Taste and Tour the Best Breweries in Portland, Oregon

Portland is often considered to be the Beer Capitol of the World and the multitude of breweries throughout the city has helped them substantiate this claim to fame. Many of Portland’s breweries have become famous for their beers, shipping their beers all over the world, like Widmer Brothers Brewery who have the capacity to produce 450,000 barrels of beer a year. All of the breweries in Portland have their own unique twist on the beers they craft. Many of the more popular breweries have brewpubs where you can enjoy their beers along with great food.

We at 10Best have listed the top ten breweries in Portland based on their beer taste, availability, tour options, and uniqueness. All of the breweries included are in Portland. Many of the breweries in Portland do not offer tours, but we took the time to seek out the few that do and made sure to include them. We included the most environmentally considerate brewery Hopworks Urban Brewery. We included locals favorites Deschutes Brewery in the Pearl District. We included the brewery with the best food Bridgeport Brewery. We even included a brewery that makes all their beers without the use of hops, Buckman Botanical Brewery.

Northeast Portland

Widmer Brothers Brewing opened in 1984 and has grown steadily over the years. They now produce 450,000 barrels a year. The Widmer Brother Brewery offers free tours of their facility on Fridays at 2:00 and 3:00 PM, Saturdays at 12:00pm, 1:00pm,...  Read More

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery brings the Scottish pub to the Northwest over in the Pearl District. They have 18 beers on tap which include Deschutes mainstays, experimental beers, and seasonal ales. Deschutes Brewery is best known for their Mirror Pond Pale...  Read More

Northeast Portland
Laurelwood NW Public House

Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, also known as Laurelwood Brewery is an enjoyable relaxed brew pub for anyone, including families. Not only is their food and micro beers delicious, but it's all certified organic and free range. Laurelwood...  Read More

Southeast Portland
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Started in 1994 by two friends that grew up here in Portland. Lucky Labrador brews their craft beers from solar thermal water heating and without carbon dioxide. This microbrewery, along with it's three other locations here in Portland, is a fun...  Read More

North Portland

Upright Brewery specializes in farmhouse beers inspired by France and Belgium with a Pacific North West twist including local ingredients. Upright Brewery's tasting room is open on Fridays from 4:30 - 9:00 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from...  Read More

Southeast Portland

Buckman Botanical Brewery a small 15 barrel brewery inside the Green Dragon. They offer tours every weekday at 4 PM. Danny the head brewer actually leads the tours. During the tour you will have the chance to see, smell, touch and taste the raw...  Read More

Bridgeport Brewery was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1984 and claims to be the oldest craft brewery in Portland. They offer completely free tours every Saturday at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 PM. Bridgeport Brewery uses some of the best water in the...  Read More

Southeast Portland

Hopworks Urban Brewery is Portland's first eco brewpub. They incorporate sustainable practices in their operation. Hopworks is 100% renewably powered and "cradle to gate" carbon neutral. They offer tours every Saturday at 3 PM. Hopworks is a 20...  Read More

With specialty ales like Spring Rose Doppelbock (made with fresh rose petals) and Brickhouse Brown Ale (a seasonal English style Nut Brown Ale), this Alameda brewhouse is garnering quite a reputation for its finely crafted brews. The interior...  Read More

Northeast Portland

Breakside Brewery is an award winning brewery with three locations in Portland, Oregon, including this one, their original neighborhood brewpub. Beer lovers will love visiting in person since many of their beers are made in small batches and can...  Read More


Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan