Portland Brewers: Our local brew pubs
There aren’t too many things Portland takes seriously. Coffee, definitely. Food, of course. But above all else, there’s beer. In fact, there are more breweries in Portland than in any other city in the world.
It’s not just the quantity of breweries that has earned Portland the nickname “Beervana”. The beer culture here, combined with the great local ingredients, means that Portland’s craft brews are some of the best in the world.
If you’re looking to explore some of Portland’s great breweries yourself and wondering where to start, we recommend heading out on foot from the Hotel Rose. You can find all of the amazing brew pubs below within 1.5 miles walking distance of the hotel.
412 NW 5th Ave, Portland
Pints is friendly, welcoming, and has ten great small-batch brews on tap. Every weekday from 7am to 11.30am their taproom converts to a coffeehouse serving locally roasted coffee and breakfast sandwiches.
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave, Portland
Deschutes is a brewery based out of Bend, Oregon with brew pubs in Bend and Portland. The Portland pub brings a distinct Northwest style to the city, with 26 taps featuring Deschutes mainstays, as well as experimental beers developed and brewed on-site in the Portland pub.
Hair of the Dog
61 SE Yamhill St, Portland
Established in 1993, Hair of the Dog was one of the first small breweries to arrive on the Portland craft brewing scene. All beer is made by two brewers, Denver Bon and founder Alan Sprints, who work to create unusual and original beer styles. 99% of ingredients used in the brewery and restaurant are sourced within a 350-mile radius.
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Lucky Lab has four locations around the city that “Provide a pure Portland craft brewing experience in an unpretentious setting,” Lucky Lab’s pubs are dog friendly, so, if you’re making use of one of our pet-friendly rooms at the Hotel Rose, this is probably a brew pub you and your pooch will want to check out!
The Commons Brewery
630 SE Belmont St, Portland
This brew pub focuses on creating an atmosphere for friends and family to enjoy great beer and great conversation. The Commons specializes in farmhouse styles that are crisp, mild, and approachable. If you’re not a lover of strongly-hopped beer, this “yeast forward” brew pub might be your new favorite.
BridgePort Brewing Company
1313 NW Marshall St, Portland
BridgePort is Portland’s oldest craft brewery, and proudly claims its place as a pioneer in Portland’s craft beer revolution. Try the Original IPA – its recipe hasn’t changed in more than 20 years. In the words of BridgePort, “Long Live Beervana”.
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland
Rogue is not a Portland local, but it is a pioneer in the Oregon craft beer scene. Their first brew pub opened in Ashland, Oregon in 1988 and they now have 12 locations across Oregon and Washington. Rogue’s beers, ciders, and spirits are “Dedicated to the Rogue in each of us.”
Cascade Brewing Barrel House
939 SE Belmont St, Portland
Cascade Brewing is known for their Northwest style sour beers, and their Barrel House is affectionately dubbed the “House of Sour.” In Cascade’s words “We are, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: we're not bound by stylistic guidelines, just our own imagination and the ingredients we can access.”
If your head is spinning with all these options, relax, take a walk, and sit down at the first brew pub that appeals to you. It’s Beervana here – we promise you can’t go wrong!
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