Brewpubs aren’t the only sources for local beer in town. Most Portland bars, even the most unassuming corner taverns, offer some local suds, but these favorites focus on beers made in Portland and the Northwest, and let you sample offerings from multiple breweries in a single visit.
The Horse Brass Pub on Southeast Belmont Street was one of the first to serve local beers on tap — and it’s still a stalwart, serving 50+ draft selections from Portland breweries, as well as regional and international beers. Nearby, Belmont Station stocks over 1,400 beers, ciders and more (including 300 options from Oregon), and its accompanying “Biercafé” offers 30+ rotating taps and grub from an on-site food cart.
On Southeast Division Street, Apex has a lovely beer garden, four pinball machines and 50 craft beers on tap, ranging from regional favorites to Belgian and German imports — all listed on the digital beer menu. Across the street, The BeerMongers stocks over 600 bottles and has eight taps pouring local and regional brews.
North Portland’s Saraveza is owned by a former Wisconsinite, and it shows — from the pasties (meat pies) on the menu to the Packers on the TV. In addition to all this Midwest flavor, Saraveza offers a huge selection of bottled beers and rotating tap selections with a West Coast bent.
On the west side of town, check out The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop. Their 20+ taps feature both beer and cider, and their hundreds of bottles highlight the best the Northwest has to offer. Head a few blocks west and a little ways north and you’ll find the McMenamins 23rd Ave Bottle Shop. McMenamins is famous for its draft beers, and you’ll certainly find those here — but you’ll also find more than 800 bottles on offer, running the gamut from local favorites to rare brews from afar.
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