Breweries and distilleries in Portland, OR?
August 17, 2011 10:05 PM Subscribe
Please recommend some breweries and distilleries that we could visit in Portland OR, with a focus on those that give tours.
posted by rkent to travel & transportation around Portland, OR (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We will be in Portland, OR this coming weekend (4 day weekend, Friday-Monday) and would like to hit up some local breweries, though we have been advised that we shouldn't overlook the distilleries in the area. We would prefer to focus on places in either category that give tours and describe the brewing / distilling process, rather than just doing a series of tastings - we'd like to learn a little about how it all works. Places near public transit are preferred, though we do have one non-drinker who's willing to drive, so it's not strictly required.
I'm personally already familiar with a number of the Oregon beers that are distributed nationally (Deschutes, Full Sail, Rogue, Pyramid), so I'd be especially interested in hearing about some of the more local-focused beer places. Oh, and I have Googled a bit and found "Distillery Row," which I'd love to hear more about - how are their tours, for instance?