You say beer, I say pizza. You say beer, I say burger. Beer, pizza, beer, burger… let’s try them all!
Harvester Brewing, in SE Portland, is 100% gluten-free and 100% delectable. They source many of their ingredients locally and bottle, brew, and distribute beer directly from their facility on SE Lincoln St.
Just around the corner from the brewery is the ever-so-delicious Gastropub. The first time I visited the Gastropub, I attended a private event and let me tell you, the glorious plates of gluten-free foods served throughout seven course meal were to die for. I knew from the instant the first bite was on my tongue that I would be returning often.
My experience on my most recent visit, of course, was no exception. As I walked up, I immediately noticed that the place was hopping. It was a beautiful Oregon day and all of the outdoor seating was already taken. Like all the best places in Portland to eat – the less seating you see the better the restaurant. You can’t go wrong with places that the locals flock to for good eats and great drinks, now can you?
My husband and I walked in the door hoping to find a table; we looked around and saw there were only three tables left inside. Of course I strategically picked a table that ensured I had a good view of what everyone else was ordering. What can I say? I’m a very visual person; I like to see what’s on the menu.
After ordering a flight of beer we started scouting the dishes. It was hard to choose with all the wonderful food passing before our eyes. Eventually it was the pizza that won me over because; let’s face it, what goes better with beer, than pizza?
Each night Chef Neil cooks up a pizza special. Crisp, crunchy, and flavorful, the tzatziki, lamb and goat cheese pizza hit the spot. I’m a real sucker for a good gluten-free pizza, and when it’s served with a stellar gluten-free beer, that makes it even better. I wouldn’t normally order a pizza covered in tzatziki sauce, but it looked so pretty that I had to go for it – and I am glad I did because I wasn’t disappointed.
My husband ordered the grass fed burger served on a Jensen Better bun. It was cooked to order and topped with Beecher’s cheddar, caramelized onions, baby lettuces, Dark Ale beer mustard, and pickled red onion. He’s normally a tot’s kind of a guy, but the kale chips were perfectly seasoned. After we enjoyed approximately half of what was served to us we switched plates. What better way to enjoy the menu than to share?
After a couple of full mouth mmm’s we finished dinner and contemplated dessert. Although the menu looked inviting, we were full from our ample portions of beer, pizza and burger. Upon leaving we thanked our wonderful server and headed home knowing Harvester Brewing Gastropub would be a permanent addition to our list of favorite’s eateries.
Harvester Brewing Gastropub is located at 2030 SE 7th St. (SE 7th & Lincoln St.) in Portland, OR. They are open Wednesday for Dinner from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.