Based on a tip from our eagle eyed reader, Andi Bernard, it looks like the Stein Haus property will be transformed into a new bar called Last Drop.
The text of permit 2019-253142-000-00-RS is scoped to “demolish single family residence with basement to be filled” at 2366 SE 82nd Ave. The demolition permit was suggestive that the whole site would be cleared. However, now that the plans are available for public review, the underlined note on the documents leaves no doubt, “This Bar Building to Remain.“
This is exciting news for those lamenting the death of old Portland bar culture. One icon of that time will be saved. The next question is what will the Last Drop become.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission received a license request for the Last Drop, late last year. The company requesting the license is CT Royalty Inc., formed one year ago on March 29th 2019. The president and chief agent of that company is Kent K Chan. Very little information, beyond that, is available at this time
More information should be coming soon, as the Stein Haus building will need a great deal of work to return to service as a bar and possible restaurant. This will be a property to watch, as signs of life for this once written off building return.