After a slight delay, BrewedOregon opened its doors this past Friday to welcome in the Memorial Day Weekend. Located across SW Ankeny Street from Bailey’s Taproom, Geoff Phillips has opened his new shop that is devoted to selling merchandise from key chains to t-shirts to hoodies from many of Oregon’s highly regarded breweries. For its soft opening this past Friday, nearby Voodoo Doughnut brought over a special pink box of donuts to welcome the new business into the neighborhood that featured a very large Bailey’s Taproom doughnut.
The primary focus of BrewedOregon is merchandise sales; the shop will also sell a few cans and bottles from Oregon breweries for off premise consumption. As Phillips told us this past March about his new venture that it will, “Not be focusing on being a bottleshop”. Yes there are a handful of beers in the two sliding door cooler, but the store’s main focus is on offering a shop that will sell lifestyle and brewery branded apparel and merchandise from many of Oregon’s highly regarded breweries. An best of all from a convenient downtown location that will be a draw for many of Portland’s beercationers.
The official Grand Opening of BrewedOregon will take place on Saturday, June 11th, this also happens to be the same day as the Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival and also Portland Fruit Beer Festival in the nearby North Park Blocks. The official details of the Grand Opening are still being worked out but for the time being BrewedOregon is open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm. Eventually these hours will expand to seven days per week and may even expand a bit longer each day.
The next phase of BrewedOregon is to sell its Oregon brewery merchandise from its upcoming online store in addition to its recently opened store on SW Ankeny. Current Bailey employees Nick Rivers, Scott Jester and Phillips will staff the store, along with Amanda Hamilton. Look for more details on the store’s official grand opening and its online expansion in the coming days.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.