825 N Cook St., 265-8002, 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday-Saturday.

Even if you haven't had anything from Ecliptic, you've had John Harris' beer. Before opening this warehouse-sized North Portland pub in October, Harris developed recipes for some of the state's most iconic brews, including Deschutes' Black Butte Porter and McMenamins' Hammerhead. Harris spent three decades working under others, most recently at Full Sail. Now, he's his own boss, running a colossal brewpub and bottling facility in a former auto-body shop off Mississippi Avenue. Only weeks after opening, he already had kegs on draft all over town and bottles for sale at most bottle shops. REBECCA JACOBSON.


Try Procyon Pale Ale or the Spica HefePils, a cloudy unfiltered golden lager with a pleasant, lingering bitterness.