If you are looking for nostalgic Portland feels, look no further than Old Town Brewing. This brewery encapsulates old Portland, with fresh, tasty brews, and food. Located in the heart of old town Portland, Old Town Brewing was first known as Old Town Pizza, which started in 1974. Adam Milne, long time customer of the restaurant bought the pizza joint, where he celebrated his 9th and 30th birthday, in 2008.
In 2012 Adam hired a brewer and started making classic beers to accompany his delicious pies. “I knew that we wouldn’t be successful just making okay beer in Portland, it has to be great beer. I wanted to make sure we did everything possible to make high quality craft beer,” says Adam. He then went on to hire Andrew Lamont from Sam Adams in 2014.
When you walk in to their Northeast location check out their mantel over the fireplace, which is adorn with numerous medals from prestigious beer competitions around the nation. Their pilsner took home gold at the 2018 World Beer Cup. The Shanghai’d IPA won two medals at GABF, as well as, gold at the 2018 World Beer Cup just to name a few. The Shanghai’d IPA is named after Portland’s famous Shanghai Tunnels, which if you are visiting Portland, you should also take a tour of the awesome old Portland Underground.
If you’re looking for some fun entertainment watch their newest YouTube series starring their latest creation, Haze of Our Lives. These videos represent the fun attitudes of the team behind Old Town Brewing, as well as, help tell the history of the beers.
If you’re in town for just a short time and looking to experience old town Portland, make sure to drop in to one of their two locations, eat some great pizza, and drink up that nostalgic taste of Portland in a pint of Pillowfist Hazy IPA.
Old Town Brewing
5201 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97211