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.)Read More