Pubs in Southwest
Downtown bar noted for good wide-ranging and imaginative selection on tap. Companion Upper Lip bar is a very short walk and up a flight of stairs.
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.
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.
Handy for nearby Providence Park (formerly Civic Stadium) and nearby high-density residential neighborhoods. No food, but there are options fairly nearby.
Newly opening in spring of 2016, this one will be a tricky to find at first. It's in the bottom level of a building and nearly invisible from the street. Descend into the parking lot (free to use after 5pm) and it becomes much easier to find. Nice multi-tap pub with good pub food.
This is a sister pub to ABV Public House, off US 26 on the far west side. Beer list (excellent) and menus (good pub food) are similar, but IBU is in 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.
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.
Big downtown Portland location of national brewpub chain. It's popular and busy, and some good brewers have learned their trade here. Nice if you're in the area, but not particularly local.
Rambling Northwest-style brewpub in Hillsdale, pub menu and wide range of house-brewed beers and ciders on tap. Popular with locals.
One-room pub, but different in feel from the SE Portland location, serving the nearby hi-rise condo neighborhood. Parking can be interesting.
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.