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Raise a Toast to Portland at These Neighborhood Breweries
Today is National Beer Day! The Cullen-Harrison Act began on April 7, 1933 and was not the official end to prohibition, but did legalize the sale of beer in the US. Upon signing the legislation, President Roosevelt commented “I think this would be a good day for a beer.” That is a sentiment Portlanders firmly stand behind. According to the Oregonian, Portland has 70+ breweries and ranks 8th in the nation in breweries per capita. Here’s a list of breweries where you can sip a pint or grab a growler to-go.
- Beaumont: If you are looking for a new spin on an old classic, the boozy nitro scoops at Blind Ox Taphouse are worth checking out. With flavors like their interpretation of the classic Dreamsicle and the Salted Caramel Whiskey with Heath Bar, it sounds like a home run. Also check out Tomorrow’s Verse, which has an extensive bottles and cans menu where you’re sure to find something new. They also host a ‘bring your own vinyl’ night!
- Greater Brooklyn: Drink Ruse Brewing beer and support the Portland creative community. Ruse Brewing works with local artists and musicians to design beers paired with their art for special events and beer releases.
- Foster: Although only open for takeout and delivery, Assembly Brewing is still serving up delicious Detroit-style pizza and balanced beers brewed in-house. Assembly is also Oregon’s first Black-owned and operated brewery.
- Gateway: Gateway Brewing is dedicated to community and that can be seen in beers named after nearby neighborhoods such as Glendoveer Golden and Parkrose Pilsner. Gateway Brewing currently offers beer to-go and delivery options for extra convenience.
- Lents: German-style beer, soft Bavarian pretzels and a full menu make Zoiglhaus Brewing hard to resist. Enjoy their patio too, right in the heart of Lents Town Center.
- Montavilla: Montavilla Brew Works brought fresh beer to this district for the first time when it launched in 2015 and sports ample patio space and a beer for any palette.
- Northwest District: Stroll around Slabtown and then stop for a bite to eat and refreshments at one of Portland’s newest breweries, Hammer & Stitch Brewing Company. They have a dedication to making uncomplicated, easy drinking lager and ales.
- Pearl District: Von Ebert Brewery taps into their German family roots when developing the recipes for their ales. They also have a stellar food program to match your beer with!
- St. Johns: If you are looking for an alternative to the often hop-heavy beers on the market, Occidental Brewing has you covered. Their Hefeweizen or Pilsner offer easy sipping as the weather gets warmer. Or if you love a good patio, enjoy a beer at Stormbreaker Brewing, which has created an outdoor beer garden on N John Ave.
- Williams District: Visit Migration Brewing’s new location in the Williams District. Enjoy their Patio Pale Ale and a bite to eat while lounging in their large patio area.