Drinks

Beer Staff Picks

Our Favorite Places to Grab a Beer in Portland

’Tis the season for sun, fun, and good brews. From St. Johns to Buckman to the Pearl, here are a few bars and patios we love to visit.

04/07/2022 By Dalila Brent, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Rose Lee, Michael Novak, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Cocktails

The Best Local Spots to Sip Espresso Martinis Like a '90s Boss

From Teardrop Lounge to The Sapphire Hotel, these local spots are putting their own spin on the classic '90s cocktail.

03/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Canada Travel

Beers and Beach Walks on Vancouver Island

The number of breweries in British Columbia has exploded in the past decade.

10/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Business

Powell's Books Gets into the Beer Game

For one day only, drinking beer can help save independent bookstores

10/04/2021 By Karly Quadros

Beer

Entre Compas Wants to Be Portland's First Mexican American-Owned Brewery

"Mexican lagers are going to be around. Mexican beer is going to be around. I don’t need to tap into that market so much. I just want to make real good, high...

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Beer

Mexican Beer in Oregon? Xicha Did it First

Get to know the folks behind the Pacific Northwest's only Latinx-owned brewery, plus insider tips on what to order.

06/09/2021 By Zoe Baillargeon

Beer

Portland's Must-Try Micheladas

Do you like yours with candied bacon, shrimp and mango, or dried beef?

06/04/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Cocktails

Got Wanderlust? Here Are Portland’s 6 Best International Cocktails

Travel the world, locally, with these local drinks.

10/17/2020 By Zoe Baillargeon

Fall Cocktails

5 Portland Bartenders Capture the Autumnal Spirit in a Glass

Bye, pumpkin spice. Hello, turmeric, Oregon pears & fig jam.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Celeste Noche

July/August 2020

The Little Joys of Summer

Postponed trips and canceled plans leave plenty of time for smaller adventures.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Beer

These 3 Beer and Cider Fests Welcome Fresh Hop Season

Two tried-and true fall beer festivals, plus an all-new one—the first of its kind.

09/18/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Summer Beer 2019

The Best Beers of Summer

Beer season is heating up again, with brews dominating every patio, campsite, and park cookout. Here's your guide to suds season.

06/25/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Summer Beer 2019

The Best Beers of Summer

Beer season is heating up again, with brews dominating every patio, campsite, and park cookout. Here's your guide to suds season.

06/25/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Summer Beer: The Picks

The 25 Best Beers to Drink This Summer

We asked five Portland brewers, cicerones, and other insiders to choose the 25 best summer beers.

06/25/2019 By Holly Amlin, Lucy Burningham, Whitney Burnside, Natasha Godard, and Lee Hedgmon Photography by Michael Novak and Brian Breneman

Summer Beer: New Breweries

The 6 Best New Portland Breweries

The freshest spots for summer sips—plus, 4 upcoming breweries we can't wait for.

06/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby and Marty Patail

Summer Beer: Design

Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?

Portland Monthly's deputy art director says yes, you can.

06/25/2019 By Brian Breneman

Summer Beer: Great Dane

Why Internationally Renowned Beermaker Mikkeller Opened a Pop-Up Brewery on East Burnside

“It’s funny to build something that you know will be gone in seven months."

06/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Summer Beer: Trends

Have We Reached Peak Beer?

Some of Portland’s foundational breweries are kicking the bucket. Maybe they're just doing it wrong.

06/25/2019 By Jason Notte