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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.
First of the two Abbey Bars to open in NW Portland, with a modest taplist but a huge selection of bottled beers in the coolers. Cozy smallish place, nice neighborhood pub for beers with friends.
Cash-only bar with 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!
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.
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.
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.
Roomy taproom in Portland's burgeoning Buckman district pours a full range of Base Camp beers. Food carts outside for nourishment, and outdoor seating in good weather - or covered and heated when the weather is less than good.
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.
Living proof that a really good local pub doesn't need double-digit numbers of beer on tap to be a good, popular place. The eight taps are usually well-chosen, and there are plenty of bottles and cans in the coolers to augment the choice, as the Beer Mongers also serves as an excellent bottle shop.
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.
Close-to-downtown brewpub with very good food and eclectic beers. Well worth a visit. Nice little outdoor beer garden area too.
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.
Handy for nearby Providence Park (formerly Civic Stadium) and nearby high-density residential neighborhoods. No food, but there are options fairly nearby.
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. Good simple pub menu centers on smoked meaty treats. Weekly guest Roots and Blooms food truck also features vegetarian cuisine, and Bhuna does super-tasty Indian food on Monday evenings.
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.
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. Huge roomy brewpub, pub food in gigantic portions, wide variety of house and guest beers.
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.
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.
Simple, modern one-room pub with plenty of taps, and just about everything is available to go in growlers or crowlers.
More than two 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.
Bike-themed pub affiliated with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in SE Portland. Recently switched food program from pub pizzas to more varied sustainable-food menu.
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.
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.
Old-style pub with lots of wood everywhere, great beer patio out back, and good pub food. Same ownership as Prost! German beer bar just up the street, and Stammtisch in NE Portland.
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.
Nifty small one-room pub at the ground level of an apartment building. How nice to have a good little neighborhood local so close to home... if you live here. Worth a visit for friendly service and a good tap list.
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.
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.
There was the Lompoc Tavern in NW Portland ... and then there wasn't. The old place had to go along with the rest of the building when it was torn down. But now there's the new Lompoc Tavern, big wraparound bar, pub food, and Lompoc house brews. All is right again in this little boozy stretch of NW Portland.
Big beer hall with its own brewery and pizza kitchen. Big back room for special events, wide range of house-brewed beers on tap.
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 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.
Friendly neighborhood brewpub in the western edge of the Montavilla business district, so pub-crawlable from Roscoe's. Beer garden in good weather too.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 farmhouse styles, big stouts, and others as the brewers see fit. The beers have been well-received, for all the right reasons.
Neighborhood corner bar with a policy of keeping majority (not all) of taps stocked with "session-strength" beers.
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.
Imagine a hybrid of a dive-ish bar like Roscoe's with a German corner Kneipe and you'll have some idea of what to encounter here. Beers are a mix of German imports and locally brewed German-influenced styles.
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.
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.
Belgian-style caf?-bistro, formerly helmed by hard-working owner Hilda Stevens (who has since sold the pub and moved on), serving Belgian-inspired beer and food seven days a week. Located just off SE 32nd Ave and Hawthorne. Update: Bazi has completed the transformation into the Portland branch of North Carolina's Thirsty Monk brewery and pub.
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.
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.
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.
Widmer's big multi-room flagship pub still has an abundant house-brewed beer list but the kitchen has been shuttered, so food menu isn't so abundant. Portland's second-oldest brewery has changed tremendously over more than 30 years of operation, but has kept its hand in the game and there's almost always something interesting on tap, as well as old favorites. Brewery tours are right across the street.
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.