Breakside has a number of accolades under its belt already, including medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. The brewpub has a two-story space in Slabtown with a rotating roster of in-house brews dedicated to showcasing hoppy ales. For those who prefer a lighter brew though, Breakside also whips together a delicious passionfruit sour and a salted caramel stout as well as pilsners and IPAs.
It’s a great time to be a beer drinker in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 75 breweries in Portland alone, there are a slew of great spots to grab a drink whether you prefer your brew hoppy or sour, Belgian or British. The tradition of beer brewing in Portland goes back all the way to the 1860s when Henry Weinhard’s beers were originally crafted in the Pearl District. Today, modern brewpubs are continuing the tradition of using fresh ingredients like Willamette Valley hops and barley and Bull Run water to craft beers that conveniently pair well with the best restaurants in Portland. So next time you're in PDX, makes sure these Portland breweries are at the top of the list of things to do in Portland—alongside the city's famous donuts, of course!
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