Oregon's liquor board loosened restrictions, allowing any state liquor outlet to sell beer and wine with the necessary licenses.
Last year, the agency gave approval for four liquor outlets around the state to start selling beer and wine as a pilot project. Apparently it's working. Revenues at those four stores rose an average of 12 percent, compared with 7.8 percent statewide, according to OLCC data released Thursday.
Agents won't rush to convert their stores, one local proprietor predicted. But Oregon drinkers can expect to see more options when they visit their neighborhood liquor store.
Read more at OregonLive.com.