THE Gordon Hotel, Portland, built by the Henty family in the early days. The timber, which was pit sawn, was brought from Tasmania, whilst the doors are of European cedar. Originally the building had a shingle roof.
– Sydney Mail Wednesday 29 August 1934.
The Gordon Hotel, located at 63 Bentinck Street Portland, was established in 1842 as the Commercial Inn and was rebuilt as the Gordon Hotel in 1890. The hotel is still trading and claims to be the oldest continuous license issued in Victoria. However, there are other hotels that claim the title, including the Duke of Wellington and the Mac Hotel, which were both issued in 1835. There is also the Elephant Bridge Hotel in Darlington, which also claims to be operating under the same continuous license since 1842.
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