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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

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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