“I wake up kind of angry every day, but we gotta get over that and look forward to a brighter future,” says Dan Hart, co-owner of Prost, Mississippi Marketplace, Stammtisch, Bantam Tavern and Interurban.
Cascade Brewing is leasing the restaurant and bar to their original location “The Lodge” to new management. The changing of the guard means both little and a lot to fans of Cascade Brewing’s brewpub in the southwest/Beaverton-area. Cascade Brewing founder and owner Art Larrance will retain ownership of the building but lease the hospitality side of the business to their current executive chef Alfredo Godinez.
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The restaurant’s name will remain the same. The brewing operations on the lower level of the building will continue. No changes are being made at the brewery’s sister pub, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St.
Godinez started working at the Lodge at Cascade in 1998, when it opened as the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub. He left after a few years to serve as executive sous chef at Hayden’s Lakefront Grill in Tualatin, eventually working his way up to executive chef. He returned to the Lodge at Cascade in 2016 and has served as executive chef ever since.
Larrance is looking forward to spending more time focusing on selling beer for Cascade Brewing. The Lodge at Cascade Brewing will continue to serve Cascade Brewing beers and merchandise.
For more information, call the Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 503-296-0110, visit www.LodgeatCascade.com and engage at @LodgeatCascade.
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