Brewpub/restaurant quite a ways down Fremont St. Fairly quiet on an early Thursday evening. Mixed crowd, a bit older than many beer places in PDX. Light rock on sound system, news on TV. Sort of fuzzy industrial look: cinder block, shiny metal siding, and warm blonde wood. Extensive menu of pub stuff. Sampler set: six 3-oz. glasses for $7, choice of eight regulars, three seasonals, and one on nitro. Beer is okay, with a couple of pleasant surprises.
Visited while roadtripping through Oregon and Washington. Nice atmosphere, big open room. The food menu looked really good, but we were only drinking. I would say that the beers were mainly pretty average. I would recommend hitting Alameda if you are doing brewery tours east of the river.
Alameda was a bit further out in northeast portland. Itís pretty big with a more rustic feel to it
I went with mostly their IPAs at the time and they were pretty good. They had a solid selection of their own brews.
The food was solid. It was pretty standard pub fare, but pretty decent. Nothing to jump through hoops to get, but Iíd certainly have no problem eating here in the future
Alameda was pretty solid overall. Not great, but certainly far from bad. The bartenders were nice and friendly
Nice airy, open brewpub. Alameda has a small sidewalk outdoor seating area which is pleasant however Freemont St. can get quite busy so the sound can be loud. The beer was good although I only tried the El Toreoro Organic IPA. It was a well crafted NW IPA. The $3/pint happy hour was a fair deal. I didnít really look at the menu so i canít comment there but the selection and the service were about average for a brew pub.
Located in a quaint neighborhood within walking distance to Beaumont Market. Atmosphere is strange but fine, can see all the brewing supplies equipment behind the bar. Had a few of their beers and was surprised at how good the Hefe was at the time. Just got the taquitos but they were swell, good dipping sauce. Worth a stop if youíre in the neighborhood. No complaints but not a must-stop.
First place we went to in Portland. We were there for a late lunch (1pm) and it was fairly dead. Nothing good or bad about the setting. We chose a spot near the street. Service was fine. Nice selection of very drinkable beers. Prices seemed in line. The only thing I would say is that it just does not leave an impression. The beers and food and service were fine, but I just didnít feel much about the place. Perhaps that is a function of the lunch situation....I have no reason to rate this lower than an 80, Iím just saying that something seemed to be missing.