Slide Show: In the Beginning…
Photography by courtesy OHS, ORHI50309
Photography by courtesy OHS, ORHI086034
The McMenamin brothers (left) and friend
The Widmer Brothers
Bridgeport brewmaster Karl Ockert, with Ron Gansberg, and Brad Roy.
Photography by Hakan Axelsson
THERE WAS BEER. The story of beer’s ascent to become one of Portland’s most beloved industries is now part of our state’s folklore. But for most of us, the details are still a little fuzzy. Legend has it that Henry Weinhard appeared one day on the Columbia in the mid-19th century piloting a golden barge loaded with barr...