Future Drinking; Nov. 28-Dec. 1

This week's liquor license applications.

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Food & Drink
Another brewery is taking up residence in the railyard warehouse district south of Southeast Powell Boulevard where Alameda Brewing recently inaugurated a 20-barrel production facility. Gigantic Brewing, a partnership between Hopworks vet Ben Love and former Rock Bottom brewer Van Havig, has applied for a license at 5224 SE 26th Ave.Element Restaurant and Lounge, the downtown spot that famously closed ...   More
 
Monday, December 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 13-16.

This week in OLCC applications.

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Food & Drink
Apologies for this column's two-week absence. Your future drinker has been under the weather.Silly things first: Two non-bar, non-restaurant businesses applied for liquor licenses this week. The first is The Modern Man Barber Shop at 5018 NE 22nd Ave., which is seeking to start serving whiskey in its waiting room. The second is Velo Cult, a San Diego bike shop that's relocating to a former antique ...   More
 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Feb. 27-March 1

This week in OLCC applications.

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Food & Drink
This week brings several applications of note from our friends at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.Zak Melang, owner of the seven-restaurant Tex-Mex chain Matador, has applied to open Southland Whiskey Kitchen in a long-vacant storefront in the same building as the 23rd Avenue Matador.Hot on the heels of owner John Taboada’s announcement that Navarre will expand into half of the former Chin Yen ...   More
 
Friday, March 2, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: March 26-April 5

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Food & Drink
Yeah, this week's rundown of OLCC applications is late. I was busy finishing up Drink, WW's guide to Portland's best 105 bars, which comes out Wednesday. Why 105? Because I can't count, that's why. Lots of news this week:Kurt Huffman and Christopher Israel have applied for the license for Corazon, their soon-to-open Mexican restaurant in the the Indigo building.KJ Michael Spinella, who claims to have ...   More
 
Monday, April 9, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Same As It Ever Was

OLCC rule changes have done little to help Portland’s underage music fans.


Music Stories
Four years ago, there was hope that Portland’s midsized concert venues might start making room for kids. Music lovers were...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

OLCC Probes Brady's New Seasons Claims

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News
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission completed a brief probe into New Seasons Markets' liquor license last week, following mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, former New Seasons CEO Brian Rohter's, explanation of Brady's role in the company's founding. Brady's claim to be a "founding co-owner" of New Seasons, the popular 12-store chain, is central to her campaign narrative. Last week, ...   More
 
Monday, January 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Booze Wars

Grocers think they can finally break the state’s 80-year, nearly $500 million monopoly—but at what cost?


Cover Story
Steve Pharo has something just outside his Milwaukie office door that Joe Gilliam wants—$70 million worth of vodka, whiskey, tequila and every other distilled spirit sold in Oregon. PHARO - IM   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Goodbye Artemis, Hello Double Dragon

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Food & Drink
Southeast Division's Artemis Cafe—in my opinion, one of Portland's best-kept lunchtime secrets—closed this month (the catering arm of the business remains), and this week's round of OLCC license applications reveals 1235 SE Division St.'s new tenant: a sandwich shop called Double Dragon.According to the application:"This business will be focused primarily on food. It's simply a sandwich shop which ...   More
 
Friday, August 12, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Bill Aimed At Problem Bars and Clubs Killed

Oregon State Capitol.

News
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday killed a bill that would grant local police the authority to shut down troubled bars and nightclubs immediately after an incident and keep them closed for 72 hours. Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland) has been pushing this concept for a couple sessions. After a high-profile January killing at Club 915 gave fresh impetus to the concept, Kotek and co-sponsors re-introduced ...   More
 
Friday, April 22, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

OLCC Meets With Distributors to Get Four Loko Off Shelves


News
In the backwash of a Federal Drug Administration ruling this week that Four Loko and other caffeinated malt liquors constitute a "public health concern," Oregon Liquor Control Commission chairman Phil Lang met with the three largest distributors of the beverages in the state first thing Thursday morning. His request? Stop shipping any more of the candy-flavored canned drinks into Oregon. The ...   More
 
Friday, November 19, 2010 AARON MESH

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