Tucked on the shores of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers is Portland, Oregon. Also, it’s just under a three-hour drive from Seattle, Washington. What most people might not know about Portland, is that it is a mecca for craft beer fans.
Many small brewery aficionados include the Portland area on their bucket lists for some of the best beer in the United States. Let’s take a look at some of the best and most popular beer hotspots in the Portland area.
Deschutes has a prime spot right in the bustling center of the Pearl District. They serve dozens of beer styles and brews. In addition, Deschutes has to be one of the must-visit places on your brew tour of Portland.
If you are a fan of the British style pub and beers, then Tug Boat is the place you will want to visit. It is known for its friendly and laid back atmosphere. Also, Tug Boat is a small pub with lots of entertainment, featuring live jazz every night.
Popular for its “Tap it Tuesdays,” Cascade opens up a new barrel, and the brewmaster discusses a bit about what goes into the beer, pretty impressive! In addition, they’re known for their selection of sour beers, a specialty brew.
Known as a destination for serious beer aficionados, Hair of the Dog is known for its small but potent collection of beers. Using as many locally sourced ingredients as they can, Hair of the Dog follows a Belgium style of brewing.
Across the Willamette from Downtown Portland, you’ll find Hopworks Urban Brewery. Most noteworthy is their great selection of organic beers, it is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.
Lastly, if you manage to hit up only a few of these brewpubs on your visit to Portland, you will certainly walk away happy. If you have any pubs that you love in Portland, let us know in the comments!