Thebeerchaser’s 2017 Annual Report

Cheers from Thebeerchaser

I would suggest that 2017 was a year of good cheer – but isn’t that what you would expect from the author of a blog entitled “Thebeerchaser.”  While there were national and international events which make me shudder, the following speaks strictly to my idiosyncratic retirement hobby i.e. visiting bars, taverns and pubs and then blogging about them.  The following is my rationale for asserting, “It was a very good year.”

Buffalo Bill’s Saloon in rural Beavercreek

Blog Statistics – while I would still pursue this hobby even if the only people reading my posts were family members (out of a sense of obligation), it is gratifying to see that the number visiting the blog has increased – a lot – each year from my first full year in 2012. 

The chart below shows the total number of views with the darker blue being the number of visitors each year.  

The unique Multnomah Whiskey Bar

For example in 2017, I had 24,577 views from 18,623 visitors – meaning each visitor looked at an average of 1.32 different posts.

This compares to 2013 when the views rang in at 15,223 by 10,031 people – a 60% increase in views over that four year period. My first full year, only 6,704 ventured in, so the increase has been gratifying.

Thebeerchaser’s Statistics from 2012 – 2017

Since its inception in August, 2011, I have published 189 posts – each one averaging about 1,500 words.  In 2017, followers of the blog saw twenty-nine posts, which is pretty close to the annual average over the six full years I have been on this “Tour.”   But in 2017, since we were on the road more, we visited more different public houses than in any prior year.

Wonderful scenery (and breweries) along the S. Oregon Coast

When we travel, I describe multiple bars and breweries in each post.  For example, in September we headed down the Southern Oregon Coast through Redwood National Park to Eureka.

In three different posts, I described eleven breweries, one bar and one bottle shop that we visited on that trip including our favorite, Mad River Brewing in Blue Lake California.

Drinking with the friendly staff of Mad River Brewing

And I am always amazed to see the locations at which the visitors to Thebeerchaser are doing their Google searches which bring them to my domain.

For example, in 2017, 85% of the views were from the US, but 3% were from India, followed by 1.8% from Canada and even ten views from Saudi Arabia.

Known to roam both New Guinea and Khazakstan

Perhaps that’s some people getting vicarious thrills from reading about watering holes because Saudi Arabia has a complete ban on alcohol – it is illegal to produce it, import it, or consume it.

In fact, in 2017 I even had two visitors from New Guinea and one from Khazakstan.  Perhaps they got to my blog by mistake and they meant to do a search for The boar chaser……

Thebeerchasing Itinerary

At the wonderful dive bar AC Tap outside Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin

My practice when Beerchasing in the Portland area is to generally visit an establishment at least twice – that gives me a better feel for the place and more opportunity to meet patrons and talk to the bartenders or staff about the bar or brewery’s history and distinguishing characteristics.

Now 2017 set a record for the most venues visited.   Although the Portland area total was lower than most years at fifteen bars and breweries, this number was supplemented by twenty-seven outside Portland including multiple entries in Wisconsin, California and the Oregon Coast.

Lakefront Brewing in Milwaukee

You can see the list for both categories at the end of this post.  And one brewery is in a special category – the Benedictine Brewery in Mount Angel which will be discussed below.

Friendly owner Tom O’Leary


For Portland establishments, I devote the entire post to one venue.  For example, my favorite bar in 2017 of the nine Portland area watering holes, was TC O’Leary’s Irish Pub where I got to know the owner, Tom, a former star from Ireland’s most popular soap opera.

And the brewery which captured my imagination of the five Portland area enterprises reviewed was Tigard’s Flyboy Brewing.  The outstanding people in these establishments gave them the nod plus you haven’t lived until you have tasted their Pilot’s Peach Pale Ale.

Michelle Faubion and Mark Becker of Flyboy Brewing


Each quarter I also write about an individual or group for which I bestow the “honor” Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter (BOTQ).  In the past, these have included authors, athletes, war heroes, media personalities and even my graduate school Professor of Public Finance, Portland State’s Dr. John Walker.

The only Beerchaser-of-the-Year was named in 2016 – my wife of thirty-eight years, Janet, who has shown the patience and given her support for the time I spend checking out these colorful and many times historic, public houses.

The only Beerchaser-of-the-Year

Fortunately, she has grown to have a fondness for IPAs (Buoy Brewing’s of Astoria is her favorite) – a change from generally consuming an Oregon Pinot when we dined out in prior years.

Amy Faust of 99.5 – The Wolf




I was somewhat remiss this year and only named three BOTQ – Portland radio personality, Amy Faust, of the Mike and Amy Show and then a  tribute to the late author and my friend (as a result of this blog) Brian Doyle.

And then there’s Father Martin Grassel, who is the head brewer at the Benedictine Brewery at the Mount Angel Abbey (in addition to being the Procurator for the Abbey – a very big responsibility.) He is a wonderful man with a fascinating background.

Father Martin of the Benedictine Brewery

Stay tuned for a catch-up effort in 2018, when my first BOTQ will be Portland developer and civic leader, Mark Edlen.

For a list of past recipients of Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter, see the tab so designated on the header at the top of this post.  These people are interesting and have compelling stories and you probably know some of them.

Looking Back and Reflecting……

Dave Booher and Steve Larson at the Central Pastime Tavern in Burns

Since my visit to the Brooklyn Park Pub in August, 2011, my first bar on what has been a six and one-half year journey, I have visited and reviewed a total of 257 different watering holes.

While my initial intent was to restrict these visits to Portland locations, our retirement travel was conducive to telling you about bars in Europe and Alaska, Hawaii,  Montana and a bunch of other states in addition to saloons all over the state of Oregon – from the coast to John Day and Baker.

The personable Phoebe of the Brooklyn Park Pub

By the way, I was very happy that I returned to the Brooklyn this summer and had a visit with their wonderful bartender Phoebe Newcombe, one of my favorite of many dynamic personalities (also third place in Willamette Week’s Best- of-Portland Bartenders) I have had the pleasure of interviewing since 2011.

Darwin’s Theory – An OSU Beaver in Anchorage

So of that total (257) 114 have been in Portland and 143 in the aforementioned other geographical locales.  (Sometime if we have a beer, I will tell you about our visit to the bar right below the summit of  top of Mt. Schilthorn in Switzerland – at an altitude of 9,744 feet.)

Or there was my favorite dive bar of all time – Darwin’s Theory in Anchorage, Alaska – owned by an Oregon State University alum.

The Schilthorn Taverne in Switzerland







You’ve got to be kidding? Beer at 9,500 feet!

The List of 2017 Venues

The charts below show the name, location type of establishment and date of the post for each place reviewed in 2017 – separated by those in the Portland metropolitan area and those outside the Rose City.

Name of Venue Location Type Date of Post
Multnomah Whiskey Library Downtown Whiskey Bar January
Nineteen 33 Taproom West Linn Neighborhood February
Buffalo Bill’s Saloon Beavercreek Neighborhood February
Ancestry Brewing Tualatin Brewery February
The Independent Downtown Sports Bar March
NEPO 42 Northeast Neighborhood April
Burnside Brewing East Brewery April
Gil’s Speakeasy Southeast Dive Bar May
Flyboy Brewing Tigard Brewery May
Cascade Brewing Barrel House Southeast Brewpub June
Labrewatory North Brewery June
Renners Multnomah Village Dive Bar August
Slow Bar Southeast Neighborhood October
TC O’Leary’s Irish Pub Northeast Neighborhood October
ZARZ Downtown Whiskey Bar December

Wisconsin Beerchasing

On the Oregon Coast


Name of Venue Location Type Date of Post
Nauti Mermaid Beach Club Lincoln City, OR Neighborhood July
Scooters Pub Milwaukee, Wisc. Neighborhood July
Dukes on the Water Milwaukee, Wisc. Dive July
Water Street Brewery Milwaukee, Wisc. Brewery July
Badger State Brewery Green Bay, Wisc. Brewery July
Hinterland Brewery Green Bay, Wisc. Brewery July
Door County Brewing Bailey’s Harbor, Wisc. Brewery August
AC Tap Sister Bay, Wisc Dive August
Coyote Road House Bailey’s Harbor, Wisc. Neighborhood August
Cornerstone Pub Bailey’s Harbor, Wisc. Neighborhood August
Pourman’s Bar Milwaukee, Wisc. Neighborhood September
Lake Front Brewing Milwaukee, Wisc. Brewery September
McGillycuddy’s Bar Milwaukee, Wisc. Neighborhood September
Bar None Milwaukee, Wisc. Neighborhood September
The Aly Asylum Riverhouse Milwaukee, Wisc. Brewpub September
Yachats Brewing Yachats, OR Brewery November
Defeat River Brewing Reedsport, OR Brewery November
Seven Devils Brewing Coos Bay, OR Brewery November
Bandon Brewery Bandon, OR Brewery November
Broken Anchor Bar and Grill Bandon, OR Neighborhood November
The Beverage Barn Bandon, OR Bottle Shop November
Arch Rock Brewing Gold Beach, OR Brewery November
Chetco Brewing Brookings, OR Brewery November
Six Rivers Brewing McKinleyville, CA Brewery December
Humboldt Regeneration McKinleyville, CA Brewery December
Lost Coast Brewery Eureka, CA Brewery December
Mad River Brewery Blue Lake, CA Brewery December
Benedictine Brewery Mount Angel, OR Brewery November

The Benedictine Brewery

Sign designed and created by Brother Andre’ Love

Fans of great beer and the rich history of brewing can look forward to the opening of the Benedictine Brewery and Taproom in mid-2018.   After an incredible community timber raising on November 11th, the Brewery is now framed and its flagship beer, Black Habit got a wonderful review at this link in Willamette Week.  

I have been working as a volunteer on this project for the last fifteen months – it’s a vision of Father Martin Grassel.  When completed, it will be the only brewery west of the Mississippi in which the ownership and brewing is by monks – in this case those at the Mount Angel Abbey, established in 1882.

To see some videos which will amaze you and give you an idea of the energy and spirit shown at the timber raising at which about 100 monks, seminarians and friends from the Mt. Angel community worked as a team all day,  check out the following link from my post on 11/21.


Updated picture from 1/4/18



Happy New Year!

Thebeerchasers List of Bars, Taverns and Pubs – the US and Europe

(For a list of all Portland bars reviewed, see the blog post dated 12/26/2015 immediately below this post.)

Those who follow this blog know that Thebeerchaser’s journey, begun in August 2011, was intended to be a tour of Portland bars, taverns and pubs with observations posted on the blog.   Since we had just retired and started traveling with much greater intensity than during working years, the hobby expanded to include watering holes throughout the United State and Europe.  You can probably understand how that might happen!!

Beerchasers-of-the Quarter, John Terry and Jim Westwood in our 2012 visit to the historic Goose Hollow Inn

Beerchasers-of-the Quarter, John Terry and Jim Westwood with former Portland Mayor Bud Clark in our 2012 visit to the historic Goose Hollow Inn

The “dedication” to Portland watering holes has not been compromised during the ensuing four and one-half years as evidenced by the list of 69 Portland establishments listed by sector of the City on Thebeerchaser post dated 12/26/15.  The list of the bars outside Portland through August 2016 – five years since the “journey” commenced – is at the bottom of this post.

Dave, Steve and animals at the Central Pastime in Burns

Dave, Steve and animals at the Central Pastime in Burns

A 2013 trip to Central and Eastern Oregon with my brother-in-law, Dave Booher and his good friend, Steve Larson from Pendleton was so enjoyable that it “compelled” me to expand the geography on the bars visited. For example, stories from the Central Pastime Tavern in Burns and the Long Branch Saloon in LaGrande just had to be told.

When my wife and I visited Europe for the first time in 2013 on a Rick Steves’ Best of Europe tour – six countries in twenty-one hectic but glorious days – our experience at the Devil’s Forest Pub in Venice, the Publican Bar in Beaune France, having a brewski at 9,700 near the summit of Mt. Schilthorn, as well as being chased out of the Beer Station in Paris (the only establishment in 53 months that objected to me taking pictures in their bar) also deserved relating.

Bier at the top of Mt. Schilthorn in Switzerland

Bier near the top of Mt. Schilthorn in Switzerland

Well, you understand the story….the next year, Dave, Steve and I repeated our prior three-day journey to Oregon’s desert country in 2013 with a similar sojourn along the Central Oregon Coast.

Aided by studying the wonderful blog of author and journalist, Matt Love, entitled “Let it Pour – An unconventional drinking guide to the north and central oregon coast” –  a worthy predecessor to my blog – we hit thirteen taverns in three days in Lincoln City, Newport, Depoe Bay and Pacific City.

The legendary "Death Tank" at the Tide Pool Inn in Depoe Bay

The legendary “Tank of Death” at the Tide Pool Pub in Depoe Bay

We tasted the wonderful pizza and marveled at the Tank of Death at Depoe Bay’s Tide Pool Pub “a salt-water glass coffin….. packed with all manner of marine creatures caught by local fishermen who bucket in their curious finds and dump them in.  Eels, crabs, sea bass, perch, Dick Cheney, octipi and urchins all end up in the mix. 

According to the bartender, aquatic creatures regularly stage a battle royal to the death and the tank serves as a Roman arena of savagery and merciless predation  – with bets slapped down and accelerated drinking when the water turns a creamy, cloudy red.”   (Matt Love – “Let it Pour” blog)   P1020662

We heard stories about Paul Newman’s inebriated exploits during the filming of “Sometimes a Great Notion” in Newport, by Steve the friendly bartender in the historic Bay Haven Inn and we reveled in the great bars along the coast.

Tales of Paul Newman while filming Ken Kesey's classic

Tales of Paul Newman while filming Ken Kesey’s classic

Oh yeah, I forgot the “splendor” of one of the West’s great dive bars – the Sportsman Pub and Grub in Pacific City.

Dave and Steve at the Sportsman Pub and Grub in Pacific City

Dave and Steve at the Sportsman Pub and Grub in Pacific City

As I have stated before, I owe much of the “success” of this blog – 17,906 views by 14,179  visitors in 2015, to my wife, Janet’s, (Beerchaser-of-the Year in 2014) willingness to switch from her preferred beverage of wine to beer when we visited breweries.

New Belgium was our favorite in Fort Collins, Colorado.  We raised mugs and talked to wonderful people in bars in Alaska (2014), Colorado (2015) and the Southeast U.S. (2015 – Atlanta, Asheville, Charleston and Savannah).

The New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins

The New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins


And the summer of 2015 also included outstanding visits to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks after visiting some great bars and brewpubs in Missoula and Helena, Montana.  The narrative was posted in 2016.

Listening to live music in the bar at Jackson Lake Lodge in the Tetons

Listening to live music in the bar at Jackson Lake Lodge in the Tetons


Some great Montana beer!

Some great Montana beer!


A bar with Southern charm in Charleston, South Carolina

A bar with Southern charm in Charleston, South Carolina

Janet has one inviolate rule – “No dive bars for her!”  I might add that this is notwithstanding my explanation on the ambiance and hospitable nature of dive bars as asserted by the author of this quote:

“Dive bars can be a wonderful thing — I’m not talking about the type of place where you’re afraid of getting a shiv in the bathroom, but a comfortable, neighborhood establishment where locals go to enjoy each other’s company and a drink or five….It’s like sitting in your own living room – only with a bunch of surly strangers who are on the verge of inebriation.”  

The Ship in Multnomah - one of my favorite dive bars

The Ship in Multnomah – one of my favorite dive bars

Well, the end result appears below in a chronologic listing of bars visited outside Portland – broken down by state or country – a total of ninety-six during the 53 months of Thebeerchaser’s tour.


Stay tuned for the posting on this Poulsbo, WA. brewery

Stay tuned for the posting on this Poulsbo, WA. brewery

How to Use This List of Bars Outside Portland

The month of the posting (not the date we visited it) for each bar or pub on the list below is in the far right column, so if you want to glean some details or see pictures of a particular bar, just click on the link of the applicable month and year shown in columnar form on the right side of your computer screen and you will see each of the bars reviewed in that particular month.

You may also want to do a search in the box at the top right of the blog header although a number of the bars are mentioned in multiple posts and you might not get the most comprehensive review unless you scroll down a bit.  And if you want to receive an e-mail with a link each time I do a new Beerchaser post, sign up in the small box labeled “Follow” at the lower right hand side of your screen.


1 2012 Port Townsend, Washington Pour House August
2 2012 Astoria Desdemona September
3 2012 Astoria Wet Monkey Cafe September
4 2012 Joseph Embers Brew Pub October
1 2013 Prineville Solstice Brew Pub November
2 2013 Prineville Horseshoe Tavern November
3 2013 LaGrande Long Branch Saloon November
4 2013 LaGrande Hideout Saloon November
5 2013 LaGrande 10 Depot Bar November
6 2013 Baker City Bull Ridge Brewery Closed in 2014
7 2013 Baker City Mt. Emily Ale House November
8 2013 Burns Central Pastime Tavern November
9 2013 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Horner Pub and Tavern September
10 2013 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Mt. Schilthorn Tavern September
11 2013 Arnheim, Austria Bier Brewery July
12 2013 Rothenburg, Germany Hell’s Tavern July
13 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands Café Karperschoek June
14 2013 Vernazza, Italy Blue Marlin Café September
15 2013 Beaune, France Publican Bar September
16 2013 Rome, Italy Miscellana Café September
17 2013 Venice, Italy Devil’s Forrest Café July
18 2013 Venice, Italy Bacaro Jazz Café July
19 2013 Paris, France Beer Station September
20 2013 Paris, France La Vin Cover Café September
1 2014 Anchorage Darwin’s Theory July
2 2014 Anchorage Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House July
3 2014 Anchorage Pioneer Bar July
4 2014 Anchorage Glacier Brewery July
5 2014 Anchorage Snow Goose Brewery July
6 2014 Haines Haines Brewery July
7 2014 Juneau Red Dog Saloon July
8 2014 Lincoln City Old Oregon Saloon September
9 2014 Lincoln City Rusty Truck Brewery –  Road House 101 October
10 2014 Pacific City Sportsman Pub and Grub October
11 2014 Pacific City Oar House October
12 2014 Pacific City Pelican Pub and Brewery October
13 2014 Lincoln City Snug Harbor Bar and Grill November
14 2014 Lincoln City Nauti Mermaid November
15 2014 Lincoln City Cruise Inn November
16 2014 Depoe Bay Tide Pool Inn November
17 2014 Newport Hoovers November
18 2014 Newport Bay Haven Bar November
19 2014 Newport Mad Dog Country Tavern November
20 2014 Dundee Lumpy’s Landing November
1 2015 Boulder Crystal Springs Brewing February
2 2015 Boulder The Sink February
3 2015 Boulder Avery Brewing February
4 2015 Boulder Gravity Brewing February
5 2015 Boulder Post Brewing February
6 2015 Fort Collins New Belgium Brewery May
7 2015 Breckenridge Gold Pan Saloon May
8 2015 Fort Collins Town Pump May
9 2015 Fort Collins Mayor of Old Town May
10 2015 Colorado Springs Ritz Bar and Grill May
11 2015 Colorado Springs Phantom Canyon Brewing May
12 2015 Breckenridge Angel Hollow Bar May
13 2015 Breckenridge Apres’ Handcrafted Libations May
14 2015 Breckenridge Ollie’s Pub and Grub May
15 2015 Dillon Dillon Dam Brewery May
16 2015 Breckenridge Breckenridge Brewery May
17 2015 Breckenridge Broken Compass Brewery May
18 2015 Atlanta, Georgia Max’s Wine Dive July
19 2015 Atlanta, Georgia Eleventh Street Pub and Bistro July
20 2015 Atlanta, Georgia The Nook on Piedmont Park July
21 2015 Asheville, North Carolina Wicked Weed Brewery July
22 2015 Asheville, North Carolina Lexington Avenue Brewery July
23 2015 Asheville, North Carolina Jack of the Woods Public House July
24 2015 Charleston, South Carolina Blind Tiger Pub September
25 2015 Charleston, South Carolina Charleston Beer Exchange September
26 2015 Charleston, South Carolina The Gin Joint September
27 2015 Charleston, South Carolina South End Brewery and Smokehouse September
28 2015 Savannah, Georgia Pinky’s Master Lounge September
29 2015 Savannah, Georgia The Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern September
30 2015 Savannah, Georgia JJ Bonerz Sports Bar September
31 2015 Savannah,Georgia Moon River Brew Pub September
1 2016 Missoula, Montana Tamarack Brewery February
2 2016 Missoula, Montana Stockman Bar February
3 2016 Missoula, Montana Big Sky Brewing February
4 2016 Missoula, Montana Flathead Lake Brewery February
5 2016 Missoula, Montana Draught Works Brewery February
6 2016 Missoula, Montana Kettle House Brewing February
7 2016 Missoula, Montana Charlie B’s Bar February
8 2016 Missoula, Montana Oxford Bar February
9 2016 Missoula, Montana Plonk Wine Bar February
10 2016 Helena, Montana Blackfoot River Brewing July
11 2016 Helena, Montana Lewis and Clark Brewery July
12 2016 Grand Teton Natl. Park Jackson Lake Lodge Bar July
13 2016 Jackson, Wyoming Local Restaurant and Bar July
14 2016 Jackson, Wyoming Gather Food and Drink July
15 2016 Jackson, Wyoming Million Dollar Cowboy Bar July
16 2016 Jackson, Wyoming Melvin Brewing July
17 2016 West Yellowstone, Wyoming Wild West Pizzeria and Saloon July
19 2016 Lihue, Kauai Kauai Beer Company May
20 2016 Lihue, Kauai Dukes Bar and Grill May
21 2016  Port Allen, Kauai Kauai Island Brewing Company May
22 2016  Lihue, Kauai Nawiliwili Tavern May


Outside the Horner Pub in Lauderbrauden, Switzerland

Outside the Horner Pub in Lauterbrunnen , Switzerland














53 Months of Thebeerchaser’s Tour – Where we’ve been and you should go!

Thebeerchaser outside Crackerjacks Pub - probably his favorite bar on the Tour to this point!

Thebeerchaser outside NW Portland’s Crackerjacks Pub – probably his favorite bar on the Tour to this point!

Denny Ferguson at the historic Cheerful Tortoise downtown

Denny Ferguson at the historic Cheerful Tortoise downtown


Since the inception of Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in August 2011 I have had the pleasure of visiting and writing-up sixty-nine Portland establishments.   And what was originally intended to be posts about the history, regulars and distinguishing characteristics of watering holes strictly within the Rose City, transformed into an expanded mission based on our retirement travel.

These trips resulted in visits to 97 additional saloons in Europe, Alaska, the Southeastern US, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and central and eastern Oregon and the Oregon coast described in Thebeerchaser posts.

Laura Williams, Ryan Keene and Kenzie Larson outside Stammtisch – a great NE Portland bar

Besides being able to list the alehouses visited, as a tool for Thebeerchaser followers and visitors I have now categorized those Portland watering holes by sector of the city for those who are looking for a place to raise a mug in a certain geographical area.

Former Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, Beerchasing at the Beer Monger in SE

Former Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, Beerchasing at the Beer Monger in SE







They are broken down into Northeast (10 bars), Southeast (23 bars which includes the fabled Barmuda TriangleNorth (11 bars in the vicinity of Mississippi, Killingsworth and Interstate Avenues and St. John’s), Northwest (13 bars) and Southwest (10 bars which includes downtown or the Central Business District and Multnomah).

There was one bar in the suburbs (Brannons in Beaverton which unfortunately is now closed) and the Pedalounge – a traveling chariot which visits several bars on its amazing tour of Southeast Portland.  Towards the end of this post, the bars and brewpubs outside the Portland area are listed.

University of Portland's Dr. Sam Holloway and Brian Doyle at the St. John's Pub

University of Portland’s Dr. Sam Holloway and Brian Doyle at the St. John’s Pub

The 2016 Addendum is enumerated at the bottom of this post.

How to Use this Chart

If you are interested in finding more about one of the taverns on the list below, there’s two ways to do this:

In the second column on the listing below, you will see the year and the month of the post for the bar.  On the right side of your computer screen, you will see an enumeration of the years and months of all the Beerchaser posts.  Click on the month to get to the write-up. There may be several posts that month so you might have to screen down.


Just go to the upper right corner of your screen and enter the name of the bar in the search field and those posts were it is mentioned should show up.

# Year/Month Area Name Type
1 2012 – 2 NE Migration Brewery Brewery
2 2012 – 2 NE Laurelthirst Pub Neighborhood
3 2012 – 6 NE County Cork Neighborhood
4 2012 – 7 NE Bottles Bottle Shop
5 2012 – 12 NE 1856 Bottle Shop
6 2013 – 12 NE Church Neighborhood
7 2014 – 2 NE Sandy Hut Dive
8 2014 – 7 NE Stammtisch Neighborhood
9 2014 – 9 NE Club 21 Dive
10 2015 – 3 NE Oregon Public House Neighborhood
1 2011 – 11 SE Coalition Brewery Brewery
2 2011 – 8 SE Brooklyn Park Pub Neighborhood
3 2011 – 8 SE Yukon Tavern Dive
4 2011 – 9 SE Gladstone Street Tavern Neighborhood
5 2012 – 3 SE Hawthorne Hideaway Neighborhood
6 2012 – 4 SE Muddy Rudder Public House Neighborhood
7 2012 – 8 SE Lutz Tavern Historic
8 2012 – 10 SE Gold Dust Meridian Neighborhood
9 2012 – 10 SE Bar of the Gods Dive
10 2012 – 11 SE Claudia’s Historic
11 2013 -1 SE Grand Café   *1 Historic
12 2013 – 3 SE Belmont Inn Neighborhood
13 2013 – 4 SE Belmont Station Neighborhood
14 2013 – 4 SE Tanker Bar Dive
15 2013 – 4 SE Beer Neighborhood
16 2013 – 5 SE Horse Brass Pub Historic
17 2013 – 8 SE Slammer Dive
18 2014 – 1 SE Nest Neighborhood
19 2014 – 4 SE Bazi Bier Brassiere Neighborhood
20 2014 – 6 SE Beer Monger Bottle
21 2014 – 11 SE Richmond Bar Neighborhood
22 2015 – 4 SE Double Barrel Neighborhood
23 2015 – 12 SE Produce Row Historic
1 2011 – 9 N Twilight Room Historic
2 2011 -11 N Amnesia Brewery Brewery
3 2011 – 11 N Prost Neighborhood
4 2012 -5 N Mock Crest Tavern Historic
5 2012 – 5 N Interurban Neighborhood
6 2012 – 11 N White Eagle Saloon Historic
7 2013 – 6 N Sidecar 11 Neighborhood
8 2014 – 3 N Saraveza Neighborhood
9 2014 – 6 N Lost and Found Neighborhood
10 2015 – 5 N Ecliptic Brewery Brewery
11 2015 – 11 N St. John’s Pub Historic
1 2011 – 9 NW Joe’s Cellar Dive
2 2012 – 2 NW Dixie Tavern Dive
3 2013 – 2 NW Davis Street Tavern Misc.
4 2013 – 10 NW Slabtown   *2 Historic
5 2014 – 1 NW Skyline Tavern Historic
6 2014 – 4 NW Bailey’s Tap Room / Upper Lip Misc.
7 2014 -4 NW Crackerjacks Neighborhood
8 2014 – 4 NW Quimby’s Neighborhood
9 2014 – 4 NW Sniff Café Misc.
10 2014 – 12 NW Marathon Taverna Sports
11 2015 – 6 NW Low Brow Lounge Dive
12 2015 – 6 NW Pope House Bourbon Lounge Misc.
13 2015 – 11 NW Lompoc Tavern Historic
1 2011 – 11 SW Buffalo Gap Tavern Historic
2 2012 – 2 SW Ash Street Saloon Misc.
3 2012 – 6 SW Cheerful Tortoise Historic
4 2012 – 7 SW Goose Hollow Inn Historic
5 2012 – 12 SW Ship Tavern Dive
6 2013 – 3 SW Tugboat Brewery Brewery
7 2013 – 7 SW Sasquatch Brewery Brewery
8 2014 – 2 SW Cheerful Bullpen Sports
9 2015 – 5 SW Yamhill Pub Dive
10 2015 – 8 SW Kelly’s Olympian Historic
1 2015 – 3 Burbs Brannons in Beaverton   *3 Brewery
1 2014 – 8 Peda Lounge Misc.

*1 Franks Peters’ Grand Café closed in 2014 and Pour Sports has now opened in the historic building.

*2  The historic and iconic Slabtown closed in 2015 and unfortunately has not reopened.

*3   Kevin Brannon’s brewery and pub – Brannons’ in Beaverton closed in 2015.

The Dicksons, Lamberts and McAdams at Produce Row

The Dicksons, Lamberts and McAdams at Produce Row

And in closing this post and 2015, it needs to be stated that besides the adventure of exploring so many new and interesting saloons, it has been wonderful meeting the bartenders, the regulars and sharing stories with those who have Beerchased with me.

The Faust clan, Jim Westwood and Jennifer Johnson at Kelly's Olympian

The Faust clan, Jim Westwood and Jennifer Johnson at Kelly’s Olympian



Swift, Eller and Jones with waitress, Jennifer, at Pope Bourbon House

Swift, Eller and Jones with waitress, Danielle, at Pope Bourbon House


Proost!  Salud!    Skal!

And finally – a special thanks to the 2014 Beerchaser-of-the-Year, Janet Williams, my spouse of 35 years who has good naturedly switched from wine to beer when we have visited watering holes in Oregon and all over the U.S. and Europe.   

2016 Addendum

1 2016-7 SW MoMo Bar Maximo Dive
2 2016-6 SE The Ranger Station Neighborhood
3 2016-5 N The Rambler Neighborhood
4 2016-4 SW The Yardhouse Misc.
5 2016-3 NW Life of Riley Dive
6 2016-3 SW Barlow Artisenal Bar Misc.
7 2016-2 SE Hair of the Dog Brewery Brewpub
8 2016-2 SE Sloan’s Tavern Neighborhood
9 2016-1 Lake Oswego The Hop’N Cork Neighborhood