Visited on 8th November 2014. It’s a large, split level venue that appears to be very popular with the locals. The decor features bikes quite a lot which reflects the environmental sensibilities of the place. We managed to get a table and tried all the beers on offer via a tasting flight. Beers were decent enough, we had some nibbles which were decent. A good place. Not the best in PDX but soild enough.
Very nice place...I recommend a visit on maybe a second Portland craftbeer tour...keep in mind this would be a first tier place in most cities...but in Portland...this is somehow one level lower because there are really that many places that score higher. Nonetheless, check out Hopworks when you can...large list of house made beers...very cool bicycle-centric décor...(love the bike frames over the bar)...and pretty decent food.
We had a short stop here when driving to Cartlandia. It was lunch time so it was quite full. I couldn’t connect with the waitress so I decided to buy some bottles to go. They only sell packs and bombers. Maybe I have more time and patience next time.
Visited around 6pm on Saturday 08/11/14, this modern split level facility was wedged full of early evening diners.
Concrete floor and pretty spartan decorations this is the kind of place I wouldn’t want to stop too long in but the atmosphere was good and we manged to grab the last small table to huddle together at.
15 beers on tap and you could get a tasting flight for all 15 or choose 10, smaller 8oz pours also available.
Service was pretty prompt considering how busy it was.
Happy hour till 6pm, which we just managed to hit and included some good value grazing food, I picked a calzone for 4 bucks. Pizza’s seemed a pretty popular food choice here.
Beer range was solid, a number of different styles represented and we picked up a few tasters from our server along the way depsite how busy it was.
Beer quality is decent enough but no world beaters in their range for me.
In all a decent venue but if you had to choose 5 in PDX this wouldn’t make the cut, might just scrape a top 10 spot, but maybe just outside.
came here for some beer last night instead of sitting in my hotel room. Parking is very limited, I was very lucky to get a spot. Pretty large sapce, large bar, additional seating upstairs. Service was pretty good. Selection was about 20 beers and a few ciders on tap. I ordered the pretzels and they were filling. Over all, a pretty decent place that I would come back to if I was in town again.
Located a short bus trip away from downtown Portland, in the SE part of town. A large bike-themed brewpub with 15 taps and one cask. Beers ranged from decent to good, but nothing that special. Didn’t try the food here, but the menu looked okay and the prices were decent. Tickers, be prepared that they only offer samplers with either 10 or 15 beers.
Fall 2013 Portland trip: cool place. Construction happening on the left half of the joint (looks like in the picture that’s done now) and tough to park. Bar itself is nice and bartender was good and talked shop. Beers are solid, but not spectacular. Got a bottle to go as well.