Beer Guide 2015: Best Kid-Friendly Portland Brewpubs

The more kids you have, the more you need a beer.


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Hopworks Urban Brewery and Bike Bar

2944 SE Powell Blvd., 232-4677; 3947 N Williams Ave., 287-6258.

HUB's bright, contrasting color scheme might have been designed with kids in mind. Not only do both locations offer kids' menus and play areas—sponsored by Thinker Toys and SpielWerk Toys, no less—each location hosts free crafts and story-time events each month. Minors welcome until close.

Ex Novo Brewing

2326 N Flint Ave., 894-8251.

Ex Novo is located in the middle of a slew of bustling NoPo businesses, between the bars and breweries on Mississippi, the Wonder Ballroom, and popular restaurants off MLK. But the new nonprofit brewpub is on a quiet street, and the garage doors open onto the peaceful vistas of Lillis-Albina Park. The restrooms have cushioned changing tables that are stocked with extra wipes and diapers. Minors welcome until 9 pm.

Lucky Labrador

915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-3555; 1945 NW Quimby St., 517-4352; 7675 SW Capitol Highway, 244-2537; 1700 N Killingsworth St., 505-9511.

As many parents can attest, the only thing that goes better together than dogs and beer are friendly dogs and children. The Hawthorne and Quimby locations have wide, spacious outdoor patios where furred and diapered folk can mingle. Minors are allowed until 9 pm at these locations, and until 10 pm at the Killingsworth and Multnomah Village locations.

Base Camp Brewing

930 SE Oak St., 477-7479.

One of the most attractive and comfortable outdoor patios in the city also welcomes children until 10 pm. And since much of the décor at this adventure-minded brewery is repurposed from various outdoor sports, your little one can't cause too much damage. If your future climbers start getting restless, try subduing them with a cup of kimchee or a "kibbutz egg"—a hard-boiled egg wrapped in falafel—from the outside carts.

Lompoc Brewing

1620 NW 23rd Ave., 894-9374; 3901 N Williams Ave., 288-3996; 1621 SE Bybee St., 232-1728; 3412 SE Division St., 235-2215.

Minors are allowed at Oaks Bottom until 9 pm, and at every other Lompoc location—except the tavern on Northwest 23rd—until 10 pm. It's probably not a coincidence that the most kid-friendly location is the Hedge House, a cozy Craftsman bungalow on Southeast Division. It feels like bringing your kid to hang out at your friend's place, if your friend had a heated patio and Pamplemousse IPA perpetually on tap.

Green Dragon

928 SE 9th Ave., 517-0660.

There's no need to sacrifice your love of beer novelty on the altar of comfort, convenience and by-the-hour babysitting charges. Green Dragon welcomes the wee ones until 9 pm with a welcoming patio and well-worn boxes of Chutes and Ladders and Jenga in the bar. Meanwhile, Mom and Dad can sample the latest offerings from the Green Dragon Brew Crew and the experimental Buckman Botanical Brewery.

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