Where to Drink in Portland Right Now
Powered by expertise of industry vets from Bailey’s Taproom, Ex Novo, and Laurelwood, Level Beer is one of the latest entrants in the elite caste of Portland breweries that are good at just about everything. On a sunny summer day you’ll find young families, cyclists, and east county locals crushing pint after pint of juicy, bright orange hazies and amber-hued West Coast IPAs on the massive backyard out back. In the winter the crowd is concentrated in the heated and covered greenhouse space, with plenty of authentic English styles like bready ESBs and dry stouts to suit the season. A quartet of food trucks provide burgers, tacos, oysters, and gyros most days of the week, and it’s not a bad idea to check their hours before making the schlep on an empty stomach.
How to order: Queue up to the counter inside the barn-turned-taproom and order beer directly from the bartender.