Food & Drink

The 10 best craft breweries in Oregon, according to science

Published On 07/02/2014 Published On 07/02/2014
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1. BridgePort Brewery & Brewpub 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209

Bridgeport Brewery & Brewpub features six of its most popular beers on tap, as well as a mouthwatering selection of gourmet twists on pub classics such as the Bridgeport Burger and Cuban pork sandwich.

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2. Hair of the Dog Brewery 61 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214

Hair of the Dog works to obtain local ingredients for all of its brews, which is great for the community. It's also great for the people who drink their beers, with 8 on-tap selections to choose from at their taproom. Growler refills are available for 5 of them, in case you're the kind of person who likes to stock up for the winter.

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3. Full Sail Brewing Co. 506 Columbia St, Hood River, OR 97031

Full Sail is the second largest craft brewery in Oregon. It puts out quality seasonal brews and thousands of barrels of the local favorite Henry Weinhards.

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4. Barley Brown's Brew Pub 2190 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814

This small brewery in a small town is worth a road trip. The beer is made just right, and the Palette Jack IPA or Shredder’s Wheat are the must-try beers on the menu.

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5. Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701

Bend Brewing, overlooking Mirror Pond, is a local favorite, and others are noticing as it's consistently showing in festivals and national events. Be sure to try Ching Ching American Sour or Wicked Medicine.

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6. Laurelwood Public House & Brewery 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Laurelwood is the perfect family spot (or spot to watch families actually behave), because there's something for everyone. They feature an impressive amount of seasonal brews, and fresh-ingredient pub food.

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7. Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. 929 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Widmer Brothers is capable of filling 300 kegs per hour, which, if you're keeping track at home, is a lot of kegs. The Gasthaus Pub features an assortment of German-inspired dishes, and the banquet facility on the second floor has three separate rooms with a combined area of 2,818 square feet.

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8. Rogue Ales Brewery on the Bay 2320 SE Osu Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Rogue Ales are not only beers that stand out on their own, but ones meant to be paired with food, which explains why there are so many brewpub pairing options. Stick with the Hazelnut Brown Nectar or Smoke Ale.

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9. Pelican Pub & Brewery 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, OR 97135

Even though it isn't as big as other breweries, with brews like Kiwanda Cream Ale and Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Pub & Brewery is making a name for itself by offering some of the state's best food and beer pairings.

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10. Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House 210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Drop in to sample the 18 varieties of beer on tap, as well as the selection of seasonal and experimental brews created onsite. You can also bring your own growler and fill it with your favorite hoppy beverage, although there are growlers for purchase if you're not already cool enough to own one.