Photo credit: Upright Brewing
The New School beer/cider website published news last month about a new Upright Brewing taproom coming to the corner or NE 72nd Ave and Prescott on the Cully/Roseway border. It will be located the old auto repair shop space at 7151 NE Prescott.
Here’s what New School has to say:
“The underserved Roseway neighborhood will have a new place for Upright pints while exploring a renewed interest in cask beer poured through English-style hand pumps. While the building will be new, the taproom will have a similarly intimate and jazzy vibe that Upright is known for indoors, while having their first ever outdoor seating options and food trucks outside.”
This corner has a lot of promise after a checkered past: gone are the days of squatters illegally occupying the building (with a forged lease agreement), and some years ago there was a fire. The building was cleaned up in late 2019 and one neighbor mused, “That corner could be something special to the Cully neighborhood if the right business or businesses takes over.” I’m happy that they got their wish.
The location is across the street from Samo’s Bistro and Market (lots of bottled drinks, Greek food, takeout sandwiches, scooped Tillamook ice cream—sort of like a corner store, though with some seating) and the Roseway Park Blocks, where I watched (socially distanced) an adorable kid’s Halloween parade there in October. Love that there will be outdoor seating and food trucks—I can imagine what a nice social space it will be for the neighborhoods of Cully, Roseway, and even Sumner, which is not too far away.
Welcome to this little corner of Portland, Upright Brewing! I wonder if their “Prescott Pils” will be a particularly popular beer at this location.