The building that houses Migration Brewing Company used to be an old radiator shop, but when the brewery moved in, the first patrons said: “This is exactly what the neighborhood needed.” It had no heat, insulation on the ceiling, but some hard work from the group of friends that started the brewery, transformed it into the space it is today. It is a space that attracts regulars from the neighborhood and it has created a larger group of friends. Colin Rath, co-owner, invited some of the regulars to his wedding - people he wouldn’t have known if not for the brewery.
As a way to continue to be a large part of their community, they host a night once a month where the 10% of the proceeds of the night go to a local organization. “It’s amazing to see people’s mindset and to see giving back become this joint effort where people want to give back however they can.”
Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between the Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents the culture, history, and passion of brewing in our community. The library worked with 14 breweries who's contribution and support made this project possible. Explore the collection at Portland Brew Stories. We were hired to produce a series of three videos to support the library's efforts.