For dinner this evening, I ate two burritos in what used to be an abandoned parking lot and commercial space six months ago. What used to be an eyesore has been converted into a place to walk, talk, eat, and spend. The way in which it has been converted is idiosyncratically Portland. The parking lot is now a collection of eight or so food carts, and the commercial space inside houses a bar, several micro-restaurants, two micro-stores, and a coffee corner. If you've never seen one of these spaces, imagine a mall food court in the size of what would normally be one restaurant or garage. To top it off, it's a Latin-themed commercial center, so every one of the units features a different kind of food or taste from Central and South America.