Oregon’s Craft Beverage Industry Is In For A Break

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 12, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A tax break that is.  And modernization of outdated regulations for craft brewers, cider makers, vintners and distillers.

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden would allow businesses to reinvest and hire more workers.  The senator announced the legislation on Friday at Hopworks on Southeast Powell.

“Each of these industries is unique, and this legislation …

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Beaverton Stars Cabaret Facing Loss of Liquor License

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 11, 2015
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Photo: KGW

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is proposing to cancel the liquor license for Stars Cabaret located at 4570 Southwest Lombard in Beaverton.  The proposed cancellation comes as the result of an intense administrative investigation of criminal activities at the liquor-licensed business from about January to December in 2012.

The OLCC has concluded there were seven violations, most …

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How To Avoid Misery (AUDIO)

Posted by Steve Leader on June 4, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. —  Would you pay a thief to return your precious business records and photos?  Or would you rather avoid getting into that sort of jam in the first place?

Listen to advice from FM News 101 business expert Julia Anderson.  Her friend was targeted by Ransomware.


New Hotel To Open In Portland Monday

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 27, 2015
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Images courtesy of Hotel Eastlund

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hotel Eastlund is set to open on June 1st on Northeast Grand.  Its owners, Grand Ventures Hotel LLC, have completely renovated the old Red Lion Hotel and even added a rooftop bar.

General Manager Desmond Mollendor says the bar “seats about 130 people.  We have three fire pits, trellis with heaters, speakers, lights; the views …

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Drones Only

Posted by Mike Turner on May 26, 2015
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Drones have gotten so popular they now have their own store. Drones Plus has six stores nationwide and the latest is at Beaverton Town Square.

Manager Chris Griggs says thousand have come through his doors since opening five weeks ago.

Prices range from $29 to the thousands for fully outfitted drones.