701 E Burnside St., 946-8151, burnsidebrewco.com. 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Tuesday, 11 am-11 pm Wednesday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday-Saturday.
Between its extensive, off-the-wall lineup of seasonals and decor guaranteed to appease the expectations of tourists visiting a Real Portland Brewpub™, Burnside has maintained its status as a must-visit for nearly six years. It's helped along by antlers, open timbers and outdoorsy-looking antiques, plus a high-traffic location just a few blocks from the Burnside Bridge. To complement its enduringly popular IPA and throwback Couch Lager, Burnside has concoctions infused with everything from Earl Grey tea to galangal, pumpkin puree and pepitas. Not everything may to be everyone's taste—the Oregon Spray is blasted with cranberry and strawberry, and tastes exactly as it sounds—but it's good fun, especially when paired with the kitchen's legit comfort food, including chicken and waffles or cast-iron grits.
Drink This: If it's available, don't miss the pleasingly tart and chocolaty Curious Black, a dark sour ale aged two years in bourbon barrels.