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 their 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 serve just as much as the care about crafting the perfect beer. Frequenting brew pubs is a part of the Portland culture and a must for any visitor.
In addition to having more microbreweries then anyone else in the world Portland hosts huge beer festivals. Portland annually hosts the Oregon Brewers Festival, Spring Beer and Wine Festival, North American Organic Brewers Festival, the Portland International Beerfest, and the Holiday Ale Festival.
We've listed the top ten brew pubs in Portland based on their beer, food, atmosphere, and uniqueness. All of the brew pubs included are in downtown Portland or nearby. We've included the most environmentally considerate brew pub, Hopworks BikeBar and the most kid friendly brew pub, Laurelwood Brewery. We've included locals favorites Deschutes Brewery and Rogue, both in the Pearl District.