Construction Continues at New Portland Taproom

16
Nov
2014

We’ve made lots of progress on the bar build and are looking forward to being the latest new taproom in Portland! Contractors from Pacific Crest Construction are¬†working hard everyday. The bar is starting to take shape: The tap lines are installed. Electrical is almost complete. Woodwork is continuing and plumbing is nearly finished.

The bar is starting to take shape.

The bar is starting to take shape.

“All of our work has paid off- well almost.” The Civic co-owner David Bloom said. “We’re not all the way there yet, but we’ve come so far already.”

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“It’s exciting to see the progress.” co-owner Spencer Raymond said. “Every day something new is built, finished or shows up. The place looks nothing like it did when we signed the lease.”

Action Shot!

Action Shot!

The tape lines have been installed in the cooler. A glycol system will keep the beer, wine and cider cold.

The tap lines have been installed in the cooler. A glycol system will keep the beer, wine and cider cold.

The cooler is taped up to protect it from paint drips.

The cooler is taped up to protect it from paint drips.

Painting begins!

Painting begins!

David takes the lift for a spin.

David takes the lift for a spin.

We’ve learned a lot during the construction process of this new Portland taproom. Between change orders, permits, contractors, schedules and the location of light switches, we’ve been digging into every detail of the project.

We’ve selected¬†a pretty sweet wood product called Cambia for the bar front and the bench/banquette. Cambia wood is a “wood product” that’s been toasted, or thermally modified. It makes for a pretty neat look. We bought a bunch of Cambia from Crosscut lumber in Portland. We’re going for a natural look and feel to the bar and banquette so we’ll apply a low-gloss or matte finish to the Cambia wood.

The bar top will be copper. We hope you like it! Walls will be painted brown or white. Our north wall will be like a gallery, filled with photos from the history of the neighborhood. TVs will be behind the bar and on the side walls.