Unofficially known as the beer capital of the world, Portland is home to more than 100 craft breweries. Both beer aficionados and casual drinkers alike will rejoice at the broad selection available, from IPAs to summer brews and sours. Read on for our guide to the best Portland breweries as you prepare for you beer journey through the City of Roses.
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
With more than 20 brews on tap and a distinct Northwestern flair, Deschutes Brewery is a must on your brewery tour of Portland. They brew all their beers on-site and offer a selection of gourmet eats made with fresh, local ingredients. Guests of The Hotel Zags enjoy 20% off brews from this favorite local brewery.
Full-service restaurant and beloved brewhouse Breakside Brewery offers beer lovers a choice of 16 craft brews. Although there are several Breakside locations throughout the city, the Northwest branch has been rated among the best Portland breweries since its opening in 2017 — and it’s just a 10-minute drive from our downtown Portland hotel.
Cascade Barrel House
Specializing in tart, barrel-aged beers, Cascade Barrel House is at the cutting edge of the ever-growing sour beer trend. Sip and sample their unique brews while you enjoy a menu of small and shared plates.
Born from Portland master brewer John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing is known for its seasonally changing collection of beers. Looking for beers that never go out of season? Try the flagship brews, including the Starburst IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, Capella Porter, and Orbiter IPA. You’ll also enjoy a menu of food made with only the freshest local ingredients.
Taking inspiration from the brews of Belgium and France, Upright Brewing specializes in farmhouse beers. Sample the collection at their cozy tasting room, located in the Leftbank Building and open Tuesday to Sunday.
Gigantic Brewing Company
Home to some of the best IPAs in Portland, Gigantic Brewing Company is a can’t-miss stop on your Portland beer hit list. Delight in their year-round beers or sample some of the seasonal blends in the taproom or on the spacious outdoor patio. The best part? They’re dog-friendly, meaning your furriest family member can join in on the fun.
Base Camp Brewing
Known for their lagers and ales, Base Camp Brewing creates brews for the “adventure-mined” palate. A quick shot across the Willamette River, this local brewery is a must on your brewery checklist. The large space features both indoor and outdoor seating and is ideal for groups. From traditional brews, like the amber ale, to more out of the box concoctions, like the s’mores stout, there’s something for everyone at Base Camp.
Great Notion Brewery
Started by three friends in Portland, Great Notion Brewing has grown to become one of the best Portland breweries, winning countless awards including the #1 IPA in America from Paste Magazine. They offer an assortment of beers, but are well-known for their inventive sour blends, combining a variety of fruit flavors.
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
While originally founded in Bend, Oregon, 10 Barrel Brewing has been a Portland staple since its opening in 2015. The Pearl District brewery offers a 20 tap selection of brews. Take your pick and savor the unique flavors from atop their rooftop patio.