The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.
A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.
In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.
A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.
Townshend's Tea Company is steeped in tea culture with "decidedly Portland" ingredients.
But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.
New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.
As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.
Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.