Where to drink this week.
G’day, Lorde! Welcome to Portland! Just joshing you! We know that’s an Australian greeting, and that you’re from New Zealand, Australia’s Upside Down.
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 seems odd now, but beer at carts was once a controversial idea. Carts On Foster owner Steve Woolard fought the city to win the right to sell beer from the little shack at his pod on busy Southeast Foster.
It’ll be like a little Belmont Station Lower Lip, but with cheesesteaks.