Upright Brewing Company | Portland, Oregon
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Upright Brewing Company
Excellent based on 49 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

240 N Broadway St
Portland, Oregon United States 97227 [ print map ]
503 735 5337

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Hours: Tasting Room open Fridays 4:30 - 9 pm, Sat/Sun 1 - 6 pm

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Upright Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Upright Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Upright Late Harvest (Batch 3+) 93, Upright Anniversary Saison 99, Upright Five (#5) 96, Upright Four (#4) 93, Upright Blend Love 99, Upright Sole Composition: Pinot Barrel-Aged Four 94, Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (2015) 98, Upright Blueberry Stout 95, Upright Four Play 99, Upright Engelberg Pilsener 94, Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (Eastside Distilling Barrel-Aged) 89, Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (Big Bottom Barrel-Aged) 95, Upright Pinot Barrel aged Four with Yarrow and Rose Petal , Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (Bull Run Barrel-Aged) 98, Upright Sole Composition: Late Harvest (Single Syrah Cask) , Upright Sole Composition: Barrel-Aged Seven Blend 99, Upright Sole Composition: Apricot Seven 98, Upright Red Wing Lager , Upright Six (#6) 92, Upright Gose 94
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49 reviews for Upright Brewing Company
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  84%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Travlr  (1927) Washington, Washington DC | June 19, 2011
Basement level brewery where you drink among the casks and brightening tanks. Great vibe, mostly locals and some dude playing blues on a guitar. Outstanding beers. Our favorite of 9 places we tried in Portland. Nice selection of bottles to go.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1508) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 17, 2013| Updated September 24, 2013
Parking is not easy here but if you use public transit or just walk itís not a problem. When I was here there was nothing on the ground floor, the place was empty. Take the elevator down to the basement and walk around the barrels lying all over the place and go to the back corner where there is a folding table set up with a guy hanging out in the vicinity that will serve drinks. They have some bottles available but the Sole Composition bottles are the ones that people go for. They do very good saisons for the most part. They do a lot of experimentation so they do miss on occasion but they do a good job all around. Theyíre also one of the few breweries that I know that does multiple goses through out the year. Prices are reasonable on all their bottles and the draft stuff as well. Iíd love to return some time soon.
3fourths  (1453) Boulder, Colorado | September 7, 2010| Updated July 8, 2013
difficult to find as itís located in the basement of an old bank building, but itís a fun place to stop in for a few sips and look around at the operation. the small size of the operation is clear as they only have a few tables stuck in and around the fermenters and barrel racks. beer quality ranges from okay to great, with some of their non-standard offering being the most interesting (such as classic german pils and gruit). people are friendly, prices are fair, and the whole experience was fun. itís nice to see them care about the ingredients and the process unlike so many other upstarts. itís probably a place more suited for travelers than locals, though, as there are a ton of other places in town in better neighbourhoods and with better facilities (and patios).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1134) Orange County, California | June 23, 2015

Luckily we had several veterans to guide us on the way here. We walked from the Eastside Lodge here, which was a bit further than I really expected, though not necessarily terrible. Once you get to the building, you have to take the elevator downstairs and then take a couple turns. Apparently you will be in trouble if you have to take the stairs down.

This place is tiny. They had a few special taps on as well as their typical lineup of the Saisons and the Pils. Old school cash register. It is cash only...or check. What? Who the hell even carries around a checkbook anymore? At least the beers are cheap. One of our party members bought a pitcher (64 oz pitcher) of Pinot Barrel Aged Four for 18 American Dollars. Thatís nutters.

There isnít really a whole lot of space to sit or hang out here and itís small to begin with. Itís also kind of hot. So, itís neat to visit or pick up some special release bottles/taps, but I wouldnít come here to drink for an extended period of time. Slight score boost though for the quality of the beer and the value of it all.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | October 18, 2013
I absolutely loved my time at Upright. The kind of environment I always feel extremely comfortable drinking in, surrounded by brewing equipment, oak casks, the sight of open fermentation vessels quietly bubbling away. The tap room is basic, a few tables, chairs etc. Whatever, itís all about sampling wonderfully delicious beer. Impressed with the diversity too, not just a fantastic selection of farmhouse ales but there was also a pilsner, bitter and smoked available...all very good. The record player drifting out some killer tunes on vinyl completes it. Perhaps the basement feel would not make you linger for long if you came here regularly but if you havenít sampled Upright wares before itís a must.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | January 2, 2014
Visited around 1pm on Saturday 25/05/13, just after opening. Upright is located in the basement of a 3 or 4 storey building. Downstairs is the brewery itself, lots of barrel ageing projects underway and you can pretty much sit amongst it all. The place was pretty quiet on my visit, 2 groups of 2, plus my party of 6. The guy serving was friendly and informative. Thereís 10 taps and about 10 bottles (to drink in or go). 5oz pours weighed in at a very reasonable $1.50! Really nice set up - a definate visit on a beer tour of PDX !
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (836) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 11, 2015
An underground maze that leads you to a boiler room brewery. Kinda fight clubish and comes with a cute Colie that follows the brewer around. Tables scattered throughout the brewery. All this makes it seem like a great kept secret. Everything about this place is awesome and fun. A must with pretty good beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
Nice friendly and beer geek focused tap room in the improbable basement of a well-located office building near Broadway Bridge. The venues are not particularly attractive, but the beers are good enough that you have a bit of the pilgrimage feel that charaterizes top spots and make you stop caring about how a place looks. Kind of how HOTD used to be before moving close to downtown. Itís not depressing, but it remains a dark basement and with more kegs than people. Still, as beer geeks flock in, a fun atmosphere may develop. you can buy Upright bottles including rarities when available - based on only Four and Seven being available when we visited, I assume thatís not very often. Prices are very reasonable. Growlers are available to go, but they donít have any empties for sale, so you need to bring your own. Too bad, because there were a few beers there that we loved and would have liked a growler of including a sour special called Yusef Lateef and a deliciously bright and fairly hoppy Pilsner, I did not even know they made one. No food offered. Very restricetd hours, their core business not being to run a pub.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (499) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 10, 2012
A quaint little tasting room in the basement of an unsuspecting building with a lovely charm. The brewmaster pours 10 (9 Upright) beers on tap in sampler sizes, 12 oz pours or growler fills for very reasonable prices, along with offering a few bottles to go. Great little place to stop in on a warm day for some of Uprightís saison specialties.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | November 25, 2012
A great little tasting room in this basement brewery located in a funky turn of the 20th century office tower. Nine offerings on tap all at 1.50$ each...and these are high quality offerings! They do have some snacks to buy, but this is for beer imbibing. Barkeep/master of vinyl was friendly. Please note the odd hours, but as David said, the focus here is brewing. Still, fun time tasting beer, eating pork rinds amongst barrels!

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