Original home of Breakside, comfortable neighborhood pub with good range of own beers on tap, good pub food, and bottles to go.
The pub that brought Portland's emergence in the sour-beer world into sharp focus. Fans of sour beer - particularly beers inspired by Belgium's Flanders reds and browns - should consider this a must-visit.
Charm comma third time ... beer nerds wipe away a tear in memory of The Commons, shrug at the debacle that ended Modern Times, and now, hope for brighter days ahead with Living Häus, founded by veterans of Modern Times, Culmination Brewing, and Pfriem Brewing. The beers so far have been spot on, and food is delivered from Afuri right next door. Cavernous beer hall ambience continues undiminished.
The pandemic put paid to Altabira City Tavern (and just about every other dining operation in Hotel Eastlund). Metropolitan Tavern is its replacement. It's more food and cocktail focused, but craft beer (and cider) fans will still find plenty of choices on tap.
Pizza place originally started in Northwest Portland's Old Town expanded to this NE PDX location in 2011, featuring more pizza and house-brewed beers in big wood-accented pub. House Shanghai'd IPA won a gold medal at 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
The world's first not-for-profit pub has craft beer, pub food, a friendly neighborhood feel, and proceeds from every beer sold benefit a charity of the buyer's choice. They call it #Aletruism.
Although it's not obvious after the extensive (and, some would opine, insensitive) 2008 remodel, the Row has decades of history behind it. This was an original Portland good beer bar, from back in the 1970s when it was owned by the brothers McMenamin to the present day, after three more changes of ownership. Beer selection is good, there's plenty of pub food, and there's plenty of space in the big patio out back. The Produce Row ain't what it once was, but it's still a worthwhile beer venue, and has good proximity to a couple of other beers spots too.
Big rambling pub and beer garden a short walk from the Commons and Cascade Barrel House. Formerly the Green Dragon, major remodeling and rebranding has done away with the old and in with the Rogue, heavy on house beers plus 19 guest taps.
Portland's idea of a beer hall is huge, and so is the selection. 99 taps pour a primarily Oregon-focused selection, plus occasional out-of-state "guests." In a state with more than 220 breweries, that almost makes sense. Food is simple, with sausages from Olympia Provisions on a pretzel bun, and a few other beer-friendly items. The bar abandoned its cash-only, no-tipping policy and accepts credit cards.
COVID-19 Update: limited opening days and hours, and outdoor operation only on deck and streetside "parklet." Reduced menu, but plenty of good beer.