Solid, solid beer bar. In the same vein as Brouwerís though less pretentious. Not all local taps, probably about 1/2 from the PNW, all but 3 Belgians from the Western US and Colorado. Didnít seem like they had any really rare beers on tap, but still had a decent selection. I just wish they had another 20 taps to choose from. I think Iíve tried all but two things on their tap list during my visit, and I was looking for something new. Ninkasi IPA was just that, and it was quite good. Glanced at the food menu, which looked pretty good, but they did not have a late night happy hour. Whoever our server was, she was really cute.
Very nice place in a strange building- "L" shaped establishment in a square building, weird. Great tap selection, looks like they rotate the local stuff quite a bit. Was able to pick up a bottle of Fantome Circus at a great price too. I like having bottles to-go at my beer bars. Good service.
A nice place in Northeast Portland to stop for a night of drinking with friends around a table. Does have the greatest "pub" feel for decor but it makes up for it in the beer list and tap selections. A strong list with a large Belgium section for the labic lovers. The food is pretty standard pub-grub fare.
This Ale House sets the standards for all other! Very few places fall into this quality and caliber or ever evolving beer selection of quality and uniqueness. The food is top notch pub grub! Try their Brie and mushroom burger.....or the Immensely firey and tastey Firehouse burger.....
Went here on my birthday, when where I wanted to go was closed. Had a great time. Selections lean toward the European, but still 4 or 5 fine drafts for the hophead. I had a heavenly goblet of ommegangís 3 philosophers (beers come in 4 sizes) and a glass of hair of the dogís Fred. Great hamburgers & chicken, with pub food extras like thai noodes & smoked mushroom ravioli. Wish they had a parking lot
This is a very fun little bar with a great tap and bottle line up. The food looked good but I didnít try it on this trip. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. A great bar to visit in Portland.
Very nice beer bar in an unusual location in Portland. Tap seleciton was quite nice, I had an oaked arrogant bastard among others. Many bottles available as well, all in plain view behind the bar. Didnít try the food, but I hear its good. The atmosphere wasnít perfect, but it was comfortable and I enjoyed it. All in all a great place to enjoy some great beers. Thanks to DA and wohlfs for taking me here.
Damn nice little beer bar. Taps that apparently rotate quickly. Over 100 bottles available at a reasonable price. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Food appeared good but I didnít actually try any. A must visit in PDX.
bobbrew (6) Yacolt, Washington | August 20, 2005| Updated August 7, 2007
UPDATE August 7, 2007 - Recent owner changes have not been a blessing to Concordia. While itís still a great place with a wide selection, recent experiences have been less than stellar. At a recent double IPA tasting one beer tasted of Framboise and another was seriously infected. The knowledge and passion of pouring a perfect pint is currently lacking. Service has been mediocre. Food is still good and plentiful but uninspired. $2 Tuesdays are a mad house with the local college crowd which can be a blessing or a curse depending on your point of view.
While Iíll still go back occasionally, I find myself not dreaming of this place as I used to frequently do.
ORIGINAL POST -
Concordia will soon become the epicenter of the Portland beer scene. Taps change daily and sometimes more frequently. Mattís mission is to provide the best beer, beer environment and beer education available in Portland or the Northwest. Go there Sundays or Tuesdays and get educated by the editor of the top homebrewing magazine in the US.
Iíve gotta update my rating. How do you rate a place when youíre in the "other" beer capitol of the US _ Denver and all you can wish for is being back at the CONCORDIA?
If you havenít been there you just havenít been to the BEST!
This is a really amazing spot in Portland. If you are sick of going to the Horse Brass and want to drink good beer in a smoke free environment, this is the place for you. Really great tap selection with a few belgians always on tap and other unique beers that you donít see very often. A massive cooler behind the bar houses a big selection of botted beers at a good price. All their beers are served in four mug sizes from half pint to 64oz mug. The food is absolutely amazing, and i have never had to wait for a table.