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Crafted Pours Guide to Portland Beer & Bars

Discover great local Portland beer, beer bars, breweries, and distilleries.



Top Breweries to Visit
Hair of the Dog
Widmer Brothers
The Commons
Coalition Brewing
Upright Brewing
Portland, Oregon is a great city to discover local craft beer, beer bars, breweries, and cocktail bars.

There are several top notch beer bars to visit in Portland. Apex offers 50 beers on tap with many from local breweries. The Horse Brass Pub is a traditional English Style Pub with more than 50 beers on tap, and consistently on lists of the top beers bars in America. Saraveza is an intimate beer bar and tavern which offers a dozen hand selected craft beers on draft.

If you are a fan of barrel-aged sour beers, Portland has one of the best breweries in the country for tasting them. Cascade Brewing offers 15 taps of world-class sour beers and other special styles. Their Barrel House is open daily, and serves a pub style menu of food.

The specialty cocktail scene is strong in Portland, with several bars offering boutique hand-crafted cocktails. Teardrop Lounge and Clyde Common are favorites. Check out the Rattlesnake at Teardop, made with rye whiskey, lemon, egg white and absinthe or the selection of barrel-aged cocktails at Clyde Common.