Espied on the front page of The Big O's Business page; the going of the Charbucks at the Ladd's Addition location (SE 20th and Hawthorne) and the coming of the Dutch Mafia to the gateway corner of SE Grand and Belmont:
...A few blocks away, Grants Pass-based Dutch Bros. Coffee opened its first outlet inside Portland city limits at at 5 a.m. and welcomed lines of cars driving through for a free brew. The 24-hour drive-through at Southeast Grand Avenue and Belmont Street is the company's 133rd since it was founded in 1992.
This being the first within PDX city limits will come as a surprise to the people who live near the location at SE 136th and Division, which has been in the city limits since the late 1980's, and the one at SE 68th and Foster, which has been within the city limits since the early 1900s.
But it's okay. After all, according to Willamette Week, the city of Portland ends at I-205 anyway.
The reason so many eastern Portlanders are touchy about west-side arrogance will be left on the table as an exercise for the reader.
But, hey ... 24-hour Dutch Mafia service at Grand and Belmont? What's not to like about that?
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