Pearl District Remodel Making Progress

Floors are up & walls are out

Regulars of the Rogue Distillery & Public House in Northwest Portland may recognize Miriam, a longtime server. She has been a Rogue for a total of 5 years. Serving and hosting at Rogue was actually Miriam's first job in high school and she actually got ready for her senior prom in the upstairs offices above the pub.

When we re-open in April, Miriam will be back on the floor greeting Rogue Nation citizens. But for the time being, she'll be lending a hand to Rogue's digital marketing team during the renovation.

Discovered door that was hidden behind bar mirror
Discovered door that was hidden behind bar mirror

It's day ten of the remodel at Rogue Distillery & Public House in the Pearl District and progress is moving smoothly with a few exciting discoveries such as a layer of red concrete tile from the early 1900s and a hidden door.

As we noted in our remodel announcement, the 91-year-old building where Rogue Distillery & Public House resides was once home to a dairy, a family restaurant and then Portland Brewing Company.


While we're preserving some characteristics of the historic building, our construction crew has been pulling up the acrylic floor to expose and refurbish the concrete underneath. The power has been shut off and electricians are currently working to prep for new light fixtures and we're also getting ready to hook up 42 new taps. We've also finished tearing down a few walls and have pulled out the 16-foot solid wood bar. When we took out the mirror that stood behind the bar, we discovered a door we had no idea was there. Stay tuned for the next update to find out what it led to.