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Loyal Legion’s New Tap Room Opens in Beaverton Tomorrow

Plus, MidCity Smash Burger opens its new location, and Andy Fortgang’s wine shop gets an opening date

An elegant horseshoe-shaped bar with green tiles and black metal stools. Global lights illuminate the space.
The spacious bar of Beaverton’s new Loyal Legion location
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Loyal Legion — the ChefStable bar known for its 99 taps each pouring Oregon beers and ciders — will open its second location in downtown Beaverton on Saturday, November 13, according to the Willamette Week. The team has renovated the Spanish-colonial style Bank of Beaverton building, adding a 150-seat tap room, building the bank vault into a private dining room, renovating upstairs offices into a smaller cocktail bar, and building out the parking lot into a 100-seat patio. Like its Portland location, the Loyal Legion will have 99 Oregon brews available, but with a slightly altered model: 72 of them will be on draft, while the remainder in bottles and cans.

The bar joins Old Town’s “Beaverton’s Restaurant Row,” which also includes a number of other restaurants familiar to Portlanders: Afuri Izakaya, Top Burmese, Breakside Brewery, and the Sudra each have branches there. They join more established restaurants like the family-owned Italian restaurant Decarli and the popular Korean spot Nak Won.

Loyal Legion’s Beaverton location will host a grand opening on Saturday, November 13 at 4 p.m. at 4500 SW Watson Avenue in Beaverton. [Willamette Week]

Flor Wines, From Sommelier Andy Fortgang, Opens on November 23

The hotly anticipated Flor Wines has an opening date — the wine shop from sommelier Andy Fortgang of Canard and Le Pigeon and former Little Bird wine director Sergio Licea will open on Tuesday, November 23. Online sales will start about a week earlier, and will include Thanksgiving wine packs, just in time for the holiday.

Fortgang described his upcoming wine shop to Eater PDX as akin to a bookstore: not just a place to buy wine, but a place focusing on hospitality, where customers can take their time perusing the shelves and wine caves, and can do so with a glass of wine in hand. The wines will focus largely on France, but will include a wide range of imported and local wines, including rare, hard to find styles and varieties. Fans of the wines at Le Pigeon and Canard will likely be happy to know that the list at Flor serves as a kind of extension to those.

Along with the online shopping and hospitality-driven wine shop, customers can join three different monthly wine clubs, with the first packs going out in early January.

Flor Wines will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays at 825 NW Glisan Street. [EPDX]

Mid City Smash Burger Opens a Second Food Cart

In other anticipated opening news, Mike Aldridge’s MidCity Smash Burger — a major figure in the sudden boom of smash burger food carts — will not be opening a brick and mortar, at least not yet. Originally, Alridge’s team was looking at a location in St Johns with the hope of opening a permanent shop. However, he posted to Instagram on Friday, November 5 that it wasn’t the “right time” for a brick and mortar.

Fans of his thin, melty cheeseburgers have a reason to celebrate though — MidCity will instead open a new food cart location, this time at the Cartside Food Cart Pod at 1825 N Williams Avenue, mere blocks from the Moda Center. If all goes to plan, starting this Sunday, November 14, Blazers fans can grab a few $5 cheeseburgers from the cart before heading to the game. [EPDX]