Best Local Brew Pubs in Beertown (aka Portland)

Meagan Shamy

By , Local Expert, Portland
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Brew pubs have long been a substantial and important part of Portland’s nightlife. The city currently has over 70 microbreweries and that number continues to rise. Portland is often considered to be the Beer Capitol of the World. Many of Portland’s breweries have become famous for their beers, shipping their beers all over the world. Each Portland brew pub is unique and has there own theme and dynamic. Portland’s brew pubs are almost always family friendly and many of them have play areas for children. All of the brew pubs serve food. Often the food is organic and locally sourced. Brew pubs tend to care about the food they...  Read more »

  • 1

    Oregon Public House

    • Neighborhood: North Portland

    This pub combines two things Oregonians love charity and beer.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have a daily happy hour each day from 2 PM — 6 PM and a nightly happy hour from 9 PM to close each day."

  • 2

    Deschutes Brewery

    A favorite brewery among locals located in the popular Pearl District.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try a Pilsener and the beer cheese soup."

  • 3

    Hopworks Bikebar

    • Type: Brew Pub
    • Neighborhood: North Portland

    An eco brew pub serving organic beers and food, that's family friendly.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you are dining here without kids then be sure to sit in the bar area."

  • 4

    Laurelwood NW Public House

    • Type: Brew Pub
    • Neighborhood: Northeast Portland

    A locally owned brewery serving all organic and free range beers.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to order the juevos rancheros if you are there during weekend brunch. "

  • 5

    Henry's 12th Street Tavern

    Henry's has over 100 local and regional beers and hard ciders on tap.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have a great happy hour, especially on Sunday's when they offer happy hour all day long."

  • 6

    McMenamin's Kennedy School

    The Kennedy School is an awesome place to eat, drink, and hangout.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try a Ruby ale or one of their signature wines."

  • 7

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    Locally owned brew pub crafting unique beers without the use of carbon dioxide.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave your dog at home, because dogs are welcome here on the patio."

  • 8

    Kells Brew Pub

    Kells Brew Pub is a locals favorite. The food is always good and there is often live entertainment.

    Local Expert Tip: "Treat yourself to an Irish Coffee while your there. It's the best in Portland."

  • 9

    Alameda Brewhouse

    • Type: Brew Pub
    • Neighborhood: Hawthorne District

    They have a great selection of excellent microbrews, including seasonal beers.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go for happy hour the portions are generous and discounted."

  • 10

    Widmer Gasthaus Pub

    The food is excellent and the beer is even better.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to order a beer flight while you are there."



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