Today we’re talking about my favorite restaurant ever, the 100% Gluten-Free Ground Breaker Brewing Gastropub in Portland, OR! When we visited Portland for the #GFBloggerRetreat, I had yet another opportunity to dine at Ground Breaker Brewing Gastropub. Lucky me, I get to eat here several times a year, and I never have the same delicious, high-quality gluten-free culinary experience each time. We dined at Ground Breaker Brewing for free, as they were one of our sponsors of #GFBloggerRetreat.
I’ve known Ground Breaker Brewing and its team since I first went gluten-free, right when I became a blogger back in ye olden days of gluten-free blogging. I knew them when they were called Harvester brewing!
Their menu always changes. Chef Neil is an incredible chef that really understands gluten-free high-end dining. While this is a “pub” this has to be some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. The from-scratch beauty is tasted in every bite. And what they don’t make in house – like the baguettes – are made by other Portland-based gluten-free bakeries like New Cascadia. You can’t miss their appetizers, including prosciutto, pickled veggies, and their homemade beer mustard spread.
They offer a myriad of choices for dinner, including meat-based protein (like duck confit or beef brisket) options and vegan options (ex. lentil chili or vegan bean burger). Have a food allergy or sensitivity? No worries. Chef Neil can modify anything.
Their desserts are ever changing, and offer dairy-free options too, like this Strawberry Cake (contains eggs) or their all vegan Cashew Cheesecake!
I know that many of you want to visit to taste their incredible certified gluten-free beers. Yes, this place has craveable gluten-free food, but don’t forget that they were a brewery first! Their beers are some of the best gluten-free beers in the US (and UK for that matter). Their constant innovation with seasonal “experimental” flavors makes each trip to Ground Breaker Brewing a treat. Coffee Ale, Squash Ale, and their year-round Olallie Ale (with blackberries and rose hips) aren’t your traditional beer flavors – but you’ll definitely want to try them all.
Don’t forgot to leave Ground Breaker Brewing with a 6-pack of their IPA in cans, or a few glass pints you can tuck away in your suitcase! If you’re not coming to Portland soon, always check online to see if your state allows shipping beer from Bring On The Beer online store.
Many thanks to James, Paxton, Chef Neil and the whole Ground Breaker Brewing team for having us for the #GFBloggerRetreat. We had an amazing time and I am counting down the days until my next visit to Portland.
As for our merry gang of gluten-free blogger misfit toys, I’m happy that everyone had a chance to visit one of my favorite restaurants.