St. Johns Ale Trail supports Craft Beer in North Portland

The St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland is becoming much beerier thanks to the upcoming expansion and 2nd location of Stormbreaker Brewing that adds to the lineup of Occidental Brewing, Royale Brewing’s The Garrison Room and Hoplandia among others. The St Johns Ale Trail capitalizes on the area’s growing beer scene by supporting the small businesses of the St. Johns and Chathedral Park neighborhoods by highlighting local beer bars and breweries.  created to support the craft beer community in the St Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods of North Portland, and to encourage tourism in this part of town. Started by a group of community members, this event is housed within the St Johns Center for Opportunity.

 The St Johns Center for Opportunity helps spearhead the St. Johns Ale Trail project through people-centered economic development and community building. They envision a thriving, diverse, and just community where everyone has access to affordable housing, benefits from economic opportunity, and is civically engaged.

St Johns Center for Opportunity engages in activities to support our mission and vision in four key areas:

1) engaging in community building activities and promoting civic engagement and volunteerism;

2) strengthening our local workforce by connecting residents (including youth) to local jobs and supporting them in their job seeking efforts;

3) advocating for more affordable housing in the neighborhood; and

4) connecting local businesses to resources and information.


The St. Johns Ale Trail features 10 locations in the community. Interested in participating? You can grab a FREE passport at any of the participating locations. You’ll receive one stamp on your passport per location visited (with purchase of a beverage at that location). Once your passport is filled up, turn it in at any of the participating businesses and receive a commemorative St. Johns Ale Trail pint glass along with other swag.  The Ale Trail goes until December 2018!

● 45th Parallel
● 48 North
● Chill N Fill
● Garrison Tap Room
● Hoplandia
● Lombard House
● Occidental Brewing
● St. Johns Beer Porch
● Stormbreaker (coming soon)
● Tap Haus

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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:


  • Steve
    Thu Dec 7, 2017 3:44 AM

    Funny that 48 North is on there and they don’t even have beer, nor are they likely to since the owner can’t get an OLCC license 🙂

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Thu Dec 7, 2017 4:32 AM

      supposedly they will be getting a license soon. It is fishy that it’s taking so long, do you have any info on why you think they cannot get a license?

      • Steve
        Sat Dec 9, 2017 5:11 AM

        Google “Kevin York” “Doggie Daycare” “Tigard” etc. Shafting beer distributors doesn’t endear oneself to the OLCC 🙂