A few years back, it became clear that this forum could use an "I'm visiting Portland, where should I go?" thread. In this thread, I'll attempt to cull the "must-hit" spots generally agreed upon by Portland BAs. Of course, recommendations & suggestions are encouraged. (Almost) Universally Recommended "Must-Visit" Breweries & Brew Pubs Breakside Brewery Cascade Brewing Barrel House Great Notion Brewing Hair of the Dog Brewing Upright Brewing Other Highly Recommended Breweries & Brew Pubs Baerlic Brewing Culmination Brewing Deschutes Portland Pub Ex Novo Brewing Gigantic Brewing Hopworks Urban Brewery Laurelwood Brewing Little Beast Brewing Modern Times Belmont Fermentorium Occidental Brewing Wayfinder Beer Highly Recommended Beer Bars / Bottle Shops APEX (Taproom, Bottles-to-go; Cash Only w/onsite ATM) Bailey's Taproom/The Upper Lip (Taproom, Crowler/Growler Fills, Bottle List) The Beermongers (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills) Beer O'Clock (Taproom, Crowler/Growler Fills, Bottles-to-go) Belmont Station (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills, Food) Bridgetown Beerhouse (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills) Horse Brass Pub (Taproom, Food) Imperial Bottle Shop (Two locations - SE Division & NE Alberta) (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills) John's Marketplace (Bottle Shop) Loyal Legion (Taproom, Growler Fills, Food) N.W.I.P.A. (Taproom, Bottle Shop) Hawthorne Hophouse (Taproom, Growler Fills, Food) Roscoe's (Taproom, Growler Fills, Food) Saraveza (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills, Food) Tin Bucket (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Counter Pressure Growler Fills) --------------------------------------------------- (A Few) Beer-centric Restaurants* Bantam Tavern Cheese Bar Grain & Gristle Higgins Restaurant Interurban Lardo Raven & Rose / The Rookery Stammtisch Victory Bar White Owl Social Club * Just about any decent restaurant in PDX has a good/very good beer list. This might be the most debatable section of this thread. Eater PDX is a great food resource. ---------------------------------------------------- Other Resources (places, events, releases, news/information, etc.) Portland BeerFly listing Willamette Week's 2018 Beer Guide Brewpublic The Brew Site New School Beer Oregon Beer Growler Portland Craft Beer Events Calendar Want to know if XYZ bar/brewery allows kids? "PDX with kids" BA thread Bars that Allow Children in Portland Best Kid-Friendly Portland Brewpubs Kid-Friendly Portland Breweries Need shippers for all the beer you bought? Portland Wine Storage Rose City Wine Vaults & Storage Transit Biketown PDX Bus Trimet Uber and Lyft are currently operating in Portland There are also three shared scooter companies operating in Portland (for now) Portland Airport PDX is a great bar that just happens to be an airport. If you have time to kill, there is a Deschutes Brewpub (concourse D), a Laurelwood brewpub (concourse A), Hopworks brewpub (concourse E), a Henry's Tavern outpost, and several other restaurants with good tap lists. Deschutes, Laurelwood, Hopworks, Henry's, and Country Cat are all past security and all fill growlers, so you can get a fill and carry it on. There are also Made in Oregon stores and a Timberline Lodge gift store past security with good bottle selections. Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be a catch-all for Portland beer establishments. There are literally hundreds of well-regarded beer institutions throughout the greater Portland area -- many of which are not listed in this post. This thread is an attempt to present the most frequently recommended and highest-regarded spots cited in the Northwest BA forum. Exploration and experimentation are certainly encouraged!