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November 23, 2014

Portland Bar Academy on Monday December 1, 2014 The Portland Bar Academy (PBA) is a one-day workshop for bar owners, managers, bartenders, servers and security staff. I will be presenting with Rob Hoover (from the Fournier Group) on the top ten OLCC violations, dram shop and general liability, and the relationship between administrative violations and

October 3, 2014

The Better Block Portland Project is this weekend!   The Better Block Portland project runs this Friday October 3rd to Sunday October 5th.  Better Block PDX is an all-volunteer group that seeks to provide low-cost, temporary treatments to public right of ways to foster creative thinking about how best to use such spaces. The project

October 2, 2014

The TTB reduces the regulatory burden on small brewers.   The TTB published a final rule entitled “Small Brewers Bond Reduction and Requirements to File Tax Returns, Remit Tax Payments and Submit Reports Quarterly” on September 30, 2014.  Despite the unwieldy title of the rule, it is intended to simplify the regulatory requirements for small

October 1, 2014

The TTB expands the allowable revisions to approved alcohol beverage labels.   On Monday, September 29 2014, the TTB issued Industry Circular 2014-2.  The Circular expands the list of allowable revisions to approved alcohol beverage labels effective on the date of the circular.  These changes will be added to the COLA form when it is next

June 4, 2014

OLCC Privatization Initiative Withdrawn Problems with the drafting of the initiative led to delays in obtaining a final ballot title for the preferred version of the measure.   The primary problem related to references to the word “tax.”  The Oregonians for Competition, proponents of the initiative, wanted the word “tax” replaced with the phrase “revenue