Oregon Beer Destinations
Written by Christian DeBenedetti / Published by Portland Monthly
Beer culture is picking up steam in this historic port, where Fort George Brewery’s February Stout Month draws a growing crowd and plenty of art galleries and shops on the main drag help pass the hours between pints.
CHECK IN: The Commodore Hotel, a 1920s travelers’ boardinghouse converted into 17 chic, European-style rooms, is centrally located, with a killer coffeehouse in the lobby. From $89
DRINK (& EAT): Footsteps from the Commodore, hit Fort George Brewery for bar snacks and pints of its Vortex IPA and 1811 Lager, then make for the riverfront deck at the warm, family-run Astoria Brewing Company & Wet Dog Café. Finish the day with live music and another local beer at the Big Easy–inspired, gloriously dive-y Voodoo Room bar.
DON’T MISS: Breakfast at the classic Columbian Café, with its greasy-spoon vibe and fresh seafood.