In a state where the sales of hard liquor is strictly controlled (including the times and days state-franchised stores are open) running out of booze on a holiday is a real risk.

Here's some helpful news from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for those who may underestimate their Thanksgiving needs: 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reminds customers that liquor stores in Oregon have the option to open on Thanksgiving Day; Thursday, November 22. State law provides that liquor agents have the discretion to be open or closed on Sundays and holidays. Thanksgiving Day is one of the nine state holidays defined by state law.

Please call your local liquor store to determine their holiday operating hours. Phone numbers are available at the OLCC’s Web site: or at nine state holidays are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day