PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Cider Riot held a closing celebration Saturday, the night before the business is set to shut its doors for good.
On Sunday, the Northeast Portland pub will be open for its final day of business. The founder told KOIN 6 News earlier this month that distribution sales weren’t high enough to stay open, despite the pub’s success.
“Going forward, I don’t know what the craft beer scene is going to look like in 5 years,” said Abram Goldman-Armstrong, the pub’s owner. “We’re looking at a couple different options. We’re still hopefully that someone may be able to come in and keep us going here, but we’re kind of down to the wire for that.”
“Who knows what’s going to happen,” he said. “But I’m pretty optimistic about Cider Riot as a brand living on somewhere in the world—maybe not based in Portland.”
Final glasses of cider will be served Sunday from noon until 9 p.m. A live band will play the pub out for the last two hours of service.