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Old 01-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Which breweries to visit while in Portland

A couple of friends and I are going to a Trailblazers game next Saturday but we decided to head on down Friday and tour some breweries but questions is which ones are worth it and which ones to pass on by? We are driving from Tacoma and should be in Portland around noon ish since I'm driving so hopefully we have time to visit a few of them. Maybe a Google map link or anything really to help out also maybe take the MAX and not drive around town? Thanks in advance


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Alameda
Breakside
Rogue (little pricey for some items)
Deschutes (little pricey for some items)
Hopworks
Laurelwood

If you feel like driving into the gorge a bit I highly recommend Double Mountain in good river!


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Around the rose garden. Hit upright. Good little brewery with open fermentation. Another mainstay is widmer
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Hopworks, Laurelwood, Breakside, Cascade Barrel House for sours, maybe Upright (close to Rose Garden but hard to find and open limited hours) and Burnside (also not far from Rose Garden). Places to avoid: any McMennamin's unless you are just there for the historic buildings, and Tugboat. Not a fan of Alameda myself, but mediocre in Portland might qualify as good in other places. All are online with websites or you can use Yelp to search them out.
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We are staying just across the bridge from the Rose Garden so I'm going to check up on Upright and Burnside. Also heard some good things about Rogue as well. So many choices but need to stay next to the MAX
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Well, only something like 45 choices in the Portland area!
Rogue is good, but available in bottles so I rarely go there. If you want to check them out you should go to the Green Dragon, which is inner SE and not far from Cascade. Much more available and less corporate.
If you like Harmon, you'll like a lot of the places I mentioned.
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Another cool place is Horse Brass Pub.

Can't remember if there's a max line close to that at all though. Maybe Al ^ knows?
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All good suggestions, Widmer's pub is underrated and close to the Rose Garden. Skip Alameda, +1 on Breakside, Gigantic, Commons, Laurelwood, Cascade and Amnesia.
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Another cool place is Horse Brass Pub.

Can't remember if there's a max line close to that at all though. Maybe Al ^ knows?
No max, but there's a bus line. That's a good pub! More beers on tap (all craft) than anyplace I know, and they have a broad range, not just 45 different IPAs.
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I love horse brass. Haven't been for a while. Maybe I will venture over there this weekend and stop by Belmont station as well.


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