ANDY NGO REPORTS: Portland business owner who promoted Antifa riots closes taproom, cites business decline in the city

A leftist Portland, Ore. business owner who advocated for the city’s destruction during the Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 and 2021 announced he is closing his taproom after suffering significant financial losses since that time.

Nat West, the owner of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider on Southeast 35th and Division Street, who identifies as he/him on social media, is permanently shuttering the doors to his taproom. The taproom’s beverages are a former staple in the progressive city now struggling with surging crime, homicides and business closures following the 2020–21 riots.

The shuttering of West’s taproom is ironic given his strong advocacy and promotion of property destruction and vandalism in Portland.

“Please smash all my windows if it will be a step toward change,” West said in an Twitter (now X) post in April 2021, nearly a year after the deadly riots started in Portland. For more than 120 days straight in Portland, far-left extremists carried out acts of insurrection against the local and federal governments through firebombings, explosive attacks, looting, arson, gun violence and rampant property destruction.

Nat West owns Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in southeast Portland

The owner of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider repeatedly expressed support for far-left political violence in Portland, Ore. 

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