Best Microbreweries in Portland

Best Microbreweries in Portland
Planning a trip to Portland Oregon to sample the local craft beers?

I visited Portland early this week to sample Portland’s famous brews and visit its renowned breweries. After a week-long trip, one thing I can be testament of is that you won’t find a larger variety of pubs and brews anywhere in the US, not even in Denver and Chicago!

When it comes to number of microbreweries, no other city in the US or the world comes close to the city of Portland!

There is no doubt that visiting Portland breweries is one of the most popular fun things to do in Portland Oregon, and all breweries in Portland are great in their own way which makes it hard to pick my favorites.

However, if you're planning to visit Portland for a few days only you'll want to know the best microbreweries in Portland to visit, so to help you out, I'm listing below some of the best :

BridgePort Brewing Company

BridgePort Brewing Company is located at 1313 NW Marshall Street in the Pearl District.

BridgePort is, without a doubt, one of the most popular local breweries in Portland and known for its fine crafted ales.
Bridgeport Brewery

Popular ales include Café Negro, which is brewed with roasted barley a and chocolate malt; and Indian Pale Ale which is fermented in a cask and blended with five hop varieties

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is located at 61 SE Yamhill Street in East Portland neighborhood, just a short drive from the downtown area.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is known for unusual beer styles and brewing techniques such as re-fermenting brews to mature like wines.
Hair of Dog

Popular brews include Fred, which is made from aromatic malts and ten different hop varieties; and Ruth which is an American Ale made with pale malts and crystal hops.

Another reason why Hair of the Dog is one of the best microbreweries in Portland is that their tasting room is one of the cheapest in town (around $2 per glass).

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery is located at 2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard in Creston-Kenilwworth neighborhood hood (around 10 minutes drive south of Portland’s downtown area).

Hopworks Urban Brewery is known for offering fresh and crafted organic beer such as Secession which is a Cascadian Dark Ale.

Hopworks Urban Brewery is a great brewery to visit in Portland if you’re looking to sample a few brews and learn about brewing techniques (brewery tours are around $5).

Alameda Brewhouse

Alameda Brewhouse is located at 4765 Northeast Fremont Street in Beaumont Village (around 10 minutes drive northeast of Portland).

If you’re looking for a spot in town where you can enjoy American traditional cuisine and traditional American beer, look no further than Alameda Brewhouse!
Alameda Brewhouse

Alameda Brewhouse is known for its traditional American and German brews such as Wiltshire Wheat Ale and Siskiyou Golden Ale, and seasonal beer such as Beaumont Bock Lager, which brewed during the spring season.

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Laurelwood Public House is located at 5115 NE Sandy Blvd in Grant Park (just a short drive from Alameda Brewhouse).

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is known for their in-house brews, keg sales and regular events such s Super Bowl Sunday and Zwicklemania Day where you can enjoy brewery tours, cupcake and beer pairings.

MacTarnahan's Brewing Company

MacTarnahan's Brewing Company is located at 2730 Northwest 31st Avenue in Northwest District (northwest of Portland’s city center).

MacTarnahan's Brewing Company boasts around a dozen variety of beers which include seasonal, and all year round in-house ales such as Summer Grifter IPA and Amber Ale, both brewed with Cascade hops.

MacTarnahan's Brewing Company is definitely one of the best microbreweries in Portland to visit and spend a nice evening since they offer nightly live entertainment.

Widmer Brothers Brewery

Widmer Brothers Brewery is located at 929 North Russell Street (just a short drive from the downtown area).

Widmer Brothers Brewery is one of the best known brewers in town and one of the best places in Portland to sample traditional German beer such as the popular Hefeweizen and Sunburn Summer Brew, which is one of their most popular seasonal brews.

Widmer Brothers Brewery is, undoubtedly, one of the best microbreweries in Portland, and the best thing is that you’ll be able to enjoy a free brewery tour and sample free brews.

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