Great Notion Brewing opened its brewpub on NE Alberta one year ago, and its beers, including such oddities as amphora-aged beers, appear to have been very warmly received. The New School Beer blog reports Great Notion Brewing plans to open a hulking 20,000-square-foot facility at 2448 NW 28th Ave. by summer 2017 — and that includes a restaurant.
The 2,000 to 2,500-square-foot taproom and restaurant will serve Great Notion’s cloudy, New England-style IPAs alongside more plates by chef Ryan O’Connor, who’s been heading the kitchen at the original brewpub since it opened.
O’Connor is known for adding Latin and South American flavors, like an appetizer of buffalo tostones with fried green plantains, buffalo sauce, and mojo jicama slaw, to the usual mix of brewpub plates (fear not — the NE Alberta menu includes a fried chicken sandwich, mac and cheese, and more, too).
The new brewery signifies a major move into a new Portland neighborhood. The area around NW 28th Avenue is heavily industrial, despite being a short drive from bustling NW 23rd, with restaurants like Paley’s Place and Ataula. But there is one other business posing significant competition, as New School Beer also notes: Portland Brewing Company’s Taproom, which likewise serves beer-friendly fare.
- Great Notion Brewing [Official Site]
- Great Notion Brewing’s New Brewery & Restaurant Coming to NW Portland [New School]
- All Previous Great Notion Brewing Coverage [EPDX]