Review: Bushwhacker Cider Bar

September 30, 2010

Bushwhacker Cider is an all cider store and Portland’s first cidery that opened this month in inner SE Portland, OR.

The outside had a bit of a “cider garden” set up for people to drink their cider outside. Inside is white walls with colorful murals,  and there was a wooden bar with four ciders on tap, and one beer. Behind the patrons back’s at the bar was a case full of cider, and one small rack. Bushwhacker Cider does not have a corkage fee, so if you want something from a bottle instead of on tap, the experience would not be all that different.

The back of the place they are still setting up for cider production, which they didn’t have completely up and running yet. They hoped they could serve their own cider by Christmas 2010.

We were able to go there for their soft opening on September 4, 2010. At the time, the ciders they had on stock were mostly English or the cheaper mass produced American 6-pack style ciders, though the three active craft cideries in Oregon were well represented. Following them on Facebook, one hears they do tend to change out the kegs fairly often.

It tickles me that someone is gutsy enough to do a cider only store, and I love them for it. I hope they find lots of success.


5 Responses to “Review: Bushwhacker Cider Bar”

  1. […] Review: Bushwhacker Cider Bar […]

  2. […] February 3, cidermaker Kevin Zielinski of E. Z. Orchards Cidre did a tasting at Bushwhacker Cider, which has since grown into a nice little neighborhood […]

  3. Hailey Says:

    I really wish Portland wasn’t so dang far away! In Spokane I am lucky to find a few bottles tucked away in a speciallty stores or Hornsby’s at the grocery store.

  4. […] which basically meant we got in at 10am instead of 11am. Part of the reason I did it was because Bushwhacker Cider said they would have one of their ciders in the special rare taps tent. They were also supposed to […]

  5. […] started out with Wandering Aengus Dry Oak Cider, and then switched to the much sweeter yet low acid Bushwhacker Cider. While I liked the Wandering Aengus cider better, the Bushwacker gave me my first wow pairing of an […]

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