15th Avenue Hophouse Closing this Sunday

Northeast Portland’s 15th Avenue Hophouse is closing suddenly this Sunday, September 29th. Opened in 2013, the 15th Ave. Hophouse was the second location/spinoff of the successful Hawthorne Hophouse – both locations were recently sold to new owners. 15th Ave. general manager Bryant Cocks (formerly of The Growler Guys SE Portland) was just beginning efforts to reintegrate the taphouse as a more active participant in the local beer community.

Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse announced the closure via a facebook post citing four break-ins in the past year as the cause. The New School has learned that the owners of the building were not going to renew 15th Ave.’s lease. The recent break-ins sealed the deal and hastened the closure. 15th Ave. Hophouse came under new ownership just this past Spring and was a valuable family friendly pub in the relatively under served Irvington neighborhood in Northeast Portland.

Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse’s last day is this Sunday, September 29th. They will be killing the kegs with $3 pints and $10 growler fills all week.

Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse, 1517 NE Brazee St. Portland, Oregon.

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com