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Unincorporated Oregon City brewery's patio on Clackamas River forced to shut down due to traffic

Bent Shovel Brewing, which last month was forced to close its patio and tasting room suddenly due to the impact of traffic on its rural neighborhood, has leased the beer garden at the Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road, an approximately seven-minute drive from the unincorporated Oregon City brewery.

BCOURTESY PHOTO - Unincorporated Oregon City-based Bent Shovel Brewing has leased the beer garden at the Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road.ent Shovel owners Rick and Shelly Strauss plan to operate the beer garden through the winter and spring while they continue their search for a permanent long-term home.

"We'd like to thank the kind folks at the Viewpoint for stepping up and helping us out as one small business to another," Rick Strauss said. "We have really missed our customers these past two weeks and can't wait to see everyone gather around the bonfire for a pint."

The Bent Shovel Brewing Beer Garden will be open from 2-6 p.m. Fridays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The area features tented tables, a bonfire and beer served under a canopy of fir trees. Food will be available from the restaurant next door. The beer garden is family and leashed-dog friendly.

Bent Shovel Brewing, 21678 S. Latourette Road, remains operational, handcrafting a range of beer styles on a 10-barrel system in a retrofitted red barn located along the Clackamas River. For more information, visit

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