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Drink Craft Spirits at These 14 Portland Urban Distilleries, Mapped

From Oregon "single-malt," to artisan aquavit, here are the distilleries delivering the booze

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Craft is king, and it's not hard to make a case for Portland being the eye of this culinary storm—especially when it comes to craft spirits. Portland is home to over a dozen urban distilleries, which means almost every Portlander has a neighborhood distiller, and there's also Distillery Row, a cluster of tasting rooms in Southeast with a Passport Program for discounts. Use this comprehensive map on your quest to find the best Portland-made spirits out there.

Among the offerings, Portland's most famous spirits include Clear Creek's Pear Brandy, Martin Ryan Distilling's Aria Dry Gin, House Spirit's Westward "single-malt," the Pacific Northwest-style fernet at Thomas & Sons, Bull Run's Temperance Whiskey, and Eastside Distilling's Portland Potato Vodka. But that's just the tip of the iceberg—an iceberg that also contains Portland aquavit, absinthe, herb-infused liqueurs, etc. (Note the map points are not ranked; rather, they are organized geographically.)

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1. Thomas & Sons Distillery

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4211 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 984-1561
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This offshoot of Townshend's Tea Company makes spirits a little differently. Crafted 100-percent in-house, it serves tastes of tea liqueurs, Italian amari-style spirits, and other botanical offerings, including gin. It keeps regular hours Wednesday through Sunday. And if you’re a fan of distillery cats, word on the street is Boone takes a good petting.

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas & Sons]

2. Stone Barn Brandy Works

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3315 SE 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 341-2227
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Co-founders Erika and Sebastian Degens source local ingredients for their extensive line of handcrafted brandies, liqueurs, and whiskeys. Visit the tasting room, which is usually open Friday through Sunday, to sample everything from a Straight Rye Whiskey, to a Haskap Berry Liqueur, a Quince Pear Brandy.

3. Eastside Distilling

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1512 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 926-7060
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Bourbons, whiskeys, rums, a line of holiday liqueurs, and a potent potato vodka comprise the inventive lineup of spirits. One of Portland’s best-known distilleries, Eastside has earned a large presence in liquor stores around Oregon, and the tasting room along Distillery Row is open seven days a week.

[Photo: Yelp]

4. Rolling River Spirits

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1215 SE 8th Ave Ste H
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3912
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The family-owned company focuses on the production of handcrafted, organic spirits. The lineup includes vodkas, gins, and a few one-offs—not the least of which is a standout Coava Coffee Spirit. But for Rolling River, the rubber meets the road with an impressive stable of aquavits that includes a reserve line and seasonal offerings. Whiskey will be available in the near future. Tasting room is open Friday through Sunday.

5. Vinn Distillery

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833 SE Main St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 807-3826
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The Ly family possess quite the lineage when it comes to distilling alcohol. With ties to both Vietnam and China, they’ve been producing spirits from family recipes for over seven generations. In addition to a blackberry liqueur, they’re responsible for the first rice vodka and rice whiskey produced and bottled in the U.S. But the Baijiu is where the family’s roots are evident. Literally translated, Baijiu means “white liquor,” and is the centerpiece of the Ly family dinner table. Open Thursday through Sunday.

[Photo: Vinn]

6. New Deal Distillery

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900 SE Salmon St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 234-2513
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Make it simple, make it right. A philosophy that has served the New Deal Distillery very well. From humble beginnings as the smallest licensed distillery in America, it became the cornerstone of what is today Distillery Row and is now open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. The purveyor of hand-crafted gins, whiskeys, vodkas, and liqueurs also offers hands-on whiskey making classes.

7. House Spirits Distillery

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65 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214
One of Oregon's heavy-hitter distilleries, House Spirits has received well-earned attention far beyond the urban growth boundaries of Portland. It sold off its popular Aviation Gin gin brand in 2016 and now focuses on whiskey, vodka, rum, and an aquavit. Open daily, the Southeast tasting room also serves cocktails on draft, and if you're headed out of the city, don't forget you can find them across from gate C6 at the airport, offering tastes, cocktails, and bottle sales.

[Photo: House Spirits]

8. Wild Roots Tasting Room

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135 NE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 254-4617
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Do one thing and do it well. In the case of Wild Roots Spirits, that’s vodka. Naturally infused vodka, to be specific. Each offering from Wild Roots is distilled and filtered five times over, then infused with more than a pound of locally grown fruit. The collection includes Washington Apple and Cinnamon-, Oregon Marionberry-, and Dark Sweet Cherry-infused vodkas, and tasting are available Thursday through Sunday.

9. Industrial Row Distillery

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645 N Tillamook St Ste 3
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 893-4730
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Nelson D’Amour went and got himself a PhD in chemical engineering from Stanford, and Portland benefits from the end result. Industrial Row Distillery loves flavor and abhors shortcuts. For example, it opts to take an extra step and utilize raw local ingredients, like grain from Bob’s Red Mill, as opposed to ready-to-go neutral grain spirits. It also likes for that grain to speak up with regards to flavor, so the distillery goes the unfiltered route on its one and only product, Dystopia Vodka. The tasting room is open Saturdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.

10. Indio Spirits Inc

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1111 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 620-0313
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Indio Spirits might not have the instant name recognition of some others on this map, but it has earned more awards than any other distillery in the state of Oregon—with the ringer being the James Oliver Rye. The distillery is hardly a one-trick pony, however. Its wide array of spirits currently includes whiskeys, vodkas, rums, gins, and specialty liqueurs, which are on offer Wednesday through Sunday.

[Photo: Yelp]

11. Rogue Ales Public House and Distillery

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1339 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5910
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Anyone who’s ever put a pint of beer to their lips in this state knows the name Rogue. But the spirits have been earning kudos since 2003. In fact, the company won Distiller of the Year honors in 2014 at the World Beverage Competition in Switzerland. Visit the Distillery and Public House in the Pearl, which has the typical Rogue pub vibe, for a sampling of its gins, sought after rum, and whiskeys, including a new and noteworthy "single-malt."

12. Bull Run Distilling

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2259 NW Quimby St
Portland, OR 97210
Lee Medoff knows his way around an adult beverage. His circuitous route to greatness started with a position as a brewer for McMenamins, and he dabbled in winemaking and co-founded Portland-based House Spirits before moving on to open the Bull Run Distilling Company—where he now produces an enviable line of vodkas, whiskeys, and even aquavit. Tastings served Wednesday through Sunday.

[Photo: Facebook/New Deal]

13. Martin Ryan Distilling Company

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2304 NW Savier St
Portland, OR 97210
Aria Portland Dry Gin is an award-winning English-style gin, and by award-winning, we mean Aria has won gold in every judged competition it’s ever entered. And by English, we specifically mean it is a true London dry-style gin utilizing traditional British ingredients and distillation techniques. The ten botanicals found in Aria produce a gin that is intended to help craft cocktails soar but serves up neat or straight over ice just as well. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

14. Clear Creek Distillery

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2398 NW 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97210
One of the cornerstones of distilling in the Northwest, if not further afield, the Clear Creek Distillery kicked things off in 1985. Its fruit-based brandies and liqueurs utilize old-world European techniques as well as all-local fruit. How much fruit? It takes 20 pounds of pears to net just one bottle of its flagship pear brandy. That much fruit. Tastings are available seven days a week.

[Photo: Facebook/Clear Creek]

1. Thomas & Sons Distillery

4211 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
This offshoot of Townshend's Tea Company makes spirits a little differently. Crafted 100-percent in-house, it serves tastes of tea liqueurs, Italian amari-style spirits, and other botanical offerings, including gin. It keeps regular hours Wednesday through Sunday. And if you’re a fan of distillery cats, word on the street is Boone takes a good petting.

[Photo: Facebook/Thomas & Sons]

4211 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202

2. Stone Barn Brandy Works

3315 SE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Co-founders Erika and Sebastian Degens source local ingredients for their extensive line of handcrafted brandies, liqueurs, and whiskeys. Visit the tasting room, which is usually open Friday through Sunday, to sample everything from a Straight Rye Whiskey, to a Haskap Berry Liqueur, a Quince Pear Brandy.
3315 SE 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

3. Eastside Distilling

1512 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Bourbons, whiskeys, rums, a line of holiday liqueurs, and a potent potato vodka comprise the inventive lineup of spirits. One of Portland’s best-known distilleries, Eastside has earned a large presence in liquor stores around Oregon, and the tasting room along Distillery Row is open seven days a week.

[Photo: Yelp]

1512 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

4. Rolling River Spirits

1215 SE 8th Ave Ste H, Portland, OR 97214
The family-owned company focuses on the production of handcrafted, organic spirits. The lineup includes vodkas, gins, and a few one-offs—not the least of which is a standout Coava Coffee Spirit. But for Rolling River, the rubber meets the road with an impressive stable of aquavits that includes a reserve line and seasonal offerings. Whiskey will be available in the near future. Tasting room is open Friday through Sunday.
1215 SE 8th Ave Ste H
Portland, OR 97214

5. Vinn Distillery

833 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214
The Ly family possess quite the lineage when it comes to distilling alcohol. With ties to both Vietnam and China, they’ve been producing spirits from family recipes for over seven generations. In addition to a blackberry liqueur, they’re responsible for the first rice vodka and rice whiskey produced and bottled in the U.S. But the Baijiu is where the family’s roots are evident. Literally translated, Baijiu means “white liquor,” and is the centerpiece of the Ly family dinner table. Open Thursday through Sunday.

[Photo: Vinn]

833 SE Main St
Portland, OR 97214

6. New Deal Distillery

900 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214
Make it simple, make it right. A philosophy that has served the New Deal Distillery very well. From humble beginnings as the smallest licensed distillery in America, it became the cornerstone of what is today Distillery Row and is now open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. The purveyor of hand-crafted gins, whiskeys, vodkas, and liqueurs also offers hands-on whiskey making classes.
900 SE Salmon St
Portland, OR 97214

7. House Spirits Distillery

65 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214
One of Oregon's heavy-hitter distilleries, House Spirits has received well-earned attention far beyond the urban growth boundaries of Portland. It sold off its popular Aviation Gin gin brand in 2016 and now focuses on whiskey, vodka, rum, and an aquavit. Open daily, the Southeast tasting room also serves cocktails on draft, and if you're headed out of the city, don't forget you can find them across from gate C6 at the airport, offering tastes, cocktails, and bottle sales.

[Photo: House Spirits]

65 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214

8. Wild Roots Tasting Room

135 NE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Do one thing and do it well. In the case of Wild Roots Spirits, that’s vodka. Naturally infused vodka, to be specific. Each offering from Wild Roots is distilled and filtered five times over, then infused with more than a pound of locally grown fruit. The collection includes Washington Apple and Cinnamon-, Oregon Marionberry-, and Dark Sweet Cherry-infused vodkas, and tasting are available Thursday through Sunday.
135 NE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

9. Industrial Row Distillery

645 N Tillamook St Ste 3, Portland, OR 97227
Nelson D’Amour went and got himself a PhD in chemical engineering from Stanford, and Portland benefits from the end result. Industrial Row Distillery loves flavor and abhors shortcuts. For example, it opts to take an extra step and utilize raw local ingredients, like grain from Bob’s Red Mill, as opposed to ready-to-go neutral grain spirits. It also likes for that grain to speak up with regards to flavor, so the distillery goes the unfiltered route on its one and only product, Dystopia Vodka. The tasting room is open Saturdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.
645 N Tillamook St Ste 3
Portland, OR 97227

10. Indio Spirits Inc

1111 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Indio Spirits might not have the instant name recognition of some others on this map, but it has earned more awards than any other distillery in the state of Oregon—with the ringer being the James Oliver Rye. The distillery is hardly a one-trick pony, however. Its wide array of spirits currently includes whiskeys, vodkas, rums, gins, and specialty liqueurs, which are on offer Wednesday through Sunday.

[Photo: Yelp]

1111 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

11. Rogue Ales Public House and Distillery

1339 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209
Anyone who’s ever put a pint of beer to their lips in this state knows the name Rogue. But the spirits have been earning kudos since 2003. In fact, the company won Distiller of the Year honors in 2014 at the World Beverage Competition in Switzerland. Visit the Distillery and Public House in the Pearl, which has the typical Rogue pub vibe, for a sampling of its gins, sought after rum, and whiskeys, including a new and noteworthy "single-malt."
1339 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209

12. Bull Run Distilling

2259 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97210
Lee Medoff knows his way around an adult beverage. His circuitous route to greatness started with a position as a brewer for McMenamins, and he dabbled in winemaking and co-founded Portland-based House Spirits before moving on to open the Bull Run Distilling Company—where he now produces an enviable line of vodkas, whiskeys, and even aquavit. Tastings served Wednesday through Sunday.

[Photo: Facebook/New Deal]

2259 NW Quimby St
Portland, OR 97210

13. Martin Ryan Distilling Company

2304 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 97210
Aria Portland Dry Gin is an award-winning English-style gin, and by award-winning, we mean Aria has won gold in every judged competition it’s ever entered. And by English, we specifically mean it is a true London dry-style gin utilizing traditional British ingredients and distillation techniques. The ten botanicals found in Aria produce a gin that is intended to help craft cocktails soar but serves up neat or straight over ice just as well. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
2304 NW Savier St
Portland, OR 97210

14. Clear Creek Distillery

2398 NW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97210
One of the cornerstones of distilling in the Northwest, if not further afield, the Clear Creek Distillery kicked things off in 1985. Its fruit-based brandies and liqueurs utilize old-world European techniques as well as all-local fruit. How much fruit? It takes 20 pounds of pears to net just one bottle of its flagship pear brandy. That much fruit. Tastings are available seven days a week.

[Photo: Facebook/Clear Creek]

2398 NW 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97210

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