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.
Ground Breaker Brewing
715 SE Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97214
Ground Breaker Brewing is a dedicated
gluten-free (GF) brewery, and the Southeast
Portland production facility where each beer
is brewed, bottled and distributed doesn’t
allow gluten-containing items through the
door. All ingredients are sourced as locally
as possible, and all the beers are vegan and
don’t use corn-derived sugars or coloring
agents. The adjoining gastropub serves an
entirely GF menu.
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
Lompoc Brewing – Fifth Quadrant
3901 N Williams Avenuem
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.
507 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Loowit Brewing was born upon the 1980’s
closure of local macro- brewer, Lucky Lager.
Situated just off of Interstate 5 in historic
downtown Vancouver, the self-proclaimed
“Beercouver Original” invites you to sample
“the best, well-crafted beer possible”, play
arcade games, throw darts, view the brewery
and hear occasional live music. For its third
anniversary in October of 2015, Loowit
bottled its Super Ninja Triple IPA.
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.
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.
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall [Northwest]
1945 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97209
In an old Freightliner Trucking warehouse in
the final frontier of inner Northwest, the casual
Lucky Lab Beer Hall has a wide-open feel and
a resident five-ton crane hovering above the
tables. In addition to the fine beer, the Lab offers
pizza, sandwiches, salads and darts.