3fourths (1561) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated November 20, 2012
Visited after a day up at Mt St Helens with Ann. Sat outside in the semi-covered area and had a beer sampler with an additional 10oz pour of the imperial stout. Ate a italian sausage pizza which was decent but not great. All the beers were pretty much well made, with a few being damn right fantastic. Worth the trip from Portland, I only wish it were closer but I see them becoming easier to find in Portland in the future based on their popularity.
Visited on Friday 24/05/13 whilst winding our way back from Bend to PDX via Hood River. This was the last stop of the day at around 7/7.30pm where we decided to take on some ballast.
Quite the dive bar feel with access from a staircase of the main road to a lower level basement affair.
The place was fairly busy but we managed to grab one of the last tables for our party of 6.
8 of their own beers on tap, all were ok stuff, no world beaters.
Food menu had some variety to it but we all chose to share pizzas which were good with some interesting topping choices you wouldn’t ordinarily see. Service was a bit hit and miss, one of our beers was forgotton about and there were quite a few 2 or 3 minute spells with no serving presence, our waitress was a bit moody with it.
Worth stopping by if you’re heading to other places in the area although I wouldn’t recommend the hour or so’s drive from PDX just to hit on Walking Man.
For whatever reason I really wanted to try this place out. Got there right about opening on a sunday. The main-floor entrance is closed; you walk down stairs to a large patio area with a grill and tables. There is inside seating as well, but I honestly never looked; the patio was too inviting. A good number of locals there for lunch. Food consisted of artisianal pizzas and various burgers and sandwiches. Burgers were cooked at the grill right there on the patio, which was cool. The sample tray was everything they had; nine taps, including a number of high boost options; be careful! Service was solid if not exceptional. Food was good. Beer was decent. The Walking Stick Stout was a standout. There were multiple IIPAs on tap, but honestly they were all sweet and really seemed to blend together; not really a lot of distinguishing characteristics. Nothing sour or barrel aged, mostly IPA’s, APA’s and a stout, with one saison to break the hop train.
It’s always tough to rate a place when you sat on the outdoor patio, knowing full well that the experience sitting inside may be different. However, I have a feeling the interior on a rainy day is as relaxed and easy-going as the patio was when we were there. Stevenson was a pit stop on a long day trip, and we were glad to visit this solid brewpub.
I had to visit this place on my second visit to Portland after having enjoyed their beers possibly more greatly than any other breweries at an old GABF edition. The building has a far west, I survived the war weary look, and you need to get to the basement which might as well be your average pub in Prague for all its minimal decorum and old green walls. Yet I was impressed that out of the 10 patrons that were waiting for the place to open with ourselves at 4 pm, many were obvious beer enthusiats who had traveled from all over the place to be there on a weekday. I guess the relative proximity to Portland and tourist attractions like Multnomah Falls helps, but the clientele seemed to consist more of beer geeks than locals on that day. As for the beers, I feel like I fell on a bad day on which none of the big canons were on the board, but all that was tasted was of a very high quality level. We did not eat, but the service was still friendly and seemingly knowledgeable. I guess I can’t recommend hitting this place at any cost considering the ridiculous number of breweries in the Portland vicinities, but if you visit Multnomah, it definitely becomes a must. Or check the beer list on the web if you’re anywhere close and if the canons are there, do yourself a favor and come by.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | June 20, 2006| Updated May 29, 2012
[Fathers Day Brewery Tour 2006]
Stopped here after Full Sail. Had a tray of 10 samples that where awesome. The stout, porter and IPA all kicked A** The fries where awesome and a great place to sit and have a brew. Kids Are OK here also.