20 Breweries Worth Visiting in Portland Oregon

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Portland is one of those cities that you can literally find great beer on every corner. Consisting of over 60+ breweries, we’ve come up with a list of the 20 Highest Rated & Reviewed Breweries in Portland Oregon. These breweries have maintained an excellent selection of craft beer, pleasing even the biggest beer critics. Below you will find a little information on each brewery, along with the number of ratings, reviews and address. Now, we know everyone isn’t going to agree with this list. But hey, we get it, everyone has their go-to brewery. So if you happen to not see your brewery on here, let us know by leaving a comment below. Oh, and lastly, this list is in no particular order either.

20 Breweries in Portland Worth Visiting

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

20 Best Breweries in Portland

Hair of Dog is proud to be one of the first breweries in America specializing in the production of high alcohol, bottle conditioned beers as well as experimenting with the barrel aging process since 1994. Currently, the brewery has 180 oak barrels used to age Beer from 6 months to 8 years. We use new oak as well as previously filled spirit and wine barrels. All the Beer is made by two Brewers, Denver Bon and Alan Sprints. Each Beer has its own name and unique identity; like the people who have inspired them. The brewery is family owned and operated, a proud member of the Oregon Brewers Guild as well as the Pacific Northwest’s rich brewing heritage. We produce over 600 barrels of Beer a year in our 4 barrel (120 gallon) Brewhouse and bottle approximately 5000 cases a year. The rest of our beer is served on draft in our tasting room and at a few select accounts in Oregon and elsewhere.

Address: 61 SE Yamhill St, Portland, Oregon 97214

4.4 of 5 stars
778 reviews

Hopworks Urban Brewery

20 Best Breweries in Portland

With locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, our 20-barrel brewery produces 13,500 barrels of beer a year for our two brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Our pubs serve our beer and fresh food, in sustainably-built and operated buildings that have a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Hopworks is family-owned and operated, employing over 130 people in the Pacific Northwest. We serve our neighborhoods through donations, profit sharing and volunteering with local, non-profit organizations. From composting to salvaged materials, and from pervious pavers to hand dryers, we have made every effort to protect our future with thoughtful alternatives. We are the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and our campus is the first Salmon-Safe Certified brewery in the world.

Address: 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202

4.5 of 5 stars
2K reviews

Cascade Brewing


Tart, barrel-aged beers are the emerging beer style and Cascade Brewing is a pioneer of the NW style sour beer movement. We are, by nature, the definition of artisanal brewing: we’re not bound by stylistic guidelines, just our own imagination and the ingredients we can access. Our blending house currently houses more than 1,400 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels – plus nine foudres – filled with wheats, blonds, quads, reds, browns and porters that are aged and blended into magical elixirs. These beers have aggressive tart notes that are balanced by residual sugars, fruits, spices and the oak we use. We serve them all up for you at the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub in SW Portland, and at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House – aka House of Sour – in SE Portland, which features more than 24 rotating taps, with a predominantly sour lineup at any given time. We also offer a number of bottled products, all available at the source. We have received a number of medals from the Great American Beer Festival and a rare score of 100 on Beer Advocate, a world-class rating.

Address: 939 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

4.6 of 5 stars
1.3K reviews

BridgePort Brewing Co.

20 Best Breweries in Portland

The BridgePort India Pale Ale, perhaps the brewery’s best known beer, has won a number of awards in the United States and abroad, including a Gold Medal at the 2005 Brewing Industry International Awards, in Munich, Germany; a Gold Medal and Category Champion Trophy at the 2000 Brewing Industry International Awards in London, England; and a Gold Medal for Classic English Style Pale Ale at the Great American Beer Festival, in Denver, Colorado, in 1997. Blue Heron Pale Ale, named after Portland’s official city bird (the great blue heron), was first brewed in 1987 as a special release for the Audubon Society of Portland. The pale ale features Northwest ingredients, such as hops from the Willamette Valley and malted barley from Eastern Oregon, and won a gold medal at the 2006 World Beer Cup. Bridgeport brews a barleywine named “Old Knucklehead” where a “Knucklehead” is inaugurated every few years. Bottling “no. 11” features Portland, Oregon beer writer Fred Eckhardt.

Address: 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, Oregon 97209

4.3 of 5 stars
1.7K reviews

Upright Brewing Company

20 Best Breweries in Portland

Enjoy five or twelve ounce glasses of beer. Purchase bottles and brewery apparel to take home. Enjoy photographs, paintings and craft woodwork from local artists. Check out the brewery and view the open fermentation room. Drop off a clean cornelius keg to be filled by the following weekend. Hear delta style blues performed by Steve Cheseborough most Sundays. The tasting room is located in the basement of the Leftbank Building at 240 North Broadway. Parking is limited to what’s available on the street and bicyclists can feel free to bring their rides in. We’re also very near the Rose Quarter transit center and on the routes of the new streetcar extension plus bus lines #4, 17 and 44. To find the tasting room simply enter through the fir doors on the west side of the building (on Wheeler street) and take the elevator in the lobby to the basement.

Address: 240 N Broadway #2, Portland, OR 97227

4.5 of 5 stars
280 reviews

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