Craft Beer

Portland is home to more breweries than any other city on earth. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)

With nearly 70 breweries, Portland is a beer-lovers paradise. Explore the city’s endless supply of breweries (many of which are concocting innovative craft beers that can only be tasted in Portland), or plan your trip around one of the city’s many beer festivals and tasting events. Check out our events calendar for even more upcoming beer-centric fun in Portland.

Know Before You Go

To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. This rule does not apply to individuals actively eating or drinking.

Additionally, some event organizers and venues may require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test, for admission. Other events may be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check individual event websites for the most up-to-date information.

Breweries in Portland

Sample Portland's seemingly infinite supply of beer at one of the city's 70 breweries.

Portland Beers by Style

In a city with more breweries than any other on earth, the simple act of ordering a beer is not always so simple. Our insider’s guide is here to help.

Annual Beer Events

A roster of annual craft beer celebrations make Portland a beer-lover's paradise.

Beer Festivals in Portland

Portland isn't shy about its love of beer — the city has nearly as many beer festivals as it does breweries.

Portland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week spotlights Portland’s breweries, high-quality brews and vibrant beer culture.

Portland’s Holiday Ale Festival

The Holiday Ale Festival, set beneath the region’s largest decorated holiday tree, returns every year with more than 50 big, bold beers designed to keep revelers warm on cold winter nights.

Brewing in the Gorge

Take in the outstanding beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area while enjoying five outstanding brewpubs.

Bars and Sipping Spots

Discover a new favorite craft beer at any of these local watering holes.

5 to Try

Local Breweries

Start your beer adventure in Portland at one of these lauded local breweries.

  • Wayfinder Beer

    Located in a huge, century-old warehouse, Wayfinder Beer offers simple, high-quality comfort foods and plenty of lagers and ales. Their massive outdoor patio is an ideal spot to enjoy some fresh air, fries and a pint of IPA.

  • Ecliptic Brewing

    Ecliptic Brewing seeks to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse and create a sense of place in both its restaurant and its beer.

  • Baerlic Brewing

    Baerlic Brewing Company in Southeast Portland serves 10 beers on tap for pints, tasters and growler fills. They offer brewery tours on Saturdays.

  • Lucky Lab

    The Lucky Labrador is a place where people can come together and drink great, inventive beer in an unpretentious atmosphere. They also have a pub food menu that is simple, satisfying and affordable.

  • StormBreaker Brewing

    This award-winning Portland brewery offers original draft beers, beer and whiskey pairings, a classy cocktail list and a hearty menu of brats, burgers, salads, desserts and more.

Upcoming Beer Events

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Prost! Oktoberfest
Sept. 24–26, 2021

Prost! Oktoberfest

Prost!

Dust off the Lederhosen and Dirndls…. Oktoberfest is here. We have Commemorative Bier steins, a bunch of fest bier coming to put on tap and will be doing some new food specials. Although we won’t have live music, we will be playing some of your favorite German drinking songs, decorating the pub and will be…

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Portland Fresh Hops Fest
Oct. 1–2, 2021

Portland Fresh Hops Fest

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This annual festival features Oregon craft beers made with hops that are freshly picked off the vine and used within hours of harvesting. Taste collaborative beers from farmers and breweries, conversations with innovative brewers, live music and food carts, all paired with more than 50 fresh hop beers from Oregon.

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Holiday Ale Festival
Dec. 3–5, 2021

Holiday Ale Festival

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The Holiday Ale Festival, set beneath the region’s largest decorated holiday tree, returns every year with more than 50 big, bold beers designed to keep revelers warm on cold winter nights.

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SheBrew
Sunday, Mar. 6, 2022

SheBrew

Castaway Portland $20

SheBrew is an all genders, all ages fundraising event to show support for female-identified members of our community, while supporting LGBTQ people here in Oregon and across the Nation. Come try local female craft beer and cider accompanied by musicians, comedians, games, raffle and community celebrities. Join us for our 3rd annual festival while celebrating…

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Portland Craft Beer Festival
July 1–3, 2022

Portland Craft Beer Festival

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2021 event has been canceled. The festival will return in 2022 at the following July dates. The Portland Craft Beer Festival brings a huge outdoor party to the Fields Neighborhood Park, along with a huge selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within…

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