Portland , Oregon
Tel: 503 241 3612
Concierge.com's insider take:
Portland is well-known for its obsession with microbrews, and there's no better place to try them than right at the source. Bridgeport Brewery is among the best of the local options, with a pub, bar, and full restaurant all housed within the cavernous building where the beer is brewed. With exposed brick and beams, this trendy Pearl District space caters to a variety of needs. A café counter at the entrance serves up lattes and baked goods in the morning, the ground-floor pub is suited to groups and families, and the main dining room serves ambitious pub fare, such as house-smoked wild salmon melt and shepherd's pie with stout-braised lamb. But the inviting mezzanine bar, with its high ceilings and spirited crowds, is the most atmospheric place to sample some of the award-winning brews (the India Pale Ale is an excellent choice). It's a popular spot for the clean-cut young techie guys who work in the nearby lofts and converted warehouses.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 7 am to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays 7 am to 1 am, and Sundays 7 am to 10 pm.