Oregon City Brewing has proved there is an appetite for good beer in the OC and is planning an expansion that includes a new brewhouse and a restaurant. The company has hired award-winning 13 Virtues head brewer David Vohden. Oregon City Brewing was the 2nd brewery to open in the city after Feckin Irish Brewing, but it is the largest taproom featuring 44 lines, including many guest beers, ciders and wine and originally a parking lot for food carts. The spot quickly became a top destination in the area for good craft beer.
However, Oregon City Brewing ran into regulations with the city on having the food carts on premises and was fined $350 a day until the brewery agreed to remove them. Now a year later, OCB is weeks away from signing a lease agreement to have a stand-alone restaurant move in to half of the building and provide food to pub patrons and more. Seating will stay mostly the same, but there will be a revamp on the 2,000 square foot patio and hopefully an opening of the restaurant in early April.