Oakshire Brewing to Open a New Taproom in Springfield, Oregon

Archtectural rendering of the new Oakshire Commons in downtown Springfield, Oregon.

Already operating two taprooms within the state of Oregon, Oakshire Brewing will soon add its third taproom this year. The newly named Oakshire Commons will be located in the heart of downtown Springfield at 448 Main Street.

Oakshire is working with Campfire Collective on its new 2,300 square feet space that is part of a larger renovation of the Rivett Building on the corner of 5th and Main. Once the renovation is completed, the building will have two ground floor retail spaces, a ground floor ADA accessible live-work space, and 12 loft apartments located above.

Architect and Co-Founder of Springfield-based Campfire Collaborative, Jenna Fribley, shares that this “project is the first of its kind in downtown Springfield, combining adaptive reuse AND new construction.” Originally built in 1909, the 115-year-old single-story building is the perfect home for Oakshire’s new taproom, blending its history of craftsmanship and innovation with its evolving approach to the beer business. The building’s apartments and retail spaces are on track to be completed in July 2024, with Oakshire’s goal of opening its taproom during the Summer of 2024.

“The people and businesses in Springfield are already an important part of the Oakshire community. We’re excited to be a part of the vibrant Springfield Downtown that’s been evolving so intentionally,” said Oakshire Founder and CEO, Jeff Althouse.

image courtesy of Oakshire Brewing

The Springfield taproom location will combine the best of Oakshire’s current taproom locations, the Oakshire Public House in Eugene and the Oakshire Beer Hall in NE Portland. Without space for food carts, the Springfield Oakshire will serve its popular Detroit-style pizza, currently available at the Oakshire Beer Hall in NE Portland.

“I’ve been asked ‘why Detroit-style pizza?’” states Dan Russo, Oakshire Chief Operations Officer and creative leader for both beer and pizza. “The Detroit-style pizza, like beer, uses both grain and fermentation. It gives us another avenue to develop as makers and expand that creative energy from the brewery into our taproom spaces.”

In addition to serving beer, Oakshire’s new location will also open in the morning for coffee, allowing the space to serve as a public gathering space throughout the day. The company has named the new location the “Oakshire Commons.” A public space to gather, converse, work, or simply relax with a beverage or a bite to eat. Whether you’re a beer fan or not, the Oakshire Commons will have space for you to come as you are and enjoy downtown Springfield.

“The Springfield location allows us to expand our staff so the current team can support both the Eugene and Springfield locations,” said Megan Gallbraith, Oakshire Public House General Manager. “Familiar faces at the Oakshire Commons will give this location that comfortable Oakshire feel from day one.”

The building that’ll be the forthcoming Oakshire Commons as it was in 1909-1910

The staff at Oakshire is as excited as Oakshire’s community of owners. Jordan Swan-Wallis, who joined Oakshire as a Pubtender in 2013 and has also served in multiple sales positions, responded to the internal announcement about the Oakshire Commons in Springfield, “I have to express how excited I am for Oakshire. I feel like we’re poised right now to truly do something special – I ‘feel it in the air.’”

For more information about Oakshire Brewing, visit oakbrew.com.

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