One of my favorite beer places in PDX. Along with a standard seasonally-available Rogue lineup, there are other beers including Arrogant Bastard regularly on draft. The beer cheese soup is recommended, though Iím not sure their other menu items are as memorable. Friendly, helpful staff, and for a pub, the selection is commendable. Itís in the downtown area and parking is not exactly easy.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | May 13, 2008| Updated September 16, 2008
This is always a great place to visit. One of the first brew pubs in all of Portland it has the feel and look of an old Micro-pub. Great beers and the food is pretty good. This is in an old part of Portland and fits the bill. You will find some great beers on tap and by the bottle. The service at times can be sketchy but that is to be expected in the old part of town and being an older pub. You will get the Rogue experience full tilt.
They have at least 20 beers on tap and as usual they were packed. In addition they had several guest taps. I had the Kobe Tatare which was especially good and a first to see in a brew pub. I tried the Imperial red ( very good) and the chamomile beer (more like tee), but still interesting.
Very nice place with plenty of memorabilia lying around. Excellent selection of Rogue beers including some non-standard stuff and a respectable list of guest beers. Food was excellent as was the service.
Fairly bustling downtown Portland location, right in the Pearl district, past some art galleries and such. Pretty darn good selection of Rogue brews here, also some gins. Menu looked pretty ordinary, but I only had beer. Old Crustacean vertical for sale here (1 decadeís worth). Service was just ok. If youíre nearby and into Rogue, though, Iíd give it a stop. Case after case of bombers for sale all over the place.
troopie (71) Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon | April 11, 2007
Lekker pubby feel without being seedy. Service often slow until you order something, then it comes quickly. Usually a good selection of Rogue seasonals, but you often donít know that unless you ask. They are often out of featured beers. E.g. I have never been here when theyíve had Uber Pilsener, but itís always on their menu. Excellent food selection. They have Kobe style beef burgers and alligator gumbo, something IIRC no other local beerhouse has. In an industrial neighbourhood and parking is often hard to find. Near bus and streetcar lines
Pretty nice spot to stop in for a rainy day lunch, which is often in Portland. Lots of beers on tap, and a book with descriptions, both subjective and technical for all the brews. Good pub grub with a twist. I had a Halibut fish and chips, it was tasty, service was a little slow, but it was crowded and there was only one server.
Ambience was very nice except for a beer smell. Lotsa Rogue stuff hanging all around made it a fun place to be. Food was good, some interesting options from Alligator to Kobe burgers. The usual stuff is there too. Selection was top notch. Virtually all of the non retired Rogue beers and a few others like BMC and a Lindemanís lambic. You could also buy their bottles and what not.. but that was kinda annoying since Rogue.. uh... oh.. relabels! I still love Rogue though.
Went a couple times while in Portland, both during the daytime, so I canít comment on dinner time/night ime quality. First thing - no guest taps like in San Fran. But they did have pretty much everything Rogue brews including a couple Locker Stock brews. Beers are overpriced. Service was mediocre. The first guy acted like I was drinking my first beer: "This is called a barley wine. Itís very strong!" Next batender I had was very nice and helpful, a first in my Rogue experiences. All in all, if youííre in Portland thereís about five other places (at least) more worth your time and money.
sistinas (6) Mountain View, California | August 1, 2006| Updated August 25, 2006
Sat outside both nights that we went there - it was nice out and the inside seemed a bit stuffy and weird smelling. The service was awesome the first night, totally spacey and slow the second, but friendly all the same. Their chili is pretty awesome, as is the bread, though the beer-cheese soup gave me something of a tummyache later on though it might just have been the dairy and my slight lactose intolerance. A lot of the food is cooked with their beers, which is pretty cool. They had most of their beers on tap - so if youíve had it elsewhere youíre not going to find anything new here except maybe a seasonal or a brewerís special.
Decent place....the bar area is much cooler than the main drinking room. Food was decent but not great....but who the hell is coming here for the food anyway? Lots of gear for sale everywhere, which is great if you are visiting (like me) and need cool stuff....but annoying if you go all the time. Beer was fantastic though....Iím really a big fan of there stuff.