Oregon liquor sales rose 35% in June at stores near the border with Washington.
One store in Rainier across the Columbia from Longview, Wash., saw a 60 percent increase in June over the same month in 2011, according to OLCC data obtained by The Associated Press under Oregon’s public records law. Stores in Umatilla and Milton-Freewater — close to the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla in Washington, respectively — reported sales spikes above 50 percent.
Altogether, at 13 liquor stores near the Washington border, revenue was up 35 percent in June, providing Oregon an influx of nearly $870,000 in gross revenue.
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