You can now enjoy cider, beer, wine, kombucha, and more in our new cider garden out back of our taproom! These Heights Alley Porches are the solution we found for our parklet structures when ODOT directed us they had to be removed from 12th Street after the City didn’t receive the right permitting. The space seats up to twenty guests at five, socially-distanced spots. Soon, we will have sun sails, solar-powered lights, music, and some fun additional details outside. Plus, we are working on plans for live music and movie nights!

From our friends at Hood River News:

Bill and Patty Morrissey, front, and Kristyn Fix and Dave Aiken raise a toast in the “Heights Alley Porches,” the new name for Slopeswell’s custom outside seating amenity once known as “parklets.” The porches were moved two weeks ago behind the business from 12th Street, In addition to the booths, Slopeswell added socially-distant tables and fencing, giving it even more room than when the booths were installed in June. The “parklets” were among those created to provide businesses with outdoor seating, in light of coronavirus restrictions for bars and restaurants. Other sites, downtown and on Portway, were and initially permitted by the city of Hood River. Slopeswell was told to move the two 10-by-6-foot units because they were in violation of Oregon Department of Transportation rules. “We have more room and it’s quiet and private. This has been a blessing in disguise,” said Fix, Slopeswell general manager.

Our taproom, Heights Alley Porches, and sidewalk seating are open Thursday and Friday 5-10pm and Saturday 2-7pm. They are dog-friendly for well-behaved pups, 21+ only, and outside food is welcome.

Grab one of our GROUPON deals here before you visit for cider in the taproom or to-go!

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