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Portland Cider Co. Is Opening a Cider Hall in Beaverton

Plus, a Saturday food fair will raise money for activists protesting the military coup in Myanmar, and more news to start the day

Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Portland Cider Company Will Open a New Taproom in Beaverton

Portland Cider Company, which currently operates two ciderhouses in the greater Portland area, will open the brand’s third bar in Beaverton’s West End District development. The bar will install 24 taps of cider and beers from Pacific Northwestern producers, with a small pub food menu. Portland Cider Co.’s Beaverton locale should open in the spring of 2022 near Southwest Murray Boulevard and Tualatin Valley Highway. [WWeek]

Burmese Food Festival Is Raising Money for Survivors of Current Coup

A group of Burmese immigrants in Portland is hosting a food fair for a good cause Saturday. For most of the year, the people of Myanmar have been in the midst of a military coup, with activists reporting hundreds of civilians killed by armed forces in the country. Oversea Democratic Alliances, a Portland-based group supporting the civil disobedience efforts in Myanmar, is raising money for activists in Myanmar by selling Burmese food in Lents Park Saturday, July 17, also donating a portion of the proceeds to COVID-19 treatment supplies in the country’s hotspots. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at SE 92nd and Holgate; food vendors will be accepting cash only. [EaterWire]

Oregon’s Hospitality Industry Is Hiring, but Numbers Aren’t Quite Back to Normal Yet

Oregon’s unemployment rate is continuing to shrink, dropping down to 5.6 percent in June. That’s good news, but Portland’s food, beverage, and hospitality industry is still trying to climb back to where it was in February 2020: The leisure and hospitality sector gained 1,000 jobs, but is still 46,800 below where it was pre-pandemic. Oregon’s unemployment rate, overall, is lower than the country’s, which was at 5.9 percent in June. [PBJ]

In Other News...

Magna has reopened after its lengthy hiatus. [Instagram]
• Trader Joe’s has confirmed it’s opening a new store on SW Oleson Road, taking over the former Lamb’s Garden Home Thriftway space. [PBJ]
• The country’s touring hard seltzer festival, Seltzerland, is landing in Portland this September. [NSB]
• Steeplejack, the brewery taking over a Broadway neighborhood church, is already working on its next location. [NSB]