Welcome to A Portland Beer Guide. It is "A" beer guide rather than "The" beer guide because it in no way intended to be comprehensive. It is a "curated" site, which just means these are the pubs that a couple of beer geeks happen to like. We have one focus with this guide. That is craft beer, and nothing else. The aim of this guide is largely to assist the beer traveller with finding the best craft beers in the best places around Portland
Who is this site for?
We've designed the site with the craft beer tourist in mind, but it is also just as useful for locals who want to find the best craft beers and the best places to enjoy them in. Irrespective of whether you're a local, or are in Portland on a dedicated beer trip, or you are in town for other reasons (business, family trip, etc.) and just want to try some good craft beers, our pub guide will help you find the best places.
Navigation and general notes
You can browse our database by name or geographical area and eventually by points of interest. Each name is shown as it appears on the signage. The tallies feature four fields: 'Handpumps' for manually pumped cask-conditioned beers, 'Gravity' for cask beers pouring straight from the vessel where the secondary fermentation occurred, 'Taps' for dispensing from pressurised craft-brewed kegs, and 'Bottles' - in which category craft canned beers are also included.
We'll try to keep you up to date with new pubs opening and existing pubs closing (or being downgraded) in our news section.
We've redesigned the site to work better with your smartphone and tablet. Smartphone apps for both Android and IOS are in the works and should be available soon.
We're big fans of twitter and you can follow us at @PDXBeerGuide.
Don lives in Portland. Click on the yellow star for more, plus his top picks in the city.
Fred lives in Los Angeles, and is the IT guy behind this site and its sister guides. You can follow him on twitter as @fredwaltman.
While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible, things are forever changing so we can't guarantee everything on this site is up-to-date. We're just doing the best we can.