A craft distillation revolution...
of innovative small distilleries are making handcrafted, locally distilled
spirits available for the first time since prohibition. The heart of this
movement lies in an inconspicuous neighborhood of small warehouses
and light industrial buildings in the lower east-side Industrial District
of SE Portland, known as
where the city's passion for
entrepreneurship, culinary excellence and getting sloshed come together with
They make everything from vodkas and gins, rums and whiskeys, to more
such as absinthe, aquavit, and flavored liqueurs.
Each Distillery in the Row is open
on Weekends for drop-in spirits tastings
without appointment, with
most also open to the public on weekdays. See the listings about their
behind the scenes tours. Visit
Distillery Row and taste the new spirits of
Open hours and all other
information should be checked and verified.
The city's passion for
entrepreneurship, culinary excellence and getting sloshed come together with
great results here...(#s 1-8 are in The Row)
House Spirits -
65 SE Washington St.
Open Daily Noon-6:00pm
Fee: $10 for 6 spirits
Tours run daily at 3 PM. An
additional tour runs at 1 PM on Saturdays only. The cost of a tour is $20
per head, which includes a full tasting of our award-winning spirits. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to have more than five people in
your group for the tour.
Leading the charge is
House Spirits whose credo is: "Old World
Philosophy for the New World Palate." Whether pumping out its
pre-Prohibition style Aviation Gin or its small-batch Apothecary Line of
one-of-a-kind liquors, House Spirits is top-shelf central.
They got their
start in Corvallis, Oregon, in 2004, then moved to Portland in 2005.
American Aviation Gin kicked things off, soon followed by Korgstad Aquavit.
Other limited-edition small batch spirits soon joined alongside, including
whiskeys, rums, coffee liqueur and Oregon raki. Westward Oregon Straight
Malt Whiskey is an original malt whiskey inspired by the Irish tradition but
crafted in a unique and distinctly American style.
New Deal Distillery -
900 SE Salmon Street
Tasting Fee: $5 and $1
for additional house line tastes or $2 for additional small-batch line
If you would
like your group of 6 or more to come in for a tasting, please call in
advance to schedule: 503-234-2513.
Group tours available by appointment.
Also of note is
New Deal Distillery,
whose line of vodkas has become de rigueur for aficionados in Portland and
beyond. New Deal uses organic and natural
ingredients to fashion the distillery's small batch New Deal Vodka, Coffee
Liqueur, Ginger Liqueur, Hot Monkey Vodka infused with five Southwestern
peppers, Mud Puddle Vodka infused with roasted chocolate nibs, Farmer's
Grappa, and several rums, gins and whiskeys.
Eastside Distilling (Formerly Deco) 2 LOCATIONS -
1512 SE 7TH AVE. & 1805 SE MLK Blvd.;
Tasting Fee: $5
Distillery Tours: N/A
Portland Potato Vodka, Burnside
Bourbon, Cherry Bomb & Marionberry Whiskey and several Below Beck Rums --
including a coffee-infused and a ginger-infused variety -- highlight
Stone Barn Brandyworks -
3315 SE 19th, Suite B
through Monday Noon-6:00pm
days or special arrangements: call
503-341-2227 for an appointment.
Tasting Fee: $5 for 5 tastes.
After three years of waiting, a barrel of apple brandy
is finally ready... Brandies
and liqueurs from regional fruits are the specialty of Stone Barn
Brandyworks, which is located just over a mile south of the other members of
Distillery Row. The Northwest Cherry Brandy, Bartlett Pear Brandy, Quince
Liqueur or Biggs Junction Apricot Liqueur would make phenomenal gifts with a
local connection -- as would Stone Barn's various ryes, whiskeys, the
Eastside Ouzo and the Pinot Noir Grappa. And when fruit is not in season,
they keep making whiskey.
- 833 SE Main Street, Suite 125
Thursday & Fridays 1pm-4pm;
Saturdays 12pm-5pm; Sundays 1pm–5pm
Tasting Fee: $5
Vinn Distillery is located just
outside of Portland in Wilsonville, but the tasting room is conveniently
located in town as part of Distillery Row. Rice-based spirits are Vinn's
claim to fame, including its Baiju Vodka, Mijiu Fire black rice wine and
Mijiu Ice brown rice wine.
Rolling River Spirits
- 1215 SE 8th
Street Suite H
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Noon - 5:00 pm. Weekdays by appointment.
Wild Roots Vodka
135 NE 6th Avenue
Thursday – Sunday
Noon – 5:00 pm
Tasting Fee: $
Thomas & Sons -
4211 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Wednesday - Friday 4pm to 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm to 7pm
Thomas & Sons is the new
distilled spirits project from Townshend's Tea Company. Their offerings
include a family of tea liqueurs, Italian amari (bitter liqueurs), and
other botanical spirits, all distilled from a fermentation of tea and
sugar. Crafting everything in-house from scratch ingredients, they strive
to offer inventive additions to the worlds of both tea and craft spirits.
Clear Creek Distillery
- 2389 NW
Wilson Street, Portland
Tasting Fee: $5 for 5 tastes
Tours: We offer two distillery tour times on Saturdays only. Tours
begin promptly at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please contact us for tastings or
tours outside of our regularly scheduled hours or for groups of 6 or more.
Stills abound at Clear Creek.
Clear Creek Distillery, founded
in 1985, is one of the innovators in the Portland craft distillery scene.
The company's varied offerings are crafted from local fruits, including
grappa, eau de vie, liqueurs and well regarded brandies -- including pear
brandy, with a fully grown fruit inside each bottle. The New Your
Times Magazine said that many experts believe Clear Creek's brandies
to be among the best fruit brandies ever made in the U.S. Clear Creek also
crafts McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. Using Bartlett pears grown
hour away in Hood River, the Pear Brandy is made in the
tradition France's classic
Eau de Vie de Poire
Rogue Distillery & Public House
- 1339 Northwest Flanders Street
HOURS:(11am-12am Sun-Thurs and 11am-1am
Fri-Sat. Distillery tours are Mon-Fri at 5pm, or by special request.
Rogue added spirits to its
extensive beer offerings back in 2003. Now there's a dark rum, Dead Guy
Whiskey, hazelnut spice rum that brings Oregon's famous filberts to the
booze world, spruce gin that has a bit of a forestry flavor and a white
rum. The Rogue Public House serves Rogue spirits as well as 38 beers on
tap and wine.
McMenamins Distillery @ Edgefield -
2126 S.W. Halsey St.,
Distillery Tours Monday–Friday at
2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
McMenamin's Edgefield Distillery opened in Troutdale, about 15 miles east of
Portland, in 1998, and the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, located in Hillsboro,
just added spirit making to its location in 2012. Although McMenamin's is
best known for its funky and very cool rehabbed venues -- from chapels to
old schools -- they've consistently gotten nods for their beer brewing along
the way. Now the local chain
can add whiskeys, gins and brandies to the menu -- all made in house.
Bull Run Distillery
- 2259 N.W. Quimby St.
HOURS: Thursday's from 1PM to 5PM - and
Friday's and Saturday's from 1PM to 7PM).
Tours on request.
Tasting Fee: $5
Named for Portland's delicious
water that runs from the Bull Run watershed, Bull Run Distilling regularly
produces small batch rum, vodka and whiskey, and also creates other special
edition libations under the Temperance label -- Temperance Bourbon is
Highland Stillhouse -
201 S 2nd St., Oregon
11 am-midnight Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-10 pm Sunday.
Its Oregon City locale keeps the iconic Highland
Stillhouse well off the radar of most Portland locals. Too bad. The
Stillhouse has, quite simply, the most extensive Scotch selection that you
are likely to experience anywhere, including most places in Scotland. We
recommend an early day weekend ride on the My Chauffeur* bus, as you
are not likely to imbibe lightly. Order some Scotch you've never heard of,
and while some blowhard at the other table explains that Scotch is all about
the water, you will be looking out at the fine waters of the Willamette from
the patio. The voluminous beer list has plenty of rare imports from the
British isles, but seriously: Stick to the Islay. There are 54 bottles of it
to try before you even make it to the Lowlands or the Speyside.
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luxury limousine/party bus door to door service.
Concierge Service - We'll plan your route, pick
your distilleries (unless you prefer to do this yourselves), give brief
introductions/ histories at each distillery, answer questions and generally
make sure everyone's havin' a great time. We'll also check out the
events before you go to
see if there's anything you shouldn't miss.
Please let us know ahead of time
if you have an interest in a
distillery facility tour or anything else customizing your package.
See below for distillery info. My Chauffeur recommends an early weekday or
weekend ride on the My Chauffeur bus, as you are not likely to imbibe
lightly. We encourage you to drink responsibly and order a professional
designated driver! All participants must be at least 21 years old.
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Pricing & Hours/ Distillery Facility Tours:
Hours vary by distillery. Distillery facility tours may be
available, see above with the individual distilleries. Maximum 22/23
persons. For more than 22/23 persons, custom rates apply (please
Pricing as low as $5.14/hour per
Pickup location charges may apply.
You may choose your own
distilleries, or you may leave that up to us. As well, let us know
ahead of time if you have an interest in a distillery facility tour or
anything else customizing your package.
question about the Brewpub tour, just ASK below! Call or text
between 7AM & 9PM Daily or just ASK below by email!
PRICING/Service Options -
click on the links below to
view pricing & details*
Standard Limo Shuttle ('Recession
limousine/party bus door to door service
SAVE UP TO 60%
OR MORE* with the hourly rate "Recession Tour'.
A favorite for
most groups, this is vehicle & driver, partial tour guide (intro's
to the distilleries). Tour concierge or lunch/dinner concierge is
not available. You are
on your own (and responsible for all expenses, including drinks)
inside the distillery.
Pricing as low as
$8/hour per person!
'RECESSION TOUR' WITH THE FULL-SERVICE TOUR
See Monday-Thursday Special
Full-Service Tour option
(For groups of 9 or more)
luxury limousine/party bus door to door service
person charge - Usually more costly than the above option
Tour Guide/Host accompanies your group arranging distillery tours,
orchestrating lunch or dinner menus & taking care of the beer/food tab**
Planning/prep. - Arrange & coordinate your tour for the best possible
Tour (Process - Learn
about craft distilleries & understand the whole process)
COMPARE THE 'RECESSION
TOUR' WITH THE FULL-SERVICE TOUR
** Beer & Food are
additional cost to our price quotes.
Tour' special: Start
between 9AM & 5PM - $55-$110/hour 1-14/15 people, what a deal!!! (4 hours
min. charge). Pricing as low as $6.40/hour per person! Portland/Vancouver
* 5 hour minimum applies
Saturday's 9AM - 4:59PM April-November. Maximum 22/23 persons. For
more than 14/15 persons, the same discounted rates apply (please inquire).
Discount vehicle hourly rates
apply as well if you start at 5pm or earlier daily. Please inquire.
Chauffeur encourages you to drink responsibly and order a professional
driver! Our service is either a full-service tour or limousine shuttle service
(designated driver only), your choice. All participants must be at
least 21 years old. You may view
our guide to
alcohol responsibly. Buy your Distillery
Row Passport ($30) at any distillery in distillery row or Distiller's
The popular Distillery Row Passport has been expanded! The passport now
includes the three Northwest Portland distilleries known as the NW
Distiller's District (Clear Creek, Bull Run, Aria Gin) as
well as the now EIGHT distilleries of Distillery Row (New
Deal, House Spirits, Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, Rolling River,
Stone Barn Brandyworks, Wild Roots Vodka, and the NEW Thomas
& Sons Distillery) for a total of ELEVEN distilleries!