Visited on 8th November 2014. It’s a large, split level venue that appears to be very popular with the locals. The decor features bikes quite a lot which reflects the environmental sensibilities of the place. We managed to get a table and tried all the beers on offer via a tasting flight. Beers were decent enough, we had some nibbles which were decent. A good place. Not the best in PDX but soild enough.
Big building, cycling theme, shiny brushed metal everywhere. Beer selection is quite good, as is the overall quality. Steam beer, IPA, Baltic porter, Czech pils, etc. Happy hour food menu has interesting choices and reasonable prices, but I’d come back again just to try more beer. This is the startup from the former Laurelwood brewer, so it’s no surprise that the beer is well-received.
Ferris (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 17, 2014| Updated January 25, 2014
Nice if a bit sterile. With all their promotion of green and sustainability, I thought it would reflect more in the bar. Good selection with a few guest taps. Food was decent, all in all a good place but out of the way.
Located in the SE part of town, this is a little further out. Varied taplist, with plenty of seating, including lots of bar space. Service is always friendly and the beers are solid. A second tier place in PDX, but worth a stop if you can fit it in -- either this or the Bike Bar location will do.
Visited around 6pm on Saturday 08/11/14, this modern split level facility was wedged full of early evening diners.
Concrete floor and pretty spartan decorations this is the kind of place I wouldn’t want to stop too long in but the atmosphere was good and we manged to grab the last small table to huddle together at.
15 beers on tap and you could get a tasting flight for all 15 or choose 10, smaller 8oz pours also available.
Service was pretty prompt considering how busy it was.
Happy hour till 6pm, which we just managed to hit and included some good value grazing food, I picked a calzone for 4 bucks. Pizza’s seemed a pretty popular food choice here.
Beer range was solid, a number of different styles represented and we picked up a few tasters from our server along the way depsite how busy it was.
Beer quality is decent enough but no world beaters in their range for me.
In all a decent venue but if you had to choose 5 in PDX this wouldn’t make the cut, might just scrape a top 10 spot, but maybe just outside.
This was one of my favorite brewpubs to visit in Portland, maybe even my most favorite. The atmosphere is lively and hippie. It really makes one feel like he is in Portland. Service was very attentive and the beer, affordable anyway, was a super deal at happy hour. The menu looked very attractive but we had all just eaten and couldn’t partake of any more food. The beers I tried were all very solid and representative of the PNW beer scene. I enjoyed the vibe and the brews immensely.
We had a short stop here when driving to Cartlandia. It was lunch time so it was quite full. I couldn’t connect with the waitress so I decided to buy some bottles to go. They only sell packs and bombers. Maybe I have more time and patience next time.
Good beer and good values mix together and pull me in. This very modern brewpub with its varnished wooden and metallic interior looks just like the bicycle shop that they decorate it to look like. This biking thematic could only seduce me, so I was more than thrilled when I realized that they also brew excellent beers. Their basic pils (Hub Lager) is a shining and rare North American example of an unfiltered and clean lager. Hoppier ales also worked nicely. Somehow, their bourbon barley wine ended up being my least favourite, but its in the sweet mold I don’t dig so much. The 10 taps and 2 casks should include something for even the most difficult palate. Friendly waiter was accomodating and interested, obviously liking his job, but some customers seemed to give him trouble when he had to send them back to pay to their waiter. Whenever I come back in Portland, I’ll be sure to visit this one again even if I find it a bit far from anything else, though easy to reach by bus)
Very nice place...I recommend a visit on maybe a second Portland craftbeer tour...keep in mind this would be a first tier place in most cities...but in Portland...this is somehow one level lower because there are really that many places that score higher. Nonetheless, check out Hopworks when you can...large list of house made beers...very cool bicycle-centric décor...(love the bike frames over the bar)...and pretty decent food.
As this was just about next door to my hotel, this seemed like an easy get. Small amount of people on the first Wednesday in July 2017 at about 10pm. Loads of seating, this looks like it borders the line between fanciful craft brewery and place people want to go for a good time with their friends.
Did the 15x3oz sampler for $13 to work through the bulk of the liquids on tap, leaving a few more for clean up at a later time. Happy hour food prices run 3-6pm and then pick up again at 9PM until close, which is pretty sweet. Food is good, lots of options for basically any food preferences you have.
Second visit a couple of days later right around 11am when they open for lunch. Already a few people in for pints and lunch. This is certainly a popular place, but as others have noted, the beers are good, staff is friendly, but it seems like the family friendly atmosphere and good pricing on food are also a driving force here.
Worth a visit if you’re nearby, but not at the top of the list.