted in 2015 to change development rules to make it easier for food carts to operate in Beaverton.

Previously, multiple food carts were not allowed to operate at the same time at the same site.

Food carts in Beaverton are required to connect to sanitary sewer lines and utilize a grease interceptor or connect to a DEQ-compliant above-ground wastewater tank. They must also connect to a permanent water source or an above-ground potable water tank.

The first six restaurants in the city’s first food cart pod included Teepee’s Native American Fry Bread, Thai Lao Sibuya Japanese Grill, Clinton’s Kitchen, Ochoa’s Authentic Mexican, The Lost Beans and Hakuna Murata.

Garage Sale Warehouse owner Kent Drangsholt believes the new pod will draw neighbors closer, while also giving people some delicious new dining options.

“It has the whole flavor of smaller community involving small businesses and coming together to create something that each neighborhood can draw into that’s close by,” Drangsholt said.

City officials say the development took a year to finish and hope food cart pods will bring more tourist activity to Beaverton.

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