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A New Brewery Taproom Will Open in Gresham This Spring

Plus, Multnomah County restaurants have started receiving the latest batch of relief grants, and more news to start the day

Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

A Portland Brewery Will Open a New Gresham Taproom

Tiny Portland brewery MadCow will open a new tasting room in Gresham. The brewery’s beers have only been available for retail in groceries and bottle shops; once the taproom opens, MadCow will feature its lagers and ales via 16 taps in its new taproom, in addition to a few guest beers and Gresham-made ciders. The taproom will also offer sandwiches and lighter fare. Jason and Kelly Blair founded the brewery in 2017, and have since appeared at a number of brewfests and competitions. The new taproom will be located at 686 NW Eastman Pkwy in the spring. [New School Beer]

Fewer than 3,000 Businesses Applied for Multnomah County’s Relief Grant Program

Back in December, Multnomah County officials announced that restaurants and food carts could apply for a new round of relief grants, a portion of a $55-million relief fund set aside by the governor in November. When announced, those grants generally ranged between $500 and $1,500 per license, with businesses limited to no more than five permits. However, the county received a shockingly low number of applications — just 2,800. The county began distributing grants last week, ranging from $1,072 to $2,072 per permit. The county says the rest of the funds will be distributed by January 16. [Portland Business Journal]

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