In 2013 the Portland Police Athletic Association sold its building on SE 6th and Alder to a developer. At the time no one was sure what would become of it, would it stay a gym? Oh wait…did I say gym? I meant bar. In fact I meant seedy dive bar in the Central Eastside neighborhood, but I digress.
The Oregonian reports this week that the former PPAA building will become the Portland beer hall to end all Portland beer halls. Let’s go through our checklist of must haves for a epic beer hall. Craft beer? Check. Lots of it? 99 taps in fact, so check. Oregon only craft beer? Yep, check. High quality olympic provisions sausage? Check. Sweet close-in location? Check. Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Loyal Legion.
To say I am excited about this would be an understatement. It is also going into a neighborhood that is receiving a lot of attention recently from developers and will just add to what is a growing list of new and exciting restaurants/watering holes in the area. The Loyal Legion will be 100% dedicated to Oregon craft beer. No out of state beer will be served. I predict this place is going to go high on the list of must visits for Portland beer tourists. The Loyal Legion is set to open in April.
H/T Oregonian, read the full article here.