Where to drink this week.
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.
It’ll be like a little Belmont Station Lower Lip, but with cheesesteaks.
Its owners plan to install a reclaimed-wood walnut bar top, the first fresh paint job in a very long time, and expand the beer selection by 10 new taps.
The biggest, the smallest and the most unbelievably popular things in Portland
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, four of our writers spent 10 hours crawling between 12 of the city’s finest beer bars to find the best.
Bailey’s Taproom is still the best and most popular beer bar in downtown Portland, with 25 hand-selected taps stocked with the rarest, newest and most-desirable pours.
$115: Price of the tomahawk steak for two at Joey Harrington’s Pearl Tavern and for the 42-ounce bone-in rib-eye at Ox, making them the most expensive menu steaks in Portland.