We wrote last week about Port City Music Hall's application for an after-hours entertainment license, which would allow the music/food venue to stay open until 3 am for late-night parties (booze sales would still shut down at 1 am, per state law).
While there was some consternation among law enforcement and city officials regarding the very idea of after-hours events, PCMH manager Rob Evon must have quelled their fears: the Portland Police Department backed off its resistence to the late-night concept, and the city council voted 9-0 last night to allow Port City its permit.
Stay tuned for news about PCMH's first night-owl bash.
Here's a slideshow of photos and a video from last night's The Best of Portland party at Port City Music Hall. Congratulations to all the winners, thanks to everyone who attended, and thanks also to all the Phoenix readers who voted in the poll!
Photos by Janice Checchio, John Marshall, and Sonya Tomlinson
The much-bruited Port City Music Hall, whose initial opening date was New Year's Eve, but then January 17, delayed its opening again. Theoretically, the venue will have its liquor license from the state in time to open this Saturday, since it wasn't ready in time for last. We can promise to be much more psyched about the place once they actually let people in.