Pubs on 20 Bus Line
One-room hole in the wall neighborhood pub with good taplist and very good food. Popular regulars' hangout. Big rollup door opens to the sidewalk tables in good-weather days.
In the same restaurant complex that houses downtown Portland's Lardo sandwich shop and Grass pasta restaurant (and under common ownership with both places), Beer Belly feels almost more like a diner with a lot of taps than a typical pub. Beer selection is wide-ranging. Note that this place started business as "Beer Belly," before a cease-and-desist forced the name change.
Originally a small beer specialty shop located on SE Belmont St very near the Horse Brass, Belmont Station moved and expanded to the current SE Stark location several years ago, increasing the selection and adding a beer café. Widely considered to be one of the best of its kind in Portland.
Old-fashioned saloon-style restaurant and bar with modest but well-chosen selection of beer on tap, some bottles, and liquor. Good for a quiet drink and late-night nosh after a concert at the nearby Crystal Ballroom.
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.
Rambling multi-roomed pub-restaurant attracts the hipster-ish crowd with very good pub food, beer, and booze. There's a basement bar if it gets crowded at the main-floor bar.
Beer garden for planned new Hood River brewery, former site of Coalition Brewing.
One-room pub with plenty of outdoor seating in front when weather permits. No kitchen, but food trucks are parked on-premises. Unique in being the region's only certified-kosher brewery.
Third taproom for Level Beer, with other locations in far NE PDX and SW PDX's Multnomah Village. Wide range of house beers. 21 taps pour beer, the other six pour guest ciders, seltzers, and kombucha. Food from Mexican food cart out back.
Smallish functional taproom serves a range of quality house brews. Mt Tabor originally started in Portland, relocated across the Columbia to Vancouver, and is now back in Portland and one of the latest in the Buckman Brewery District.
On the south side of Burnside, so Neighbors barely qualifies as "southeast PDX." One-room local focused primarily on Oregon craft beers, in a burgeoning high-density neighborhood. Run by two former employees of Nation Brewing (now defunct). Just around the corner from the Workers Tap. Eighteen of the 23 taps are for beer - others are cider and seltzer.
One of a national chain of pizza & beer places, typically in suburban locations. Plenty of craft beer taps include local brewers, and the pizza-centered menu is budget-friendly. It may not be the same as the warm and cozy corner local in an urban neighborhood, but the beer selection is good.
Smallish two-room pub for beer drinking on-premises or growler fills to take away. Simple and minimalist but lively.
Originating in Ohio, Fat Head's opened its Portland Pearl District store in November 2014. In 2018, the agreement between the Portland owner and Fat Head's expired, and the name changed to Von Ebert's. Huge roomy brewpub, pub food in gigantic portions, wide variety of house and guest beers.
Nice conversion of SE Portland residence into a themed multi-room pub with small beer patio. Eclectic craft beer selection. The theme alludes to working folks, and the bar is run as an owner/worker collective.