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A food cart in Downtown Portland crosses the river and turns into a full-size restaurant in Brooklyn

RITA A. LEONARD - A downtown food cart turns into a Brooklyn restaurant just south of Powell, as Bottos BBQ opens in Brooklyn.The downtown "Botto's Texas-style BBQ" cart has moved into a restaurant in Brooklyn, taking advantage of the space that Pok Pok Wing had moved out of during the pandemic, at 3120 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue.

Opening day was October 1st. The building, with its distinctive red-angled roof, offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of parking.

Owner Darren Bottinelli tells THE BEE that he learned to love barbeque while in college in Austin, Texas. Botto's earned its reputation downtown by offering brisket, smoked brisket, pulled pork, beef ribs, pork ribs, pork belly, pork and beans, carnitas, turkey brisket, and Keilbasa. The new Brooklyn restaurant features all of those, while also offering coleslaw, carnitas, cheesy brisket hash, corn bread, a variety of drinks, blueberry bread, and pudding, for a complete meal.

"We are now licensed, but currently only open for dinner service from 4 to 7 p.m. However, we'll be adding days and expanding to include lunch service soon," says Bottinelli. Call ahead – at 971/334-5397 – for Take-Out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, or order in person, appropriately masked and social distanced, to dine indoors or out. They also offer catering. They're online –

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