5. Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.
Since 1993 Hair of the Dog Brewing Company has experimented with barrel aged beer. Hair of the Dog ages beer between 6 months and 8 years in their 180 oak barrels. The beer you drink here won’t be found anywhere else! Their unique offerings make Hair of the Dog Brewing one of the best breweries in Oregon.
99% of all ingredients are located within 350 miles of the brewery. Everything on tap is available as a taster, and a portion of all proceeds go to supporting guide dogs. The menu offers meat and cheese plates, entrees, and sandwiches.
4. Cascade Brewing Barrel House
The House of Sour is another name for the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and for good reason as they pioneers of northwest style sours. Cascade Brewing has earned multiple four-star reviews from The New York Times, numerous medals from the American Beer Festival, and a perfect score on Beer Advocate. It’s no surprise that it is one of the best Portland breweries.
With both inside and outside seating available, Cascade offers a chance to drink beer as if it were wine. Their 24 rotating taps always contain at least 18 sours, 2 of which come straight from the cask. Charcuterie, cheeses, and wraps are available to order.
3. 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
10 Barrel Brewing Company was started in Bend, Oregon in 2006 and opened their Portland brewpub in 2015. Since then it has easily become on of the best breweries in Oregon.
There are a number of things that make this brewery so special, aside from their amazing beers (of which they have 20 on tap). The brewpub has a rooftop bar that gives wonderful sights of the Pearl District. There is also an open space where you can witness the brewing happen!
Dining is an elevated pub experience: Fried Brussel Sprouts, nachos, burgers, seafood, and of course pizzas, and from local producers!
2. Ex Novo Brewing
Ex Novo is a brewery that brews high quality beers and also tries to save the world! Well, maybe not save the world, but they do claim to be the world’s first non-profit brewery. Ex Novo donates all of its profits to local and worldwide organizations that aim to help communities.
But enough about the do-goodery, let’s get back to the beer! Ex Novo’s modern brewpub offers mostly seasonal and one-off beers on tap. They range from IPAs to ales to belgians. The menu changes with the seasons, but expect mostly salads and burgers. For dessert don’t forget the Beer Milkshake!
1. Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
Deschutes is one of the biggest producers of craft beer in North America, and yes, they are originally located in Bend, but trust me; when in Portland don’t miss this place! The Portland location has 26 beers on taps, many of which can only be found in Portland, as it is their test kitchen for new brews. Deschutes is one of the best Portland breweries because of its mixture of favorite brews, new brews, and amazing food.
The food menu is all from scratch and takes traditional pub fare to the next level, all with local ingredients. Expect more than just pretzels and burgers.