Dinner on the patio, anyone?

It’s July and it’s time to get out and sit in the sun under a patio umbrella and enjoy a nice pilsner with your Cobb Salad, Hophouse burger and sweet potato fries.

We’ve always got quite a few cold lagers on tap this year, from locals Rosenstadt, Heater Allen, Pfriem or some of the Portland breweries.

Happy hour daily, 3-6pm, 9pm and later, and all day Sunday, and you can get cheaper food and beer at that time.


Growler Fill Sale 7/3 & 7/4

DSCF1107Let’s get stocked up for your barbecue! Growler fills are on sale for the fourth and the day before, and most fills are $10.

We have glass growlers for sale, and a few lids, but please remember to bring yours.

Cheers and happy 4th of July!

Belgian Farmhouse Ales on tap now

Rural Brewer Fest Flyer copyCritti and Mac, our illustrious beer buyers, have curated a fine list of seasonal Belgian farmhouse-style beers available at the Hophouses. These beers are all loosely called “saisons” – brewed in a style originally created in the Wallonia/Flanders region in Europe. Saisons were traditionally brewed in the winter and used for spring and summer consumption by farm laborers. The workers drank this nice light but tasty beer when they were harvesting crops in the hot sun. Saisons are typically lower in alcohol, but not lower in taste. These are complex beers, earthy and/or fruity, lots of yeasty aromas, delicious. If you’re looking for a session beer to drink in the sunshine and are bored with pilsners, this may be for you. Here is your chance to try some unique, rare beers made by:

De Gaarde, Little Beast, Culmination, Basecamp, Agrarian Libertine, Logsdon, Urban Family, Modern Times, Crux, Block 15, Wolves & People, Pfriem, and Commons…

Over six years ago, when the Hophouses first opened, a nice unassuming guy named Mike Wright used to show up in his pick-up and wheel in kegs of saison, one at a time. He brewed the beer in his garage down the street. He developed his recipes over time, and you (our customers) drank a lot of his beer, keg by keg, brewed in his one-barrel system. Now of course Mike’s got a ginormous brewery called Commons Brewery, on the inner eastside of Portland. If you haven’t been there, go check it and taste his beer. Not only does he brew a lot of Belgian-style brews, but he recently made an excellent IPA.

And another thing – Mac and I (Leah) recently went to the Wild Ale and Farmhouse Ale Festival up at Saraveza. The best beer new beer I had in a while was brewed by Bend’s “The Ale Apothecary”. That beer was ridiculous. In fact, I can’t even remember the name of the beer. It was barrel-aged. And delicious. If you’ve got time, go by Saraveza or Belmont Station and try to find yourself a bottle of anything they brew. It’s generally only available in bottles in Portland, and we don’t do bottles (hate the glass). I’m plugging them here because I want them to make us a keg!

Cider flights on right now!

IMG_2440We’ve got about 60 kegs of unique hand-crafted ciders from local cidermakers that we’ll be rotating through each pub. Each Hophouse has 5 ciders on at a time, and you can taste each flight for only $10! This includes ciders like Woodbox’s Double Barrel-Aged Cider, Portland Pineapple, Incline’s Scout Marionberry, CiderRiot’s Rings of Fire, and Baird & Dewar’s 2014 Farmhouse.

This will be going on all month, so stop by every week or so to try them all.

IIPA Tastings are ongoing …

FullSizeRender_1We’re having double IPA tastings at both pubs for the upcoming week or two.

Why? Because they are delicious!

Hawthorne Hophouse IIPAs

Culmination Elation

Block 15 Sticky Hands

Melvin 2X4

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA


15th Avenue Hophouse IIPAs


Crux Half Hitch

Bear Republic Racer 15

Barley Brown Headshake

Ghost Runner preHoptaine

Burger? Sweet potato fries?


Ummm ….. yum?


Feel like a fancy dinner at 15th Avenue?

We do too.

Chicken Oscar

Chicken breasts topped with crab,

asparagus & béarnaise sauce  16

Chicken Oscar is available this week until it runs out, along with our new seasonal menu:

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque add half grilled cheese sandwich

Mediterranean Burger 100% lamb burger with feta cheese, lettuce, tomato pickled red onions and tzatziki sauce (note – this is so tasty it is RIDICULOUS)

Meatloaf Sandwich sourdoughwith special sauce, tomato, pickled onions and basil aioli

Irish Lamb Stew Made with leg of lamb, barley and local stout, with a side of bread for soaking up stew

Coho Salmon Fresh Wild Alaskan seasoned coho, seared polenta cakes, green beans coated in herbed lemon-butter wine sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp served warm,  add vanilla ice cream

Breakside Party

Breakside Bottle portrait

Top Oregon IPA 2017

Breakside IPA on tap at Hawthorne this Saturday February 11, 2:00-5:00.

We are celebrating your favorite beer in the month-long blind IPA Challenge. Breakside won, again.

Both their flagship IPA and Wanderlust (yum) will be on tap outside. $3 beers.

If you voted for Breakside as your favorite beer (tap 11 through 1/24, tap 9 after, both pubs) we know who you are, we’ve got a list, and you get a Breakside for a buck, outside beers only, Breakside flagship or Wanderlust.

Come meet Scott, Ben, Fred and the team. Lots of free swag … show up at 2:00 to get it.

Also on tap inside will be Breakside’s Salted Caramel Stout and their new Safe Word Triple IPA, a limited release.

There may or may not be a safe word, that may or may not get you a discount on the IIIPA. Working on that…

with a side of fries

Breakside + 11 other beers with a side of fries

Coalition Tasting of Two Flowers CBD IPA

Coalition Two Flowers LabelYou may have heard that brewers from our neighbor Coalition Brewing have created Two Flowers IPA, which is an IPA infused with CBD oil and hemp juice. It’s gotten a lot of press as of late, and we’re getting it on tap.

Elan, head brewer from Coalition, along with Bill from Half-Baked Labs, will be at Hawthorne for a tasting of this new beer. They will be around to ask questions about the properties of this beer, and tell you everything you want to know about weed and beer but were too afraid to ask. Wednesday 2/8 , 6:00-8:00 PM, Hawthorne location

Sunday $10 Growler Fill Sale


$10 Growler fill sale on Super Bowl Sunday. Come fill up before you start on the nachos.

$10 price applies to most of our beers, including IPAs by:

Pfriem IPA

Ecliptic Orbiter

Culmination Phaedrus

Sunriver Vicious Mosquito

Rogue Farms Seven

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed

Breakside flagship IPA

and more!!!

actual beers will vary, in accordance with what time you show up. Open at noon. Don’t forget your lids. And if you bring clean growlers we can fill them faster and get you out the door quicker.