Foundation Brewing Company focuses on delivering world-class, smart, well-composed and fun beers in a clean, bright, friendly and cheerful manner. We respect intelligence, humor, science, craftsmanship, and the drive to be excellent. We embrace openness, friendliness, inclusivity, humility, and personal fun.

Part-Time Tasting Room Bartender

Part-Time Tasting Room Bartender

Our tasting room is a place where we share our story and teach visitors about our beer. We see our tasting room as a community place where both locals and travelers can enjoy our beer in a fun and safe environment. Our tasting room and outdoor patio are family and dog-friendly. We are looking for a part-time bartender to join our team who shares a passion for craft beer and interacting with the beer community.

Our tasting room is connected to our brewery production space in the Industrial Way neighborhood of Portland. We are currently open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 12-7pm on Wednesdays, 12-8pm on Thursday-Saturday, and 12-6pm on Sunday and Monday. Our tasting room has 12 taps for draft pours, and also sells beer-to-go and merchandise. Our Brewery Kitchen opened in July and has food available from Thursday-Monday using a counter service model with buzzers for customers to pick up their food at the kitchen window.

We are primarily looking for someone who can work approximately 20-24 hours per week on Sunday, Monday and Thursday. Please send resume and cover letter to¬†with the subject “Tasting Room Application.” No walk-ins please.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Our tasting room team is responsible for maintaining a fun and safe environment for all of our customers. It is a busy, high energy environment, requiring a high level of customer service. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a welcoming and friendly experience
  • Educating visitors about Foundation beers and the brewing process in general
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the tasting room (including draft lines), outdoor patio and restrooms
  • Serving samples, full pours and flights, according to state guidelines and company policies
  • Completion of direct sales transactions using Square for Restaurants POS
  • Fulfilling pre-orders received from our online store
  • Maintaining tasting room glassware and merchandise inventory, re-stocking as needed
  • Re-stocking kegs and cans in the tasting room
  • Ongoing advancement of working beer knowledge

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum age requirement is 21 years
  • Flexible schedule, including the ability to work weekends and holidays. We are primarily looking for someone who can work approximately 20-24 hours per week on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
  • State approved safe server training must be completed before your first shift, this is provided by the Company and paid for and compensated time
  • Candidate must be able to work in a standing position continuously
  • Candidate must be able to bend, stoop, and reach frequently
  • Candidate must be able to frequently lift 60 pounds and occasionally move up to 170 pounds to re-stock kegs in the tasting room cooler
  • All candidates must be comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions (our outdoor patio is our most popular seating location in the summer months)


Competitive benefits for our part-time team members include:

  • Accrued PTO beginning on your first day
  • Company holidays paid at time-and-a-half if working on the designated holiday
  • Company-provided short and long term disability insurance for part-time, non-seasonal, employees working more than 20 hours per week (after a 90 day waiting period)
  • Company retirement plan with 3% match after one year
  • Team discounts

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Foundation Brewing Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.