Once the sun finally comes out, Portlanders crave nothing more than a good pint and an empty picnic table—and maybe a great pulled-pork sandwich. Luckily, the remarkably chill Migration Brewing, which opened in early 2010, boasts all three. Brewer Mike Branes has already produced a respectable namesake pale ale, a smooth, rich Clem’s Cream Ale and pucker-worthy Lil’ Bitter, all brewed just off the pub’s airy main room, where drinkers nod along to reggae hits and watch the Blazers lose again. Just beyond the roll-up garage door, a converted parking lot hosts a grip of (often empty!) picnic tables where you can hunker down with that sandwich—the peppery pulled pork ($8.50) braised in smoky spices and ladled atop pillowy Fleur de Lis ciabatta with pepper jack cheese and sweet slaw. Ah, summer. KELLY CLARKE.
What to drink: Terry’s Porter.
Happy hour: $3.50 Migration pints 3-6 pm Monday-Friday.
Entertainment: Sports, darts.