Big Pacific-Northwest-themed brewpub in NW Portland's Pearl District. Wide range of house beers, from standard to seasonals and one-offs, and extensive food menu too. Easily accessed with Portland Streetcar.
It's not often that a new (well, sort of) brewpub is so strong right at the start, but that's the case here. Strong contender for best new brewpub in Portland in 2016. Note: this was formerly the Mash Tun, before it was sold and the name was changed. The beers are decidedly not the same.
Newly opened in July 2018 after incubating at Culmination Brewing, Ruse specializes in hazy IPAs, farmhouse styles, big stouts, and others as the brewers see fit. The beers have been well-received, for all the right reasons.
Smallish two-room pub for beer drinking on-premises or growler fills to take away. Simple and minimalist but lively.
UPDATE: Now called Ultimate IPA, otherwise still the same. One-room simple, friendly boozer with strong focus on American IPAs from the Pacific Northwest and nearby. Four IPAs, one non-IPA, and one cider on tap, plus bottled beers in the coolers. Minimalism at its best.
At one time, this was the most hidden brewery taproom in town, located in a corner of the building's basement. Now the taproom is right at street level, easy to find, and if you know what you're doing and don't mind walking a few minutes, you won't have to feed the parking meters. Once inside, sample an excellent range of beers, from one of the best Pilsners brewed anywhere to an impressive range of barrel-aged beers and single-batch one-offs. Widely regarded as one of the best artisanal brewers in town. The beer range has changed over the years, and there's also a pair of handpumps pulling cask ales. Still well worth seeking out.