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Two Southwest Portland Bars Sued for Copyright Infringement

Burgerville ends its four-day-long strike, yet another brewery closes, and all the other news to start your weekend

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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly EaterWire round up of all those news items we didn’t quite cover. This week’s food news cycle was dominated by brewery closings, and we regret to inform you that there are... even more in this roundup. But it’s not just closings — read on for more:

COPYRIGHT — The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, ASCAP, has sued bars and venues across the country for alleged copyright infringement, including two Portland bars. The suits name Cider Mill Lounge (home of Fryer Tuck) and Rialto Poolroom, who allegedly allowed unauthorized performances of copyrighted songs by ASCAP members. [WWeek]

BROKEN COALITIONCoalition Brewing, the brewery known for its Two Flowers CBD IPA, closed without previous announcement to make room for a new brewery. Longtime Lompoc head brewer Bryan Keilty will open Gorges Beer Company with Travis Preece of Tap & Table, former Goodlife Brewing sales manager Steve Denio, and general contractor Willis Boyer. [New School]

STRUCK OUT — The Burgerville Workers Union ended its strike Sunday after Burgerville’s corporate office agreed to continue renegotiating wages. The strike lasted four days. [WWeek]

ENDING THE RIOT — Noteworthy cider house and leftist hangout Cider Riot will call it quits November 10. Owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong recently announced plans to sell the business, but mounting debts made waiting for the ideal buyer impossible. [New School]

Coalition Brewing

2705 SE Ankeny St, , OR 97214 (503) 894-8080 Visit Website

Burgerville, USA

3504 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266 (503) 777-7078 Visit Website

Cider Riot

807 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR (503) 662-8275 Visit Website