Portland is known for its beer and what seems like a craft brewery on every corner. Though, the Portland cider scene has grown over the years, with cider houses popping up throughout the city! One of our current favorites is Schilling Cider House located in the Goat Blocks!
Schilling started in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle in 2014. In 2017 they added their Portland location because of how hot cider was getting in the city. Portland residents actually drink more cider per person than any other city in the country!
Schilling opened in the Goat Blocks, which also houses a Market of Choice, salons, apartments, and coffee shops. Why is it called the Goat Blocks? The two city blocks between SE Belmont and Taylor and SE 11th and 10th Avenue used to be undeveloped. For three years rental goats grazed the land to keep the grass down and then in 2012, a local company bought their own goats for the land. The rest is history, the community fell in love with the goats! Once the land was developed, the area was named the Goat Blocks, and the goats now reside in North Portland.
Schilling is designed to support the craft cider industry and they pour the nation’s largest selection of craft hard ciders made by local Master Cidermakers! All ciders poured at Schilling are free from artificial flavors and colors, and made from only 100% fresh pressed apple juice! Schilling has more taps of craft cider than anywhere else with their 50 constantly rotating ciders. The ciders are listed on a giant chalkboard and color-coated with their sweetness level. Schilling makes a variety of their own original and seasonal ciders, and serve a plethora of other local ciders.
The best way to experience Schilling is to grab a flight of 6 favorites. The staff is friendly and willing to help you make the tough decision (50 is a lot to choose from!). Grab small bites from their gluten-free kitchen including hand-dipped corn dogs, tacos, quesadillas, chicken wings, and more! Sit outside on the mini deck and snag a seat by the fire, or grab a seat inside. The prices are very reasonable, and the cider is exceptionally delicious.
Be sure to check their website for their cider classes, where you can learn how to make your own cider. Schilling also has happy hour Monday-Friday from 12-5.
930 SE 10th Ave Portland, OR