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Brix Tavern in Olea; Jonny Ericsen at Little Bird; Whiskey Soda Lounge Adds Happy Hour

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In today's AM EaterWire, three booze-related news nuggets from the long weekend:

PEARL DISTRICT: The cavernous space that once housed Italian-Mediterranean restaurant Olea will soon welcome Brix Tavern, a 150-seat spot that will serve from 11am to midnight. The liquor license app (brought to our attention by the folks at WWeek) lists Michael Gottlieb as the spot's legal counsel — he's affiliated with Urban Restaurants, Inc., the folks behind Nob Hill's Urban Fondue and Bartini. New project for the Urban group, perhaps?

DOWNTOWN: Add another boldfaced name to the ranks at Little Bird: Former Clyde Common bartender Jonny Ericsen has signed on as the bar manager at Gabe Rucker's brand-spankin'-new downtown bistro. As reported, the sure-to-be-hotspot is slated to open December 8.

DIVISION/CLINTON: About damn time: Andy Ricker's Whiskey Soda Lounge (one of PoMo's "Best Restaurants" of 2010) announced the addition of happy hour, every night after 10pm. Score.

Image of the restaurant formerly known as Olea courtesy syrahgirl via TripAdvisor

Little Bird Bistro

215 Southwest 6th Avenue, , OR 97204 (503) 688-5952 Visit Website

Whiskey Soda Lounge [PDX]

3131 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202 503-232-0102 Visit Website