Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Portland, OR. To help you find the best Pubs located near you in Portland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Portland’s Best Pubs:
The top rated Pubs in Portland, OR are:
- McMenamins Ringlers Pub – billiards, beer & burgers in bohemian-quirky former service garage beneath a concert venue
- North 45 Pub – travel-themed gastropub with a patio offering global eats, rotating wines & lots of Belgian beers
- Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House – beers brewed on-site & gourmet pub grub in a converted auto-body shop with a fireplace & wood beams
- Kells Brewery – casual, convivial Irish place serving house-brewed beers & traditional bar fare
- Horse Brass Pub – pioneering pub with classic dark-wood decor offering rotating beers, hearty British fare & darts
McMenamins Ringlers Pub
McMenamins Ringlers Pub is the home of the new Cosmic Tripster Clubhouse. This tavern, named for law-breaking dance hall owner Montrose Ringler, has relived a piece of history a century later. Montrose Ringler’s Crystal Ballroom was closed down in the 1920s by the well-intentioned but severe Lola Baldwin, only to resurface as a different kind of dance hall, then as a venue that featured James Brown, Marvin Gaye, the Grateful Dead, and Buffalo Springfield. They had a different kind of shutdown in 2020-21, but Ringlers Pub’s phoenix-like resurrection doesn’t feel all that different.
Address: 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 225 0627
“Nice and cozy pub. Gabriel was such a wonderful and easy going guy and he really made our experience amazing. We’re filling out our passports and unfortunately haven’t had the nicest service the past few days (which admittedly has knocked the wind out of our sails) but Gabriel perked is right up and made us feel like home. We tried the brandy flight and totally recommend it! A very nice assortment of spirits.” – Jamee Allen
North 45 Pub
North 45 Pub is a local bar with a passion for foreign travel. North 45, named after the pub’s location on the 45th parallel, is a pleasant spot to catch up with friends or people watch while sipping a local craft beer or cocktail. Choose from over 150 bottles of some of the best bourbons, ryes, Irish, and Scotch whiskies on the market if whiskey is your weakness. A changing wine list and a large selection of superb Belgian beers are also available at North 45.
Address: 517 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 248 6317
“Good selection of drinks, both beers and cocktails. All the food we ordered was delicious. The cocktails were 4/5 quality—I wouldn’t go there specifically for the cocktails, but they weren’t bad. They have some indoor space in the front, and we’ll covered outdoor space in the back. The outdoor space is weather proof and heated. All in all, if you’re looking for a quieter experience than 23rd, head to 21st and give North 45 a try.” – Josh Bathon
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House is here to keep a sense of belonging alive, and to believe that over a beer, everyone is equal. Deschutes Brewery has grown to include a brewery and tasting room on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, a second pub in downtown Portland, and a tasting room in Roanoke, Virginia, in addition to the original pub. They pledge to help people of all colors, ages, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, religious views, and backgrounds. They pledge to conserve the world so that they can all live in a healthy environment. They’ve been designed with you in mind: friends, family, admirers, and customers.
Address: 210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 296 4906
“Delicious! Great food! My burger special was the BEST! The apple wood bacon on the burger was GOOD bacon! Fresh bun and the best garlic fries I’ve had! The Black Butte Beer was refreshing. Cider spell it was also delicious! We tried the whiskey and was pleasantly surprised!” – Joyce Lundy
Kells Brewery has been serving customers traditional Irish fare and quality drinks. Kells Irish Pub, which opened its own brewery, Kells Brewery, last year, became a part of Portland’s craft beer industry. A brewery, a family-friendly restaurant, and a bar are all part of their new relaxing location. They now have three craft beers on tap: an Irish lager, an IPA, and an Irish Red Ale. In addition, Kells Brewery now supplies all of the McAleese restaurants with beer. This includes the legendary Kells Irish Pub in Southwest Portland, which opened in 1990, and the original Kells in Seattle, which debuted in 1983 in Pike Place.
Address: 210 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 719 7175
“What a great experience. Wish I could have stayed there for days – – between the great beer selection and the outstanding Whiskey/Scotch/Bourbon selection. Rarely do you get both great beer and great Whiskey in one place. Biggest shout out goes to Judd – we were welcomed and felt like family in about 2 minutes. This guy was not only personable but super hard working.” – Gordon Daig
Horse Brass Pub
Horse Brass Pub was started by two brothers who wanted to give Portland something new and different. They pooled their finances, and on November 1, 1976, the two Younger brothers, who had never been to England and had no idea what a pub was, were the proud owners of the Horse Brass Pub, which would go on to become world-famous. In 2016, the Horse Brass Pub will commemorate 40 years of excellent beer, food, and companionship. The bar has recently been featured in the New York Times, Esquire Magazine, The Food Channel, Celebrator, All About Beer, and The Oregonian, to mention a few publications.
Address: 4534 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 232 2202
“Fall brews are up! And what a list! I never would have stopped if my gran didn’t have a million and one stories of this place. I’m so glad I did though, the foods amazing, beers cold and plentiful, staff is attentive and friendly. Gonna drag a few others down this weekend and see if it’s a little more lively on a weekend evening. The fish and chips were stacked so high there’s no way I could finish it on my own, I’m excited to return.” – Olivia Erickson
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