Schilling Cider House Portland Announces Grand Opening

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Portland is getting another world-class cider taproom with the record-setting Schilling Cider House Portland announcing its grand opening for Friday, June 16th, 2017. The record-setting number is that of fifty hard cider taps, more than Schilling’s Seattle taproom, which has 32. The first 500 growler jars will be free on Schilling Portland’s opening day 11am to 11pm, with the purchase of a cider fill.

Even more reason to check out Schilling Cider House Portland is that it’s a fully operational cidery of its own, with a specialty barrel fermentation program led by one of the few female Cider Masters, Jennie Dorsey.

More from the grand opening press release:

The Schilling Cider House Portland will be a go-to destination for hard cider lovers and connoisseurs alike. Patrons will be able to expand their palates with tasting flights of some of the boldest and best hard ciders in the Northwest while enjoying a rotating, locally sourced, selection of food items from a gluten-free kitchen.

In addition to creating a tasteful and educational experience for patrons, founders Mark Kornei and Colin Schilling completed custom design work by hand to ensure the quality of materials and create a communal and rustic atmosphere. “We built the Fremont location with our own hands and that kind of experience ties you to a location. It means something more when you do it yourself,” says Mark.
Colin Schilling adds, “We are ecstatic to finally see this project come together after two years of planning. Portland, Oregon has some of the most educated and appreciative cider drinkers in the nation, so moving our sour barrel program to the new location was an obvious choice. We hope we can add something amazing to the Portland cider scene.

Schilling Cider House Portland will follow the same cider ethos as the Seattle flagship location; it will only serve and sell craft hard ciders. This means all the ciders sold and poured at Schilling Cider Houses must be independently owned, naturally gluten-free, use no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and must be made using 100% fresh pressed juice!



In addition to having 50 rotating taps of craft-only hard cider, the Schilling Cider House Portland will feature an outdoor patio, complete with deck seating and a cozy fire.
To sweeten the deal, the Portland location will offer locally sourced sausages, tots, and other comfort food out of their gluten-free kitchen. There will also be a bottle selection focusing on hard to find international ciders, staff picks, and emerging cider makers. “There are a lot of great up-and-coming craft cider makers in Oregon, and the focus of the Portland location is to highlight all of the great things they are doing,” says Schilling.

All the wood finishings, tables, and counter tops were hand built by Kornei and Schilling from 100-year-old wood reclaimed from a barn that was previously on the site. The largest table is over 20 feet long to highlight the community style seating, and will weigh over a thousand pounds. A custom concrete fire table is the star of the outdoor patio, making it perfect for enjoying upcoming long summer nights.


In 1881, Colin Schilling’s great-great-grandfather, August, founded the Schilling Spice Company in San Francisco, with a goal of bringing pure, natural spices to everyone at a fair price. Today, at Schilling Cider, August’s core values are carried forward and paired with innovative cider-making techniques to produce quality and complex hard ciders.
Originally founded in Seattle, Washington, Schilling Cider captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest by creating ciders that are deliberately innovative, bold, and flavor forward. Schilling uses only 100% fresh pressed apples, locally sourced non-GMO ingredients, and individually hand-selected yeast strains to create a cider experience that is truly unique.


930 SE 10TH AVE
OPEN 11:00AM-11:00PM  DAILY

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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