Breakside Brewery’s Expansion to Gresham is on the Horizon

Breakside Brewery's expansion to Gresham will be the seventh location for the company.
Breakside Brewery's Expansion to Gresham is on the Horizon
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According to a recent article from New School Beer, Breakside Brewery will open a new location, referred to as the Gresham Beer Playground, in Gresham.

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A representative of Breakside Brewery was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Portland’s request.

While an official opening date has yet to be confirmed, the New School Beer article speculates the possibility of opening the new expansion in 2025.

“The New School first broke the news about this project in November 2021, and beer fans and Gresham and Troutdale residents have been eagerly awaiting an update ever since. In that time, the vision for the 31-acre beer playground has only become more ambitious – now growing to potentially include an amphitheater and partner with a nationally recognized concert promoter.”

“The Breakside Gresham project would most likely mean the brewery would relocate the bulk of their brewing from Milwaukie to the new space where they could also offer a larger taphouse and beer garden experience bolstered by food trucks. Not only does the natural and relatively untouched and developed land have plenty of space for walking trails, disc golf, and bocce ball pits, but even a duck pond, even talk of miniature sailboat racing.”

An article written in November 2021, from New School Beer states, “Oregon’s Breakside Brewery has plans to purchase property from the Port of Portland to open a massive new location in Gresham, Oregon.”

“Pending approval by the Port Commission tomorrow, November 10th, Breakside plans to construct a commercial brewery for distribution and expansion into new markets at the Gresham Vista Business Park and also develop their sixth retail location on-site following the new and upcoming Lake Oswego and Beaverton locations that the New School exclusively first reported on back in January.”

“The land in Gresham is a 30.98-acre lot, heavily sloped, and includes a natural wooded area and the man-made McGill Reservoir on its northern border, and is surrounded by a semiconductor fabrication facility on a relatively flat plateau.”

“Breakside is proposing an innovative development at Gresham Vista Lot 10 that would have an outdoor recreational area with food trucks, trails, and other amenities on top of the public taproom and industrial brewery and distribution/packaging HUB.”

“The wooded areas and the reservoir would be preserved to sustain a more rustic, agrarian, and outdoorsy feel with unique topography, that would at the same time increase the viability of future commercial development at the adjacent Lot 11 as a result of the development of Lot 10.”

Breakside Brewery’s website tells customers a bit more about the history and background of the company, stating, “Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery and has grown to be a highly regarded regional brewery producing 30,000 barrels annually.”

“The brewery is known for its broad portfolio of award-winning, innovative beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a production facility and taproom capable of producing 40,000 barrels of beer per year.”

“Today, Breakside operates five locations in the Portland area as well as a taproom on the Oregon Coast in Astoria, Oregon. In 2019, Breakside became one of only a handful of employee-owned breweries in the country.”

“In addition to winning many national, international, and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year in 2017 and 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 at the Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells beer on draft and in package in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Northern California, British Columbia, Alberta, and Japan.”

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
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