Food Truck Ordinance Approved (Updated)

Earlier this evening the Portland City Council, by a unanimous vote of all members, voted to approve the proposed ordinance to allow food trucks to operate in the city.

The changes take effect in mid-August, 30 days from today. Based on what I have heard from vendors interested in running food trucks, there will be a slow uptick this year with more targeting their openings in 2013.

For additional reporting see this article from the Bangor Daily News and this short news piece on the WCSH site and this article in the Forecaster and this one in the Portland Daily Sun

Mainely Burgers in Scarborough is polling their followers on Twitter for their level of interest in the burger truck opening in Portland.

Cabin Cove Oysters is planning on being on the Eastern Prom for the Mumford & Sons concert in August.

3 comments on “Food Truck Ordinance Approved (Updated)

  1. I’d love to have Mainely Burgers and other food trucks in Portland. Too bad that’s basically impossible since the ordinance requires each vendor on the peninsula to park their truck 65 feet from any fixed business and any other vendor.

    I’m pretty sure it is impossible to be 65 feet from any fixed business on the peninsula.

  2. Not really.The entire East Prom is food business free and there are stretches of Commercial Street where it can be done. Marginal Way also comes to mind as well.

    If you mean in the downtown area, you’re right. Though you could park in Monument Square if you get there before the taco, crepes, and hot dog vendors get there.

  3. I run along the Eastern Prom and occasionally stop by Shelly’s food cart. Food truck there would be great!

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