Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

The following pubs specialize in German beers and German styles.


Brand new (as of December 2021) taproom, Chuckanut's first outside of Washington state. Broad selection of Chuckanut's German-inspired lagers and others.


The ForeLand Beer Study  Don Honorable Mention Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. New entry in the Guide in 2021 Specializes in Belgian Beers and Belgian Styles Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

Cozy little pub with plenty of corner nooks and a back patio, serving a good range of Sean Burke's lagers and ales.


Straightforward off-the-beaten-path simple taproom right next to the brewery, which specializes in German styles. Standards are K├Âlsch, 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.


Prost!  Full menu available. WiFi available Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

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.


Stammtisch  Full menu available. WiFi available Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

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.


Wayfinder Beer A Don top pick  Full menu available. WiFi available Brewpub. New entry in the Guide in 2016 Specializes in German Beer and German Styles

COVID-19 Update: limited opening days and hours, and outdoor operation only on deck and streetside "parklet." Reduced menu, but plenty of good beer.

The buzz building up in anticipation of Wayfinder's opening built up to a roar in Portland, right up to its opening day on October 1, 2016. The buzz hasn't subsided. The brewery is focused on lagers, with equipment available to do decoction mashing. The menu is all about good pub food. The expansive outdoor deck is a must on a fine day. Put this one on your short list of must-visit Portland brewpubs.

2017 Update: in June 2017, Wayfinder's house brewed beers made their debut. Brewer Kevin Davey is turning out the kinds of beers that will quickly develop an avid following.


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.


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