Sok Sab BaiPORTLAND, OR – Not every Portland food cart owner aims to open a full restaurant. But for many, a cart’s small scale is great for perfecting recipes, fine-tuning a brand and developing a following before making the brick-and-mortar leap.

This spring, at least five new restaurants will join former carts such as Lardo, the Baowry and Pie Spot in making the transition to fixed addresses, roomier kitchens and rain-proof seating.

Here are their stories, in their own words. (Opening dates are subject to construction whims.)

SOK SAB BAI  – Opening in April at 2625 S.E. 21st Ave., Unit B.;

EL CUBO DE CUBA  – Opening May at 3106 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Facebook: El Cubo de Cuba

BRUNCH BOX  – Opening in April at 620 S.W. Ninth Ave., 503-287-4377 (that’s 503-BURGERS, if you’re counting at home),

FIFTY LICKS  – Opening in June at 2021 S.E. Clinton St., 954-294-8868,

ADDY’S SANDWICH BAR  – Opening in April at 911 S.W. 10th Ave., 503-267-0994,

Get the whole story of each of these restaurant openings from the original article by Michael Russell at <here>