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Widmer Gasthaus Restaurant Review: Located in an industrial stretch of North Portland that's now filled with boutiques and restaurants, the hoppy scent of brewing will guide you to the refurbished warehouse space, a striking expanse of gleaming copper, wood and glass. Kurt and Rob Widmer were pioneers in Portland's microbrew renaissance, starting their brewpub in the early 1980s. Not surprisingly, beer is the major reason to visit this pub located at the Widmer brewing headquarters. Order the six-beer sampler tray that arrives with mini-mugs of choice brews. Non-alcoholic-beer drinkers may want to try the creamy house-brewed root beer. Families are welcome and kids of all ages will enjoy the German pub menu of fondue, hot soft pretzels and schnitzels. Sausages are crafted by the local charcuterie, Olympic Provisions, and the menu also features Northwest specialties like elk stew and steelhead trout. The gluten-free menu offers some very decent choices --- grilled meats, bratwurst, salads --- that may be washed down with the cleverly named Omission Beer.