Urban Farm Fermentory Closing Its Doors on March 31 Says Owner Cayer


“UFF” Sales Room at 200 Anderson Street, Which Will be Closing Soon Either at the End of March or Sometime in April 2024.

Eli Cayer, the owner of Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson Street, said this afternoon that he has decided to close his doors  at the end of March. It’s a decision he has been contemplating for some time and has just recently finalilzed.

Portland’s first fermented beverage producer with a large community engagement hub, opened its doors in 2010.    Abou six years later Cayer was the recipient of some baseless and unfounded  publicity.  That publicity was instrumental in his decision to close his business – depending on when his inventory is sold  out.  “It’s been a tough few years,” he acknowledged.

Meanwhile, Blue Lobster Wine Co., located at 219  Anderson Street, is in the process of relocating to the former UFF tasting room.  That location is currently closed until later in the spring – with plans to dramatically makeover the famous green building that dominates the Anderson Street landscape on behalf of the Blue Lobster Wine business.  However, the outdside of the building will be repainted, the interior will be  brighter and the entrance will be in a different location.

The Blue Lobster hopes to open around Memorial Day 2024.