Where to Drink Craft Beer in Portland
All About Beer Magazine - Volume 34, Issue 3July 1, 2013
Portland, OR, is divided into four quadrants by the Willamette River and Burnside Street. And because Portland is just a little weird, there’s a fifth quadrant. Some quadrants are more suds-soaked than others, but no matter where you find yourself, there’s always good beer nearby. NORTHWEST Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House: Features Deschutes beers you can’t find anywhere else. Rogue Distillery & Public House: 38 taps, a full restaurant and bar and a working still. NORTHEAST Concordia Ale House: Rotating beer menu; cool refurbished pink elephant mural. Laurelwood Public House & Brewery: Award-winning beers; kid-friendly. Migration Brewing: Dog-friendly. NORTH 5th Quadrant: Connected Side Bar features even more Lompoc beers. Amnesia Brewing: Dog-friendly. Breakside Brewery: Envelope-pushing beers. The Hop & Vine: Inventive tap list. Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern: Wisconsin kitsch, awesome rotating taps. Widmer Gasthaus: Widmer beers you didn’t even know existed. SOUTHWEST Bailey’s Taproom: 20 taps. Higgins Restaurant: James Beard Award winner chef-owner; extensive beer list. SOUTHEAST APEX: Fifty rotating taps; The Beermongers bottle shop is kitty corner. Bazi Bierbrasserie: A slice of Brussels. Belmont Station: 17 uncommon taps and 1,200 bottles. Cascade Brewing Barrel House: Sour and blending masters. Gigantic Brewing: Awesome year-round IPA, seasonals and one-offs. Hair of the Dog: Mind-blowing beer; excellent food. Hopworks Urban Brewery: Organic.