personally, i think hitting up the mcminnimenns kennedy school and concordia alehouse combo is worth the trip if you have two days or more in portland. a lot of local stuff on tap i hadnít tried. pool table, arcade games. mix of families, locals, and creeps like me inside. didnít try the food. servers were very attentive.
They only have about 20 taps, but they are all microbrews. I got a 10 glass sampler for $10, I was later told that it was supposed to cost $12, but I was only charged $10. Each sampler glass was very small, only about 2 ounces.
This place was quite enjoyable, very laid back attitude and it wasnít terribly busy. Our server was very fast, efficient and attentive, seemed decently knowledgeable as well. Enjoyed some extremely tasty brews such as Hopsickle and Hop Lava here. The food was quite tasty as well. Hope to visit this nice little bar again soon.
I enjoy this place thoroughly, the beer selection is good, service was quick and friendly. They do fun things like Beer Brawl, and other themed tastings. The food was enjoyable, and well priced. I donít often find myself here but everytime I do I am glad I came back.
Upon entering you are greeted by this giant, wooden door that I thought was really cool. The interior was simple, wood furniture with the walls on the bare side, with a purposely subtle array of beer memorabilia on the walls. A tap list containing maybe a dozen to 15 brews. Some pretty common and a handful of rare/hard to find stuff. Lots of bottles, but they didnít have a written list of what they had so I had to do the best I can looking over the bar to see what was available. Food prices were a little on the high side I thought. I ended up with a basket of fries and buffalo tossed chicken tenders which was just perfect. The tenders and sauce were just as good as Fire On The Mountainís and the fries were really were better. Iíd be interested to try some other things are on the menu next time to see if they are worth the prices.
Walking into this place is a little strange....it feels very much like walking through someones wide, empty living room and finding a bar at the end of it.
Regardless, everyone seems friendly and relaxed.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | November 29, 2008
Portland’s premier drinking destination, no doubt. I feel kinda jammed in when I go - place is oddly shaped. The locals, of course, are very friendly and the ambiance is comfortable and unassuming. Very, very local.
after4ever (318) Brier, Washington | November 16, 2008| Updated November 17, 2008
Well, when you drive up, the sign looks pretty hokey. Corny í80s flourescent. Donít drive by. Itís a great place. They donít push too hard to make it into something it isnít; it has picnic tables and small bathrooms and no decorations it doesnít need. Plenty of good bottles, plenty of good faucets, taps rotating, lines clean, *great* pub grub, totally fair prices. Happy to go back again and again. Right down the block from the McMinís Kennedy School, which I still need to try, and will.
Was only able to spend a short time here, but that time was enjoyable. Excellent selection of beers that I got impression changes frequently. Staff was quite knowledgeable about the selection of beers. We only had some fries, but those were nice and hot and well done. Too bad I donít live closer!