Edgefield (McMenamins)

2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, 492-4686. Power Station Pub 11 am-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 11-1 am Friday-Saturday.

McMenamins operates 17 breweries in Oregon—this guide would need an extra 30 pages if we were to parse the differences between Hammerhead made by breweries in Hillsboro and Wilsonville. But if you want the best this successful local company has to offer, go to Edgefield. Last year this former poor house produced 4,800 barrels to shore up supplies across its bistate chain. It's one of the few places in the world with an onsite distillery, winery and brewery working in concert, and the best place in the chain to sample small-batch originals like the chamomile-infused Little Apple Wheat and an Imperial Stout with wintergreen. Ramona Denies.

DRINK THIS: Look for special barrel offerings and order something you can't get elsewhere.