Coalition favorites alongside unique one-off
beers, and offers patrons a first-hand look at
the production facility.
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Deschutes Brewery’s Portland Public House
has become a destination for great beer, delicious food and a relaxed urban atmosphere
since it opened in the Pearl District in 2008.
The pub’s distinct Northwest style brings
a taste of Central Oregon to the heart of
Portland, and its 18 taps feature Deschutes
Brewery staples and seasonal favorites, as
well as a selection of experimental beers
developed and brewed on-site.
825 N Cook Street, Portland, OR 97227
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John
Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. He
began at McMenamins breweries before
moving to Deschutes, where he created
the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte
Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout, and
Full Sail, in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve beers. Ecliptic unites John’s
passions for brewing and astronomy, with
a seasonal menu rotating every six weeks
(on the Old World calendar). Ecliptic seeks
to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse, and create a sense of place in both
its restaurant and its beer.
Fortside Brewing Company
2200 NE Andresen, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Fortside Brewing Company prides itself on
the heritage that exists in SW Washington,
on the “Fortside” of the Columbia River,
paying homage to historic Fort Vancouver.
Its tasting room pours a variety of flavorful
and aromatic house brews made with local
ingredients, like its Kanaka Saison and
Couve A’licious Brown Ale, as well as its
own Fortside Rootbeer.
Full Sail Brewing Riverplace Brewery
307 SW Montgomery Street
Portland, OR 97201
Full Sail Brewing, based in Hood River in the
Gorge, has a small satellite brewing operation
at the Riverplace Marina, and you can watch
it in action through the wall of glass at McCormick & Schmicks’s Harborside Restaurant,
though brewery tours are not available. This
pint-sized brewhouse serves as the company’s
research and development center and is where
the small batch Brewmaster Reserve and
Brewer’s Share beers are concocted.
5224 SE 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
Gigantic Brewing is one of Portland’s relatively newer breweries — it opened in May
2012 — and the ironically named project of
two longtime members of Portland’s brewing
community. The taproom is open afternoons
and evenings every night of the week.
Hair of the Dog
61 SE Yamhill Street, Portland, OR 97214
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
has provided beer lovers with new and
unusual beer styles since it was founded in
1993. Though the brewery specializes in
bottle-conditioned beers — some of which
can cost more than $75 a bottle! — it also
offers distinct beers on tap and a tasting
flight to broaden your beer horizons.
5612 NE 119th Street, Vancouver, WA 98686
Heathen Brewing is no stranger to the
podium, winning the Battle of the Brews at
the Oregon Brewers Festival, Best Brewery by
the Vancouver Business Journal, and its Transcend IPA took home the People’s Choice
Award at the Vancouver Summer Brewfest.
Promising “progressive ales for the promiscuous palate”, Heathen brews small batches
using local ingredients, creating seasonal
and experimental beers for the community.
Heathen recently opened Feral Public House,
a full service restaurant and bar at 1109
Washington Street, in Vancouver.
Hopworks Urban Brewery
2944 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202
Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is Portland’s first eco-brewpub to offer all organic,
handcrafted beers with fresh local ingredients
in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. The
20-barrel brewery produces 12,500 barrels of
beer per year for its brewpub and distribution
throughout the Pacific Northwest. HUB has
four distinct dining areas including a family
friendly restaurant with a play area, a vibrant
bicycle bar, banquet room, mezzanine and
outdoor beer garden. There is parking for up
to sixty bikes, so ride on in! HUB brewpub
also features burgers, sandwiches, salads,
soups, pizzas, and menus for kids.
5115 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97213; 503-282-0622
Laurelwood is one of two Portland breweries
that feature organic beer, including Organic
Free Range Red, the pub’s biggest seller.
Located in a Hollywood District storefront,
Laurelwood is smoke-free and family-friendly,
even featuring a kids’ play area. A big window
looks down on the brewing area, and the large
menu features a dozen burgers and breakfast
on the weekend. Laurelwood has three other
locations in the Portland area, including one in
Portland International Airport.
Lompoc Brewing – Fifth Quadrant
3901 N Williams Avenue,
Portland, OR 97212; 503-288-3996
The garage doors of a refurbished auto
shop now roll up to reveal the New Old
Lompoc brewery’s Fifth Quadrant brewpub
and Sidebar tasting room. The site of all
Lompoc brewing activity, the Fifth Quadrant also offers delicious pub fare, including
an extensive sandwich menu.