On the weekend after Thanksgiving, people usually come to Oregon from Washington to buy stuff without paying sales tax. I drove from Oregon to Washington to get around state liquor laws.
Currently, selling cocktails for offsite consumption is against Oregon law. Owner Matt Davidson is well aware of that—Botanist’s plan is intended as an act of civil disobedience.
Anyone who requires a little more distance from other people can now sip beer far from the city, in the middle of a Willamette Valley hop yard.
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Ten restaurants across the state that have been providing free meals for their communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic just received thousands of dollars to keep up those efforts. The Oregon Hospitality Foundation announced this week that it is providing funds to those businesses that responded to the demand for food by creating programs that got resources to everyone from frontline workers to the flood of people who lost their restaurant jobs following the statewide ban of in-person dining.
This afternoon, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board temporarily legalized the sale of to-go cocktails, a move that bars and restaurants in Oregon desperately want here.
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