Portland’s Westside has been underserved over the years when it comes to craft beer. The last dedicated taproom and bottleshop with a heavy emphasis on the total craft beer experience west of the Willamette was Bailey’s Taproom. This has now changed with the opening of The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop near Providence Park. The Civic will celebrate their Grand Opening tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th with some fantastic events.
Having opened their doors a few weeks back we made our first visit earlier this week, The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop was the result of high school friends, David Bloom and Spencer Raymond. These two friends left Portland after high school for college, Bloom to University of Oregon and Raymond headed to Syracuse University. Now just in their mid 20’s this duo now opened their first business together. It’s hard to fathom that when Brewpublic started, they weren’t even of legal drinking age.
But when it came to hiring a manager for their new establishment, Bloom and Raymond were wise enough to hire a General Manager that is experienced in the service industry. This turned out to be Read More…
This post was written by D.J. Paul on December 19, 2014