Max's Fanno Creek
12562 SW Main St., Tigard, 624-9400, maxsfannocreek.com. 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday, breakfast 9 am-1 pm Saturday-Sunday.
[TIGARD'S FINEST] Max's proves that being the best brewery in Tigard can actually mean something outside of, well, Tigard. The pub itself, located in a newer building on Main Street, is large, has a patio, and is soccer mom-friendly. Beer selection is vast and quaff-worthy, and it is delivered tank-to-tap from 10 tanks behind the bar—a rarity even in the beer-soaked Portland city center. Belgians such as the Reverend's Daughter taste ester-y and vibrant, dark beers such as the Vanilla Cream Porter are silky on the finish, and hoppy ales such as the X IPA balance their bitterness with a well-calculated malt backbone. Max's is still one of the best places to drink beer in the suburbs, and is wholeheartedly deserving of as much time you have to spend in, well, Tigard.
DRINK THIS: The Vanilla Cream Porter, or whichever dark ale they have flowing on nitro.