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Gresham brewery addition allows customers to remain comfortable during pandemic

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Greshams Migration Brewing, 18188 N.E. Wilkes Road, has put in eight outdoor tables. Visitors to Migration Brewing's Gresham location now will be able to enjoy a pint of Patio Pale and a slice of pizza out in the sun thanks to an outdoor seating expansion.

Eight new tables with bright red umbrellas have been put up in the parking lot of the brewery, 18188 N.E. Wilkes Road, to allow customers to feel more comfortable and spread out while dining during COVID-19. The seating was implemented Thursday, July 23.

"We wanted to provide customers with as much comfort as possible," said Avery Harris, the brand manager for Migration. "We always wanted to have outdoor seating at this location."

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Customers at Migration can now enjoy beer and food outside. If you visit Migration's Gresham brewery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, poke your head inside to let someone know you are snagging an outdoor table. All drink and food orders still happen at the main counter. The outdoor seating is family friendly and open to dogs as well.

Migration has been open for dine-in since Multnomah County expanded to Phase 1 of reopening last month. Visitors who wish to sit inside may still do so, and the interior is spacious enough to allow for easy social distancing. Migration also is continuing its to-go food orders, and beer can be delivered through DoorDash.

The brewery has implemented other policy changes to keep people safe during the pandemic. Customers are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance and to limit groups to 10 people or fewer. No cash payments are allowed during the pandemic, and everyone must wear a mask when not seated at a table.

The staff are wearing masks and gloves at all times, are frequently washing their hands, and menus and tables are sanitized between guests.

The outdoor seating will remain in place until Oct. 1.

"We appreciate the support from everyone during the quarantine," Harris said.

Black is Beautiful

Migration Brewing is participating in a global beer initiative to raise awareness of the injustices people of color face and raise funds for police brutality reform.

Out now is the Black is Beautiful beer, which is being marketed by breweries across the world. At Migration, 100% of sales are being donated to the Black Resilience Fund. The Migration version of Black is Beautiful is an American imperial stout.

"We absolutely wanted to be a part of the movement," Harris said. "It's important to be a part of speaking up."

Learn more at blackisbeautiful.beer


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