Although it’s been years since a lawsuit was filed by Rogue Ales charging that a picture framing company lost a “racey” portrait of the namesake of “Mo’s Restaurants,” the legal battle is far from over.
The “Naked in the bathtub” photo of Mojava “Mo” Niemi, was hung over the bar for years at the Rogue House on the Bayfront. It was a reminder of the scrappy and innovative woman who first directed Rogue Brewery founder Jack Joyce to the South Beach spot where Rogue Ales set up shop. “Mo” was a Port of Newport Commissioner at the time and was widely known to have wanted to operate a brewpub on the Bayfront.
Anyway…back to our story about the photograph and the lawsuit. That part of it is in the Oregonian. Click here.