Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip via OLCC liquor license applications:
A liquor license is in for “Lightbar”
in the strip mall that houses Nostrana
. The stub website
declares it to be the “World’s First Light Therapy Café and Bar.”
The bar putatively opens in April, a bit late for peak seasonal affective disorder season, but it nonetheless promises “general good vibrations” on its Twitter account
We’re getting a new brewery in St. Helens, north of Portland. Trent Dolyniuk at Blackbird Catering
has put in for a brewer’s license with brewmaster Edwin Rosenlund
, a pipefitter by day, to start up a two-barrel nanobrewery called Columbia County Brewing
at 164 S. 15th St. in St. Helens. No Portland distribution is planned, but they say they’ll fill up growlers onsite. In the works is an Aldern American Pale made with barley smoked using charcoal from local alder trees. “No hops bombs here,” Dolyniuk says.
The folks at Sizzle Pie
are continuing their bid to take over the known universe. After helping kickstart the White Owl Social Club
recently in the old Plan B space, Sizzle Pie co-owner Matt Jacobson has confirmed that they’ll be taking over the former 3 Brothers mini-mart
almost right next door to Sizzle Pie at 638 E. Burnside, titling it “Mini Mini.”
Galaxy Wine Company
at 2755 NW 31st Ave. has applied for a distiller’s license, but it’s not what you think: Co-owner Bob Liner says they’re trying to start a liquor brokerage company, specifically because they all fell in love with a London gin called Sipsmith
that’s not currently available here. Don't hold your breath, however, says Bob. “There’s so many things that have to happen for us to be able to bring it in.”
Brass Tacks Sandwiches
on 3535 N. Vancouver wants to be able to sell beer and wine. The shop had originally started by means of charming Kickstarter
campaign in 2011.
Devaki’s Deli (4446 NE 131st St.) is changing hands, shifting to Jonathan Tran of Milwaukie Teriyaki.