A while back, it became clear that this forum could use an easily searchable "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 The Commons Brewery Deschutes Portland Pub Hair of the Dog Brewing Upright Brewing (Upright is cash/checks only, both for bottle purchases and by the glass sales) Other Highly Recommended Breweries & Brew Pubs Baerlic Brewing Gigantic Brewing Hopworks Urban Brewery & Hopworks Bike Bar Laurelwood Brewing (multiple locations) Lompoc Brewing (multiple locations) Occidental Brewing The Newcomers (breweries opened in the past year-ish) BackPedal Brewing (July 2015) BTU Brasserie & Brewery (August 2014) Culmination Brewing (January 2015) Fat Head's Brewery (November 2014) Great Notion Brewing (September 2015) The Labrewtory (October 2015) Leikam Brewing (August 2015) Montavilla Brew Works (July 2015) Splash Brewery (August 2015) Zoiglhaus Brewing (September 2015) Highly Recommended Beer Bars / Bottle Shops APEX (Taproom, Bottles-to-go; Apex is cash only, but has an on site ATM) Bailey's Taproom/The Upper Lip (Taproom, Crowler Fills, Growler Fills, Bottle List) The Beermongers (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills) Belmont Station (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills, Food) Bridgetown Beerhouse (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills) The Green Dragon (Taproom, Food) The Growler Guys PDX (Taproom, Crowler Fills, Growler Fills, Bottles-to-go) The Hop & Vine (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills, Food) Horse Brass Pub (Taproom, Food) Imperial Bottle Shop (Taproom, Bottle Shop, Growler Fills, Bottle Fills) John's Marketplace (Bottle Shop) Oregon Hophouse: Hawthorne | 15th Avenue (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* Bazi Bierbrasserie Cheese Bar Cheese & Crack Snack Shop Grain & Gristle Higgins Restaurant Lardo Raven & Rose / The Rookery White Owl Social Club * Just about any decent restaurant in PDX has an acceptable beer list. Many are more-than-acceptable. This might be the most debatable section of this thread. Eater PDX is a great food resource. ---------------------------------------------------- Portland BeerFly listing: http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/16 Willamette Week's 2015 Beer Guide: http://www.wweek.com/portland/beerguide Some helpful maps digita7693’s map (beer map, restaurants, hotels, cafes, to-do) The Beer Mapping Project Oregon & Washington Brew Map Oregon Beer Country map A couple of potential(ly dangerous) pub crawls The "Walk it Off" Pub Crawl (HotD > Bailey's > Deschutes > Upright > Burnside > Cascade) Inner SE Pub/Brewery Crawl (APEX > Beermongers > Baerlic > HotD > Commons > Cascade > Base Camp > Burnside) North Portland Pub Crawl (StormBreaker > Bridgetown Beerhouse > BikeBar > Sidebar > Tin Bucket > Ecliptic) Want to know if XYZ bar/brewery allows kids? Here are some resources: "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 PDX Bus (free and awesome app) Trimet And yes, Uber and Lyft are currently operating in Portland. Portland Airport The beer flows at PDX as well. There are two Laurelwood brewpubs (concourses A & E), a Rogue brewpub (concourse D), a Henry's Tavern outpost, and several other restaurants with good tap lists. Rogue and Laurelwood are both past security, so you can pick up bottles or growlers and carry them on the plane. There are also Made in Oregon stores 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!