One of Portland's cheapest hamburger restaurants, Vivian's Drive-In, is being sold for the third time in its 63-year history. The Press Herald reported last month that owner Donna Morgan, who bought the place in 1994, is selling — "But despite rumors that the Forest Avenue business might be closing, Morgan said it isn't going anywhere." She also promised "Nothing should change," including the concise menu of low-priced little burgers (virtually all items sell for under $4 each, even double cheeseburgers) and red snapper hot dogs.
Things might change a little, though — since the Press Herald's piece, the seasonal eatery has closed for renovations, according to a hand-written sign on the front door. No official word has made its way out about new ownership nor a timeline for reopening, and the business phone number is disconnected. For now, burger fans, you'll have to look elsewhere for your iconic burger fix.