Oregon Public Broadcasting

Visitors could soon be sipping chardonnay as they stroll through the Oregon Garden. The Silverton garden could hear back about its request for a liquor license by the end of this week.

"You know, you can only sell so many admissions and so many sweatshirts, so we are just looking for new ways to bring people in and new revenue streams," says Brittney Hatteberg, the Oregon Garden's marketing manager.

Hatteberg says the nonprofit asks for temporary liquor licenses several times a year, during special events. The new license would allow beer and wine to be sold year-round.

If the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approves the request, Hatteberg says it will take one or two months for the Oregon Garden to start selling drinks from its visitors' center.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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