We've combed the West for the very best flavor experiences, all worthy of a culinary pilgrimage
Photo by Paula Watts
Portland has 37 microbreweries, more than any other city in the world, but it's also the nerve center of the microdistillery trend in the West, with six clustered around Distillery Row in the Lower East-side Industrial District: Deco Distilling, Highball Distillery, House Spirits, Integrity Spirits, New Deal Distillery, and Stone Barn Brandyworks. Folks here are innovating everything from vodkas and gins to sake, absinthe, and vermouth—at least 20 spirits in all—and giving Portlanders a worthy small-batch option for premium liquors. Grab a Distillery Row passport to sample them all, and to receive exclusive tours of the facilities.