Southeast Division is continuing to fill out nicely as a culinary destination, and after the successful opening of Wafu, another new venture is nipping at its heels: It's Bhap Sang PDX, born out of Han Ly Hwang's popular food cart Kim Jong Grillin', which went up (literally) in flames last April. In early fall of last year, Hwang spoke publicly about plans for a new, brick 'n' mortar location—originally the plan was that it would open in October or November of 2011 at SE 49th and Division, but whether they're on plan B, C, D, or Z, a new deal is done. Just yesterday a lease was signed for a space just a scootch down the road at SE 28th and Division. Word of mouth is a projected opening for mid-February or early March, but the official date is, understandably, TBD.
- Bhap Sang PDX