Pubs in Southeast
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brand new (as of December 2021) taproom, Chuckanut's first outside of Washington state. Broad selection of Chuckanut's German-inspired lagers and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small one-room micropub on busy SE Powell Blvd (US Highway 26), craft beers and some food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of quality sausage here, and its also a sort of Stammhaus for Portland's German-inspired Rosenstadt Brewing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.