New entry in the Guide in 2016

The following are new entries in the Guide for 2016.


Newest of the two Abbey Bars in NW Portland, this one has a wider selection on tap, and range comes from several European nations, not just Belgium. Big wraparound bar and changing selection.


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.


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


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.


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.


Straightforward taproom, a few tables and a bar, brewery in back. Interesting range of beers. Note: entrance is actually just north of SE Division on SE 10th Avenue.


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.


Scout Beer  Full menu available. New entry in the Guide in 2016 Brewpub.

New brewpub in near SE Portland's brewery-dense Buckman district. Simple functional taproom with picnic tables and benches, and a smallish and somewhat cramped bar. Not a bad little neighborhood place, and close to several other options for good beer as well.


Wayfinder Beer  Full menu available. WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016 Brewpub.

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.