Our sorta-weekly recap of
via OLCC liquor license applications:
The Portland areaâs picking up another brewery soon, looks like. The folk at Lake Oswegoâs Maherâs Irish Pub have applied for a brewerâs license in Oregon City to start up a brewery called Feckinâ Ales, at 415 S. McLoughlin Blvd., nextdoor to the Highland Stillhouseâforming a new, mega-boozy Celtic corner along the Oregon City riverfront. According to co-owner Mark Maher, theyâll focus on âauthentic Irish Reds with a Northwest twist.â That twist, in part, is a few more hops, but Maher said theyâll also be dredging up some old recipes from Ireland.
Lompoc Brewery is a bit closer to returning to Nob Hill, it looks like, after getting pushed out of the way by a bunch of condos. Perhaps because "The New New Old Lompoc" was too cumbersome, the brewers have applied for a license under the trade name âLompoc Tavernâ at 1620 NW 23rd Ave., pretty much right where they started.
The new Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant, at the old location of Mudai Ethopian at 801 NE Broadway, looks to be diversifying into an import business. Under the name Addis Importer, Brook Mengistu has applied to start a wholesaling business that includes wine and beer.
Chinese Delicacy (6411 SE 82nd Ave.) has changed hands, moving from Yuan Tang Chun to Wei Hua Tan. No word on whether those off-menu Korean items are departing with the ownership.
Every Albertsonâs in the state is getting itself re-licensed for beer and wine sales, after the chainâs sale to a mega-faceless corporation charmingly called âCerberus.â Why a financial management company wants to guard the gates to hell, we don't rightly know. But they're also selling beer.
The Newport Seafood Grill on 0425 SW Montgomery wants to sell alcohol to go.