Frequently Asked Questions

Distillery Row Questions

Where is Distillery Row? How do I get there?

Distillery Row starts in Portland’s SE Industrial District and now extends to the Northwest and Slabtown Districts across the river. Please check out our Map Page for individual distillery locations, driving directions, and hours.

Are there regular hours that the Distilleries are open to the public?

All of the Distilleries in the Row are open weekends, and some offer additional days and hours for tastings. Click here for a list of Distilleries and their hours.

Can I purchase spirits directly from the Distilleries?

YES! All of the distilleries have products available for purchase. See the individual distillery pages for products available. You are supporting local businesses when you buy directly from the source.

Do I need reservations to tour the Distilleries?

Generally, you do not need reservations to tour the distilleries. Each of the distilleries keeps its own hours and welcomes drop-in customers. However, the distilleries do request that groups of 6 or more contact each distillery at least 45 minutes before-hand to check on availability, and some require an advance appointment (please contact each distillery for policies). Vinn Distillery and Wild Roots only have tasting rooms in Distillery Row, so they can not offer tours.

During peak hours (Saturday 2-5 pm) the tasting rooms can be busy and large groups may not get the full experience. It’s best to call around and check with each distillery so as to plan your itinerary. For a more personal experience, large groups should arrange to tour on Sundays when foot-traffic is lower.

What about large groups?

Groups larger than 12 should arrange for a tour by calling ahead by at least one week. Groups of this size exceed the capacity of a few of the distillery tasting rooms. Tours for groups this size (and larger) can be performed, but special arrangements are usually required to make it work for everyone. Call 503-803-3989 for assistance for large groups.

Do I have to be 21 years old or over to visit the Distilleries?

Generally speaking, yes you should be of legal drinking age to visit and tour the distilleries. Some distilleries allow minors if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

I’ve heard about Classes at the Row. Will you have those again?

The Row did offer a Distilling Appreciation Class, and chances are we’ll do it again at some point. Please, sign-up for our Mailing List to get the latest news.

Passport Questions

Where can I get a Portland Distillery Passport?

Passports are available at ALL participating distilleries in the Portland area (Stone Barn Brandyworks, Eastside Distilling, Wild Roots Spirits, New Deal Distillery, House Spirits, Rolling River Distillery, Aria Portland Dry Gin, Bull Run Distillery, Freeland Spirits, and Straightaway). This is the easiest way to purchase passports–just buy them when you arrive. They are also available online on this website.

What does the Portland Distillery Passport do? 

The passport makes it easier and more affordable for you to visit Distillery Row by providing a $5 Tasting Credit at each distillery. Its primary purpose is to save you money when you visit multiple distilleries. Some tasting rooms have $5 tastings while others may cost more, or have a variety of tasting options. Thus the $5 credit. The 2019 Passport now includes 12 distilleries (plus two additional 2nd location tasting rooms) for a total of fourteen $5 credits, for just $20 (a total of $70 in tasting credits).

Do I need a Passport to visit Distillery Row?

No, you do NOT need to have a passport. You’re welcome to visit the distilleries and pay the individual tasting fees at each location.

Do I need to visit every distillery in one day?

Not at all. The passport is designed to let the holder visit the distilleries at his or her leisure. You can visit up to six in one day and save the others for later, or you can visit one per weekend, etc. It’s entirely up to you. The ideal situation is to always have the passport handy and visit the distilleries when you want.

Does the passport expire?

The traditional passport does NOT expire for the distilleries. Each distillery will honor the passport until it is used (meaning they have stamped it). However, the mobile passports are good for one year from purchase.

Please visit the Portland Distillery Passport site to learn more.