Close to the train station. Sort of a "normal" bar with locals hanging out and chatting, low key vibe. It looks tiny but there is more seating in the back. They have a bit of an unusual slight emphasis on german style beers. A friendly place to throw a few back.
Place is 300 feet from my cousins apartment. It is situated in a brick building. Bartenders are friendly. They have eight beers on tap. All are of the basic IPA, IIPA. red ale, ext. styles. I did not try the food. Prices are not bad. I tried the double IPA and I like it.
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday evening. Easy to find, located immediately north of downtown. In a narrow, pretty brick space with an 8 seat bar, and a few tables in the adjoining room. 10 house beers on draft, with food available. Ambiance is classic rock playing and TVs tuned to sports. Service was friendly. Seemed like a locals spot, I enjoyed my visit.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component part.
Visited early afternoon of Wed July 1, 2015. Got here by bus that stopped fairly close. Parking likely on the street, but didn’t really check for it. After had a fairly short walk to Tugboat. Had a flight of 5 of their beers. OK service. No problem using their wifi. Nice place, I’d go back.
Great little place a few blocks from Bailey’s. Really good quality beer, even the more gentle styles. Great service and a wonderful ambiance, though a little dark inside - the outside patio is lovely. Definitely worth a stop when in the downtown area.
This was my first introduction to Portland, and I really liked it. If we hadn’t taken the train in, we might have overlooked this little place. It’s going to be off most people’s radar, which I think makes it extra awesome as it will never be a beer geek destination. They have a super Berliner that I could and would drink all day. In fact, that alone makes me love this place but I also do love that it is a short jaunt from Union Station and as a traveler that makes me happy. I tried several of the other beers, none were as good as the Berliner but they are all solid. I liked that they had a rose beer, and shocked that no other brewery we visited in Portland had a rose beer given it’s the "rose city." On sunny days you can sit outside; inside is small and dark but does have a proper bar.
A nice small place. Coffee shop in the morning and a brewpub in the afternoon, what could be better than a place you can stay all day. Exposed brick and wood throughout. The service was helpful and knowledgeable. The beers were all solid and tasty.