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Laurelwood Brewing Co. is a family owned business that was founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Mike De Kalb and Cathy Woo-De Kalb. After years of working in the hospitality industry and raising a young family, Mike & Cathy made the leap to ownership. The original Laurelwood Public House & Brewery was opened in the Hollywood district of Portland, Oregon in March 2001 in a defunct pub location with a 7-barrel brewery. They opened Laurelwood Public House & Brewery with a goal to create an eating and drinking establishment (a place) where all could feel welcome. They wanted it to feel like you were at a party at their house, where moms, dads, kids, single friends, and neighbors all mingling together to create a positive energy. “A Place Where Friends and Families Meet.”

Fast-forward almost 20 years and Laurelwood Brewing Co. is known as one of the best brewpubs in Portland.  Innovative food and world-class beer still draws packed houses almost every night.  The addition of Celtic Axe in 2019 allows you to throw Axes nightly.   Enjoy our rooftop deck in the summer.

With our Head Brewer Paul Plett and team, Laurelwood Brewing Co is constantly brewing innovative beers that continue to win awards year after year.  Please, join us as we head into the next 20 years!

Our Team