In the ever-more-crowded field of cities vying to be craft-beer capital of the West (Fort Collins! San Diego!), Portland is making its move.
One. is opening a massive brewpub in the Inner Southeast (706 S.E. Sixth Ave.) called , which boasts 99—yes, 99— beers on tap, all from Oregon. The food’s local too: specifically, Olympia Provisions charcuterie.
Two. Also, the 28th annual takes over Tom McCall Waterfront Park for five days, starting July 22, and then next month, its sets up in Overlook Park.
Three. Finally, leave it to a Portland company to invent a pressurized, insulated growler (right)—it’s almost like carrying your own tap. A Kickstarter project, the is supposed to be ready this month. (Even if it’s not, you won’t go thirsty.)