Scout Beer Opening New Taproom & Food Cart Pod

A delivery of wood for the outside food cart portion of Scout Beer’s new location. (Stuart Tomlinson/KATU)

Scout Beer and Brewery is opening a new location at SE 50th and Division by saving an old house and parking lot to create a taproom and food cart pod. Scout Beer started as a series of “beer carts,” i.e. carts that serve beer at existing food cart pods. In September 2016 owner Joseph St. Martin opened a brick-and-mortar Scout Beer Brewery and taproom at SE 14th and Hawthorne to produce conceptual beers and camping-themed beers like Peanut Butter and Jelly and S’mores.

Future home of the new Scout Beer taproom and food cart pod before construction.


The new taproom will be the house turned insurance office at 5029 SE Division, now being completely redone as a new Scout Beer. You may recall this corner used to have a number of food carts, which are all now displaced by housing and retail development. Scout is bringing a little piece of that back.

“We view this space as a satellite tap house. A focus on Scout beers, but with no brewing on-site,” says owner Joseph St. Martin. The taproom will have thirteen drafts, including one cider and one on nitro. The pub will have about 25 seats inside with 80 or so more sitting or standing seats outside and on a deck being constructed. Hello patio! “There will also be a section in back with a fire pit,” says Martin.

The outdoor lot will have room for five food carts as food options.

“With the existing traffic and new homes being built, we think this is a perfect location to offer great food and beer (especially since that corner lost their previous food pod not so long ago). It’s also a really cool chance to preserve an existing building on a corner that is otherwise being heavily updated. It’s nice to have a mix of old and new in our opinion,” says Martin.

Scout Beer’s new Division taproom and food cart pod are shooting for an opening on August 1st, 2017.

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  • Ryan Durocher
    Ryan Durocher
    Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:00 PM

    5029, not 5028