10 Of The Best Brewpubs In Portland
The City of Roses, is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. About 50 miles (80 km) to the east lies majestic Mount Hood, which forms the perfect backdrop for Portland’s skyline. The city is noted for its scenic beauty, great outdoors environment, a large number of microbreweries, and its eco-friendly urban planning policies. The city has a more laid-back, smaller town feel to it than Seattle or San Francisco, however, is still a city of over 630,000 people. As such it has its fair share of cultural amenities, including an impressive music and arts scene and one of the largest collections of zine and independent publishers of any city in the nation.
The food, beer, wine and spirits scene is the best on the West Coast and the city has gained a reputation as the Beer and Food Cart Capital of the World. There are now more than 70 breweries in the Portland area and it is often referred to as “the microbrewery capital of the world“. This is a different world from the generic beers that are the mainstay of America. Portland also has more traditional nightlife drinking establishments mainly located downtown and in ‘The Pearl‘ – you will find everything from dance clubs, gay bars, an assortment of karaoke bars and much more. Portland likes its alcohol.
Rogue Ales & Spirits is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted ales, lagers and spirits. The spirit of Rogue, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. To give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. Brewing a variety of ales and lagers at their World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon. Brewmaster John Maier has been crafting Rogue beer since 1989 and is still actively brewing up innovative beers and overseeing production on their 100 barrel brewing system. They bottle and can their ales and distribute them in all 50 states and 54 countries. With 3 locations: Rogue Pearl Public House, Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery and Rogue Hall – there is no excuses not to sample their wares on a trip to Portland!
Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Tart, barrel-aged beers are the emerging beer style and Cascade Brewing is a pioneer of the Northwest style sour beer movement. They are, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: not bound by stylistic guidelines, just their own imagination and the ingredients they can access. Their Blending House currently contains 1,300 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels – plus nine foudres – filled with wheats, blonds, quads, reds, browns and porters that are aged and blended into magical elixirs. These beers have aggressive tart notes that are balanced by residual sugars, fruits, spices and the oak they use. They serve them all up for you at the Lodge at Cascade Brewing in SW Portland, and at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House aka House of Sour in SE Portland, which features more than 28 rotating taps with a predominantly sour lineup at any given time!
They love, love, love beer & everything about it, and just as much so the entire customer experience. Beyond excited to be able to follow their dream and incredibly happy to share it with you. StormBreaker, besides being the name of their brewery, is a little known nickname for Mt. Hood, the majestic 11,000 foot volcano that casts its shadow on Portland every sunrise. They are continuously working hard to make StormBreaker a welcoming and comfortable destination for enjoying delicious beers, tasty food, and friendly company. They have two locations in Portland 832 N. Beech St and 8409 N Lombard St. Definitely a worthwhile stop for any beer lovers on a trip to Portland as they brew their beers like Mt. Hood breaks storms coming off the Pacific Ocean, head on & with intensity.
Founded by three fellas in Bend, Oregon in 2006 who wanted to brew beer, drink beer and have a ton of fun while doing so. 10 years later and they’re still following suit. Whether shredding the mountain, drinking cold ones by the fire after work or floating down the river. They always have fun with a beer in hand. Nothing is more trendy in Portland than the views of the city from their rooftop patio. Except perhaps for their local R&D brewer Whitney Burnside working in her open space brewery creating something fresh and unique to help fill the 20 taps of delicious beer waiting for you in the Pearl District at 1411 NW Flanders Street. Go crush a beer with them in Portland!
Portland Public House, a distinct Northwest style bringing a taste of Central Oregon to the heart of Portland and a popular destination for great beer, delicious food and a relaxed urban atmosphere. The brewpub at 210 NW 11th Ave. 20+ taps feature Deschutes mainstays plus a selection of seasonal and experimental beers developed and brewed on site exclusively for the Portland pub by our brewers. Deschutes is known for brewing a diverse line-up of award winning beers including the popular Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA. Da Shootz keeps your taste buds happy, your wits sharp, and pairs perfectly with fun. #DeschutesBrewery #DaShootz
An American Craft Brewery focusing on lighter alcohol beer styles with hoppy beers, barrel aged beers and sour beers rounding out their line-up. Located at 5211 NE 148th Avenue, Level Beer was founded in 2016 by Geoffrey Phillips, Jason Barbee and Shane Watterson, with a focus on balance. Balanced beers for a balanced life. Level Beer strives to make the highest quality, most innovative, balanced beer they can; while doing so in a family friendly space, providing their employees with a great working environment, and helping to improve the community they are in. Situated on 2 acres in Northeast Portland, Level Beer includes a tasting room, greenhouse beer garden, food carts, and a large outdoor space with games and a hop field! If you are going to dream, you might as well dream big!
Opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. Pushing the boundaries of technique and flavour while maintaining a delicious profile in everything it creates. Winning several national and regional awards for its beers along the way. Breakside has two locations in Portland: NE DEKUM PUB on 820 Northeast Dekum Street and NW SLABTOWN on 1570 NW 22nd Ave. #BreaksideBrews
A venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. Craft beer lovers have been enjoying John’s beers for over thirty years from breweries such as McMenamins, Deschutes, and Full Sail. The name Ecliptic Brewing unites John’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. The ecliptic is earth’s yearly path around the sun. They celebrate this journey through the seasons with food and beer menus that rotate throughout the year. In their brewhouse they believe in pushing the limits of creativity. Responding to customer’s desires and introducing them to new experiences that should keep them coming back for more. Flagship beers include Starburst IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter and Orbiter IPA. They also brew a selection of Special Releases and Cosmic Collaboration beers. #poursomespaceinyourface
Hopworks Urban Brewery
With the tagline – Good Beer Does Good! HUB creates world-class beer and food using sustainable business practises that protect the environment and inspire the local community. It’s Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub. B Corp, 1% for the Planet Member, Independent Craft Brewery and Salmon-Safe Certified. The 20-barrel brewery produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider annually, offering an assortment of award-winning, world-class beers made from organic malts and hops in cans, bottles and on draft across the Pacific Northwest. They have two Portland locations Powell located at 2944 SE Powell BLVD and Williams located at 3947 N Williams AVE. They always have 15 beers and 2 ciders on tap and as they donate 1% of all their pint sale proceeds to environmental non-profits that they admire and respect, it’s a perfect spot to grab some beers!
Base Camp Brewing Company
BCBC is a small brewery producing several beers in aluminum bottles plus serving chow from local food carts. Set in the usual industrial warehouse style that is quiet and roomy, with great alternative rock playing in the background. They specialise in producing innovative lagers and ales proudly brewed in the Pacific Northwest. If your in need of some awesome brews for the adventure-minded palate on a trip to Portland, look no further! They are located at 930 SE Oak Street, only a few blocks from Portland Rock Gym and Voodoo Doughnut, Too, if you want to do some climbing before your beers and grab a doughnut afterward! #basecampbrewing