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As we went through college, and after when a few of us moved to different cities and states, we kept notes periodically of bars we liked, layouts, what worked, what didn't, names, etc. until we had a very large word document full of random ideas for our bar.
Originally, many of us gravitated toward a business-casual sports bar/club, but during a brainstorming session around a pool in Las Vegas, after a late night bachelor party, the idea of how to be unique came up, and the light bulb went on...a non-profit bar, where net profit would go to local charities.
Naturally, like all good ideas, someone has already done it. So to the internet I turned searching for a non-profit bar, and sure enough, I found the Oregon Public House in Portland, OR. They weren't open yet, and they were going to be the first one in the world. I got excited. Even though we weren't first, we were pretty damn close.
Oregon Public House - Portland, OR
This blog is intended to detail the process of how we plan on starting up our own non-profit bar, following the Oregon Public House "model". We might succeed, we might fail, but it will all be detailed here.
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