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Von Ebert Brewer Sean Burke Is Opening a Brewery in McMinnville

Plus, Oregon restaurant and bar revenue is down 56 percent, and more news to start your day

People inside Von Ebert, sitting
Von Ebert Brewing
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A Top Portland Brewer Will Open LandForm Beer

Sean Burke, the brewer from both the celebrated Von Ebert Brewing and the late-great Commons Brewery, has decided to go off on his own. Speaking with New School Beer, Burke says that he will open LandForm Beer this fall, and that his new brewery should have beer in cans as soon as November. Von Ebert Pearl District brewer Sam Pecoraro has been promoted to the brand’s head brewer, overseeing the brewing operations at both the Pearl and Glendoveer locations.

Oregon Bars and Restaurants ‘Hit Hardest’ by the Pandemic, According to Study

A new economic forecast from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis indicates that Portland’s hospitality and leisure sector — specifically bars and restaurants — have been most negatively affected by the pandemic. The study says restaurant and bar revenue is down 56 percent, and estimates that the industry will have lost 53,000 jobs in 2020 — a 44 percent decrease.

Broder Nord Has Left its Longstanding Location

It appears Broder Nord, the North Portland location of the Scandinavian cafe chainlet, will not reopen in its Gotham Building restaurant space. The website indicates that the cafe is “moving to (a) new location,” though the restaurant’s SE Clinton and SW Oleson locations remain open.

In Other News...

Hotel Eastlund, the Northeast Portland hotel once home to rooftop bar Altabira City Tavern and bakery Citizen Baker, goes up for sale. [BizJo]
Six latinx winemakers will appear in a panel on Oct. 1 for an event called Raíces Unidas, or Celebrating Hispanic Roots. [PoMo]

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