Not too long ago, the city of Portland (and Oregon as a whole) reigned supreme in the craft brewing renaissance. In recent years, however, other cities and states have surpassed Portland in brewery count, both total and per capita. Decades after the initial craft beer boom, the local brewery landscape is in a constant state of change, and no brewery can rest on its laurels. The pandemic reshaped the brewing scene in Portland, shutting down many breweries and taprooms across the city, yet it also birthed new breweries, as veteran brewers and new hobbyists experimented. While former mainstays like Bridgeport and Widmer closed their taprooms, others joined the fray only to ultimately close; rising costs and changing consumer tastes have fomented a craft beer scene that now feels somewhat chaotic in its state of continual change and uncertainty.
The Rose City continues to produce world-class beer in nearly every neighborhood around town, with many breweries still garnering national recognition. In our latest update to our brewery map, we’ve updated and refined the list down to 19 essential Portland breweries that best exemplify the range of Pacific Northwestern brewing styles.Read More