Migration Brewing Is Adding a New Location in the Former Hopworks Bikebar Space
Starting this March, Migration Brewing will be pouring beers and serving burgers out of a new North Williams brewpub. The NE Glisan brewery will continue its expansion across the greater Portland area, taking over the former Hopworks Bikebar space near Grains of Wrath’s taproom on that street. The bar will have 18 taps, a newly improved outdoor seating area, and many of the dishes from the original brewpub. [NSB]
Unemployment Numbers Climbed Statewide, Once Again, in December
Oregon’s unemployment rate inched upwards from 6 to 6.4 percent last month, an indicator that the suspected financial impact of winter may have arrived. Multnomah County’s numbers are higher than the rest of the country, at 7.2 percent, and — as expected — the restaurant industry felt much of the impact: The leisure and hospitality industry lost 28,600 jobs in December. [WWeek]
In Other News...
• An Oregon bill may rename the OLCC the “Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.” [PBJ]
• A first review for the revival of Ping, and a rave for Eater Young Gun Jacob Harth’s new seafood pop-up on the coast. [WWeek, PoMo]
• Takeout cocktail wire: The Star and Three Doors Down have both started offering takeout cocktails, like many other restaurants and bars around Portland. For more recommendations, check out the Eater Portland cocktail map or Janey Wong’s new takeout cocktail column in the Mercury. [EaterWire]