ORS 471.175¹
Full on-premises sales license

(1) The holder of a full on-premises sales license may sell by the drink at retail wine, malt beverages, cider and distilled liquor. Except as provided in this section, all alcoholic beverages sold under a full on-premises sales license must be consumed on the licensed premises.

(2) A full on-premises sales license may be issued only to:

(a) A nonprofit private club, as described in subsection (8) of this section.

(b) A public passenger carrier as provided in ORS 471.182 (Issuance of full or limited on-premises sales license to public passenger carrier).

(c) A commercial establishment, as defined in ORS 471.001 (Definitions for ORS chapters 471 and 473) (2).

(d) A public location that does not qualify for licensing under paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection if:

(A) Food is cooked and served at the location;

(B) The predominant business activity at the location is other than the preparation or serving of food or the serving of alcohol; and

(C) The location meets any minimum food service requirements established by Oregon Liquor Control Commission rule.

(e) A caterer, subject to the requirements of ORS 471.184 (Catering and other temporary off-premises service under full or limited on-premises sales license).

(3) The holder of a full on-premises sales license shall allow a patron to remove a partially consumed bottle of wine from the licensed premises if the wine is served in conjunction with the patron’s meal, the patron is not a minor and the patron is not visibly intoxicated.

(4) The holder of a full on-premises sales license is entitled to purchase any distilled liquor from an agent of the commission appointed pursuant to ORS 471.750 (Liquor stores and warehouses) at a discount of not more than five percent off the regular listed price fixed by the commission, together with all taxes, in a manner prescribed by commission rule. For purposes of compensation by the commission, the appointed agent shall be credited with such sales at full retail cost. The commission may not require the licensee to purchase more than one container of distilled liquor at a time if the distilled liquor:

(a) Except as provided in subsection (9) of this section, has a retail sales price of $30 or more per container;

(b) Is available through a distributor in the United States that does not require the commission to acquire more than one case of the distilled liquor in a single transaction;

(c) Is not regularly stocked by the commission; and

(d) Is ordered in a 750 milliliter container size if available in that size.

(5) The holder of a full on-premises sales license may purchase distilled liquor only from a retail sales agent of the commission or from another person licensed under this section who has purchased the distilled liquor from a retail sales agent of the commission.

(6) The holder of a full on-premises sales license may sell factory-sealed containers of wine to a person who organizes a private gathering on the licensee’s premises if the wine was acquired as part of a larger purchase of wine by the licensee for the purpose of the gathering and only part of the larger purchase was consumed at the gathering. Wine sold under this subsection may be sold only for an amount adequate to compensate the licensee for the amounts paid by the licensee for the wine.

(7) The holder of a full on-premises sales license may sell for consumption off the licensed premises malt beverages, wines and cider in securely covered containers provided by the consumer and having capacities of not more than two gallons each.

(8) A nonprofit private club, including but not limited to a fraternal or veterans organization, may qualify for a full on-premises sales license under this section only if the club meets any minimum membership, nonprofit status and food service requirements established by commission rule.

(9) Beginning January 1, 2017, the commission may annually adjust the price threshold established in subsection (4)(a) of this section by a percentage equal to the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. However, the commission may not adjust the price threshold to be less than $30. [1999 c.351 §2; 2001 c.104 §213; 2001 c.154 §1; 2010 c.33 §2; 2011 c.180 §1; 2013 c.32 §1; 2019 c.57 §27]

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors471.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano471.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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