Breweries and Bars Are Starting to Close or Move to Outdoor-Only Service During the Two-Week Pause
We’re only two days into Gov. Kate Brown’s two-week pause in nine counties, and already bars and restaurants are throwing in the towel for the duration—or strongly considering it. This evening, Von Ebert Brewing’s founder, Tom Cook, announced that he will close its two properties for the duration of the period where in-person dining has been capped at 50 people, including the staff. The move is meant to help quell the skyrocketing coronavirus caseload in Oregon, which has still managed to fare better than almost every other state in the country in keeping infection rates down.