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Bandits Bar & Grill opens in former Brass Rail Tavern

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What's Inside: New merchandise gets thumbs up at Tobacco Outlet liquor store, New Dutch Bros. location raises $4,080 for SnowCap

COURTESY LOGO - A logo for Bandits.

Bandits Bar & Grill recently opened for business in the newly remodeled former Brass Rail Tavern building at 108 E. Historic Columbia River Highway in downtown Troutdale.

The Brass Rail, which operated for decades in the location, closed in early 2016 after a January fire damaged the building. The building's owner lost contact with the Brass Rail owners and the business never reopened.

The completely redone space features a clean, welcoming ambience including a full food menu, full bar and large-screen TVs for sports watching.

For more information, visit Bandits' Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/TroutdaleBandits/about/?ref=page_internal or call 503-328-8120.

FILE PHOTO - Three generations of Westons have sold automobiles in east Multnomah County.

Weston tapped for Legacy board

The Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation announced the election of Joshua "Josh" Weston to its board of trustees. The Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St.

Weston is a third generation family member executive at Weston Buick GMC Kia, the sprawling auto dealership at 22555 S.E. Stark St. He studied management and leadership at Portland State University School of Business Administration.

Weston serves on the Gresham Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the Adult Learning Systems of Oregon external affairs committee.

FILE PHOTO - The new Dutch Bros location is at 1239 N.E. Kane Drive

New Dutch Bros. location raises $4,080 for SnowCap

On Saturday, March 4, Dutch Bros Gresham celebrated its newest location with a community giveback event and raised $4,080 for SnowCap.

The new Dutch Bros location at 1239 N.E. Kane Drive, which opened in late February, provided all 16 ounce drinks for $1, including specialty coffee, freezes, smoothies, teams and its private label energy drink, Dutch Bros Blue Rebel. Proceeds will benefit SnowCap, a local nonprofit that supports community members with basic living necessities.

SnowCap strives to provide community members in need with food, clothing and services, which include an emergency food program, clothes closet, mobile food pantry, community garden and more.

Dutch Bros Gresham is locally owned and operated by Curt Hugo. This new location, which includes an indoor ordering and seating area in addition to a drive-through, is his seventh throughout the Portland area and is open every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The business has given more than $150,000 to support local causes, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Relay For Life, Emanuel/Randall Children's Hospital, Human Solutions and local schools.

For more information, visit www.dutchbros.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/DutchBrosGreshamOR or Instagram at instagram.com/dutchbrosgreshamburnside.

FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a a license for Tobacco Outlet in April 2016.

New merchandise gets thumbs up at Tobacco Outlet liquor store

Tobacco Outlet, 1173 N.E. Division St., has received a positive response since adding a liquor section to its selection of merchandise in November.

Linda Miller, who started the store in July 1997, said so far the changes to the store to accommodate liquor sales have been positive for customers and employees.

"We rearranged the space, got rid of some items and coolers," she said. "We are picking up (new customers) every day. People are finding us. That's a good thing."

The store, which specializes in cigars, discounted cigarettes and general convenience store merchandise, applied to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for a license in April 2016. It took till last fall to get approved and the liquor section up and running.

"It's what customers asked for," Miller noted.

Tobacco Outlet makes the third OLCC-licensed liquor store in Gresham, joining Gresham Liquor at 2414 S.E. Burnside Road, and Gresham Rockwood Liquor Store at 7 N.E. 181st Ave.

Tobacco Outlet sells liquor from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. On Friday and Saturday, liquor sales stop at 10 p.m., while the rest of the store is open till 11 p.m.

For more information, call 503-661-2290.

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