Craft Beer

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

With 75+ breweries (and counting), 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.

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Breweries in Portland

Sample Portland's seemingly infinite supply of beer at one of the city's 75+ 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.

Portland Brewer Lee Hedgmon Defies Stereotypes About Beer and Race

Sample Hedgmon’s one-of-a-kind stouts and spirits at Edgefield and Ground Breaker.

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.

  • Base Camp Brewing Company

    Base Camp Brewing Company offers craft beer with an emphasis on innovation and creativity. Have a pint in the taproom or on the dog-friendly patio and enjoy food from local food trucks.

Upcoming Beer Events

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SheBrew
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020

SheBrew

Castaway Portland $25-$50

Join the Human Rights Campaign and the Oregon Brew Crew for this all genders, all ages, fundraising event to show support for female-identified members of our community all while supporting LGBTQ+ people here in Oregon and across the nation. Featuring local female craft beer, cider and mead makers, musicians, comedians, businesses and community partners.

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Kells Saint Patrick's Irish Festival
Mar. 13–17, 2020

Kells Saint Patrick's Irish Festival

Multiple Venues

Thousands of locals and visitors will celebrate their Irish heritage with live music, traditional Irish dancing, food and libations at the annual Kells Irish Festival, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest.

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6th Annual Baker's Dozen Coffee Beer & Doughnut Fest
Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020

6th Annual Baker's Dozen Coffee Beer & Doughnut Fest

White Owl Social Club $35

13 breweries. 13 roasters. 13 bakeries. PDX Perfection The 6th Annual Baker’s Dozen, or BD6, melds three things Portland does best: coffee, beer, and doughnuts. Each brewer uses beans from different roasters in order to participate. Admission includes all 13 coffee beers, morsels of all 13 doughnuts, and a souvenir glass. (No extra drink tickets…

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Bridge to Brews
Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020

Bridge to Brews

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Varies

The annual Bridge to Brews foot race is back with a new route in 2020, taking participants over the Broadway, Steel, Morrison and Hawthorne Bridge. Head to Waterfront Park after the race for the “brews” section of the event which features a classic Portland beer festival where you can sample local beer, cider and distilleries….

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Cider Rite of Spring
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020

Cider Rite of Spring

Leftbank Annex Tickets Available Feb. 17, 2020

Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry — an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers.

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Nano Beer Fest
Apr. 24–26, 2020

Nano Beer Fest

John's Marketplace $20 presale

Started back in 2008, the Nano Beer Fest began at Max’s Fanno Creek where the owners were looking for a way to showcase the local small brewers who were coming on the scene. Nine years later, it has grown to a bi-annual event featuring small batch beers, ciders and mead made by some of the…

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PDX Beer Week
June 12–21, 2020

PDX Beer Week

Citywide

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

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Portland Craft Beer Festival
July 3–5, 2020

Portland Craft Beer Festival

The Fields Park Prices Vary

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 the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different…

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Portland Picnic Wine Tasting Festival
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Portland Picnic Wine Tasting Festival

Westmoreland Park Free

Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the fourth annual Portland Picnic in Westmoreland Park. Featuring tastings from an array of 100 wines from around the world. There will also be beer available from Level Beer and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy. A great selection of local vendors will be offering tasty food, live music, and…

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Oregon Brewers Festival
July 22–25, 2020

Oregon Brewers Festival

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Portland hosts dozens of beer festivals every year, but none compares to the Oregon Brewers Festival. With offerings from 80 craft brewers, the event draws nearly 70,000 attendees to the downtown waterfront every July.

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