After a devastating 2020 for many businesses throughout Portland, there's some signs that the outlook for 2021 may be a lot less bleak. Several projects have been announced in recent days, from Bissell Brothers expanding at Thompson's Point to one that you may have missed, the Portland Regency Hotel opening a brand new whiskey bar.

Shared on Facebook by The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, the new whiskey bar is called Iron Side. There weren't many details available about what Iron Side offers other than the obvious, a selection of whiskeys. It's located inside the lobby of the hotel and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm-9pm. With Governor Mills easing curfew restrictions, their closing time may change.

With the Portland Regency opening a new bar, people naturally got a little worried it meant The Armory Lounge was no more. That is not the case. The Armory Lounge is still standing, and the Portland Regency opened Iron Side as part of their strategy to have more offerings to locals and guests. Iron Side whiskey bar joins the Armory Lounge, Eighteen95 restaurant and the seasonal Garden Cafe on premises at the Portland Regency.

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