Future Drinking: Aug. 21-25

This week's liquor license applications, glossed.

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Food & Drink
Lots of applications in this week's OLCC blast: First and most exciting, Prost! owner Dan Hart is teaming up with Tasty n Sons/Toro Bravo chef John Gorham and prolific restaurant investment firm Chefstable (whose portfolio includes Ping, St. Jack, Grüner and others) to open a new bar, Interurban, in the former Lovely Hula Hands building at 4047 N Mississippi Ave. The name likely draws on Portland's ...   More
 
Friday, August 26, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Sept. 5-8

This week in OLCC applications.

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Food & Drink
A short list this week:Lyrik Cafe on Southeast 39th Avenue has new owners, who are seeking to turn the coffee shop into a bar.Lisa Lavochkin, according to her LinkedIn profile a former pastry cook at Manhattan's tony Core Club, has applied to open Barrel, a bottle shop, at 7401 N Burlington Ave. in downtown St. Johns.Mynt Gentleman's Club, the cause of much consternation to its Laurelhurst neighbors, ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Sept. 26-Oct. 6

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Food & Drink
After two weeks of slim pickings, a torrent of new liquor license applications.Katie Potter and Christopher Loverro have applied to open a cafe, The Hazel Room, in the building at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. that formerly housed the Dollar Scholar and currently houses the Mag Big crafts/art/fashion shop.A 7-Eleven will soon open in the former Blockbuster Video on Southeast Foster Road, to the delight of ...   More
 
Monday, October 10, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Oct. 10-13

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Food & Drink
It looks like Mount Hood is about to get a second brewery, albeit not as high up the slope as the venerable Ice Ax Grill. Solera Brewery has applied for a brewpub license at 4945 Baseline Drive, some 16 miles south of Hood River.Speaking of hood river, someone has applied for a limited license for a business called Cascade Pet Camp, which appears to be a kennel. What's the beer for? I'd rather not ...   More
 
Friday, October 14, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Oct. 17-20

Kells applies to open a brew pub

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Food & Drink
Here are the details on this week's new liquor license applications:Downtown Irish-themed bar chain Kells has applied to open Kells Brew Pub in the currently empty building at 210 NW 21st Ave.Also jumping into the brewing game is Old Town Pizza, with an application to turn its existing branch at Vanport Center into a brew pub.Chie Horibuchi, who somehow manages to have only nine hits on Google for ...   More
 
Friday, October 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

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Food & Drink
82nd Avenue's Main Street Restaurant and Lounge has closed. Taking its place is Saigon Pearl Restaurant & Lounge, a Vietnamese bar with pool and video poker. Solar-powered, vegan burger cart Off the Griddle is opening a brick-and-mortar offshoot named AnD Cafe at th former Cafe Monet space at 5420 E Burnside St. It will serve breakfast and lunch.Little Big Burger has applied for a full license—liquor ...   More
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Nov. 14-17.

Yet another craft distillery, and Nostrana alum to open Asian restaurant and bar

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Food & Drink
Yet another craft distillery is coming to town! Industrial Row Distillery has applied for a license at 645 N Tillamook St.Now here's a business name: Sweatpants Corporation, the business identity of Nostrana Sous Chef Johanna Ware, has applied to open Smallwares, an Asian restaurant and bar open until 2 am nightly, in the space at 4605 NE Fremont St. that last housed Doc George's Jazz Kitchen.Two realtors, ...   More
 
Friday, November 18, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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. 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 19-22

This week's new liquor license applications

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Food & Drink
 After a two-week drought, today brings lots of new applications to report today:Berni Pilip (great name!) has applied to open a new limited business, The Coop, in the formerly run-down building next to Swans Garden at North Interstate Avenue and Holman Street. As if we didn't have enough bird-themed bars (Swift, the Nest, Blue Bird, Little Bird, etc.), Songbird Cafe is opening in the Mt. ...   More
 
Friday, March 23, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

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