Beer has rolled into Tilikum Station. Mt. Hood Brewing, a Government Camp hangout with hoppy beers made with glacial water, opened a Portland location in a rail car this month with blistered padrons and pizzas, gooey burrata, and views of the trains for your inner wannabe conductor.
New School took a look inside that the transportation-themed brewpub, which has shiplap-esque paneling, old school light fixtures, and cheery aquamarine touches, which make it feel brighter than some of the lumbercore rustic breweries in town. New School describes the beers as “ throwbacks to the early 2000s,” aka darker malt characteristics and some old-school Oregonian hoppiness. Those folks recommend Multoporter Smoked Porter, Multoporter Smoked Porter, and the Cascadian Pale Ale.
As for the food, get ready to gawk at some gorgeous, char-dotted pizzas. Chefs Jason Stoller Smith and Chris Flanagan are specializing in cuisine from Italy and Spain, specifically Neapolitan-style pizzas, Spanish tinned fish, and a few beautiful vegetable plates. The pies arrive with 24-hour-fermented pizza dough, studded with toppings like curled, tiny pepperoni, roasted peppers, and Brussels sprouts. Mt. Hood Brewing is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 401 SE Caruthers Street.
• Mt. Hood Brewing [Official]
• Mt. Hood Brewing [Facebook]
• First Look at Mt. Hood Brewing’s Portland Pub at Tilikum Station [New School]