Portland's Microbrewery Tour
|Portland is the new microbrewery capital of the world! During this evening tour, you will learn about the microbrewing process,
enjoy hearty microbrew samples from among hundreds of locally-produced
varieties, make new friends, and have some fun! Relax and enjoy local nightlife while our designated driver guides you through Portland's microbrewery maze! Food available.
This evening tour is normally scheduled from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM,
but we're flexible! Because we travel in small groups, options are
available to adjust our itinerary according to your wishes as the
evening progresses. If you'd like to visit a particular brewery,
we can easily include it. The beauty of this tour is that no one
needs to sacrifice by being the designated driver! Just leave it
to your ecotour guide/driver. Microbreweries have extensive food
menus, so you will be able to choose your own dinner options.
||Pick up at your hotel or residence and travel
to our first craft/microbrewery. Enroute your guide will begin
to explain how and why Portland is the heart of the microbrewing
||We arrive at the first stop, perhaps the Widmer
Gasthaus. Widmer is the home of the most popular of all Northwest
craft beers, Hefeweizen. While sampling the various brews,
you will learn about the differences in brewing lagers versus
ales, how beer is made, brewing history and the evolution
||Our second stop may be Portland Brewing Company,
home of the famous MacTarnahanï¿½s Scottish Ale, as well
as many other fine beers. Portland Brewingï¿½s main brewery
tasting room features enormous authentic Bavarian copper brewing
tanks alongside the restaurant seating area. A generous tray
of microbrew samples will be served, and you will be free
to order from the substantial food menu on your own.
||The last stop of the tour may be the fabulous
Full Sail Pilsner Room on the river front. Here guests may
take a tour of the brewing facilities as well as a nice sampling
of the Full Sail family of ales and beer.
||Safe and sound, guests are returned to their
hotels, residence or to a brew pub near their hotel if they
choose to continue their festive evening.
Brew Pub Options: Bridgeport Brewing Company (two locations),
Lucky Labrador, Nor'wester Brewing Company, Mcmenamin Brothers
Brew Pubs (many locations-including the famous Edgefield facility),
Tugboat Brewery and the Old Market Brewery.
||Additional Microbrewies at a slight additional
cost (three are included).
||Food included in the tour price. Many of our
larger groups prefer an all-inclusive price. The prices will
vary from $6.00-30.00 extra depending on the menu, with an
average of $12.00 per person for a progressive dinner at three
||Pick-up and drop-off outside of Portland, so
that you donï¿½t have to drive home.
The cost of this tour is $50.00, which includes
door-to-door transportation, "designated driver/guide"
and tastings at three microbrewries.