Bar Type(s)
Brew Pub, Recommended Beer Selection

Two guys, one dream: quit their corporate jobs to open a brew pub with little financial capital – proof positive the American dream is still alive and well in Portland. A delightful lineup of standards (a mighty stout, a woozy IPA) and mad-science oddities (Aztec Ale, with habanero chiles and cacao nibs) made three-year-old Breakside the new social heart of the Woodlawn neighborhood. (Manager Travis Puckett calls the Northeast community “our life force.”) During a sunny recent visit, kids darted around tables and earnest beer geeks talked hops at the bar. Meanwhile, a huge new brewery complete with an adults-only taproom in Milwaukie gives Breakside the capacity both to brew on a near-industrial scale and conduct countless more small-batch experiments.