Pubs in Southwest
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.
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.
Handy for nearby Providence Park (formerly Civic Stadium) and nearby high-density residential neighborhoods. No food, but there are options fairly nearby.
Classic old-school Portland pub that has kept up with the times, still worth calling in.
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.
Second taproom location for popular NE Portland brewery, saves SW PDXers a trip out across the Willamette.
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.
Rambling McMenamins pub on the western edge of downtown Portland, handy for pre-func before shows at the Crystal Ballroom.
Rambling Northwest-style brewpub in Hillsdale, pub menu and wide range of house-brewed beers and ciders on tap. Popular with locals.
One-room pub, but different in feel from the SE Portland location, serving the nearby hi-rise condo neighborhood. Parking can be interesting.