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Best Portland Breweries: Map & List of ALL 70+ Still Open in 2021

September 7, 2021

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I keep a running list of all the breweries in Portland and which ones I still have to visit. The list is constantly growing as new breweries open and close. At one point in 2016, I was 1 away from completing my quest to visit all the breweries in Portland, Oregon. So here’s my Portland Beer list, freshly updated for 2021. Including: ALL the currently operating Portland breweries & map, the best breweries in Portland (as-if), Portland breweries that have closed down for good, and a short list of nearby metro area breweries that don’t technically make the cut as a Portland brewery, but worth a mention. Enjoy!

5 Best Breweries in Portland:

What kind of person writes a list called the 5 best breweries? Obviously, this list is highly opinionated and good luck getting anyone in Portland, or anywhere, to agree on the top 5 breweries. So think of this list is kind of top 5 if you’re new to Portland beer. You clearly can’t visit all 60+ breweries, so here are a few of my favs for Portland visitors and why.

  1. Breakside – Going strong for over a decade. They’re known for their IPAs and barrel-aged beers, have expanded into a regional brewery with 4 locations, and are known for solid innovative beers and bringing home ALL the beer awards to prove it.
  2. Great Notion – Still the newer kid on the block, Great Notion made a name for themselves with juicy / hazy IPAs and now make all kinds of wild beer that is like dessert in liquid form. And each can’s design is like artwork on its own. They’re just plain fun and have a bit of a fan club following.
  3. McMenamins – It may not be your favorite beer, but the history of McMenamins in the NW is legendary! And other than Widmer, they’re the only brewery still standing 30 years later. Gotta respect that.
  4. Hair of the Dog – If you’re not immersed in the beer world, Hair of the Dog is notable for their creative and strong beers, and have been brewing since the early 90s. So while they have a huge following, they still fly a bit under the radar for some beer drinkers.
  5. Migration – Migration is one of those breweries routinely left off best of lists. What started as a neighborhood brewery a decade ago, has now expanded to several locations and they’re still making solid beer and their locations have that local neighborhood feel.
  6. Upright Brewing – what started as basement-level Belgian-style farmhouse ales – (open before Blazers games!), has now moved into a new taproom on the street level, and making all different styles of beer. See it’s impossible to list just five, and with that, keep reading for the full list of Portland breweries!

Portland Breweries Map:

Here’s a map of all the Portland breweries in the list below.

ALL 70+ Portland Breweries List:

There are over 70 breweries in Portland, if you count individual locations of the same brewery brand. This list is by brewery brand and the map below includes all the locations of each brewer.

  1. Widmer Brothers Brewing Company – 1984 – (brewing, but pub closed!)
  2. McMenamins -1985 (Hillsdale Brewery original)
  3. Lucky Labrador Brewing – 1994
  4. Old Market Pub & Brewery – 1994
  5. 13 Virtues Brewing (Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies) – 1993
  6. Rogue Ales East Side Pub & Pilot Brewery, & Rogue Hall – (started 1985 in Newport, Portland 90s)
  7. Laurelwood Brewing – 2001
  8. The Broadway Grill & Brewery – 2006
  9. Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2007
  10. Deschutes Brewery – 2008 (Bend in 1988)
  11. Upright Brewing2009
  12. Hair of the Dog – 1993 (2010 taproom)
  13. Cascade Brewing – 1998 (2010 taproom)
  14. Migration Brewing – 2010
  15. Breakside Brewing – 2010 (Woodlawn, NW, Milwaukie, Lake O)
  16. Occidental Brewing – 2011
  17. Fire on the Mountain – 2011
  18. Portland U-Brew and Unicorn Brewing – 2011
  19. Ground Breaker Brewing – 2011 (was Harvester Brewing)
  20. Gigantic Brewing Company – 2012
  21. Old Town Brewing – 2012 brewpub
  22. Kells Brewery – 2012
  23. Sasquatch Brewing – 2012
  24. Uptown Beer Co & Market – 2012
  25. Ecliptic Brewing – 2013 (Moon Room 2021)
  26. The Oregon Public House – 2013
  27. Pono Brewing – 2013 nano
  28. Stormbreaker Brewing – 2014 (Mississippi, St John’s)
  29. Ex Novo Brewing – 2014
  30. Mt Tabor Brewing – 2014 (Vancouver 2011)
  31. Baerlic Brewing – 2014
  32. 10 Barrel Brewing – 2015 (Bend 2006)
  33. Culmination Brewing – 2015
  34. Back Pedal Brewing – 2015
  35. Labrewatory – 2015
  36. Montavilla Brew Works – 2015
  37. Gateway Brewing – 2015 nano
  38. Double Mountain Taproom – 2016 (Hood River in 2007)
  39. Wayfinder Beer – 2016
  40. Zoiglhaus Brewing – 2016
  41. Ancestry Brewing – 2016
  42. Scout Brewing & Scout Beer Garden – 2016
  43. Labyrinth Forge Brewing – 2016 nano
  44. Great Notion Brewing – 2016
  45. Level Beer – 2017 (Level 3 on Sandy 2021)
  46. Von Ebert Brewing – 2018
  47. West Coast Grocery – 2018
  48. Little Beast Brewing – 2018
  49. Ruse Brewing – 2018
  50. Ascendant Beer Co – 2018 – 2020 (“temporarily closed”)
  51. Look Long Brewing Co & Homebrew Exchange – nano 2018
  52. Mt Hood Brewing Co – 2018 taproom (Government Camp 1991)
  53. Assembly Brewing – 2019
  54. Away Days Brewing – 2019
  55. Leikam Brewing – 2019
  56. Modern Times Beer – 2019
  57. Oakshire Beer Hall – 2019 (Eugene in 2006)
  58. Threshold Brewing – 2019
  59. Vagabond Brewing – 2019 (Salem in 2014)
  60. Brewery 26 – 2020 (nano, previously)
  61. Mutanis Brewery & Bottle Shop – 2020
  62. Grains of Wrath – 2020
  63. Steeplejack Brewing Co – 2021

You can keep up with the latest breweries in Portland and other Oregon regions, with the Oregon Brewers Guild.

Portland breweries list and map - Portland, Oregon

Closed Portland Breweries – RIP:

  • Alemeda Brewhouse – 1996-closed 2018
  • Amnesia Brewing – moved to WA 2013, closed 2017 (Mississippi location now Stormbreaker)
  • Basecamp Brewing – closed 2020
  • Bridgeport Brewing – 1984-closed 2019
  • BTU Brasserie & Brewery – closed 2017
  • Burnside Brewing – closed 2019 (space became Mikkeller popup)
  • Coalition Brewery -closed 2019 (Gorges Beer)
  • Columbia River Brewing – closed 2019
  • The Commons – closed 2017
  • Fat Heads Brewing – closed 2018 (space became Von Ebert Brewing)
  • Full Sail Brew Pub (Riverplace) – 1987 in Hood River closed 2016 in Portland
  • Green Dragon (Rogue) / Buckman Botanical – closed 2016, now Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery
  • Lompoc Brewing (New Old Lompoc, Tavern, 5th Quad and Lompoc Sidebar etc) – 1996-closed 2019
  • MacTarnahans Brewing – 1986-2021 switched to original Portland Brewing Co name in 2013. – Closed 2021
  • Mash Tun – closed 2015, (space became Great Notion in 2016)
  • Natian Brewing – stopped brewing in 2020
  • PINTS Brewing Urban Tap Room – rebranded in 2018 as Ascendant Beer Company
  • Portland Brewing Co – see MacTarnahans above
  • Racoon Lodge & Brew Pub – 1998 – now The Lodge at Cascade Brewing
  • Rock Bottom Brewery – closed 2019
  • Splash Bar & Brewing – 2015 – closed 2019
  • Tugboat Brewing – 1993-closed 2017
  • Royale Brewing – 2016-2018
  • Grixsen Brewing Company – 2015-2020
  • Ross Island Brewing – closed 2020
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Other Breweries Near Portland:

There are a lot of great breweries in the Portland Metro area. So here’s a list of nearby breweries. And also note that quite a few of the bigger breweries in Portland have expanded to locations in the suburbs! For example: Breakside, Migration, Great Notion, Level etc.

  • Ambacht Brewing – Hillsboro, OR
  • Bent Shovel – Oregon City/Estacada
  • Binary – Beaverton
  • Coin Toss Brewing – Oregon City
  • Deep Space Brewing – Hillsboro
  • Fearless Brewing – Estacada
  • G Man Brewing – Tualatin
  • Mad Cow Brewing – Gresham
  • Maxs Fanno Creek – Tigard, Oregon
  • Mazama Brewing – Hillsboro
  • Ordnance Brewing – Wilsonville
  • Oregon City Brewing Co – Oregon City
  • Stickmen Brewing Co – Lake Oswego, Tualatin
  • The Hoppy Brewer – Gresham
  • Three Mugs Brewing Co – Hillsboro
  • Vanguard Brewing – Wilsonville
  • Vertigo Brewing – Hillsboro

Cheers! I hope you found this list useful and enjoy some Oregon beer!

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