Browse Our Recommended Pubs
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Big brewpub in NW Portland, in a neighborhood where it's hard to walk more than a few blocks without finding a brewpub. Everything's all new and shiny, and there's a huge range of house-brewed beers: IPAs, dark ales, sours, and more.
Cozy wood-paneled pub in deeper SE Portland. Friendly bartender, good little local gem. Tap line-up includes house nano beers from 13th Moon Brouwereij.
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.
Covid-19 saw APEX switch to credit cards. Roomy, long bar, generous beer patio. Like San Francisco's Toronado, this is something of a love-it-or-hate-it place, but the beer selection is usually first-rate. No kitchen, but take-out from neighboring Gordito's or occasional food trucks parked in front is always acceptable. Just don't climb over the fence! NOTE: Covid-19 vaccine checks are mandatory. Unvaxed are refused service and told to leave.
Opened in late March 2019, specializing in Detroit-style pan pizza and a range of food-friendly ales. COVID-19 Update: open for to-go only at current time. 2022 Update: back to normal operations, full opening hours and on-premises service.
New pub in former Victory Bar space, craft beer, cocktails, and simple pub menu.
Bright, clean taproom pours small-batch brewery's beers, including occasional collaborations with the likes of Nebuleus, which are always highly recommended. Cask ales too.
Owned by Washington state's Backwoods Brewing, taps are mostly the beers from the facility in Carson, WA. Big bright open taproom plus a back room for overflow seating and live music. Great for a northwest Portland pub crawl; the density of brewpubs within just a few blocks is impressive.
The Hop & Vine was a good neighborhood two-room pub and bottle shop but closed at the end of July 2016. Good news: the pub side (one room) has been re-opened as Backyard Social, featuring a good food and drink selection, including eight taps and cocktails. Tap selection leans heavily local.
Baerlic Brewing's northeast Portland outpost is a taproom that serves as the central anchor for The Barley Pod, surrounded by food carts. Why have a kitchen when you can have one of the most varied menus in town instead?
SE Portland brewery's newest location is nestled among a plethora of eating and dining options along the Alberta commercial strip. Five food carts nearby fulfill dining needs.
Roomy, rambling taproom features full range of Baerlic Brewing's beers. Kitchen is run by Ranch Pizza, doing Detroit-style slabs served with ranch dressing for dipping.
Well chosen draft selection, a few bottled beers, cocktails, and pub food in a smallish corner local. Seems about right.
It should be axiomatic that a sandwich shop named Meat Cheese Bread would have an affiliated bar named Beer. Originally, this was a smallish two-room pub with bar in front and quiet back room, old-school breweriana everywhere, and well chosen selection of craft taps and bottles. More recently, a 2018 expansion saw a near-doubling in the venue's size, opening up a second room in the space right next door. Order food from next door and they'll deliver, too.
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.
Pub and bottle shop, well-stocked selection and well-chosen drafts.
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.
Smallish two-room pub for beer drinking on-premises or growler fills to take away. Simple and minimalist but lively.
Indoor putting course combined with craft beer, cocktails, and pub food. Hard to go wrong with this, other than the occasional challenge parking in this close-in East side (Buckman) neighborhood.
Original home of Breakside, comfortable neighborhood pub with good range of own beers on tap, good pub food, and bottles to go.
Newest of the Breakside group of breweries and taprooms. Huge, modern two-level pub and restaurant, bustling and busy, deservedly popular with a wide-ranging taplist of house beers.
One-room locals' pub with good selection of craft beers, well-stocked bottled and canned beer coolers, friendly service.
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.
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.
Cool little neighborhood pub and growler fill shop, lots of local and other beers, even more in bottles.
Brand new (as of December 2021) taproom, Chuckanut's first outside of Washington state. Broad selection of Chuckanut's German-inspired lagers and others.
Handy for nearby Providence Park (formerly Civic Stadium) and nearby high-density residential neighborhoods. No food, but there are options fairly nearby.
Neighborhood beer destination since 2004, good selection on tap and hearty pub food.
Now here's something: craft beer bar co-located with a kitchen that turns out Laotian food. It's a good combination. You want this in your life: a good IPA with spicy food as good as any Thai joint makes, maybe even better.
Hidden away in a mixed-use neighborhood of light industry and residences, wide range of beers brewed and on tap, and chances are they will be brewing and you'll savor your beer with the sweet smell of wort in the air. Current menu is provided by a barbecue kitchen.
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.
Portland outpost of Hood River's Double Mountain brewery and pub, known for its wide range of beers and good pizza.
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.
Pizza pub with more proof that eight taps is enough if the choice is well-selected. The pizza is pretty good too, and there's 'Detroit-style' pizza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Most Oregon beer lovers would claim that it was inevitable that John Harris, a key figure in Oregon brewing with solid stints at Deschutes and Full Sail, would hang out his own shingle and feature first-rate beer. Most Oregon beer lovers would be correct. Good food, good beer, parking, easy to find, plenty of seating outside too.
Rising from the closure of Base Camp Brewing, Ecliptic's second taproom had its own unique teething problem, opening after vaccines started to mitigate the severity of the pandemic, but not the difficulty of finding workers. Problems have been sorted by late 2022. Fans of Ecliptic's beers will appreciate the generous beer-hall space.
Ever been to a brewpub operated as a non-profit business? You have if you've visited Ex Novo. Interesting house beers, good and reasonably priced pub food.
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.
Cozy little pub with plenty of corner nooks and a back patio, serving a good range of Sean Burke's lagers and ales.
Stylish lounge-like taproom from new Portland brewery located on E Burnside, just a half-mile from this taproom. Food from neighboring food cart pod. House beers plus full cocktail bar.
Not so gigantic, but popular, and there's a patio out front on finer days. Clever beers, more clever artwork on the labels, and a fun place to hang out for beers brewed on-premises.
Opened softly in November 2022, new Gigantic taproom features its own kitchen, a first for the brewery. Early reports suggest good pub food and a solid beer lineup, including as many as two cask ales.
Classic old-school Portland pub that has kept up with the times, still worth calling in.
Beer garden for planned new Hood River brewery, former site of Coalition Brewing.
Opened on November 18, 2022. Powerhouse brewer Whitney Burnside and renowned chef (and hustband) Doug Adams have taken over former West Coast Grocery space and made it their own: quality craft beers and elevated pub food.
Opened March 2019, originally as an expanded production brewery, no complete with on-premises taproom and full kitchen.
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.
Small one-room micropub on busy SE Powell Blvd (US Highway 26), craft beers and some food.
Corner-bar taproom in St Johns, good bottled selection in the coolers and good tap selection too. Located in the ground floor of a newer apartment building. Great addition to St Johns neighborhood beer scene. Tap count includes eight beers and two ciders.
Big, rambling, popular pizza pub with wide range of house beers, on busy SE Powell (US Highway 26) in SE Portland. Popular with families in the general seating section, a little quieter in the bar. B-Corp status, sustainable brewing practices. A Portland fixture.
This is the OG pub of the Portland beer scene, a British-style pub that transcends mere imitation with a wider selection on tap than you'll find in any pub in the UK, and a huge proportion of what's on tap is Oregon brewed. The Horse Brass is an institution, and a mandatory stop on any Portland beer itinerary.
UPDATE: IBU Public House closed and is now a Steeplejack Brewery taproom with pizza on the menu. Originally a sister pub to ABV Public House, now separately owned. Beer list (excellent) and menus (barbecue) are fine. Pub is located a multilevel building and much closer to the city center. Nice adults-only bar area, huge dining room, and all sorts of private event spaces. Unfortunately, closed for the time being, because COVID-19 ruins everything.
Simple one-room boozer with good range on tap and even more bottles. Beers can be consumed on-premises or bought to take away, including growler fills from the taps. No kitchen, but there's really good takeout nearby, including the excellent Bollywood Kitchen.
Under the same ownership as Prost! and Stammtisch, but not at all in the German style as those two. Interurban is modeled on a classic American saloon with good craft beers, stiff drinks, and a good-quality gastropub menu. Special events and tap takeovers in the summer, especially out back in the beer garden.
Irish-themed pub and brewery with, of course, focus on Irish-style beers on tap.
Yes, it's a sandwich joint. Just look at the beer selection on the board and the beer garden. It's a beer bar too, and a very good one. Regular tap takeovers happen here and the sandwiches are some of the best in town, and go really well with beer.
Multi-outlet brewery/pub group; the NE Sandy location is the original. Reliably good beers and hearty pub food on the menu. 2nd location is in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.
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.
Newly opened in July 2017, and located way out on the far northeast side of the city, Level Beer is one to watch. Initial tap list consisted of collaboration brews, with house-brewed beers expected to follow soon.
Second taproom location for popular NE Portland brewery, saves SW PDXers a trip out across the Willamette.
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.
Former location of Lompoc Brewing's Hedge House, now pouring some of the region's best farmhouse-style and mixed-fermentation beers. Do not miss this one. 2021 saw the opening of a Kansas City-style barbecue kitchen. It's good too. Be prepared to show proof of covid-19 vaccination if seated at the bar.
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.
Tiny one-room local with outdoor space in good weather. Heavy on local and Oregon selections.
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.
More than twenty years in, the Lucky Lab is durably popular for pints of English-style ales and inexpensive food. It's grown into a chainlet, with three other locations around the city.
Big beer hall with its own brewery and pizza kitchen. Big back room for special events, wide range of house-brewed beers on tap.
Opened in April 2019, serving the North Portland Kenton neighborhood with a good range of craft beers on tap and bottles and cans from the coolers.
Corner bottle shop with McMenamins tap selection. Unusual in that this is a rare private shop that sells liquor, normally done in state liquor shops (Oregon is a control state). Plenty of beer (included crowlers packaged fresh form the taps) and McMenamins schwag to buy too.
Classic Portland-meets-England local, with a singular claim to fame. The Hillsdale Public House was the first modern-era brewpub in Oregon. Beers are mostly Anglo-American style ales.
More than one pub is under this roof, as well as a restaurant, brewery, movie theater, and hotel rooms. McMenamins is known for their repurposing of old buildings and this one is done well. Note: hours vary at different bars and the restaurant; restaurant hours are given.
Rambling McMenamins pub on the western edge of downtown Portland, handy for pre-func before shows at the Crystal Ballroom.
Rambling England-meets-Deadhead neighborhood pub in Northwest Portland with the usual McMenamins trappings of pub food and house ales. McMenamins pubs may be predictable, but as predictable goes, they're okay for a house brew and an inexpensive and filling meal. Eight pool tables for the players.
Old-fashioned saloon pouring plenty of McMenamins standard beer range, plus usual pub food. Added bonuses are live music events and hotel rooms upstairs.
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.
Roomy neighborhood brewpub in Kerns neighborhood. Nice big beer patio out front.
Former Hopworks Bike Bar now operating as a Migration Brewing tied taproom
Friendly neighborhood brewery taproom in the western edge of the Montavilla business district, with recent addition of Threshold Brewing and Blending, plus nearby Roscoe's and Beer Bunker, very pub-crawlable too. Beer garden in good weather.
Well-worn old-fashioned British-style pub serving the nearby neighborhood and beyond. Great spot to stop in for a beer after seeing a 70mm film at the nearby Hollywood Theater.
Mt Hood Brewing opened its first-ever Portland pub in 2018, and it's rather unlike any other in town. Yes, there's a taproom with a bar and tables, but there are also two refurbished train cars with additional seating. Plenty of house beers on tap, plus pizza. Not a bad combo at all.
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.
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.
Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing's Portland outpost, with a huge range of house beers. Kitchen under the same roof with separate dining room operated by Brewfare Pizza. Worthwhile and popular neighborhood taproom.
Straightforward off-the-beaten-path simple taproom right next to the brewery, which specializes in German styles. Standards are Kölsch, Alt, and Hefeweizen, sold widely around town in cans; draught-only selections expand to Pils, Dunkel, a delicious seasonal Festbier, Kellerbier, and whatever else the brewers decide to make, but always in a Germany beer style. In August 2016, the Occidental Wursthaus was opened across the parking lot in a 2nd floor location: good hearty German food and a full range of Occidental's beers.
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.
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.
Lots of quality sausage here, and its also a sort of Stammhaus for Portland's German-inspired Rosenstadt Brewing.
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.
Single wedge-shaped room and wide bar features a dozen taps and a generous list of booze, including a lot of whiskies. The taps include a cider, Fernet Branca (yes, on tap) for those so inclined, and 9 craft beers and Rainier lager as the one constant, for those just looking for a cheap old-school American lager.
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.
New (July 2017) straightforward beer bar at SE 52nd and Woodstock, where the neighborhood needed a good beer bar like this, with an old-school beer listing touch (no LED screens). Nice outdoor seating area with firepit too.
Sibling to Stammtisch in Kerns, this is where you go for German beer and Eckkneipe atmosphere, but don't expect any local brews. Simple German pub food and full liquor bar for those so inclined is also on offer, but there's another kind of treat out back in the form of one of Portland's food-cart pods, and the bar's management is okay with customers ordering from any of them and enjoying on-premises with a beer. Update: The cart pod and Prost! are now under the same ownership. Plans are in the works to make the pub and food carts a more integrated experience.
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.
You don't normally get dives with a beer selection like this, which is all the reason needed to drop in to Roscoe's and choose from the excellent range on tap. Good pub eats, sushi from next door, outdoor seating in good weather, popular locals' bar. What's not to like?
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.
Great corner tavern in North Portland, attracts locals and folks from elsewhere too. Bottles for purchase to consume on-premises or to go, plus small but well-chosen selection on tap. Home to several beer festivals throughout the year, and strong connections to a certain cheese-making state in flyover country. Kitchen was remodeled in fall 2016, and the menu has been significantly upgraded, and now features some of the best pub food in town.
Rambling Northwest-style brewpub in Hillsdale, pub menu and wide range of house-brewed beers and ciders on tap. Popular with locals.
Former home of BTU Brasserie, then a brewpub under new ownership, now a brewery with a separate independently-owned attached restaurant called Arrowood.
Neighborhood corner bar with a policy of keeping majority (not all) of taps stocked with "session-strength" beers.
Local pub just off SE Belmont St in a neighborhood of local shops and restaurants.
One of two local beer venues that feature only German (or Austrian) beers on tap, just like its Seattle and Portland sister pubs in the Prost! group. No local beers generally, but really good German-inspired food and imported beers in good condition more than make up for this. Outdoor seating and wide open windows and doors in good weather, a classic "Eckkneipe" in the urban German tradition.
Grand conversion of former church into a beer hall / taproom complete with brewery and full food menu. Best of all, the beers here are quite good.
When Amnesia Brewing moved house across the Columbia to Washougal (and has since closed), Stormbreaker Brewing moved in to fill the gap. It's proven to be popular with locals, with plenty of outdoor seating and a rustic interior with a PDX vibe. Stormbreaker also hosts a few small beer festivals in warmer months.
Newly opened in May 2018, this is a branch of the original Stormbreaker on N. Mississippi Ave. The St Johns pub features a sizable covered beer patio; food and beer options are pretty much as they are at the N Mississippi location. Great new addition to St Johns pub scene.
Sister pub-restaurant to southeast Portland's Tabor Tavern with better than average pub food and a decent beer list.
Gastropub in Mt Tabor neighborhood, lunch and dinner served daily, with good beer and cocktails to accompany.
One-room pub, but different in feel from the SE Portland location, serving the nearby hi-rise condo neighborhood. Parking can be interesting.
Montavilla brewery opened in January 2019, the second brewery in this neighborhood, with Montavilla Brewing just around the corner. Threshold features a roomy, open taproom space, including seats at the bar. Good range of beers on tap: a grisette, various takes on hazy IPA, gose, and lightly smoky grodziskie. Bring your own food or order a zapiekanka. This part of Montavilla now has four decent beer venues, making for a good pub crawl.
Affiliated with the nationwide Growler Station franchise, but heavy on Oregon beers. Drink on-premises or fill a growler to go, or choose from a generous selection of bottles.
Newish pub opened during the pandemic, now operating normal hours. Good alternative to nearby Roscoe's. Fans of things Buffalo (the city, not the animal) will find a warm welcome here.
Conversion of former old-school Chinese restaurant into multi-tap beer and cocktail bar with southern-influenced pub food. Beer patio out back is cleverly housed in shipping containers.
English-inspired football pub, which means footie on the telly, English breakfasts at weekends, and English-inspired beers on tap, and who doesn't like a pint of Fullers ESB? Note early opening hours for full English breakfast at weekends.
Locals' dive bar with tavern food, 38 taps, and beer garden out back. Nothing fancy, but there's plenty of craft beer among those 38 taps.
Revamped former dive bar, now with a modest but very good tap selection, canned beers, classic cocktails, and good pub food.
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.
Good-sized new taproom in modern industrial space in inner southeast Portland. All house beers on tap, and good kitchen menu as well. Look out for the wingless Cessna mounted up in the mezzanine, where there's more seating if the main floor gets full. Freshly opened in February 2019, initially with beers trucked up from Salem-based parent brewery.
Portland's brewing scene is continuing to expand on the city's far east side. Von Ebert, the former Fat Head's brewpub in Northwest Portland, has taken over the premises of the former Ringside restaurant and bar at the Glendoveer golf course; the bar is big, airy, and roomy enough to accommodate hordes of nearby drinkers from a much more suburban part of Portland.
COVID-19 Update: limited opening days and hours, and outdoor operation only on deck and streetside "parklet." Reduced menu, but plenty of good beer.
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.
As of 2022, Zoiglhaus has separated the beer brand (still Zoiglhaus) from the pub venue (now dubbed "The Zed"). It's still a roomy pub with a mix of German food and American pub eats, but now there are more food options with the house-brewed American craft and German-inspired beers on tap. Family friendly and huge, with room for as many as 200 guests.