Nightclub Owner Eric Bowler Has Shut Down Two Bars in the Pandemic. He Can’t Be Sure He Won’t Have to Close More.
For Eric Bowler, closing a bar is like losing a family member. He’s suffered through two losses this year. Revelry, in Southeast Portland, shut down in June due to the economic fallout from COVID-19. Then last month, he and co-owner Kurt Huffman shuttered Fortune after a protracted legal battle with their landlord.