With more than 75 breweries in Portland, it can be tough to pin down where to go for happy hour. But if you’re in the mood for great beer and a fantastic meal, try these spots that serve the best brewery food in Portland.
Ex Novo Brewing Company
Don’t fill up on your appetizer of dan dan fries, topped with pulled pork and Szechuan sauce, at Ex Novo. You’ll want to save room for dinner from their seasonal menu, which bounces between gourmet restaurant and traditional pub offerings. Classics like fish and chips stand alongside unique palate pleasers like the smoked beet Reuben and fried chicken donut sliders. Plus, you’re eating for a good cause! Ex Novo was founded as a nonprofit and now operates as a “Benefit Company,” donating most of its net profits to local charities like Mercy Corps and Impact NW.
Fire on the Mountain
Nothing goes better with a Fire on the Mountain Shocks of Sheba IPA than a basket of their flaming-hot wings. The free-range wings (in regular, boneless and vegan varieties) come smothered in sauces like raspberry habanero or buffalo lime cilantro. Dislike messy fingers? Opt for a barbecue chicken sandwich or a spicy Thai salad — you’ll get the a saucy experience, minus the extra napkins.
10 Barrel Brewing
Classic pub grub gets elevated at 10 Barrel Brewing, where a simple burger becomes a gustatory delight with the addition of chipotle aioli, white cheddar cheese and bacon apple jam. Share a plate of steak and gorgonzola nachos with friends while lounging on the spacious rooftop patio, or devour a generously adorned, 10-inch gluten-free pizza all by yourself between sips of 10 Barrel’s award-winning beer.
Portland, home to over 70 breweries, has pioneered the craft beer movement since the early 1980s.
Oregon Brewers Festival
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.
Pearl District & NW Portland Brewery Tour
In the Pearl District and Northwest Portland, local beer legends like McMenamins brew alongside flagship names from around the state.
Dog-Friendly Portland Breweries
Plenty of Portland’s 70+ breweries cater to both two- and four-legged visitors, providing pooch-friendly patios and bowls of water for thirsty pups.
Kid-Friendly Breweries in Portland
In a city with so many excellent breweries, parents don't have to choose between spending time with their kids and enjoying a great pint of beer.
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