Established in 2010, Columbia River operates out of a building previously occupied by local favorite Laurelwood Brewing Pizza. Their space gave birth to many great brewing achievements, and Columbia River Brewing Company lives up to this legacy by creating some supremely delicious craft brews. Head brewer Rick Burkhardt began his journey in the early 70’s, with a vacation to the United Kingdom. While there, Rich had an opportunity to brew with an established brewmaster, and was immediately hooked on the brewing process. Thirty years later, Rick is living out his dream, to the benefit of Portlanders and visitors alike!