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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 1,737
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2944 SE Powell Blvd
phone: (503) 232-4677
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30am
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:30pm daily
(Place added by: johnmichaelsen on 10-15-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 47 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I had heard lots of good things, so finally made it down to the brewpub. Went on a Friday around 6 or so and sure enough the place was hopping. Only problem was they had open tables upstairs, but not enough staff (how can you not find servers on a Friday night) so had to stand huddled with my 3 other friends near the door. Went for the IPA first, and it was all grapefruit, caramel, and a 3 second finish. It left me wondering what IPA won the medals cause it certainly wasnt mine. It was far too basic and had no balance or finish. I went for the 7 grain stout next, cause that sounded like a big, beefy delicious stout, but once again was vastly let down by a light bodied, slightly dry stout without music of a finish (again) It was ok, but nowhere near as complex or big as I had hoped. Tried one more beer which was the pale, which tasted like fried chicken that has been sitting in a box losing its heat for 10 minutes. Needless to say I sent it back, closed my tab, and left wondering if I had gone to the right brewery, because the beers were all completely forgettable, and in Oregon, there is just too much out there that is way better. Don't believe the hype
Laurelwood offers a much better consistent quality and variety of beer, so if you must drink orgainc in Portland, go for Laurelwood or Roots
11-17-2008 03:55:23 |
More by bitterthebetter
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A decent place to visit. Atmosphere was pretty generic / sportsbarish, with an obvious bicycling theme going on. I don't know who's idea it was to combine beer and bike, but to me, those are two things that just don't belong together by any means. "Don't drink and drive," the sign says. Yeah, well, you can still get a DUI for riding a bike drunk, FYI.
Anyway, there was quite an array of house beers to choose from, although really only two or three stood out as particularly good to me, the best clearly being the vintage barrel-aged barleywine. Comfort foods on the menu for the most part, but all good. Service was decent and prices were pretty friendly all over. A nice place, but I'd be fine skipping it on my next visit to the fine city of Portland.
12-30-2011 04:39:21 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Last time we were here which was about three years ago they were making their own soy cheese for their vegan pizzas. It was the best soy cheese I'd ever had so I was really looking forward to having it again. They no longer make their own cheese, they use daiya now so I had soup and salad. Very disappointing. The soup was good but just didn't make up for the great pizza I thought I was going to have. Atmosphere here is nice, bicycle themed with lots of wood and copper top tables. A little worn looking but comfortable. Very family friendly and not real noisy so that was a plus. Quality was okay. Service was a little slow and not outwardly friendly. Could be better. Beer selection was very good. They do have quite a few vegan selections which I always look for.
06-27-2013 21:31:51 |
More by Jodi215
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Hopworks is a regular destination for me but it sure isn't a perfect place. First, the beers are incredible. I have Crosstown Pale as a 5.0 beer on here, and the IPA is also world class. Everything else are good beers for their styles, but being more of an extreme drinker, the selection bores me a bit. The food quality is great but every single time I have ordered dinner, something has come out wrong (and I am anything but a picky food guy). I also had a problem with their policy of bringing in any size bottle you want and they will fill it. Well OK so I brought in a few flip top 32oz bottles and the person complained the entire time about filling them and then did not know how to charge me for them. This happened with another bartender as well. Basically the beers are so good I keep going back.
05-18-2010 15:34:27 |
More by squaremile
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
First of all I will give the disclaimer that before I came here I ate too much at the food cars on 12th. After finding a parking spot way in the back I stepped in to a very cool looking place full of woodwork with even a Hopworks vehicle outside. Place had a good vibe and also showed me how popular pro soccer is there. Bought a sampler and their beers were solid, although IPAs probably were the winner here... I seemed to detect hops in all their beers, even the stouts and porters. Wished that there were a few exclusive or barrel aged beers there, maybe I was there on the wrong day. As with other places in the city, I might visit again if there weren't so many other places to visit in the city and it weren't so far away. I definitely would recommend a first visit, just don't eat too much food at the food carts before you go.
11-13-2011 08:14:54 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Hopworks isn't in the easiest part of SE Portland to get to. It's a bit out of the way, but definitely worth getting to.
Even on a saturday afternoon, there was a good amount of people here and most of the tables were filled. Thankfully my friends had grabbed a table here to begin with.
The HUB brews that I tried were pretty good. Nothing that blew me away, but very drinkable and enjoyable. The service was decent. Sometimes it was hard to find our own waiter, but it usually wasn't too hard to get a hold of a different server to get a beer or food.
The food itself was pretty damn good. I liked the pretzel that my friends got and the ancho lime chicken sandwich that I got was really good.
HUB's location makes it a bit harder to get to than other places in SE Portland. It's definitely on my return list, but not right at the top.
07-03-2012 18:30:12 |
More by KDawg
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
We made a visit here based on a number of hot and cold recommendations on a Sunday afternoon.
The decor is is sorta Centipede/80s video arcade machine with recycling plant modern chic. Recycled kegs are split in half and made into planters. About a hundred bicycle midsections are lined up above the sleek long bar. One table is situated inside a room sized safe. A fire pit is also present. I like the decor overall. No complaints about service.
I had the sampler. The HUB lager was surprisingly good and hoppy. They were unconsconably out of the 7Grain Survival Stout -- no dark beers. I'd say the quality was a little better than average.
We had the cajun fries, which were pretty good.
Overall: I'd definitely come back to try the stout.
10-24-2008 00:45:14 |
More by oggg
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very large place with a cool biked theme decor. Great looking colors and logo.
Large variety of beers (12 I believe) with a varying range of styles. Tend to lean towards more of the hoppy styles. We did the sampler and all of the beers were all solid with my favorite being the 7 grain porter/stout with coffee. Service was very good and helpful.
Beer is available to go with some shirts and glasses available also. We did not try the food.
Good experience overall, but I don't feel like this place is a must visit in Portland. Not a bad choice though.
06-14-2013 17:13:37 |
More by jera1350
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Dulcie and Aylwin's ongoing beer adventure. Slightly amazed that this is the first review on BA. Brunch at the Hedge House set us up nicely for a cultural contrast at the ultra-clean, ultra-modern eco-conscious Hopworks. Lots of groovy marketing here with logos and teeshirts and different glasses and so forth. In character with most Portland joints it is ridiculously easy to park at and is not crowded - although Sunday afternoon is probably not the peak time. We did note however the catering to the family as there appeared to be an entire area devoted to infants. Was there a children's beer menu? This seems to be a Portland theme: parents taking their infants to pubs so they can carry on their lives as if nothing has changed.
The area is rather industrial but the view from the balcony does gaze on the hills of Portland across the Willamette.
We did not try food, but sampled the IPA (quite strong at 6.9 %) and the Old Organic Ale (also quite strong). Unlike most establishments they do not do halves, which is a drag if you are doing a tour. Beer was good if not memorable.
08-12-2008 04:15:02 |
More by AylwinForbes
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Let me start by revealing that I stop here for pizza and beer probably about once a week, and may stop for a beer more than that at times. Obviously I like the place, and the fact that it is one of the few quality craft beer spots in SE Portland south of Division doesn't hurt.
The atmosphere varies depending on when you go. This is a very kid-friendly spot, mostly nights and weekends. If you can stop by during the day on a weekday you will find a fairly quiet place. Evenings and weekends you will almost certainly wait for a table. You can of course always avoid the kid-friendly scene by sticking to the 21-and-over bar side; this will not keep you from the crowds though.
The food is primarily pizza driven, and the pizza is excellent. Do not expect New York style thin crust though. This is pizza with a decidely NW slant. I recommed the Cascade Mountain with blue cheese and apples. The nacho-fied fries are excellent too. The downside of the food menu is that is pricey. Again, stick to the bar side and you can get pizza by the slice.
The beer selection is good- a nice selection of standards, seasonals and one-offs, few of which are bottled. No guest taps here. Tonight they had Muscles from Brussels Strong Belgian, Rise Up Red, Galactic Imperial Red and Ace of Spades IIPA as the seasonals. They also always have two casks.
Overall, while I realy enjoy HUB, if I was visiting from out of town I would stick to closer-in SE Portland spots like Cascade Barrel House, Hair of the Dog, Belmont Station, Apex, Horse Brass, etc. If you are here for a longer visit or like to tick breweries, definitely add HUB to the must-do list.
06-30-2011 06:08:23 |
More by OregonHopmonster
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