Best Beers

Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!

08/20/2012 With Brian Barker By John Chandler


Taste of Beervana

Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.

08/20/2012 By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie


Ask a Beer Geek

Three quick but helpful questions to steer your summer beer ingestion.

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti and Emma Hall


The New Masters

Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti


Choosing the Right Glass

Ever been confused about which glass is meant for which beer? You're not the only one. Take a look at Portland Monthly's helpful guide, and transition from out-of-the-bottle-alchy to trained beer connoisseur.

08/20/2012 By Chris Bailey


In the Beginning…

Starting with 1852, the year Portland's first brewery was founded, and ending with 2010, Portland Monthly has compiled a handy little time line charting Oregon's beer history through the ages.


Beer Bulletin

Welcome Team Pfriem!

Hood River's burgeoning brewing scene expands again.

07/26/2012 By John Chandler


Best New Bars 2012

Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.

07/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones


Summer Stock

Ten less-filling brews that deserve a spot in your fridge this summer.

06/22/2012 By John Chandler

Brand Spankin' New

Baker City Gets a New Brew Pub

After a year of waiting for the ink to dry on city permits, Bull Ridge Brew Pub finally gets the green light to release its house-brewed beers.


Mark Your Calendar

Ale Alert!

Cold ones for cold weather



Pint Size

Our top picks for special seasonals from local nanobreweries.

11/23/2011 By John Chandler


Beer Meets Grill

Because fine food and craft beer constitute the latest culinary dream team, we asked three local brewers to share their favorite BBQ recipes—and explain which summer brew will best accompany their dish of choice.

06/24/2011 By John Chandler

Beer Bulletin

Breakside Brews

Ben Edmunds is a mad scientist—with beer!


Beer Bulletin

It's the Water

Brewers pay it forward


Beer Bulletin

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

Premium lager at Walgreen’s?

01/28/2011 By John Chandler

Beer Bulletin

Crack A Cold One!

Beer Can Appreciation Day

01/24/2011 By John Chandler

First Impressions

Good Eats at Grain & Gristle

Parking on NE Prescott is about to get a little dicier, thanks to great beer and step-above grub at Grain & Gristle.

01/05/2011 By Anna Sachse

Good Deed Eats

Drinking Beer To Benefit Others

Sunset Magazine’s Margo True, a judge in the upcoming Deschutes Brewery Chef’s Challenge, talks about brew, food, and winning strategies.

12/01/2010 By Anna Sachse

Runway Happiness

Big Chill

Widmer’s third annual combination of fashion and…bowling?

11/17/2010 By Eden Dawn