John Stewart at his sandwich shop, Meat Cheese Bread

It's been eight years since Park Kitchen alum John Stewart opened his addictive little sandwich shop,  Meat Cheese Bread, in Southeast Portland. Now his brand is expanding. Stewart has set an opening date of January 1st for his aptly named “Beer,” a bottle shop and beer den located next door to the original MCB.

“I’ve been wanting to open a bottle shop since I started MCB,” says Stewart, “For someone rolling into town looking for a place to grab a drink, there’s no better sign than ‘Beer,’ to steer you in the right direction.”

The Specs
The small 750 sq ft space will feature two rooms: the front, a standing room only with an 8-10 person bar; the back, outfitted with a tall 20-foot ceiling and seating for 20 in the form of banquettes and benches running along the wall. The tiny watering hole is built entirely out of reclaimed barn wood and 100-year old Douglas fir and sports a stained glass window in front with the MCB logo, along with a 300-piece collection of vintage, unrolled flat top beer cans mounted on the wall.

Whats On Tap
Beer will offer 8-10 local taps from breweries like Double Mountain, The Commons, Cascade, and Ninkasi, stock over 100 small-batch bottles to buy or take away, and pour growlers for insatiable beer lovers. The new space will not be selling meat, cheese, or bread, but customers are welcome to buy food next door and bring it over.

1410 Southeast Stark St.
11am-11pm, 7 days a week