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Retail Expansion

Retail Expansion is a statewide market-driven process encouraging a variety of retail models that fit the community where a liquor store is proposed.

The OLCC is currently accepting applications for new retail liquor locations in the following areas:


  • Location 1:   Gresham – W. Powell Blvd & 182nd Ave / Highland Dr
  • Location 2:   Oregon City – 99E to Willamette St between 9th St & 1st St SE
  • Location 3:   Portland - Southwest Waterfront – Ross Island Bridge to SW Bancroft St (Boutique location must be operated in conjunction with another business serving the waterfront community)
  • Location 4:   Portland - Lents Neighborhood: SE Foster Rd & SE Woodstock, 89th Ave & 103rd Ave
  • Location 5:   Portland - SE Powell Blvd between SE 120th Ave & SE 125th Ave
  • Location 6:   Portland - NE Glisan St between NE 53rd Ave & NE 69th Ave
  • Location 7:   Portland - NE Fremont St between NE 42nd Ave & NE 52nd Ave
  • Location 8:   Tigard – SW Pacific Hwy between SW 63rd Ave & SW 71st Ave
        Click this WEB MAP to see the specific locations

How to Apply

A detailed business plan is required as part of the application process. An application with a business plan must be received at OLCC's main office in Portland at the above address, by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted. Additional open recruitments for these areas and others in the state may occur in the future.

Applicants are evaluated on background, knowledge and work experience in: 
  • Retail business management
  • Inventory/cash management
  • Retail sales and operation
  • Customer service/public relations in a retail environment
  • Financial ability to open and operate a retail liquor location
Questions can be directed to or call 503-872-5020 (toll-free: 1-800-426-2004, press # 1). Provide your name, email address and phone number.


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    Phone: 503-872-5020 or
    Toll-Free: 1-800-426-2004, press #1
    Provide your name, email address & phone number.

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