News from the future of Portland's bar and restaurant industry, via OLCC liquor license applications:
Is delivery-only East-side pizza joint Lonesome's taking over the hallowed pizza window at Dante's? That's what it looks like—the venue's liquor license has been amended to add Lonesome's as a partner. There was talk of a Lonesome's window with the Grove Hotel redevelopment across the road, but that project is now on hold. Dante's current pizza is not good, so this would be a welcome change.
Goose Hollow's Commodore Lounge is moving two blocks away to where the Bulldog Tavern currently lives at 1650 W Burnside.
Sergey Udalov is planning to open Cafe Theobroma at 1037 NW Flanders St. in the former Boyd's in the Gregory building.
Patrick Sirianni is planning to open West 45 at 50 NE 57th Ave. Despite the similarity in name, it appears to bear no connection to Nob Hill's North 45. The application is for "Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine," so not a bar.
Irah's Coffee & Yogurt Lounge at 1755 SW Jefferson St. has applied for a limited license.
And in non-Portland OLCC news, someone is opening a brewpub in Bend called Rat Hole Brewing. Yum!