With roughly 70 of the best breweries in Oregon, and arguably in the country, it can be hard to choose your next stop. Whether you’re looking to grab a drink after work or find somewhere to host a family party, checking one of the quality breweries in Portland is a definite must. With so many options for a pint in the city, we’ve narrowed it down to our favorite 9. Here is our selections for the best breweries in Portland.
1. Hair of the Dog
This brewery, which has been around since 1993, calls itself “Portland to its core.” Hair of the Dog pioneered brewing “from the stone” in the United States and this has set them apart in the Portland brewery scene due to their unique techniques.
These award-winning beers are brewed onsite by one of three brewers, and they are proud to announce that 99% of their ingredients are locally sourced.
You’ll find Hair of the Dog at 61 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214.
2. Ex Novo Brewing
Established in 2014, Ex Novo Brewing is newer to the Portland brewing scene than others, but don’t let that deter you from stopping in to check it out! This quaint space offers limited seating, but an extensive menu of both food and drink.
One thing that sets Ex Novo apart from the list of the other best breweries in Portland is its commitment to donating 100% of net profits to help make the world a better place. What could better than grabbing a brew and feeling good while doing it? They are open 7 days a week but their hours vary by day, so be sure to check their website to make sure their doors are open before you swing by.
You’ll find Ex Novo Brewing at 2326 North Flint Ave, Portland, OR.
3. Occidental Brewing Co.
Occidental Brewing was founded with one purpose in mind— to provide something unique in the “Land of IPAs.” Alongside their normal selection of beers, they brew their own brand of beer that offers a well-balanced, continental style ale.
Occidental beers can be found in supermarkets and bars across Oregon and a few other western states, but make sure you stop in so you can experience the awesome atmosphere and rich tastes in person!
You’ll find Occidental Brewing at 6635 N Baltimore Ave #102, Portland, OR 97203.
4. Ruse Brewing
If you’re looking for a brewery that is focused on Portland’s art culture and creative communities, look no further than Ruse Brewing. Open daily, Ruse works with local artists and musicians to create beers that pair perfectly with art for events and releases.
Plus they also offer beer to go, if you want to head home or hit the town after visiting. Don’t miss out on these small-batch, flavorful beers that share a connection to the community on a whole new level.
You’ll find Ruse Brewing at 4784 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202.
5. Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.
Who would have thought that a brewery in Portland would be the first place west of Germany to boast a brewing tradition from the Middle Ages? The founders of Zoiglhaus did just that as they brought this centuries-old technique, known as Zoigl, out of Bavaria to the Pacific Northwest.
Don’t miss a chance to stop by and learn more about this unique tradition, and taste some German brews, without having to leave the city.
You’ll find Zoiglhaus at 5716 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266.
Located near the Portland International Airport you’ll find an award-winning brewery called Breakside. This spot has grown into a well-respected regional brewery and produces 30,000 barrels a year. Breakside-made brews are even available in many other states and have won various awards (ranging from regional to international).
Make sure you stop by in-person to see why Breakside earned “Brewery of the Year” at the Oregon Beer Awards in both 2017 and 2019. If, for whatever reason, the location near the airport doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. There are six Breakside Brewing locations across Portland and its surrounding areas, so it won’t be hard to find one that fits your needs!
You’ll find Breakside in 3 locations: 1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210; 820 Northeast Dekum Street
Portland, OR 97211; 3612 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266.
7. Von Ebert Brewing
Von Ebert Brewing is dedicated to watching tradition meet evolution with their brews. With a young and lively crew, as well as an adventurous menu of food and drink, this is one of the best breweries in Portland for those looking for something a little further from the traditional brewery experience.
Seeking to combine staple varieties of beer while also pushing the envelope with new types, Von Ebert brews their own craft beers that run the spectrum from stouts to lagers. If you’re up for an adventure head on over!
You’ll find Von Ebert Brewing at 131 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.
8. Deschutes Brewing
In the heart of downtown Portland is Deschutes Brewing. This business is family-owned and offers an extensive menu, including a kid’s menu for the little ones. Plus, this LGBTQ+ friendly brewery was created as a place for the community to come together in 1988 and has been holding true to that value since.
We know people don’t go to breweries just for the community, and Deschutes doesn’t disappoint either. They have 12 delicious different types of beer to choose from.
You’ll find Deschutes Brewing 210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.
9. 10 Barrel Brewing
10 Barrel Brewing is the perfect spot to end our list. Starting in Bend, Oregon, and then expanding to Portland, Boise, and Denver, 10 Barrel is another brewery that focuses on sustainability and giving back to the community.
With more than 10 beers and several cocktails as well, you’re sure to find a taste you love while contributing to a worthy cause, which for the Portland branch, is the Children’s Cancer Association.
You’ll find 10 Barrel Brewing at 1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209.
Of the 70 different breweries in Portland, there is something unique about each. So no matter what you’re after, you’ll find a brewery in Portland that you love!