Directly in front of their location on SE Division at 31st, Wafu has installed a large wooden deck with three tables and seats for 18 customers in a space of about two on-street auto parking spots. According to head chef Trent Pierce, they finished constructing the deck on Saturday and opened it for business for the evening dinner crowd last night. "It's awesome," said Pierce, "It was packed out there last night."
This happened in College Station too but with the guidance of the city. Nearly 10-15 on-street parking spots were reclaimed by the city to expand the pavement and allow for possible outdoor seating for the bars on Northgate.
[Link to Portland’s first ‘street seats’]