At the moment, Concordia is the best overall beer place in Portland, period. They haven’t been around as long as the Horse Brass, don’t have the style of Higgins, but they’re the best of both those places when it comes to beer. Food? Sure, it’s pub grub, but there are many tasty things (the Reuben). What they do that the other don’t is, the have a great balance between American craft beers & premium imports. They also take great care in their selections. Just because you have 100 taps doesn’t mean you have a good beer selection. Absolutely essential in your beer travels. Some of the most "beer inspried" bartenders I have ever encountered.
troopie (71) Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon | January 10, 2007| Updated January 11, 2007
Looks kind of bare and unfinished, even with the pink elephants on the wall. Service is often delayed when it is crowded, but at other times is attentive and VERY knowledgeable. Food is standard Ami pubkos, burgers and toebroedtjies, with very good breakfast on weekends and a lekker flat steak.
But the selection, here the place shines. Here are 22 taps, all served at the proper temperature. Here are bottles from everywhere but Africa. Here is the right glasswear. They need more parking.
Solid, solid beer bar. In the same vein as Brouwer’s though less pretentious. Not all local taps, probably about 1/2 from the PNW, all but 3 Belgians from the Western US and Colorado. Didn’t 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 I’ve 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 ommegang’s 3 philosophers (beers come in 4 sizes) and a glass of hair of the dog’s 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 didn’t 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. Didn’t try the food, but I hear its good. The atmosphere wasn’t 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 didn’t actually try any. A must visit in PDX.