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.
After flying in from NJ and arriving late...and striking out at Great Notion (Closed for Spring Cleaning...really) I saved the night with a visit to Concordia Ale House. As others have said...noisy bar...with multiple rooms/areas...very nice vibe if you are looking for a borderline craftbeer dive bar. For that night and my needs it was just right...staff was great and very accommodating. Best of all great draft and bottle beer selection. Enjoyed some local Oregon beers (Portland/Bend/Hood River) from Breakside, pFriem, Boneyard, 10 Barrel, Silver Moon, Laurelwood, and others. This would be a great craftbeer bar in many cities...however, in craftbeer crazy Portland...this is amazingly second tier to the likes of Belmont Station, Bailey’s, Apex, and Horse Brass. Still...worth a stop if in the area and you’ve already visited these (plus it’s closer to the airport).
Been meaning to check out his place for like two years since it’s basically the closet to PDX rn. Sizebale place that is mostly bar and pool tables but has a super legit 30 large tap list plus atleast 100 bottles. Service is decent. Yeah. Go this place.
Noisy beer bar, with music, sports news, and a loud trivia game going on. Diverse crowd. Twenty two brews on the well-selected tap list, with an emphasis on NW stuff. Very impressive selection of bottles. Service was okay. Good place to find all kinds of new beers.
New to the area and was stoked to find this little gem. A nice balanced atmosphere. Decent tap selection about 20 I think. Rotating taps with what’s up next on the tap list is a plus. Good bottle stock....maybe 100 or so different brews. Food was good but a little overpriced possibly due to the HUGE portions. Give me 3/4 the food and 3/4 the price and I’d be happier......a little wasteful really.
Don’t let the divey ambiance throw you as it did me when I first walked in. The hummus plate I had was excellent. The beer selection was good, and the service good.
Wish I had more time to taste more of their food and other beers.
Very unimpressive -- sorry. Nothing special in the fridge or on tap when I was there, and the service couldn’t care less whether people are there or not. I walked out after having a beer that i could have had on tap in Arizona. Better to walk across the street to Kennedy School -- at least they have some atmosphere and service.
Interesting beer list that stayed interesting as it rotated over a few days. Bonus points for having Taras Boulba, besides the expected selection of Oregon beers. Food was pretty good too. Unremarkable atmosphere but the beer made up for it. Really appreciated the child-friendly area and quick yet patient service. Solid little craft beer bar.
Nice bottle selection with a few at or near collectible level. Solid selection of local brews. In a town where most of the street food is cheap and good, the grub is notably weaker than some other places. Prices - food and drink - are pretty good for where I come from but a smidgen more expensive than other local offerings
Ambiance of an industrial pool hall. Lots of open space. Pretty much empty at midnite Thursday. Awesome selection of west coast beers. Was the first to taste Caldera Mogli Stout after the opened a new keg for me. That is beer heaven. Great bartender, nice people, quiet.