Beer in Portland

Long overdue!  But now that we’re done with Portland, we can try to put a pin in them.  We went to so many more beer-oriented places and events than the pictures describe, but I list a few of them here.  I can’t even begin to list all the Portland beers we had in bottles and taps in restaurants and food stands around the area.  In no particular order, breweries we visited!


Zwickelmania – Annual one-day beer event throughout Oregon, breweries open door for tasting and tours.  Occurs in February in 120+ breweries across Oregon (probably 80+ in Portland).  We visited near a dozen breweries this day, were able to get several tastings from each one, free shuttle service, but we used public transit.


Base Camp Brewing – Great outdoor area, dog-friendly patio/tent, and permanent, delicious food trucks.  Great location near other breweries, too.


Rogue – A force in Portland, sponsors a lot of beer- and social- related programs including nano-brewers and has plenty of good brews.  We would hang out at Rogue Hall on the PSU campus.


Green Dragon – “…dedicated to the education & appreciation of craft beer.”  ok, I’m sold.  This one has so many rotating taps from local and regional breweries, as well as taps from the nano-brewers.  Food available and dogs welcome!

Cascade Brewing – an all sour brewery?  Be still my heart!  Some tasty barrel-aged brews.


Baerlic Brewing Co – a new (opened just a couple days before we went) brewery.  Beth attended a yoga session in the brew room.


Ground Breaker Brewing – a gluten-free facility!  They make their brews from lentils, hazelnuts, etc.  These are not your grandma’s gluten-free ciders, they include many hop-a-licious offerings including IPAs and Saisons.  They offer a full gluten-free kitchen at the same facility.


Culmination Brewing– located conveniently near a VooDoo Donuts, has some fine taps and nice-looking kitchen menu.

Full Sail Brewing – We made the 1-hour drive to Hood River, OR for a March brewmaster dinner- a nice event pairing a 4-course dinner with their beer.  There are other breweries in the area that are worth a visit, too!


StormBreaker Brewing – offers a wonderful selection of beers and a great dog-friendly patio and fire pit.


Ecliptic Brewing – has a great beer selection and a hell of a fine kitchen.  It is also located with a nice view of downtown Portland on the patio.


Ex Novo Brewing – Wonderful neighborhood setting, dog friendly, serves good food and is dog-friendly outside.


Bottle shops and other

Belmont Station – great local and regional tap list and so many bottles to purchase

Imperial Bottle Shop – Another extensive list of taps and great bottle selection, arranged by brewery

Ground Kontrol – Put on your neon pink ankle warmers and grab your quarters!  You are going to love playing classic arcade games and pinball machines.  And… Oh yeah, DRINK BEER!



Cannon Beach Hardware and Public House – while not a brewery, this hardware store/pub and restaurant had a nice theme “screw and brew”.  Great stop if you’re hiking the Pacific Coast 100 miles West of Portland.


Rooftop Brew Co – Seattle, WA??  Well, we visited during a weekend trip.  Great beer and order-out for pizza!  Dog-friendly patio.


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