1239 SW Broadway, 503-222-9070, higginsportland.com.
Higgins was the first fine-dining spot in Portland to focus on beer from local breweries, and in their classic wood-grain bar they always keep one cask-conditioned beer from a local brewery on tap—recently a 12-percent Orange Giant barleywine from Ecliptic.
1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 971-254-9518, toffeeclubpdx.com.
In the site of the former Hawthorne Strip, Toffee Club is an English-style soccer pub owned by English fans of footie. The cask beers are often English styles from American breweries, most recently a best bitter from Machine House.
The Moon and Sixpence
2014 NE 42nd Ave., 503-288-7802.
At British pub Moon and Sixpence, you can always get a cask-conditioned pull of North Coast's Red Seal Ale—one of the West Coast's most esteemed hoppy, malty classics. A second cask rotates, recently pouring a hoppy, malty Double Mountain IRA.
1331 SW Broadway, 503-222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com.
This upstairs bar inside the Ladd Carriage House, an English stick-style building from 1883, keeps a cask with exceptional next-wave beers suited for it, such as Ancestry Brewing's ESB.
4534 SE Belmont St., 503-232-2202, horsebrass.com.
If you only drink one beer from Rogue all year, make it a Younger's Special Bitter from the cask at Horse Brass, inspired by Younger's classic session ale. Horse Brass has two more cask taps that rotate among local beermakers.
213 SW Broadway, 503-295-1004, baileystaproom.com.
The Westside's finest taproom, Bailey's, bought its beer engine as a first birthday present back in 2008. And every week since, they've rotated in a new cask beer—refusing to keep it on tap for longer than four days.
807 NE Couch St., 503-662-8275, ciderriot.com.
In November, Cider Riot inaugurated a festival devoted to cask ciders and beer—the Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival—and often keeps a vintage or special cider in a cask on the bar, whether their 1763 or Kingston Black.
1329 NE Fremont St., 503-284-4805.
Friendly, low-key Irish spot the County Cork regularly keeps a rotating cask at the bar serving up IPAs, stouts, ales or what-have-you.
210 NW 11th Ave., 503-296-4906, deschutesbrewery.com.
Deschutes' Portland outpost always keeps a cask beer on tap, which can range from cask-conditioned takes on classics like Mirror Pond pale to its off-the-wall collaborations with Hair of the Dog.
Cascade Brewing Barrel House
939 SE Belmont St., 503-265-8603, cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com.
Cascade makes a dramatic show of tapping a cask beer each and every Tuesday, when guest tappers potentially make a horrible mess while opening up specialty and one-off beers.
2138 SE Division St., 503-517-0808, baravignon.com.
A French eatery known for wine and oysters, Bar Avignon also offers a cask tap they're kind enough to discount by a dollar every weekday from 5-6 pm.
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 503-236-3555, luckylab.com.
Lucky Lab is devoted to a lot of the English styles, and accordingly rotates a cask line among their Blue Dog English Pale Ale, Black Lab Stout, or bitters, like their Hawthorne's Best.
8105 SE Stark St., 503-255-0049, roscoespdx.com.
Montavilla beer bar Roscoe's always devotes a tap to cask beer, recently an Apres Milk Stout from Migration, along with 19 other beers on tap.
4537 SE Division St., 971-373-8264, woodsmantavern.com.
Perhaps it's owner Duane Sorenson's deep love of the Horse Brass, but swanky cocktail eatery Woodsman Tavern always keeps two beers on cask.
4057 N Mississippi Ave., 503-284-6669, interurbanpdx.com.
Interurban has developed a reputation for doing everything well, from beer to cocktails to food, and so of course it has a rotating cask.
4500 SE Stark St., 503-232-8538, belmont-station.com.
Belmont Station may be the only beer bar in town with a perpetual mead cask—usually a Dansk Mjød from Denmark—tapped alongside a rotating beer cask.
Brewers Union Local 180
48329 E 1st St., Oakridge, 541-782-2024, brewersunion.com.
To get an old-school English ale from Oregon's only cask-only brewery, you'll have to visit the country town of Oakridge, east of Eugene. The scenery, and the beer, make the trip worth it.
300 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis, 541-758-2077, block15.com.
At their spacious downtown Corvallis restaurant, Block 15 always keeps a cask-conditioned ale available, usually sifting between their darker brews like amber and porter.
2544 19th St. SE, Salem, 503-689-1260, santiambrewing.com.
Santiam has a dedicated "cask bar" featuring four cellar temperature casks—two dedicated to Stonehenge IPA and Spitfire ESB flagships, and two more that rotate among other Santiam brews.
346 Main St., Springfield, 541-746-1890, planktownbrewing.com.
Springfield's Plank Town, just east of Eugene, always serves two of its beers conditioned in casks, recently a barrel-aged amber and a Highland Skirt Scottish brew.