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 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.
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.