OLCC News

Oregon’s Liquor Delivery System: Change is Likely Coming

2014 will be a big year for discussions regarding changing liquor delivery in Oregon. There will be a legislative proposal brought forth by an Oregon State Senator and an OLCC Commissioner, as one topic of discussion. There will also be a ballot measure introduced by the Northwest Grocery Association.

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Oregon Liquor Board Rejects 25-cent-a-bottle Surcharge

OLCC rejected a proposed additional 25-cent surcharge on spirits. But the 3-2 decision by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission could deal a minor, but noteworthy, blow to state budget negotiators who were counting on the extra $16 million the fee would raise.

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OLCC Decides Not to Limit Bar Patio Hours

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will not seek to limit the hours for Portland area bars that host amplified music and patios. Currently, amplified music at such bars must end by midnight, but sales and service can continue until last call at 2:30 a.m. In the proposal, amplified music would have ceased at 10 p.m., and sales and service would stop at 1 a.m. on weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays.

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OLCC Happy Hour Advertising Rules

Rules governing alcohol advertising in restaurants and bars, commonly known as the "happy hour" rules, are set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. These rules were reworked back in 2010, and the revised rule language allowed businesses to advertise outside of their licensed premises using terms such as "Happy Hour," "Social Adjustment Hour," and so on.

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