Urban Decay

La Carreta: Mexican Restaurant Turned SE Portland Homeless Huffing Station

One of the few Portland restaurants popular enough to enjoy its very own Wikipedia page, La Carreta on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in Portland closed at some point during the pandemic. Whether or not you liked La Carreta is up to you; what’s more interesting is how quickly it went from open for business to closed to scene from an as yet unannounced Mad Max film.

La Carreta in 2021 – from their Wikipedia page
La Carreta today – photo by yours truly
The patio really IS now open, just not in the way you’re thinking.
Around back there is plenty of parking for your stolen vehicle, van, or tent, along with hundreds of pre-huffed cans of everything from paint to whipping cream. But shake them anyway, you never know when you might get lucky.