Archive for June, 2011

Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Bar Regulations

June 20, 2011

We recently received a notice about an upcoming public hearing to discuss proposed changes to the city’s regulations of liquor licensed establishments. The text of the announcement is below:

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2011

CONTACT:
Theresa Marchetti, Liquor Program Specialist
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
503-823-3092 (ph), 503-823-3050 (fx)
Theresa.Marchetti@portlandoregon.gov

PUBLIC MEETING:
Proposed Changes to City Code Time Place and Manner Regulations of Alcohol Licensed Establishments (PCC 14B.120)

What: Community members are invited to a public meeting to learn about the proposed changes to local regulations of liquor licensed establishments, ask questions and submit testimony or comments. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the contact above.
When: June 28th, 2011 at 6pm
Where: Portland Building, Room C, 1120 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97204
Why: The City of Portland will be proposing changes to the city code that allows local regulation of liquor licensed establishments and is seeking comments from community members. Enacted as an avenue for neighbors and local enforcement agencies to address problem establishments, the Time Place and Manner code has been effective in addressing many livability and public safety issues that arise out of the sale of alcohol. The goal is to work with the licensee to address the issues before they become egregious.  However, there are several areas that the City’s authority is insufficient to address problems. The proposed changes will expand the authority slightly to allow:

  • Drug activity, prostitution, overcrowding, and serious incidents involving death or the risk of death to be considered nuisance activities for the purpose of this code.
  • A violation and abatement process if three nuisance incidents occur in 60 days (rather than 30 days currently allowed).
  • A violation and abatement process in the event that a serious incident occurs at an establishment.

The proposed changes have been reviewed and supported by the Time Place and Manner Oversight Committee, which includes community and industry representation. Time Place and Manner is a reasonable process to a responsive licensee and has been effective in mitigating harm. These changes will help to better serve the communities of Portland, and ensure that licensed establishments do not act irresponsibly or negligently at the cost of the community. It will also allow the City of Portland to take intervening steps with a premise earlier and avoid more serious problems from occurring. This is the only avenue to address problems at licensed establishments at the local level. All other regulatory authority is held by the state Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

The proposed changes are viewable online at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni. A second meeting will be held in July as well. If you would like to hear more, or would like to comment on the proposed changes please attend the public meeting or contact Theresa Marchetti.

Theresa Marchetti
Liquor Licensing Specialist – ONI
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110
Portland OR 97204
503-823-3092
theresa.marchetti@portlandoregon.gov
To view applications currently in process go to http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?&c=48007

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Get To Know YU!

June 15, 2011

The YU Contemporary Art Center has invited all Buckmanites to an open house on July 9th! Read on for details:

I’m writing because I’d like to cordially invite you, and all Buckman Community Association members, to please join us on Saturday, July 9th from 4-7pm for a Buckman Neighborhood Open House to get to know YU. We are so thrilled to be a part of the Buckman Community, and would love to meet our neighbors.

YU Contemporary Art Center is located at 800 SE 10th Ave. in the historic Yale Union Laundry Building between Morrison and Belmont. YU is a contemporary art center with a vision to produce and present the most thought-provoking contemporary work, to form a community of ideas relevant to Portland and to empower the artistic imagination and cultural life of the Northwest. YU will produce and present contemporary art exhibitions, performances, public programs and events by regional, national and international artists as well as engaging in community and educational activities.

We invite you to come and meet our co-founders, investigate our current exhibition Selections from the PCVA Archive, and enjoy light refreshments. We will be guiding tours of the building every half hour, beginning at 4:30pm.

YU
Buckman Neighborhood Open House
Saturday July 9th, 2011
4pm-7pm
800 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.yucontemporary.org

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Amanda Clem, YU Communications

503.236.7996

www.yucontemporary.org

Historic District Presentation

June 15, 2011

A preliminary presentation of the proposed historic district in the Buckman neighborhood will be made to the Landmarks Commission on Monday, June 27th at 1:30 pm. The location is 1900 SW 4th Ave., Room 2500A.  It is scheduled as the third item on the agenda (link opens a PDF file):

http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/index.cfm?c=42443&a=318380

Liquor License Application: Liberty Trade Ventures

June 15, 2011

On Tuesday, June 7th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. This establishment is not a retail sales location.  As such, this was simply a courtesy notice and does not need to be responded to.

Establishment: Liberty Trade Ventures

License type: Applied for a distillery license, which allows the holder to import, manufacture, distill, rectify, blend, denature and store distilled spirits.  A distillery that produces brandy or pot-distilled liquor may permit tastings by visitors.

Address: 306 SE Ash Street

Seating capacity: N/A

Entertainment: N/A

Menu: N/A

Hours: Not open to the public

Liquor License Application: Base Camp Brewing Company

June 7, 2011

On Wednesday, June 1st, the BCA received a liquor license application for a restaurant in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at theresa(dot)marchetti(at)ci(dot)portland(dot)or(dot)us or at (503) 823-3092, by July 1st, 2011.

Establishment: Base Camp Brewing Company

Address: 922-930 SE Oak

License type: Applied under new ownership for a Brewery Public House Liquor License, which allows the manufacture and sale of malt beverages to wholesalers, and the sale of malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on and off the premises.

Seating capacity: 64; Outside seating (52) until closing (11:00pm)

Entertainment: Recorded background music and live music

Menu: Appetizers and five meals

Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm 7 days a week

Liquor License Application: Rose City Self-Storage & Wine Vaults

June 7, 2011

On Monday, May 23rd, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. This establishment is not a retail sales location.  As such, this was simply a courtesy notice and does not need to be responded to.

Establishment: Rose City Self-Storage & Wine Vaults

License type: Applied for a warehouse sales license which allows the storage and distribution of beer/wine/cider in sealed containers for delivery

Address: 111 SE Belmont

Seating capacity: N/A

Entertainment: N/A

Menu: N/A

Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm 7 days per week