Sunday, May 5, 2013

Portland Beer by Bus - The Number 9

Ah, Saturday Night and it sounds like my entire neighborhood is having a party--except me. (What is that odd aroma that keeps wafting over the fence? Is somebody burning sage?) I'm sitting here watching a re-run of Chopped All-Stars and typing up another list of the Portland beer destinations that can be found near bus stops. Hey, don't say I never did anything for you. Now, all you need is an all-day TriMet pass ($5.00) and the intestinal fortitude to brave several hours on a smelly ol' bus.

The bus route currently in the spotlight is the Number 9. The 9-Powell Blvd connects Gresham, SE Portland, and Portland City Center, via Powell, and 5th/6th. During the weekday morning and afternoon rush hours, buses run about every 15 minutes.

This is a frequent service bus but I have to warn you that some of the beer spots are a little bit of a jog from the bus stops. None are more than an mile hike, but some folks can't walk more than a block without wheezing (hand raised), so I'm giving the heads-up.

Of course, I feel compelled to give my standard caveat: I provide no guarantee that this information is completely accurate, and I bear no responsibility if something horrible befalls you while you're out there cruising Stumptown in the Poorman's Limo. Don't sue me if you get mugged, lost, or abducted by aliens. This is all on YOU.

I highly recommend using the TriMet Trip Planner. There's even an app for that. Venture forth and imbibe!

PINTS Urban Taproom
412 NW 5th Avenue
From West: Get off at NW 6th & Flanders
Stop ID 9300

BridgePort Brewing Company
1318 NW Northrup Street
From West: Get off at NW 6th & Flanders
Stop ID 9300

Tugboat Brewery
711 SW Ankeny Street
From West: Get off at SW 6th & W Burnside
Stop ID 7751

Bailey's Taproom
213 SW Broadway
From West: Get off at SW 6th & W Burnside
Stop ID 7751

Kell's Brewpub
210 NW 21st Avenue
From West: Get off at SW 6th & Alder
Stop ID 7747

The Commons Brewery
1810 SE 10th Avenue
From East: Get off at SE Powell & 9th
Stop ID 4701
From West: Get off at SE Powell & Milwaukie
Stop ID 4538

Gigantic Brewing Company
5224 SE 26th Avenue
From East: Get off at SE Powell & 26th
Stop ID 4627
From West: Get off at SE Powell & 26th
Stop ID 4628

Hopworks Urban Brewery
2944 SE Powell Blvd
From East: Get off at SE Powell & 28th Pl
Stop ID 12951
From West: Get off at SE Powell & 28th
Stop ID 4631

McMenamin's Highland Pub
4225 SE 182nd Avenue
From East: Get off at W Powell & SW Highland
Stop ID 4618
From West: Get off at W Powell & SW 181st
Stop ID 4617

4th Street Brewing
77 NE 4th Street
From East: Get off at N Main & NE 5th
Stop ID 3725
From West: Get off at NE 5th & Hood
Stop ID 7605

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