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Double Mountain Brewery to Open Southeast Portland Taproom

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Double Mountain Brewery, one of Oregon’s best brewpubs and a longtime favorite Hood River destination will soon have an inner southeast Portland Taproom making many people very very happy. Famed for both their hoppy and sour fruit beers like IRA, Vaporizer and Devil’s Kriek as well as the brewpub in downtown Hood River’s awesome pizza, family friendly atmosphere and live music, Double Mountain has become a top Oregon destination. Expect more of the same when they open their Portland location in late spring of 2016 in a growing family friendly neighborhood that I have been asked to keep quiet for now.

Double Mountain Hierloom Pie, photo courtesy of Silvia Flores Photography

Double Mountain Hierloom Pie, photo courtesy of Silvia Flores Photography

Double Mountain Brewery will bring all that they are famous for into a fairly large brewpub satellite location within 6 months or so. While they will not be brewing on-site, you will be able to purchase kegs, preview some barrel-aging, and of course enjoy a pint. The full gourmet brick oven fired pizza menu (ranked #69 on The Daily Meal 101 Best Pizzas in America) will be making the jump (mmm I could go for a seasonal ‘Heirloom Pie’ right now) and the space will be bright and airy, bringing the full Hood River experience to Portland.

Yes it will be family friendly and yes they will be having live music like they are known for in the gorge. Maybe we will even get a live performance from owner/brewer Matt Swihart’s country band the GreenNeck Daredevils. What will the PDX location have that the Hood River location does not? How about more outdoor seating and a full liquor license with draft cocktails and perhaps even a weekend brunch. When live bands are not taking the stage in the evenings, relax and listen to the sounds of Matt Swihart’s vintage record collection while sipping on their terrific Dry Irish Stout and enjoying a slice of Truffle Shuffle, a white pie with mozzarella, crumbled goat cheese, and white-truffle-oil-marinated portabella mushrooms; finished with sliced green onions.


Double Mountain Brewery co-founder/owner/brewer Matt Swihart © The New School

Stay tuned to this website for more news and the actual Double Mountain pub location reveal once they have nailed down the remodeling schedule and city permits.

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:


  1. Hilary A

    September 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Yay for Woodstock!!

    • Jefe

      October 3, 2015 at 6:52 am

      I wil be DEVASTATED if this is located outside of Woodstock… The neighborhood is filled with families and desperate for an option like this. We love Hub, but not the drive. This will thrive here.

  2. SnobRitch

    September 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    A few weeks ago a source told me Double Mountain was going to open a place in Woodstock, perhaps in the old “Kilt” building. Hopefully that’s where its going.

  3. Sue

    September 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Hopefully the new DM is not too far off I-205. That’s the only way I’ll be able to make that drive by myself.

  4. Jeff Alworth

    September 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Wonderful news. Unlike Rich, however, I hope it’s a good deal further north–likesay right around Burnside.

  5. Moe

    September 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    It’s going in the old Kilt on 43rd and Woodstock and honestly, I hope it fails miserably. It really is the last thing our neighborhood needs.

    • Snobritch

      September 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Everything else has failed in the Kilt spot, but probably not a DM brewpub.

    • gp

      September 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      @Moe Cool. Hoping people fail. Really great.

    • Jill

      September 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Are you kidding? A great family friendly brew pub with good food is exactly what this neighborhood needs!

      • kenny

        October 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

        Precisely. Folks have been wanting a real brew pub on Woodstock for a long time now. It will be a wonderful addition. Welcome!

    • Dustin

      September 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Why do you hope it fails Moe? Care to enlighten us?

      • Moe

        October 2, 2015 at 5:39 am

        Sure. There’s no extra parking and Woodstock is already going to take a massive traffic hit when the New Seasons opens. To think that only local traffic will partake, is silly. It’s going to bring in more cars. It’s already a total shitshow. The neighborhood doesn’t need more beer options.

        • Dustin

          October 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

          I agree with you about the traffic and parking on Woodstock. No question it’s going to get even more crazy with New Seasons, Dick’s Kitchen, and now Double Mountain. I don’t like that part of it either. But seeing how Portland is continuing to grow and change, it was really only a matter of time before this started happening.

          Despite that, it’s nice to have a quality brewery on Woodstock. There are currently some okay options: Lutz and Roma, but that’s about it for beer. Is there anything else I’m missing in terms of good beer places?

    • ElGordo

      September 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Sorry, Moe, I didn’t realize we were all standing on your lawn.

    • Brian

      October 1, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      I suspect, Moe, that your neighbors would prefer you move out of your neighborhood as the second best news after Double Mountain moving in.

  6. Dander Brewing Lab

    September 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Excellent, keep ’em coming! Definitely a step up from the taproom offerings currently on Woodstock.

    • Jane

      September 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Better than zero, eh?

  7. eastmorelander

    September 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    So excited to welcome them to Woodstock!

  8. SEwoot

    October 1, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I am really hoping for this to go into Kilt’s old spot as I live about six to seven blocks away. It won’t fail as it is DM and their beer is awesome.

  9. Matt

    October 1, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I told ya! Wooohooooo woodstock!!

  10. gp

    October 2, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Semi-related: Anyone know if a brewpub is moving into the Wildwood space on NW 21st?

  11. Jodie

    October 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    My husband is Scottish so having a lively brew pub at the end of the street is like coming home for him. Thanks for making my hubby so happy!

  12. kenny heggem

    February 22, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    It will be so great to have a brew pub our neighborhood folks can walk to in Woodstock. Traffic? Parking? Walk and Bike. Simple solution.

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