Beer Tasting – Nob Hill

Walk Description

The Nob Hill / Alphabet District is a tourist (and locals) haven for shopping with dozens of restaurants and pubs along 21st and 23rd Avenues. This walk focuses on craft brew tasting.

Follow this Route

  1. 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop – 2290 NW Thurman (NW 23rd Avenue and NW Thurman Street)
  2. The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop – 1650 NW 23rd (between NW Raleigh and NW Pettigrove)
  3. Breakside Brewing / NW Slabtown – 1570 NW 22nd Avenue
  4. McMenamins Rams Head – 2282 NW Hoyt Street

Getting There

Walk to SW Morrison Street and SW 12th Avenue, SW 11th and SW Alder Street, or SW 5th Avenue and Washington Street (all three a few blocks from Pioneer Square), where you will catch the #15 Bus. Ride all the way down 23rd, get off at the 23rd and Thurman. Your first stop is across the street, behind the bus.

23rd Avenue Bottle Shop23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

Here you can taste ciders, beers, and champagne. If you have a favorite beer, they will put it in an actual beer can and seal it with special machine right behind the bar. Four-ounce tastes are $2, but they are generous with free samples.

The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop – 1650 NW 23rd (between Raleigh and Pettigrove)

Taste the best beers from all over the world, including Europe and the U.S. Special attention is given to the temperature at which the beers are actually served and special glassware recommended; all to maximize the global experience. No food, but you can buy order it next door at Lompoc and they will deliver it to you in The Abbey Bar.

Breakside Brewing / NW Slabtown

The neighborhood’s newest brewpub, the place teems with energy and serves dozens of beers on tap, as well as good pub grub.

Rams Head

End your Alphabet District beer walk at Ramshead, another McMenamin’s location that is warm and cozy in the cool months with a prime outdoor seating on warm days. Ask the bartender to choose beers for a sampler. We love the steak bites.

After Tasting

Catch the #15 bus at NW 23rd and Glisan and get off at SW 5th Avenue and Salmon. Make a left on 5th and walk three blocks Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Local Lingo

Wonder why this is called the Alphabet District or who the streets are named after? Check out this page from Slabtown Tours.