Being an expat Portlander and not being able to return home to try Oregon beers has been trying to say the least and the New School Beer + Cider blog is not helping by posting a rundown of new breweries coming to the state. I strongly encourage you to check out the full list but below are the breweries (and contract brewery) that struck me as places to visit.
A brewery, in a formerly church with a gorgeous bar like that. What a great drinking environment.
A new Japanese and food based brewery is a really nice addition to the beer scene.
Contract brewing has always needed more facilities and more people focused on smaller breweries. Back Forty ticks both of those boxes and does distilling too.
That is one wicked cool logo and the fact that they will focus on the wild side of beer is even cooler.