Iíve always said, "If you donít like smoking, donít go to place x." Well, I wonít be returning to Green Dragon. They allow smoking on the patio, and I donít mind s little smoke, but it was fucking distracting. Most places have banned it, and for the life of me I donít understand why they would allow it, even if only on the patio. The food, tap selection, and service are all very mediocre, if not, flat-out unimpressive. With so many other options in town, youíre simply wasting your time. I hate to sound like an asshole, but this place was just not very good, and I have no reason to return. Adios.
Visited on an early Friday afternoon in March 2016. Located around 25 minutes walk from my hotel, (Marc Spencer) very close to the Cascade Barrel House.
I liked this rather big and relaxed place. The selection was really good, both own beers and guests. (Pliny the Elder among the latter ones)
The service was friendly and fast. I also liked that one could buy bottles to go from two fridges located in the room.
Cascade, Fat Heads and this place was the best ones during my visit to Portland.
Visited on a Sunday evening in November 2015. Large L-shaped brewery and beer hall. 2 bars offering around 60 taps of beer from across the USA. Tried a few beers here and all were decent quality, prices not too high. It does feel a bit scruffy and basic but for a good range of beer itís worth a trip.
This place was kind of goofy. They have two beers and a small brewing system. The two bars have different offerings, including one that has all the house beers (Buckman Brewing). All told itís something like 60 beers on tap and there are definitely some interesting choices, mostly from Oregon and Washington breweries.
I mostly came here to try the house beers and honestly, I was less than impressed...they were quite...bad overall. So Iíd say stick to the "guest" taps if youíre here.
The inside was kind of empty, even though it was a Friday night. They seemed to have a patio out back that was fuller and more happening, though...so maybe thatís where all the cool kids sit.
Overall, just got kind of a "meh" vibe from this place, even though the beer selection is pretty eclectic and decent.
Visited in the early afternoon on Monday June 29, 2015. Got the bus over the bridge, think it was the number 15 line, stopped around SE Belmont St and SE 9th Ave if I remember correct, saw the Green Dragon from the bus stop, very short walk over. Likely can also park on the street. Fairly large area inside, seems to be some seating in the back outside as well, though we never went there. 5 beers from Buckman available, also a bunch of guest taps. I didnít eat, ny mates had some of the happy hour food that they enjoyed though. Very good service. Located very close to Cascade. Iíd go back for sure if I had the possibility to do so.
Interesting little place; two bars, each with about 30 taps, plus some bottle coolers that I did not really explore. 5 house taps in addition to the other 60, all with the Buckman label. Not crowded on a Saturday afternoon. No tasters per se, but the bartender let me try a couple things for free before selecting a pint. No ABVs shown on any of their taps, and the waitress didnít know either. She offered to find out, but never returned with the data.
The place was very busy on a Tuesday evening. There are couple of bars inside and a big beer garden. The in-house beers a mixture of Buckman Botanical Brewery and Green Dragon names. I didnít quite understand whatís the difference. Besides that the day we visited there was also beer release for The Unipiper beer which was brewed there. I had two beers, both quite OK. More like a bar than a brewpub.