The Other Oregon: Beyond Bend

Drive to Bend—and Keep Going! A Guide to the Best of Central Oregon

You didn’t drive all the way just to stay in town.

04/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lauren Kershner, and Margaret Seiler

Beer Me

These Are All the Beers at the Bend Brewfest

Behold the 200-strong tap list for Central Oregon’s premier beer festival. Maybe map this out?

04/04/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Beer

The Blazers Are Surging. There's a Beer for That Now.

Pyramid's 1977 Lager commemorates that time 40 years ago when the Trail Blazers brought home an NBA championship.

03/29/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer

Breakside Unveils Humongous, Hop-Focused Slabtown Brewery

With two stories, two indoor bars, and a rooftop bar soon to come, the local beermaker calls it a “showpiece pub in the middle of the city."

03/06/2017 By Elise Herron

Beer Me

A Newberg Brewery Battles a Surprising Foe

Young microbrewery Wolves & People wants to launch a weekend chef event series. A neighbor wants to shut it down completely.

01/23/2017 By Ramona DeNies

First Impressions

Ambitious Wayfinder Beer Is a Work in Progress

The cozy new beer hall and meat den is still figuring it out.

12/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Winter Relaxation: For What Ales You

Six-Grain Whiskey to Salted Caramel Stout, 5 Northwest Winter Warmers

Best sipped slowly by an open fire.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Marty Patail

Beer Me

What Does It Take to Pass the Ultimate Beer Test?

In a new book, Portland writer Lucy Burningham details her quest to become a Certified Cicerone. We asked how she passed a test harder than bar exams, what trends she loves, and why Portland's brew scene needs more women.

11/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Beer Me

Wayfinder Beer (Finally) Opens

The minds behind Podnah’s Pit, Double Mountain, and Sizzle Pie launch a vast new lager-centric beer hall in industrial Southeast. Opening date is October 1.

09/28/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Beer Me

Fresh Hops? This Weekend, Hood River’s Got ‘Em

The annual fresh hop beer festival has more than 75 brews this year. How to choose? Here are PoMo’s top five picks.

09/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEER ME

Timbers Defender Liam Ridgewell Brewed a Beer

Ridgy's Royall Boat Beer will be available at Hopworks Urban Brewery starting Sunday, August 7.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Beer Me

Could a Megabrew Merger Threaten Oregon Craft Beer?

Local brewers—and US Senator Jeff Merkley—rally against a potential union of the world's two biggest beer empires, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.

07/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEER ME

Deschutes Brewery Created a Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign

It's like Johnny Mnemonic except in Bend.

07/15/2016 By Marty Patail

Beer

In the Heart of Wine Country, This Newberg Brewery Crafts Hyperlocal Wild Ales

Think you know farmhouse ales? At Wolves & People, think again.

07/12/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEER ME

Hood River's Double Mountain Just Wants to Be Portland's Next Neighborhood Pub

The Gorge brewery is expanding to Woodstock this summer and bringing along its low-key vibe.

07/08/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

The Portland Pickles, Our Adorable Amateur Baseball Team, Have a Beer

Laurelwood Brewing throws out the first pitch.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

Meet Rainier’s First New Beer in 20 Years

A post-Prohibition-style ale bottled in burly pounders? Pale Mountain Ale marks the iconic brewery's return to Washington state after 13 years in SoCal. Tagline: “It’s good to be home.”

06/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEER ME

Geeks Drinking: It's Portland Beer Week!

Eleven days of wonky workshops, bottle launches, chef collaborations, and really great poster art. So what if it's not technically a week—PBW can take all the time it needs.

06/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Lisa Dunn

BEER ME

Public Coast Brewery Washes Up on Cannon Beach

A new Oregon coastal brewery emphasizes simple, clean ales.

06/10/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

12 New Breweries That Got Us Like OMG

With six open right now—and another six set to launch soon—we are seriously about to lose control. (And we definitely like it.)

06/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail