Meet the Parking Lot Czar Preparing to Turn Food Cart Pods into Gleaming High Rises

Greg Goodman wants to transform 11 of his family lots into high-rises. We size him up.

By Marty Patail March 25, 2016 Published in the April 2016 issue of Portland Monthly

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Family owns about 25 blocks of downtown, and only rarely heard cackling “AND IT’S MINE, ALL OF IT—MINE!”

Soon to be popular with local BASE jumpers

Pioneering a new architectural style: Northwest Dubai-ism

Strong candidate for Top Shade Creator 2025

Started out washing cars, and familied his way to the top

As far as megarich overlords go, we sure could do worse

Carries miniature model of vacant lot on top of his head

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Could displace food carts beloved since 2008 immemorial

Immune to ill-informed Facebook rants

New high-rises to offer stunning views of the ruining of Portland

Man, when you think about it, can you really “own” anything?

No word that his so-called “Ankeny Blocks” will involve a supersize Captain Ankeny’s Well

“Parking lot baron” < all other baronial titles

He is become death, the destroyer of worlds

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Image: Greg Goodman

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