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Oregon bars with patios avoid time restriction

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has declined to adopt rules regulating how late bars and taverns can allow customers to drink on outdoor patios.

Currently, sales and service can continue until last call at 2:30 a.m. The proposal called for it to stop at 1 a.m. on weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays.

The city of Portland generally wants the patios closed at 10 p.m. But Mayor Charlie Hales testified Thursday that the city ultimately seeks greater flexibility than a one-size-fits-all statewide approach. For example, time restrictions for bars in residential neighborhoods might not make sense for bars located in Old Town.

The commission voted unanimously against taking action.

Commissioner Michael Harper said too many questions remained unanswered to support rules that could put people out of work.

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