An awesome building inside and out, with a section of picnic tables located inside which is perfect for group gatherings. Has a cabin feel from all of the wood inside... other than the IPA or barley wine on cask some times, donít expect anything you canít get in bottles. If youíre visiting the town and are in a hurry, I would suggest to pass this one up and pick up their bottles somewhere in town. But if you have the time and want to go relax and read the paper, this is a great spot. Havenít tried the food yet.
This place is enormous. Like, an entire city block. The entrance is a little tough to find depending on where youíre walking from. Itís pretty much at the corner of 3rd and Marshall.
But yeah...this place is huge on the inside as well. Two levels including plenty of restaurant/dining seating downstairs as well as the bar area. Thereís more upstairs, too. Pretty modern, almost semi-industrial in feel.
Maybe 10-11 beers on tap and most everything available in bottles as well. The beers are mostly pretty decent, but a couple I didnít care for.
The service here was friendly, but it was a little bit on the lax side, particularly once we were finished with our tasters. It took quite a bit of time to get the check. I guess not a major gripe, but something I noted.
Visited on 9th November 2014. Large venue with 2 levels, the decor is smart and has a really nice feel to the place. We stopped for lunch and tried all of the beers on offer via a tasting flight. The beer was pretty good as was the food. Service was good and the prices were decent. Liked this spot.
Beautiful bar and restaurant, in a very trendy up scale area. Service was good and beer selection was limited to their brews of which they only have 6-8. This is problematic if you donít like their beers as there is limited choice. Food is good and happy hour menu makes this great value if you can sneak out of work in time.
Huge brewpub situated in a pleasant building that has a large dining area as well as seating in the front bar and outside patio. Had a nice pint of porter with lunch. Friendly and efficient wait staff. Side area selling merchandise and growlers.
Visited Sunday 09/11/14 for dinner.
Downtown location and split across 2 levels, the appearance is medium to higher end, wood floors, red brick walls, well laid out and plenty of space with both high bench and lower level table sitting.
We hit around the prime Sunday dinner slot and the place was ticking over nicely but no more than half full.
10 beers on tap which you could take as a tasting flight. All house beers all of which were adequate, no stinkers but no world beaters typically coming in at 3.3/3.4 on the rating front for me.
Service was good as was the food.
Would definately hit this place up if you are stopping in downtown PDX but I doubt it would make my top 10 hitlist for PDX venues.
A modern brewpub, sort of like Vancouverís Yaletown feel with several levels. Beer quality is not very good, but itís enjoyable setting to enjoy a brew, especially on the patio. Very reasonably priced and friendly service. Not a mandatory stop in PDX by any means, but cool place.
(Visited 02/2010): Walked to Bridgeport on the suggestion of our server at Deschutes. It is located on Marshall and 13th, and there is street parking in all directions.
The interior has an industrial feel and is 2 levels, giving it a very open look. Lots of brick and exposed pipe, and dark colors. The bar is in the rear with a view of some of the small batch brewing equipment. There is also a permanent beer menu situated behind the bar displaying their regular and seasonal beers. There is also a small gift shop area with a cooler of bottled beer to go.
The beer selection consists of around 7 including 1 or 2 seasonals. There is a sampler available for $7.50. The beers are pretty standard offerings such as Amber, IPA, and ESB plus a couple of higher-end beers like a Scotch ale and the Hop Czar IPA. The standard beers are pretty average with the bigger brews being better.
Service was good on a weekday afternoon. The bartender was covering the area where we sat and he was knowledgeable about their available beers.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall Bridgeport is not at the top of the list as far as places I would hit on a return visit to Portland but I am glad we stopped in.
This is a nice, approachable brewpub. Two floors with open, wooden furnishings make for a typical, though welcoming atmosphere. I unfortunately only had one pint during my visit and zoned out on the couch upstairs. I was way too full from the burger Iíd just experienced. I couldíve had a better experience here but I poorly chose the not-so-great Haymaker pale ale. Overall, itís a good stop downtown. Good enough selection for the beer geek, but I didnít see anything that was just begging for me to drink it.