Six months after announcing they would be opening a Portland location, Oakshire Brewing has opened the Oakshire Beer Hall in the former home of Old Salt Marketplace. The Eugene, OR-based brewery has made mostly cosmetic changes to the space for a more colorful, brighter and open space with 32 taps.
Oakshire Brewing is partnering with BIBA! Chamoru Kitchen who will operate the food side of the operation. BIBA! was formerly a food cart called PDX671 that specializes in cuisine from Guam. Beer and food will be ordered separately, beer from the bar and food from a counter on the adjacent side of the taproom. BIBA! is open now on a limited menu with items like shrimp fritters, coconut milk flatbread, lumpia spring rolls, corn soup, marinated chicken, rice, and ribs. They plan to roll out a more complete menu in August.
Why open an Oakshire Beer Hall in Portland when its beer is readily available in cans and bottles? Consumers demand variety and like to go straight to the source; this way Oakshire can showcase a much more diverse selection with its signature brand. Oakshire Brewing is known for its Overcast Espresso Stout, Watershed IPA, Amber Ale and somewhat for its fruited Gose can series. Anyone who has been to the pub in Eugene knows that they offer much more than can be found elsewhere; from crisp lagers to milkshake IPAs, classic pub styles, and their highly underrated barrel-aged mixed culture ales; all are available at the new Portland beer hall.