Fire on the Mountain
3443 NE 57th Ave, 894-8973, portlandwings.com. 11 am-11 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday and Saturday.
[HOUSE BREW] Beer and wings go hand-in-hand. Not because
they work particularly well together, as anyone who has tried chugging
beer to salve capsaicin burn can attest, but because they inhabit the
same spaces. You watch sports with them. You meet up with them at happy
hour after a grueling day at work. You down a pint to get the gumption
to eat that final nuclear-holocaust-flavored wing. Actually, beer is
probably what got you into that position to begin with. So it's only
fitting that Fire on the Mountain makes both—with the beer specifically
to "wash the wings down." The brewery is located at their newest spot on
Northeast 57th Avenue, which also serves bitchin' pizza, but you can
find their beer at all three Portland locations. In an age where many
breweries offer haute pub food, Fire on the Mountain took the opposite
route and ended up at the same destination. Grab a few "boneless chicken
wings" (i.e. large chicken tenders) in the house jerk sauce and get a
stout to wash it down.
DRINK THIS: Shocks of Sheba IPA. You're going to want something bitter to accompany those El Jefe wings.