Montavilla Brew Works is scheduled to open by summer 2014 at 78th and SE Stark in Portland.
Rumors have circulated around the east of Mt. Tabor neighborhood called Montavilla since I moved there six months ago that someone had purchased the long abandoned Daugherty Auto Service building and the house behind it to become a brewery. For months there was no word, no sign of activity at the rundown old concrete building and no permits filed that were made public. Then just days ago the mystery deepened when two signs appeared in freshly paned windows that said "Fresh Beer" and "Brewed Here This Year". Finally this week the man behind the business, noted local homebrewer Michael Kora who also resides in the neighborhood just blocks away, would take his serious hobby pro.
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