Portland’s craft distillers join forces

Five craft distilleries in SE Portland have set aside competition to create a nonprofit trade association.

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Five craft distilleries in SE Portland have formed a nonprofit trade association.

Deco Distilling, House Spirits Distillery, Integrity Spirits, New Deal Distillery and Stone Barn Brandyworks formed the collective to showcase Portland’s craft distilling culture, which often takes a backseat to the city’s famous breweries.

Distillery Row members have also committed to coordinating when they open their doors for tours and tastings.

“Each distillery has its own posted hours throughout the week,” said Heavener, “and they have also agreed to common weekend hours to encourage tourism and help define the Eastside Industrial District as a destination, and to establish the distilleries as a tourist attraction.”

As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, Distillery Row will be able to participate in more fundraising events in the future and develop ties with the surrounding Portland community. Everything is currently on a volunteer basis, but as the group entices new distillers to the area, it will likely become a dues-paying group and the president’s job a paid position.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

Don’t miss our in-depth coverage of Portland’s burgeoning distilling scene.

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