Food & Drink

5 of the Hottest Breweries and Pubs in Portland

Portland is a beer aficionado’s paradise. This eclectic Pacific Northwest city is known for its vibrant craft beer scene. With an astounding amount of breweries, it is hard to narrow down your options. Regardless of if you want to visit a classic pub, a more trendy locale, or a hole-in-the-wall brewery, Portland has something for every personal taste and preference. Here are five of the hottest breweries or pubs to consider in the Rose City:


As one of Oregon’s original craft breweries, Deschutes has built a long-standing reputation on excellence. The flagship downtown location boasts a massive variety of beer along with some of the most modern and upscale pub food around. Deschutes features mouth-watering entrees such as a premium rib-eye steak and the famous Black Butte porter macaroni and cheese. The Dungeness crab roll and Wild Alaskan Coho bring a taste of the Pacific Northwest to the menu. Deschutes even lets you make reservations, guaranteeing your spot at the bar.

210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209


Portlanders love to get out and play when the clouds lift and the sun makes an appearance. On perfect days like this, there is no better place to be than the rooftop patio at 10 Barrel Brewing. Located in the hoppin’ Pearl District, this gathering place sports 20 taps of beer to complement its menu of locally sourced items. Visitors will delight in the sweeping view of the city while noshing on favorites such as the homemade pizzas, fried brussels sprouts, and steak and gorgonzola nachos. For elevated views, food, and drink, 10 Barrel Brewing is the place to be on those picture-perfect Portland days.

1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209


This innovative brewery prides itself on its sustainable business practices that demonstrate its commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. The Powell Portland location is the perfect place to take the family with its relaxed atmosphere and dedicated kids play area and menu. The fun happy hour is a good way to save a little money while enjoying a bevy of food choices such as kale chips, garlic fries, pizza, and more. 

2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202


This German brewpub feels like Oktoberfest every day of the year. The authenticity of this pub shines with the Schwarzbier and Dunkelweizen brews. You will enjoy your pint of German beer along with favorites such as the genuine Bavarian soft pretzels, bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts, schnitzel dishes, sausages, and thin German pizzas. Zoiglhaus also serves up ciders for those in the mood for something different.

5716 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266


This Newport-based brewery has made its way to Portland’s Pearl District, making a name for itself as one of the state’s most beloved places to grab a drink and a bite to eat. With a variety of vegan and gluten-free menu items, Rogue is an ideal place to take those with sensitive diets. Popular menu items include the patented lettuce wraps stuffed with honey Kolsch braised pork belly and the grilled cheese sandwich featuring the local Tillamook cheeses. This location is also a great place to watch the home team play on its many televisions. The popular Dead Guy Ale is a steal at $3 per pint during the happy hour.

1339 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

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