The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will have the final say on whether or not to grant the license, but the city also plays a role. Anyone applying for a liquor license in Portland must get a recommendation (positive, negative or neutral) from the Portland Police with input from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Goldingay went through the proper channels and in July, the OLCC says they got a positive recommendation from Portland officials. The city says it never gave a positive recommendation in the first place. Either way, this week, the City Council voted on a resolution to ask the state not to approve Cartlandia’s license, citing concerns over noise and other negative ramifications.
The OLCC expects to vote on whether or not to approve Cartlandia’s license at their March 16 meeting.
Do you eat at food carts? Would you like to see beer and wine served at food cart pods as well? Do you have concerns about alcohol sales at food cart pods?
- Roger Goldingay: Owner of Cartlandia and Mississippi Marketplace food cart pods
- Farshad Allahdadi: Director of license services for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission
- Theresa Marchetti: Liquor licensing specialist for the City of Portland