328 N Main St., Gresham, 328-8474. 11 am-8 pm Monday-Thursday, 11 am-9 pm Friday, 9 am-9 pm Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday.
Contrary to popular belief, not all Greshamites are looking for any excuse to leave town. Tired of venturing into Portland for his brewing needs, Steve Krause opened the Hoppy Place in 2012. It’s a combination bottle shop, taproom and homebrew supplier, right in downtown Gresham. It’s a small slice of beervana transposed to the land of Truck Nutz and Tapout, with 13 rotating Oregon micros on tap and over 200 bottles for sale, a heated patio and a brewpub feel—even if food is limited to bar snacks. (Patrons can bring in orders from surrounding restaurants.) Last year, Krause got licensed as a nanobrewery and threw his own beers into the mix. Three of Krauski’s five Brewskis are IPAs drowning in a variety of aromatic hops. We’d like to tell you more about them, but they produce only the smallest batches— 10 gallons—onsite and thus no beers were available on a recent visit. We could’ve gone back, but, well, y’know, it’s Gresham. MATTHEW SINGER.DRINK THIS: Go big or go home, right? You’ve come all the way out here, so you might as well dive into the Plunge Triple IPA, a 12.4 percent ABV, 104 IBU sledgehammer.