Christine Ryan

Restaurateur and entrepreneur Kurt Huffman

In the ever-more-crowded field of cities vying to be craft-beer capital of the West (Fort Collins! San Diego!), Portland is making its move.

One. Restaurateur Kurt Huffman is opening a massive brewpub in the Inner Southeast (706 S.E. Sixth Ave.) called Loyal Legion, which boasts 99—yes, 99— beers on tap, all from Oregon. The food’s local too: specifically, Olympia Provisions charcuterie.

The clear tube on the front of the growler is the sight glass, showing how much beer is inside. Photograph by Jeffery Cross

Two. Also, the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival takes over Tom McCall Waterfront Park for five days, starting July 22, and then next month, its all-organic counterpart sets up in Overlook Park.

Three. Finally, leave it to a Portland company to invent a pressurized, insulated growler (right)—it’s almost like carrying your own tap. A  Kickstarter project, the uKeg is supposed to be ready this month. (Even if it’s not, you won’t go thirsty.)

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