Restaurant type

  • Pubs,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,


  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Products and Services

  • Craft Beer From Portland,

Brands Carried

  • Breakaway,
  • Occidental,
  • Hopworks,
  • Gigantic,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
3835 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P1
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

Portland Craft is a pretty good Plan B for a pub owner faced with an expiring lease. Cameron Forsyth was contentedly running the cozy Main Street watering hole Public Lounge when his landlord told him he had to make room for a new tenant. Instead of pouting, though, he simply looked further up the street, joined forces with co-owner Andrew Harris, and took over a bigger space five blocks away.

Not happy with a mere change of scenery, however, Cameron and Andrew also took the opportunity to roll out an entirely new concept: a Portland-themed bar with 16 taps of Pacific Northwest craft beer. The previously unremarkable — and largely unfrequented — space was immediately packed to the gills every night, which Cameron attributes to a “perfect storm of this new concept, at a moment when craft beer was really starting to taking off, in a neighbourhood that was itching for something like it."

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Portland Craft offers just what its name suggests: a Portland-themed bar serving Pacific Northwest craft beer – 16 rotating taps to be specific. This Main Street resto-pub celebrates Portland’s unique palate with an eclectic menu that features Hopworks, Deschutes, and Rogue beer alongside cheese grits, kale and beet topped burgers, and fried chicken with waffles.

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Of course the bar and restaurant whose ode to the Pacific Northwest’s favourite city is apparent in everything from its name to its draught beer selection would put chicken and waffles on its menu and call it Put a Bird On It. The phrase made famous by the satirical show Portlandia is an apt one for this weekend brunch staple at the Main Street pub. Their Belgian is topped with — of course — hop-fried buttermilk chicken and served with gravy and syrup.

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Owned and operated by a Langley boy with the deepest admiration and respect for our southern sister city, this Main Street restaurant is an ode to all things (though mostly beer) Portland. But when it came to his beer cocktails, it was local all the way. Aside from the classic Boilermaker, using Main Street Pilsner with a shot of Jameson’s, they’ve added the Drafted Americano to their cocktail list — a serious concoction of, again, that neighbourhood pilsner, Italian vermouth and Campari over ice.

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