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Spot on Sports offers libations, entertainment in relaxed atmosphere along Main Avenue

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR  - Spot on Sports, created by Dani Bloomer, brings sports and drinks into heart of downtown. Dani Bloomer always wanted to own a bar, so when a friend directed her to an opportunity to join the community of businesses in downtown Gresham, she dove in with both feet.

Wall Street Pizza was looking to lease out part of its sprawling space, cordoning it off from the rest of the restaurant and allowing an independent operation to move in. It was a perfect fit for Bloomer

"At first I didn't see the vision of what this place could be," Bloomer said. "But then I came and sat in the space and it all clicked."

Spot on Sports, 209 N. Main Ave., opened its doors Tuesday, Oct. 1, and is filling a void in downtown Gresham by becoming the go-to place for enjoying a libation and catching the big games.

"This is a cheery atmosphere where everyone is welcome," Bloomer said. "It was important that it feels comfortable and safe."

Spot on Sports has six televisions showing basketball, football, hockey, soccer or anything a customer wants to watch. The bar has eight beer taps, wine, hard alcohol, hot drinks and non-alcoholic options as well. Happy Hour runs daily from 3-6 p.m.

While Bloomer is working on finalizing the menu, there are plenty of food options available. Spot on Sports patrons can enjoy classic appetizers, sliders, or order food from Wall Street.

"I want to be known for cheap bar food with great daily specials," Bloomer said.

Right now the hours are 1 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and noon to midnight on the weekends — though Bloomer said if a group is having a good time they will keep things open longer. Once the Oregon Lottery machines are installed, the hours will shift to opening at 11 a.m.

Anyone is welcome to explore the new sports pub. Spot on Sports will have a grand opening celebration in January.

"This is a fun place to hang out and be yourself," Bloomer said.


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