Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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Big brewpub in NW Portland, in a neighborhood where it's hard to walk more than a few blocks without finding a brewpub. Everything's all new and shiny, and there's a huge range of house-brewed beers: IPAs, dark ales, sours, and more.


Offshoot tied-house pub of Tualitin's Ancestry Brewing, with full range of Ancestry beers on tap, and pub food (burgers, sandwiches, salads, onion rings) from the kitchen.


One-room hole in the wall neighborhood pub with good taplist and very good food. Popular regulars' hangout. Big rollup door opens to the sidewalk tables in good-weather days.


APEX  Don Honorable Mention WiFi available

Covid-19 saw APEX switch to credit cards. Roomy, long bar, generous beer patio. Like San Francisco's Toronado, this is something of a love-it-or-hate-it place, but the beer selection is usually first-rate. No kitchen, but take-out from neighboring Gordito's or occasional food trucks parked in front is always acceptable. Just don't climb over the fence! NOTE: Covid-19 vaccine checks are mandatory. Unvaxed are refused service and told to leave.


Assembly Brewing  Full menu available. WiFi available Open 11am or earlier Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2019

Opened in late March 2019, specializing in Detroit-style pan pizza and a range of food-friendly ales. COVID-19 Update: open for to-go only at current time.


New pub in former Victory Bar space, craft beer, cocktails, and simple pub menu.


Partly a storage area for a multi-passenger bicycle contraption that's used to take people around town on pub tours, part brewery, and part small pub. This one's easy to miss, nestled among much larger neighbors. Simple taproom with interesting range of beers.


Owned by Washington state's Backwoods Brewing, taps are mostly the beers from the facility in Carson, WA. Big bright open taproom plus a back room for overflow seating and live music. Great for a northwest Portland pub crawl; the density of brewpubs within just a few blocks is impressive.


The Hop & Vine was a good neighborhood two-room pub and bottle shop but closed at the end of July 2016. Good news: the pub side (one room) has been re-opened as Backyard Social, featuring a good food and drink selection, including eight taps and cocktails. Tap selection leans heavily local.


Baerlic Brewing's northeast Portland outpost is a taproom that serves as the central anchor for The Barley Pod, surrounded by food carts. Why have a kitchen when you can have one of the most varied menus in town instead?


Roomy, rambling taproom features full range of Baerlic Brewing's beers. No kitchen, but food ordered from nearby eateries or brought from home is accepted.


Well chosen draft selection, a few bottled beers, cocktails, and pub food in a smallish corner local. Seems about right.


It should be axiomatic that a sandwich shop named Meat Cheese Bread would have an affiliated bar named Beer. Originally, this was a smallish two-room pub with bar in front and quiet back room, old-school breweriana everywhere, and well chosen selection of craft taps and bottles. More recently, a 2018 expansion saw a near-doubling in the venue's size, opening up a second room in the space right next door. Order food from next door and they'll deliver, too.


Beer O'Clock  Full menu available. WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

In the same restaurant complex that houses downtown Portland's Lardo sandwich shop and Grass pasta restaurant (and under common ownership with both places), Beer Belly feels almost more like a diner with a lot of taps than a typical pub. Beer selection is wide-ranging. Note that this place started business as "Beer Belly," before a cease-and-desist forced the name change.


Pub and bottle shop, well-stocked selection and well-chosen drafts.

COVID-19 restrictions mean limited seating space inside, masks worn while ordering at the bar or choosing beers from the coolers, and vaccine proof mandatory if sitting at the bar.


Originally a small beer specialty shop located on SE Belmont St very near the Horse Brass, Belmont Station moved and expanded to the current SE Stark location several years ago, increasing the selection and adding a beer café. Widely considered to be one of the best of its kind in Portland.


Smallish two-room pub for beer drinking on-premises or growler fills to take away. Simple and minimalist but lively.


Original home of Breakside, comfortable neighborhood pub with good range of own beers on tap, good pub food, and bottles to go.


Newest of the Breakside group of breweries and taprooms. Huge, modern two-level pub and restaurant, bustling and busy, deservedly popular with a wide-ranging taplist of house beers.


One-room locals' pub with good selection of craft beers, well-stocked bottled and canned beer coolers, friendly service.


The pub that brought Portland's emergence in the sour-beer world into sharp focus. Fans of sour beer - particularly beers inspired by Belgium's Flanders reds and browns - should consider this a must-visit.


Old-fashioned saloon-style restaurant and bar with modest but well-chosen selection of beer on tap, some bottles, and liquor. Good for a quiet drink and late-night nosh after a concert at the nearby Crystal Ballroom.


Cool little neighborhood pub and growler fill shop, lots of local and other beers, even more in bottles.


Brand new (as of December 2021) taproom, Chuckanut's first outside of Washington state. Broad selection of Chuckanut's German-inspired lagers and others.


Handy for nearby Providence Park (formerly Civic Stadium) and nearby high-density residential neighborhoods. No food, but there are options fairly nearby.


Neighborhood beer destination since 2004, good selection on tap and hearty pub food.


Now here's something: craft beer bar co-located with a kitchen that turns out Laotian food. It's a good combination. You want this in your life: a good IPA with spicy food as good as any Thai joint makes, maybe even better.


Hidden away in a mixed-use neighborhood of light industry and residences, wide range of beers brewed and on tap, and chances are they will be brewing and you'll savor your beer with the sweet smell of wort in the air. Pub menu is uncomplicated and changes depending on who's running the kitchen.


Big Pacific-Northwest-themed brewpub in NW Portland's Pearl District. Wide range of house beers, from standard to seasonals and one-offs, and extensive food menu too. Easily accessed with Portland Streetcar.


COVID-19 update: for the time being, this venue is either closed, or operating temporarily as a rooftop garden restaurant and pub.

Restaurant and bar just off the check-in lobby of the KEX Hostel, the most prominent feature here is the huge and very popular wraparound bar. Beer drinkers will be interested in the house "KEX Brewery" beers.


Portland outpost of Hood River's Double Mountain brewery and pub, known for its wide range of beers and good pizza.


Rambling multi-roomed pub-restaurant attracts the hipster-ish crowd with very good pub food, beer, and booze. There's a basement bar if it gets crowded at the main-floor bar.


Pizza pub with more proof that eight taps is enough if the choice is well-selected. The pizza is pretty good too, and there's 'Detroit-style' pizza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Most Oregon beer lovers would claim that it was inevitable that John Harris, a key figure in Oregon brewing with solid stints at Deschutes and Full Sail, would hang out his own shingle and feature first-rate beer. Most Oregon beer lovers would be correct. Good food, good beer, parking, easy to find, plenty of seating outside too.


Ever been to a brewpub operated as a non-profit business? You have if you've visited Ex Novo. Interesting house beers, good and reasonably priced pub food.


Originating in Ohio, Fat Head's opened its Portland Pearl District store in November 2014. In 2018, the agreement between the Portland owner and Fat Head's expired, and the name changed to Von Ebert's. Huge roomy brewpub, pub food in gigantic portions, wide variety of house and guest beers.


The ForeLand Beer Study  Don Honorable Mention Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. New entry in the Guide in 2021 Specializes in Belgian Beers and Belgian Styles Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

Cozy little pub with plenty of corner nooks and a back patio, serving a good range of Sean Burke's lagers and ales.


Not so gigantic, but popular, and there's a patio out front on finer days. Clever beers, more clever artwork on the labels, and a fun place to hang out for beers brewed on-premises.


Classic old-school Portland pub that has kept up with the times, still worth calling in.


Beer garden for planned new Hood River brewery, former site of Coalition Brewing.


Opened March 2019, originally as an expanded production brewery, no complete with on-premises taproom and full kitchen.


It's not often that a new (well, sort of) brewpub is so strong right at the start, but that's the case here. Strong contender for best new brewpub in Portland in 2016. Note: this was formerly the Mash Tun, before it was sold and the name was changed. The beers are decidedly not the same.


COVID-19 update: taproom re-opened. Masks off only when seated.

More than two and a half decades in, Hair of the Dog's beers have gained recognition far beyond Portland, but production remains deliberately small-scale, and the brewery's own tasting room is the best place to find and enjoy the exceptional range of house beers on offer. Food is good, too.


Corner-bar taproom in St Johns, good bottled selection in the coolers and good tap selection too. Located in the ground floor of a newer apartment building. Great addition to St Johns neighborhood beer scene. Tap count includes eight beers and two ciders.


Big, rambling, popular pizza pub with wide range of house beers, on busy SE Powell (US Highway 26) in SE Portland. Popular with families in the general seating section, a little quieter in the bar. B-Corp status, sustainable brewing practices. A Portland fixture.


This is the OG pub of the Portland beer scene, a British-style pub that transcends mere imitation with a wider selection on tap than you'll find in any pub in the UK, and a huge proportion of what's on tap is Oregon brewed. The Horse Brass is an institution, and a mandatory stop on any Portland beer itinerary.


Originally a sister pub to ABV Public House, now separately owned. Beer list (excellent) and menus (barbecue) are fine. Pub is located a multilevel building and much closer to the city center. Nice adults-only bar area, huge dining room, and all sorts of private event spaces. Unfortunately, closed for the time being, because COVID-19 ruins everything.


Simple one-room boozer with good range on tap and even more bottles. Beers can be consumed on-premises or bought to take away, including growler fills from the taps. No kitchen, but there's really good takeout nearby, including the excellent Bollywood Kitchen.


Northeast Portland gets its own version of SE Division's Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom. This time, the focus is more on the taproom, but there's still a bottle shop in back, for everybody's take-home needs. Nice addition to NE PDX taprooms, and just a short walk from Great Notion Brewing.


Under the same ownership as Prost! and Stammtisch, but not at all in the German style as those two. Interurban is modeled on a classic American saloon with good craft beers, stiff drinks, and a good-quality gastropub menu. Special events and tap takeovers in the summer, especially out back in the beer garden.


Kells Brewery  Full menu available. Live Music WiFi available Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2019

Irish-themed pub and brewery with, of course, focus on Irish-style beers on tap.


New-era showpiece brewpub and taproom built and run by Portland Kettle Works. Simple modern design inside, 3.5-barrel brewery in back. Unlike conventional brewpubs, the brewery doesn't have an in-house brewer; rather, it is intended for use by Kettle Works customers and guest brewers. Generous guest-beer policy.


Yes, it's a sandwich joint. Just look at the beer selection on the board and the beer garden. It's a beer bar too, and a very good one. Regular tap takeovers happen here and the sandwiches are some of the best in town, and go really well with beer.


Multi-outlet brewery/pub group; the NE Sandy location is the original. Reliably good beers and hearty pub food on the menu. 2nd location is in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.


One-room pub with plenty of outdoor seating in front when weather permits. No kitchen, but food trucks are parked on-premises. Unique in being the region's only certified-kosher brewery.


Newly opened in July 2017, and located way out on the far northeast side of the city, Level Beer is one to watch. Initial tap list consisted of collaboration brews, with house-brewed beers expected to follow soon.


Former location of Lompoc Brewing's Hedge House, now pouring some of the region's best farmhouse-style and mixed-fermentation beers. Do not miss this one. 2021 saw the opening of a Kansas City-style barbecue kitchen. It's good too. Be prepared to show proof of covid-19 vaccination if seated at the bar.


Tiny one-room local with outdoor space in good weather. Heavy on local and Oregon selections.


Portland's idea of a beer hall is huge, and so is the selection. 99 taps pour a primarily Oregon-focused selection, plus occasional out-of-state "guests." In a state with more than 220 breweries, that almost makes sense. Food is simple, with sausages from Olympia Provisions on a pretzel bun, and a few other beer-friendly items. The bar abandoned its cash-only, no-tipping policy and accepts credit cards.


More than twenty years in, the Lucky Lab is durably popular for pints of English-style ales and inexpensive food. It's grown into a chainlet, with three other locations around the city.


Big beer hall with its own brewery and pizza kitchen. Big back room for special events, wide range of house-brewed beers on tap.


Opened in April 2019, serving the North Portland Kenton neighborhood with a good range of craft beers on tap and bottles and cans from the coolers.


Corner bottle shop with McMenamins tap selection. Unusual in that this is a rare private shop that sells liquor, normally done in state liquor shops (Oregon is a control state). Plenty of beer (included crowlers packaged fresh form the taps) and McMenamins schwag to buy too.


Classic Portland-meets-England local, with a singular claim to fame. The Hillsdale Public House was the first modern-era brewpub in Oregon. Beers are mostly Anglo-American style ales.


More than one pub is under this roof, as well as a restaurant, brewery, movie theater, and hotel rooms. McMenamins is known for their repurposing of old buildings and this one is done well. Note: hours vary at different bars and the restaurant; restaurant hours are given.


Rambling McMenamins pub on the western edge of downtown Portland, handy for pre-func before shows at the Crystal Ballroom.


Rambling England-meets-Deadhead neighborhood pub in Northwest Portland with the usual McMenamins trappings of pub food and house ales. McMenamins pubs may be predictable, but as predictable goes, they're okay for a house brew and an inexpensive and filling meal. Eight pool tables for the players.


Old-fashioned saloon pouring plenty of McMenamins standard beer range, plus usual pub food. Added bonuses are live music events and hotel rooms upstairs.


Roomy neighborhood brewpub in Kerns neighborhood. Nice big beer patio out front.


Rooftop bar pouring Migration Brewing beers, on to-do list


Former Hopworks Bike Bar now operating as a Migration Brewing tied taproom


The Commons Brewery is gone (but not forgotten), and in its wake, San Diego's Modern Times has opened its own brewery and taproom in the same tall-ceilinged space. It looks and feels different, there are a lot of beers on tap, there's a retail shop, and there's vegan food. It's also immensely popular.


Friendly neighborhood brewery taproom in the western edge of the Montavilla business district, with recent addition of Threshold Brewing and Blending, plus nearby Roscoe's and Beer Bunker, very pub-crawlable too. Beer garden in good weather.


Well-worn old-fashioned British-style pub serving the nearby neighborhood and beyond. Great spot to stop in for a beer after seeing a 70mm film at the nearby Hollywood Theater.


Mt Hood Brewing opened its first-ever Portland pub in 2018, and it's rather unlike any other in town. Yes, there's a taproom with a bar and tables, but there are also two refurbished train cars with additional seating. Plenty of house beers on tap, plus pizza. Not a bad combo at all.


Smallish functional taproom serves a range of quality house brews. Mt Tabor originally started in Portland, relocated across the Columbia to Vancouver, and is now back in Portland and one of the latest in the Buckman Brewery District.


One-room simple, friendly boozer with strong focus on American IPAs from the Pacific Northwest and nearby. Four IPAs, one non-IPA, and one cider. Minimalism at its best.


Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing's Portland outpost, with a huge range of house beers. Kitchen under the same roof with separate dining room operated by Biba! Chamoru Kitchen features South Pacific island cuisine from Guam. Worthwhile and popular neighborhood taproom.


Straightforward off-the-beaten-path simple taproom right next to the brewery, which specializes in German styles. Standards are Kölsch, Alt, and Hefeweizen, sold widely around town in cans; draught-only selections expand to Pils, Dunkel, a delicious seasonal Festbier, Kellerbier, and whatever else the brewers decide to make, but always in a Germany beer style. In August 2016, the Occidental Wursthaus was opened across the parking lot in a 2nd floor location: good hearty German food and a full range of Occidental's beers.


One of a national chain of pizza & beer places, typically in suburban locations. Plenty of craft beer taps include local brewers, and the pizza-centered menu is budget-friendly. It may not be the same as the warm and cozy corner local in an urban neighborhood, but the beer selection is good.


Pizza place originally started in Northwest Portland's Old Town expanded to this NE PDX location in 2011, featuring more pizza and house-brewed beers in big wood-accented pub. House Shanghai'd IPA won a gold medal at 2015 Great American Beer Festival.


The world's first not-for-profit pub has craft beer, pub food, a friendly neighborhood feel, and proceeds from every beer sold benefit a charity of the buyer's choice. They call it #Aletruism.


Single wedge-shaped room and wide bar features a dozen taps and a generous list of booze, including a lot of whiskies. The taps include a cider, Fernet Branca (yes, on tap) for those so inclined, and 9 craft beers and Rainier lager as the one constant, for those just looking for a cheap old-school American lager.


Although it's not obvious after the extensive (and, some would opine, insensitive) 2008 remodel, the Row has decades of history behind it. This was an original Portland good beer bar, from back in the 1970s when it was owned by the brothers McMenamin to the present day, after three more changes of ownership. Beer selection is good, there's plenty of pub food, and there's plenty of space in the big patio out back. The Produce Row ain't what it once was, but it's still a worthwhile beer venue, and has good proximity to a couple of other beers spots too.


New (July 2017) straightforward beer bar at SE 52nd and Woodstock, where the neighborhood needed a good beer bar like this, with an old-school beer listing touch (no LED screens). Nice outdoor seating area with firepit too.


Prost!  Full menu available. WiFi available Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

Sibling to Stammtisch in Kerns, this is where you go for German beer and Eckkneipe atmosphere, but don't expect any local brews. Simple German pub food and full liquor bar for those so inclined is also on offer, but there's another kind of treat out back in the form of one of Portland's food-cart pods, and the bar's management is okay with customers ordering from any of them and enjoying on-premises with a beer. Update: The cart pod and Prost! are now under the same ownership. Plans are in the works to make the pub and food carts a more integrated experience.


Rambling urban brewpub, Rogue's outpost in NW Portland with plenty of Rogue beer and pub food on hand. The location has its own Portland beer history too, being the original location of Portland Brewing way back in the 1980s.


Big rambling pub and beer garden a short walk from the Commons and Cascade Barrel House. Formerly the Green Dragon, major remodeling and rebranding has done away with the old and in with the Rogue, heavy on house beers plus 19 guest taps.


Roscoe's  Full menu available. WiFi available

You don't normally get dives with a beer selection like this, which is all the reason needed to drop in to Roscoe's and choose from the excellent range on tap. Good pub eats, sushi from next door, outdoor seating in good weather, popular locals' bar. What's not to like?


Newly opened in July 2018 after incubating at Culmination Brewing, Ruse specializes in hazy IPAs, farmhouse styles, big stouts, and others as the brewers see fit. The beers have been well-received, for all the right reasons.


Great corner tavern in North Portland, attracts locals and folks from elsewhere too. Bottles for purchase to consume on-premises or to go, plus small but well-chosen selection on tap. Home to several beer festivals throughout the year, and strong connections to a certain cheese-making state in flyover country. Kitchen was remodeled in fall 2016, and the menu has been significantly upgraded, and now features some of the best pub food in town.


Production brewery and taproom, expansion of original Sasquatch brewpub in southwest Portland (Hillsdale).


Rambling Northwest-style brewpub in Hillsdale, pub menu and wide range of house-brewed beers and ciders on tap. Popular with locals.


Former home of BTU Brasserie, then a brewpub under new ownership, now a brewery with a separate independently-owned attached restaurant called Arrowood.


Neighborhood corner bar with a policy of keeping majority (not all) of taps stocked with "session-strength" beers.


Local pub just off SE Belmont St in a neighborhood of local shops and restaurants.


Stammtisch  Full menu available. WiFi available Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

One of two local beer venues that feature only German (or Austrian) beers on tap, just like its Seattle and Portland sister pubs in the Prost! group. No local beers generally, but really good German-inspired food and imported beers in good condition more than make up for this. Outdoor seating and wide open windows and doors in good weather, a classic "Eckkneipe" in the urban German tradition.


When Amnesia Brewing moved house across the Columbia to Washougal (and has since closed), Stormbreaker Brewing moved in to fill the gap. It's proven to be popular with locals, with plenty of outdoor seating and a rustic interior with a PDX vibe. Stormbreaker also hosts a few small beer festivals in warmer months.


Newly opened in May 2018, this is a branch of the original Stormbreaker on N. Mississippi Ave. The St Johns pub features a sizable covered beer patio; food and beer options are pretty much as they are at the N Mississippi location. Great new addition to St Johns pub scene.


Sister pub-restaurant to southeast Portland's Tabor Tavern with better than average pub food and a decent beer list.


Gastropub in Mt Tabor neighborhood, lunch and dinner served daily, with good beer and cocktails to accompany.


One-room pub, but different in feel from the SE Portland location, serving the nearby hi-rise condo neighborhood. Parking can be interesting.


As of January 2019, Portland's newest brewery and taproom for at least a few weeks. Just a few years ago, there were no breweries in this part of Portland; now there are two, with Montavilla Brewing just around the corner. Threshold features a roomy, open taproom space, including seats at the bar. Early days have seen three beers on tap: a grisette, a hazy IPA, and a hazy double IPA. Bring your own food. This part of Montavilla now has four decent beer venues, making for a good pub crawl.


Affiliated with the nationwide Growler Station franchise, but heavy on Oregon beers. Drink on-premises or fill a growler to go, or choose from a generous selection of bottles.


Conversion of former old-school Chinese restaurant into multi-tap beer and cocktail bar with southern-influenced pub food. Beer patio out back is cleverly housed in shipping containers.


Toffee Club  Full menu available. WiFi available Open 11am or earlier Specializes in British Beers

English-inspired football pub, which means footie on the telly, English breakfasts at weekends, and English-inspired beers on tap, and who doesn't like a pint of Fullers ESB? Note early opening hours for full English breakfast at weekends.


Locals' dive bar with tavern food, 38 taps, and beer garden out back. Nothing fancy, but there's plenty of craft beer among those 38 taps.


Tulip Shop Tavern  Don Honorable Mention Full menu available. WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2019 Has an unusual or regional beer on tap.

Revamped former dive bar, now with a modest but very good tap selection, canned beers, classic cocktails, and good pub food.


Probably the most hidden brewery taproom in town, located in a corner of the building's basement. Well worth finding, though, to sample an excellent range of beers, from one of the best Pilsners brewed anywhere to an impressive range of barrel-aged beers and single-batch one-offs. Widely regarded as one of the best artisanal brewers in town. A 2018 update added a wrap-around bar (so more seating) and the ability to take credit cards as well as cash. That worked out all right until 2020, when the taproom closed down in March and remained that way, opening only for limited pickups of beer orders to go. Then came the best news of all: the taproom was going to be upstairs on the main (entry) floor of the building, and much easier to find. It opened in early June of 2021 and is easily worth a visit.


Good-sized new taproom in modern industrial space in inner southeast Portland. All house beers on tap, and good kitchen menu as well. Look out for the wingless Cessna mounted up in the mezzanine, where there's more seating if the main floor gets full. Freshly opened in February 2019, initially with beers trucked up from Salem-based parent brewery.


Portland's brewing scene is continuing to expand on the city's far east side. Von Ebert, the former Fat Head's brewpub in Northwest Portland, has taken over the premises of the former Ringside restaurant and bar at the Glendoveer golf course; the bar is big, airy, and roomy enough to accommodate hordes of nearby drinkers from a much more suburban part of Portland.


Wayfinder Beer A Don top pick  Full menu available. WiFi available Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2016 Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

COVID-19 Update: limited opening days and hours, and outdoor operation only on deck and streetside "parklet." Reduced menu, but plenty of good beer.

The buzz building up in anticipation of Wayfinder's opening built up to a roar in Portland, right up to its opening day on October 1, 2016. The buzz hasn't subsided. The brewery is focused on lagers, with equipment available to do decoction mashing. The menu is all about good pub food. The expansive outdoor deck is a must on a fine day. Put this one on your short list of must-visit Portland brewpubs.

2017 Update: in June 2017, Wayfinder's house brewed beers made their debut. Brewer Kevin Davey is turning out the kinds of beers that will quickly develop an avid following.


Brand new Portland brewpub as of July 24th, 2018. Seating on two levels, bar upstairs, pub food, and everything is so new and shiny. It will get a lived-in look in due time. Very modern, good use of a re-purposed building.


Cavernous subterranean restaurant and bar, modern corporate look and feel, huge selection of beers on tap, and huge bar menu to go with it. Not exactly ye olde worlde in atmosphere, but still, there's plenty to choose from on tap.


Roomy pub with a mix of German food and American pub eats; house-brewed American craft and German-inspired beers on tap. Family friendly and huge, with room for as many as 200 guests.