6620 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, 336-4783, uptownmarketpdx.com. 11 am-10 pm Monday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm Friday, 10 am-11 pm Saturday, 10 am-9 pm Sunday.
[HILL FOLK] Since 2011, this repurposed convenience store between Garden Home and Raleigh Hills has been the epicenter of brew culture west of the West Hills. Uptown is a beer lover's catchall: bottle shop, community taproom, brewery, and late-night homebrew supply swirled together. The 20 rotating taps cover the spectrum of Oregon's finest producers, with a couple of ciders and a handful of Uptown's own line laced in. The brewery, which required extensive renovation, is in its second year of operation. The game has been upped, and it is now providing kegs for other taprooms and planning to open a Lake Oswego location. The chewy Oatis Red stands out, as does the roasty Stop Work Stout and the Bitter Brunette, brewer Jason Crowley's loving homage to Redhook's ESB. After three years anchoring suburban hop lovers, Uptown's sense of neighborhood and ambition to be everything to everyone (beer-wise) is paying dividends.
DRINK THIS: The Oatis Red, an imperial red ale with a creamy cascade of oats.