Two years after starting production at their cidery, Oregon City's Portland Cider Company, British expats Lynda and Jeff Parrish are set to open the doors to a brand new cider bar right here in Portland proper.
According to Lynda, Hawthorn Cider House (formerly occupied by the Essential Oils boutique) will offer 28 taps that will pour PCC ciders, as well as ciders from friendly local and regional competitors.
Five-shot flights of the stuff will be available, and if you like one of them, you can order either a pint or a half-pint. And if you really like one, you can carry some home in a growler.
Rounding out the drinks menu will be bottles of PCC cider, bottles imported from Europe, a few bottles of kombucha and some good old apple juice for the minors.
Lynda says there will be a limited snack menu available—think pretzel and bagel dogs, hummus, and macaroni and cheese bowls—but she and Jeff will encourage guests to bring outside food in from any of the surrounding neighborhood restaurants, like Harlow, Lucky Strike and Pizza Oasis.
If all goes according to plan, doors could open as early as April 3.
Hawthorne Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., (503) 235-8077