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

The Shakedown

IPA... Why Does Portland Love It So?

A hard look at Oregon’s signature craft brew

06/25/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Editor's Note

One Editor's Adventures in Homebrewing

Raise a pint to the professional brewers, Portland. They deserve it.

06/25/2019 By Marty Patail

Beer

Threshold Brewing & Blending Wants to Become a Cozy Montavilla Staple

Open since February, the 10-barrel Montavilla neighborhood brewery is pouring a small but excellent lineup of hazy IPAs and farmhouse ales.

04/05/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer

Assembly Brewing Is the Detroit-Style Pizza Joint Foster-Powell Needs

Assembly is also one of a handful of minority-owned breweries in the US.

03/26/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer News

Great Notion Brewing Unveils Its Long-Awaited NW Expansion

Opening today, the location has been in the works for over two years.

03/04/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer

35-Year-Old Bridgeport Brewing Is Turning Off Its Taps

Portland's oldest remaining brewery is gone for good. The Pearl District brewpub will be open until March 10.

02/12/2019 By Marty Patail

Beer

Widmer's North Portland Brewpub Closes After Almost 23 Years

"With ... increased competition, we have struggled to make the pub financially sustainable," the company said in a Facebook post.

01/22/2019 By Marty Patail

Cowabunga

Rib Eyes, Brunch Bloody Marys, and Sprinklers Made Cowabunga One Endless Summer Party

Our inaugural farm-to-table food fest took over Rossi Farms for a three-day love note to local chefs, farmers, ranchers, and artisans.

07/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas

Cowabunga

Portland Monthly’s All-Local Food Festival Will Be the Toast (and Taste) of Summer

Cowabunga—our ode to Oregon bounty—features Bar Casa Vale, Ringside, Little Beast, Carman Ranch, Tournant, and more. Plus, our seventh annual Country Brunch!

06/15/2018 By Zach Dundas and Kelly Clarke

New Hotels

McMenamins' Kalama Harbor Lodge Finally Opens

It's surely the most thrilling thing to happen on this sleepy industrial stretch of the Columbia since last summer's methanol protests.

04/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies