Our weekly round-up of Portland restaurant and bar gossip, via OLCC liquor license applications:
The previously announced west side outlet of John Gorham's Tasty N Sons, Tasty N Alder, has applied for a full license for the revamped Cox's Dry Cleaners building at 580 SW 12th Ave. According to a press release I got last week, the restaurant is supposed to open early 2013, and will serve the original Tasty N Sons brunch menu as well as a new dinner menu focussing on "steak, chops and meat."
Awesome pun alert: A new cider maker called OutCider has applied for a winery license (cideries require a winery license, not a brewery license).
Bob and Alice's Tavern at 6517 SE Foster Rd. has changed hands: from Bob and Alice's LLC to Pants and Dreams LLC. The new owners are named Amanda and James.
John's Restaurant at 8608 N Lombard will now just be called Dads. Nope, no apostrophe—just more than one dad. Quite progressive, really.