We even have beer carts
Portland’s known for its hundreds of food carts. Beer has followed suit. Captured by Porches has long been a fixture of the cart scene, but now most cart clusters (aka pods) have bars, or at least beer trucks. That’s just how we roll. Literally. Ugh.
We have beer for everybody
Can’t bear to be away from your dog? Go drinking together at Lucky Lab. Got celiac disease (or still think that gluten-free means healthier for some reason)? Hit up the gluten-free Ground Breaker. Hate the calorie count of a stout? BikeBar has an exercise bike outside. Love cats? There’s Purringtons Cat Lounge, where you can grab a pint and pet kitties with other weirdos. There’s truly something for everybody.
Beer begat public water fountains
Those bubblers all over town? Turns out that they were installed because workers way back in the day kept showing up to work half-cocked, claiming that there was nothing to drink Downtown except beer from the Henry Weinhard brewery. The boss installed the public fountains all over, and thus his namesake Benson Bubblers became Stumptown icons.
If you’re paying more than $5 for a beer, it’s a safe bet that either A) it’s 14%, B) it comes with a sandwich or something, or C) the bar was just opened by Californians and will lower its prices very, very soon.
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