Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip via OLCC liquor license applications:
Looks like Portland will be making its own brand of tequila's country cousin, mezcal. Sofia Acosta Rascon, no apparent relation to the young Mexican-Californian racquetball star of the same name, has applied for a license to begin distilling the Oaxacan-style maguey (blue agave) spirit under the name Meteca—Spanish for "foreigner." Or, if you prefer, it's Brazilian slang for a narc. Rascon recently hosted an artisanal mezcal tasting at Southeast eatery Xico.