Once again we look to the future of Portland's dining and drinking scene, via OLCC applications:
Valentineâs, the art and music bar at 232 SW Ankeny St., is switching hands to Metro planner Will Elder and to minority partner Estia Penelope âOpieâ Papaioannou, daughter of the late Ted Papaioannou, who was co-founder of Berbati restaurant and bar across the Ankeny alleyway. Papaioannou is listed as the manager. No changes are currently planned at the venue in terms of bar staff or music programming.
The defunct red-barned shanty strip club Roosterâs Pub (605 N. Columbia Blvd.), reviewed in our pages recently, has a planned resurrection as JAGâs Clubhouse, according to an application filed with the OLCC. Whoâs JAG? Jared A. Gallop, owner of Tennessee Redâs barbecue in Portlandâs Brooklyn neighborhood. Nude revues will still be the stock in trade at JAGâs, but no word yet on what kind of meat will be served.
Robo Taco (607 SE Morrison), darling of late-night vegan and al pastor taco lovers both, has applied for a full liquor license. So apparently, drunks shuttling between Dig A Pony and Star Bar at 1 am wouldnât have to go more than a block without a shot.
Lookâs there's another cidery planned in the general area. Portland Cider Co. at 275 S. Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, is a bit loose with its name, however; we suppose Oregon City Cider Co. didnât have quite the same ring.
In extra-metropolitan news, looks like couple new breweries are also in the works around the state. The owners of craft-brewer hops purveyors Indie Hops filed intentions to open brewery and brewpub Worthy Brewing Co. in beer-dense Bend at 495 Bellevue Dr.