23 Feb '12, 1am
In The Works: The Stumptown Beer Hall
Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson has done nicely for himself with The Woodsman Tavern, having already been lauded by everyone from GQ to Sprudge. Up next for his growing empire on 46th and Division, which is still home to the original Stumptown cafe, we can look forward to beer, sausages, and plenty of leg room. From Eater PDX: Woodsman owner Duane Sorenson (also the mastermind behind Stumptown , for those blissfully ignorant of the ways of Portland) confirms that the casual beer hall represents “phase three” of the Woodsman empire. (The second part, the artisan-focused Woodsman Market, debuted in December 2011.) “It’s a 5,000-square-foot spot behind the tavern and market that will become the Woodsman Hall ,” Sorenson says. “[Imagine] a big open space with exposed brick, old growth wood beams, fire pit, and ‘beer hall’-style tables.” According to Sorenson, the opening is s...