Hedge House, Lompoc Brewing’s Homey Pub on Division, is Closing

Is this another piece of old Division Street getting gentrified, or another sign that Portland's craft beer scene is retracting?

Pictured: A building on Division Street, that is not Lompoc Hedge House.

November has rough month for Portland craft beer pubs.

The Commons permanently shut its doors earlier this month, Amnesia Brewing will serve its last beer on November 30 and now we know that on November 28, Lompoc Brewing's Hedge House will join them in the craft beer pub graveyard.

On Sunday, owner Jerry Fechter announced that they had made the decision to close the pub after its 14 year run on Southeast Division due to declining sales, a massive influx of new restaurants and bars on division over the last few years and an expiring lease.

Division Street has changed a lot in the last few years. Even since we last took a tour of the once-crusty street through Google Street View—check that tour of D-street out, and feel a mix of wonder, sorrow and shock.

Here's the full statement from Fechter:

“We’d like to thank our staff, customers, friends, family, and vendors for your support over the last 14 years. We are so proud of our team, some of whom have worked here for nearly a dozen years, and it is truly heartbreaking to close.

Hedge House was Lompoc’s first satellite pub; Don Younger and I opened it in December 2003 with a goal of being the neighborhood watering hole that served local food and handcrafted beer. It became beloved for its patio, dog friendly atmosphere, and Steelers games.

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