Hi Everyone,
As you may have heard, the OLCC granted its first liquor license to a food cart recently over some objections from the city of Portland. Below is information on additional rules the City has proposed to the OLCC for “Exterior Areas” (e.g., food carts) and you have until May 11th to comment on them.

Please see the attached petition for rule making submitted by the City of Portland to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

005-0331 Exterior Areas Petition 4.16.12 Public Notice

This proposal would add a section to OAR 845-005-0331 Licensing of Exterior Areas, prohibiting annual licenses at premises that are exclusively outdoors and that are not housed by a structure.

Temporary Sales Licenses would still be allowed.

If you would like to comment on this proposal please contact Jennifer Huntsman, rules coordinator for the Oregon Liquor control Commission at (503) 872-5004 orjennifer.huntsman@state.or.us .

Written public comment must be received by 5pm on May 11th, 2012.