BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Legislature approved a bill Monday allowing bars and restaurants to begin offering cocktails to go. This is something that businesses have been asking to be able to do for months.

FOX 12 talked to the owner of Bootlegger's Whiskey Bar in Beaverton.

He said they were open for just five weeks before they were shut down in March.

With just offering take-out, he said they are not making enough to get by right now.

"I hope it will be a nice addition," John Green said. "If it's done well, we can do it well, and people realize it's out there quick enough. It would help us quite a bit.

Bill approves cocktails on the go

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Bars and restaurants will have to apply with the OLCC to offer cocktails to go.

The owner of Bootleggers hopes to start offering the drinks at the start of the New Year.

While it will be helpful, Green says it will not bring them back to where they were before the pandemic.

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Merlin

Defund the OLCC, it is a holdover from Prohibition.

commentor

'Oregon legislature approves bill allowing restaurants, bars to offer cocktails to-go' What the Oregon legislature needs to do is to stand up to Kate the tyrant and repeal / abolish all of her executive orders and states of emergency she has issued since March and reopen the state. Reopen all the businesses she has shuttered and destroyed. Reopen all the schools she has closed. Oh wait. What am I thinking. The legislature being the obedient sheeple they are, will blindly follow their tyrannical leader without question to the bitter end if necessary.

Jefferson

But let's not Rush to judgment. :)

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