The traditional gasthaus in Germany is an inn or pub with a bar, restaurant, party space, and rooms for rent. The Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub lives up to all but the last feature and stays true to the love of beer and food. Widmer beers are a flagship in the NW craft-brewing fleet, and the Gasthaus serves them all. Start with a sampler of pours just to get you in that Germanic state of mind. Settle on something you like and turn your attention to the menu. The mix of NW staples and German classics fulfills the need to give your beer something to wash down. There are specials that drift into the game reserve, like elk stew, along with a veggie burger made onsite and destined to disrupt your attitude about meat. Their meats are locally sourced and cured onsite, so if you do need to feed your carnivore calling, you'll do it in savory sustainable style.
The Gasthaus gets really busy during local sporting events, since it's just down the street from the Trailblazers basketball arena. Widmer is one of the local sponsors of Timbers soccer, and matches are another great draw for the Gasthaus. You'll always find specials during those events, another reason to cheer.
The other thing about gasthaus tradition is the family-run nature. While Portland isn't a small Bavarian hamlet, the Widmer brothers, Kurt and Rob, along with sister Shelly, take pride in the offerings and sense of community they've created at the Gasthaus. Come for the brew, stay for the food. Prost!