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Latest reviews from Portland

78 /100 61 SE YAMHILL ST
“old school everything. a meeting place for geek vets. lots of vintage bottles. unique barleywine style or influenced.“
Sammy 27 days ago
78 /100 210 NW 11TH AVE.
“very nicely done for a big place. carvings, service. good beers mostly hoppy and sesdionable. good bottles to go selection.“
Sammy 27 days ago
68 /100 4534 SE BELMONT
“decent selection of what they can get. selection of micros that cannot break the scene, in a uk type bar.“
Sammy 28 days ago
72 /100 4500 SE STARK ST
“top notch bar and beer store. its got the nsme. 36 taps. some great and unique and many fillers.“
Sammy 28 days ago
78 /100 630 SE BELMONT ST
“as good as the san diego.locations. the coffee and the beers, the latter as good or better than in sd.“
Sammy 28 days ago
78 /100
APEX (Bar)
1216 SE DIVISION ST.
“a destination. lots of great west coast taps including st. adairus and firestone.“
Sammy 28 days ago
76 /100 820 NE DEKUM ST
“well run but with a bit of edge. worth going for some dank west coast ipa that defy hazy.“
Sammy 28 days ago
80 /100 2204 NE ALBERTA #101
“efficiently run. good service. most of many taps hop forward.“
Sammy 28 days ago
70 /100 240 N BROADWAY ST
“several very good mixed fermentation on today. severely bottle choices a good place to shop though basement treck cuts ambiance.“
Sammy 29 days ago
84 /100 939 SE BELMONT
“i can see why this is a must destination for sours. two ounce pours of everything a charmer. great list of cellared gems by bottle and by barrel.“
Sammy 29 days ago
66 /100 5716 SE 92ND AVE.
“As a spoiled Portlander I could whine that the closest brewery to me was 2 and a half miles away, then Zoiglhaus opened 1 mile away. A big place, with a parking lot! (rare here.) Not much decoration here, blonde wood, kinda sterile in an ikea way. German beers not my faves but they do them well. Though my faves are the two IPAs, I also like their dopplebock. they do a delicious south German variety of pizza, fine spaetzle and a tasty burger. Also couple times a year they brew up a batch of wort that home brewers, like myself, can purchase and take home.“
raphael 39 days ago
86 /100 2444 NW 28TH AVE
“Their second location and yet another worthy addition to this crazy city’s craft beer scene. Smaller, but similar feel to the NE location, with plenty of bar seating. 24 beers on tap, with flights of 5 for $15. The beer selection differs a bit from the other location, with maybe half the taps in common. Super friendly service and world-class, adjunct-ridden beers. It’s a bit out of the way, but if you’re driving, this is worth a stop. Great place.“
mcberko 58 days ago
72 /100 412 NW 5TH AVE
“Same location as where Pints Brewing used to be, now under different branding. Street pay parking nearby during certain hours. They had about 10 beers on tap when I visited, with flights of 5 x 5 oz pours for $10. Beers were solid, though nothing mind-blowing. Super friendly service. Worth a stop if you’re staying on the west side, but perhaps not worth a visit if you’re only doing a couple places in town.“
mcberko 58 days ago
56 /100 1306 E BURNSIDE ST
“I'd had their beers before, but never visited until today. Cool spot right on Burnside. Tons of beers on tap, with a bunch of the taps taken up by different vintages of their "Cease and Desist" and "Irish Water" beers. I had a flight of 6, and unfortunately, the beer quality ranged from average to poor -- I was pretty let down, and don't really understand how a place like this survives in this city. Friendly service and a comfortable, relaxed place make this a pleasant stop at least. Not recommended.“
mcberko 58 days ago
68 /100 1403 SE STARK STREET
“About a year old at the time of my visit. Beautiful space, with bar seating, tables, and some cushiony areas. Over a dozen on tap, with custom flights of 6 for $12. Nothing strong on tap, but a decent array of beers. Fairly straight-forward beers, with no real highlights. Exceptionally friendly service. It's a fun spot, but not a beer highlight.“
mcberko 58 days ago
84 /100 3412 SE DIVISION ST
“An absolutely gorgeous place. Feels like a converted house, with a beautiful patio / garden out front, with scattered seating. When you get inside, there’s a long bar and a half-dozen other tables. 15 taps, with 3 oz pours of everything, or flights of 4, priced per beer. The beer quality was honestly fantastic, with their fruited sours really leaving a good impression on me. Efficient but nonchalant service. This is now a top-tier place in PDX for me. A must-visit.“
mcberko 59 days ago
54 /100 1516 SE 10TH AVE
“A bit off the beaten path, but it’s a cool spot in a homey neighbourhood. There’s a beer bar and a separate coffee and oatmeal bar to the left - cool concept if you’re here in the morning. 12 beers on tap, but only 4 of their own, the rest being guests. No flights; smallest pour was 12 oz, but I managed to convince the bartender to pours 4 oz pours, though he was a dick about it. Beer quality wasn’t good, with one destroyed by diacetyl. Could be a cool place, but the lack of tasters and the subpar beer make it unrecommendable in a beer scene like this. Disappointing.“
mcberko 59 days ago
68 /100 6112 SE FOSTER RD.
“New place a little off the beaten path, but only 15 mins driving from the centre of town without traffic. Spacious, modern place, with plenty of bar seating. 7-8 beers on tap, with flights of 4 for $5, a steal. They specialize in Detroit-style pizzas, and they have vegan options. Beers aren’t anything special, but they’re dialed in and clean. Extremely friendly service. Not a top-spot and difficult to recommend in PDX, but if you’re stuck on this side of town, it’s a fun spot.“
mcberko 59 days ago
78 /100 701 E BURNSIDE ST
“Odd place. I hope that they do this right and update everything. Right now it is odd, hanging plants, everything sort of half done. The beer list was pretty good, about 20 taps, some big stouts. Was busy, lots of outside stuff going on in the former parking lot. The food looked good. Furikake on fries? Sort of like cocoa pebbles on fries. But whatever. A good place, worth visiting. Gonna need much more to keep it up.“
douglas88 59 days ago
76 /100 1210 NORTHWEST COUCH STREET
“Downtown Whole Foods. Of course, grocery store, quite upscale. Lots of bottles, if you time it right, some really good ones. A great beer supply for a grocery store. Better than most beer stores in any other place.“
douglas88 59 days ago
76 /100 701 E BURNSIDE ST
“Cool place right next to Burnside Brewing -- let's see how long this lasts, as it's technically a pop-up right now until the end of 2019. Nicely set-up, with a full meat-centric kitchen (yuck). About 20 beers on tap, mostly Mikkeller San Diego beers, with flights of 4-6 available (priced according to the beer) -- must be the only Mikkeller I've visited that does flights! Very good taplist, but the ones I tried weren't anything special. Friendly, quick service. Recommended even in this ever-increasingly saturated beer market.“
mcberko 59 days ago
54 /100 7805 SE STARK STREET
“A block from Threshold, and now open for 4 hours. More than a dozen taps, with flights of 6 for $10. Beer quality isn’t great, with nothing ambitious on tap - clearly they aren’t trying to compete with the better breweries. Forgettable place.“
mcberko 59 days ago
66 /100 403 SE 79TH AVE.
“Visited about 5 months after opening. 9 house beers on tap, plus a few more guests. Flights of 5 available, charges by the beer - single 5 oz pours are $2-3.50. Beer quality isn’t great, though I did enjoy both stouts I tried quite a lot; the IPAs weren’t great. Friendly service and a very comfortable place. A little out of the way - were a stop if you’re out here.“
mcberko 59 days ago
68 /100 210 NW 11TH AVE.
“Large place, but totally swamped on Saturday evening. Enough obnoxious loud drunks and self absorbed loud 20-somethings to interfere with enjoyment of good beer and food. Staff was overwhelmed by amount of business and as the result service was poor. With the above said, plenty of own beer on tap, excellent burger, flights of 6 available, good wifi, some bottles to go. If you can, visit at less busy time. The place must be a victim of its own success, poorly managed and not sufficiently staffed to handle the volume of customers.“
thorongil2 86 days ago
80 /100 2204 NE ALBERTA #101
“Way out and not the best neighboorhood on our way there, but a nice place.“
elbenco 87 days ago
82 /100 4500 SE STARK ST
“In a quite neighboorhood this place pops up, fantastic location. Great beers to go and ok beer to drink“
elbenco 87 days ago
80 /100 131 NW 13TH AVE
“Decent open space with a nice wood roof. About 10 for their own beers on tap with a nice wide variety. Pretty much sours to lagers and a few IPA's . Prices were not too bad for being in downtown Portland. Pretty straight forward brewpub, the problem with that is there is 80 other ones just like it in Portland.“
thegreenrooster 90 days ago
72 /100 6112 SE FOSTER RD.
“Foster Road is developing quickly, new pizza places in less than a year and another one coming. this the first micro-brewery, and ust a couple blocks from NWIPA. The exterior on the south has a red on black dragon mural, while on the inside of that wall is a huge multi-color brew-pub mural modeled on a Diego Rivera in Detroit. The brewers here say they're trying to do straight up, and both IPAs were clean and tasty, not too heavy or bitter but not weak or cloudy. The Detroit style pizza is thick- and chewy-crusted, the sauce flavorful, toppings a little skimpy. Service was very wonderfull.“
raphael 115 days ago
70 /100 131 NW 13TH AVE
“A tasted a couple of flights and everything was on point. The food was good too. Service was fine and I don't expect much from it. No one was remarkably friendly or attentive. This place lacks some personality and focus but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.“
joet 133 days ago
86 /100
The Beer Mongers (Beer Store)
1125 SE DIVISION ST
“Another small and interesting shop that's a must for beer geeks visiting the city. Among the very best selection around here. Some good tap offerings usually as well. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.“
joet 133 days ago
88 /100 240 N BROADWAY ST
“Kind of weird to get to, it's smallish, bathroom is outside the door, not many taps and parking isn't great but this place is a truly hidden gem in Portland. The house tap offerings are some of the best and most lovable beers beer geeks can get in the city.“
joet 133 days ago
86 /100 1813 NE 2ND AVE
“Went for a special event and had a blast. Rough, working space, but vibrant. Small bar, sofa on the sidewalk to enjoy some fresh air. Nat was around and extremely friendly. Even though im not a cider guy, would definitely visit again. Lots of fun.“
stevoj 133 days ago
84 /100 4784 SE 17TH AVE
“What a weird location, this pocket notch where 17th crosses McLoughlin while nearby 12th overpasses it. Old industrial building nicely repurposed. Ruse has a high ceilinged space with a clear view into the brewing area. It feels good. But most important is the beer, which they do very well. Some emphasis on IPAs--hazy and not--but they also cover a wide range with Pilsner, Gose and stout The Ruse folks had been brewing some out of Coalition, and doing some other collaborations before getting their own space. Very friendly and knowledgeable beer tender. No food but some nearby.“
raphael 160 days ago
78 /100 1570 NW 22ND AVENUE
“High ceiling, fairly new, concrete space, doesn't feel warm or welcoming, tables fairly close together. But these folks make great beers, with a good variety on tap, and bottles to go (including some barrel- aged and other things not on tap.) Very timely, smiling service. Had the slider sampler that was tasty and cute; pub grub with a couple items a notch above. Prices as one would expect.“
raphael 189 days ago
72 /100 4784 SE 17TH AVE
“Stopped there during Zwickelmania 2019. Tried two beers, both pretty good, and chatted for some time with brewer Shaun Kalis. Really friendly vibe to this place. The tap list offered 12 beers, with a good variety of styles. No food available. The Oregon Beer Awards just recently named Ruse Brewing the Best New Brewery and Brewery of the Year - Small. A place to revisit, for sure.“
maekchu 201 days ago
74 /100 2715 SE 8TH AVE, STE 175
“Provisional review. This place was just opening the day we went there. The staff was unpacking merchandise and even setting up the menu board. Big airy space. The entire upstairs space was open on three sides. A Cessna airplane hangs from the rafters near one end of the building. Lots of seating: 20 or so at the bar, 30 perhaps at first floor tables, and around 40 upstairs. 13 taps available. We sampled two, which were both good. Need to go back after they have gotten truly settled.“
maekchu 201 days ago
76 /100 5846 NE SANDY BLVD
“Walked in on a Sunday, near noon, and it was dead. So dead, I had to go back to the kitchen to let them know they had a customer. And soon after, it was bumping. Lots of families, big neighborhood vibe going on. Interesting storefront location, but very accessible. Was able to get there on the TriMet, and was ample street parking. Small menu, but good. Decent selection of beers, with a lean towards saisons. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Would definitely visit again.“
stevoj 202 days ago
60 /100 1700 NE BROADWAY
“Pretty much right on my doorstep from my the place I was staying at. Sports bar vibe with late 70s decor. Beer was pretty good though, and the food was decent. No crowds, so a nice little escape.“
stevoj 204 days ago
78 /100 304 SE 2ND AVE
“Down amongst some warehouses, although it seems like the area is starting to turn over. Freshly scrubbed industrial vibe, large open spaces. Good crowd at lunch time. Food is also good. Small tap list, focusing on a few styles.“
stevoj 204 days ago
72 /100 3443 NE 57TH AVE
“Walking up on a Sunday afternoon, and it looked dead. Surprise! It was not only jammed, but had a waiting line. Luckily, i was alone and was able to snag a seat at the bar. Food looked amazing, but i had just eaten. Quick flight of solid beers. Good service, despite the crowd.“
stevoj 205 days ago