Pubs in Northeast
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.
Original home of Breakside, comfortable neighborhood pub with good range of own beers on tap, good pub food, and bottles to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former home of BTU Brasserie, then a brewpub under new ownership, now a brewery with a separate independently-owned attached restaurant called Arrowood.
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.
Gastropub in Mt Tabor neighborhood, lunch and dinner served daily, with good beer and cocktails to accompany.
More of a beer café then an ordinary pub, with coffee service from 7am until afternoon, beer service in the afternoon until closing time. Welcome addition to an underserved neighborhood. Also, cask ales!
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.