The tradition of visiting Portland brewpubs started when I was pregnant last year. Sounds kind of odd, I know! My husband, Ryan, and I were stumped for things to do on rainy Sundays. We came up with the idea of visiting family friendly brewpubs around Portland…Ryan could taste the beer and I could eat the food (because at that time eating was all I wanted to do)! On occasion, we would meet friends for the festivities and other Sunday’s it was just the 2 of us…planning for the arrival of our little one.
Yesterday we made a visit to Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). We met our friends who have a 3 year old and we brought along the little guy, our almost one year old. Of course, we were seated in the family friendly area of the restaurant which includes a play area for the kiddos. The space was originally a repair shop for Caterpillar bulldozers and was later used as office space. Although the space is not LEED certified, the owner and brewmaster has made “every effort to protect ‘our’ future”. The menu includes organic beer and sustainable food, both of which our party was very pleased with!
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