Cosgrave Attorney Julie Smith Wins Motion Over Oregon’s Noneconomic Damages Cap

On Friday, January 20th, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge ruled that Oregon’s $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages does not violate the Oregon Constitution as applied to a verdict in favor of plaintiff Scott Busch and against Cosgrave’s client, McInnis Waste Systems, Inc. The decision has significant ramifications for future cases in Oregon subject to […]

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Breaking News: DOL Overtime Rule Temporarily Blocked

A Texas federal judge entered a nationwide injunction today blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing its controversial rule increasing the salary threshold for its “white collar” overtime exemptions.  The change was set to take effect December 1, 2016.  Employers for now can put on hold any salary increases as this battle winds its […]

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These Portland Brewpubs Don’t Forget the Food

Twenty years ago, when Oregon’s craft beer movement was still finding its footing, pizza and tater tots counted as solid pub grub. Today, a new brewpub’s menu might be as ambitious as its beer list, a change that reflects not only the growing sophistication of the craft beer movement, but the changing demands of beer […]

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Making a Change, One Beer at a Time

The Oregon Public House is putting a new spin on guilt-free dining – and it doesn’t have anything to do with calories. The restaurant and gathering space – which bills itself as “the world’s first non-profit pub” – gives 100 percent of its net profits to charity. The Public House, located at N.E. 7th and Dekum, […]

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Baerlic Celebrates Grand Opening this Saturday

Baerlic Brewing Company officially throws open the doors to its tasting room and 7,300-sqaure-foot facility in Southeast Portland at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Join the Grand Opening Extravaganzcon, which includes brewery tours, wood-fired pizza from TasteBud, a brewhouse christening, live music from Maris Otter, and of course, great beer. Try Baerlic’s lineup of five standards beers, which […]

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The Seduction of the Growler Part 2: Is a Growler Fill Your Best Value?

For part 1 of this topic click here! “Getting a fill” no longer refers solely to the gas tank of your car. It’s a ritual for many of us who own at least 5-10 growlers, all with different breweries’ logos emblazoned on the side of brown-tinted glass. But is filling your growler at your favorite […]

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The Seduction of the Growler Part I: An Old Fad is New Again

If you’re a micro-brew lover, chances are you own not one but several growlers, perhaps one from each of your favorite beer brands. Bringing that shiny jug into a brewery and getting it filled up with the sweet, sweet nectar of amber alcohol goodness is one of life’s greatest beer gifts! And although it seems […]

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What Type of Lager is for You?

To many, the word “lager” conjures an image of mass-market fizz. However, under the lager umbrella is a veritable menagerie of styles from light to dark, full-bodied malt bombs to crisp lawn-mower beers. In short, lagers are fermented at a colder temperature and the yeast converts from the bottom of the tank up, whereas ales […]

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Client Feature – Baerlic Brewing Finds It’s Home

With so many new breweries popping up in Portland, you’d think it was easy to open your own place. You’d be wrong. The years-long process of figuring out how to make good beer – dialing in temperatures, ingredients, fermentation times and more – that just might be the easy part. The hard part, well, brewers […]

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Stormbreaker Brewing Makes Most of Mississippi Space

The building that houses Stormbreaker Brewing on North Mississippi Avenue has gone through such a transformation, you might forget what it looked like just a few months ago. Call it a case of amnesia. The once-spartan brewpub that Stormbreaker owners Dan Malech and Rob Lutz acquired on Jan. 1 is downright cozy these days. Reclaimed wood […]

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