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The Hop & Vine
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
1914 N Killingsworth St
phone: (503) 954-3322
Lunch: 11am - 3pm
Restaurant/Bar Hours: 3pm - 12am
Bottleshop Hours: 11am - 10pm
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
This is a fairly small, intimate place to enjoy a beer and dinner. The staff are knowledgeable about their beers. Their beer selection in the bar and bottle shop next door is not the most extensive in town, but the buyer, Drew, is very knowledgeable and friendly. I asked him for some of his current favorites and he provided me with two new breweries to try (Old SchoolHouse and Gigantic). Each of which I was very pleased with. Great back patio for summer evenings.
Overall, this is a great spot to eat and drink that is tucked in nicely in North Portland.
02-14-2013 21:07:29 |
More by ayarbs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is an underdog, right down the street from the hallowed Saraveza, but a serious diamond-in-the-rough on its own. All 8 taps rotate and there is often something highly rare (Pliny the Younger, Jolly Pumpkin, Stillwater Kopstootje, He'Brew Funky Jewbilation, Russian River Sours, etc) flowing alongside small-distribution local fare like HUB, The Commons, Natian, Upright, and Breakside. It is also a bottleshop with over 300 bottles of beer (including many rarities) you can take to go or open next door. The food (especially the burger) is really top notch and affordable.
They even have their own house label of beers (Barrel Aged Berlinerweiss, Fernet and Black Truffle Bier de Garde, etc) and wines that are collaboratively made exclusives with local breweries and wineries. I was really surprised not to find it already listed among the other beer bars and bottleshops on BA, as it is, in my opinion, one of Portland's most important beer destinations N of Burnside.
05-10-2012 19:10:25 |
More by Gobigvt7
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a welcomed drinking hole over in North Portland. Giving a decent Euro-Cafe vibe, The Hop & Vine is a melding of Wine, Beer, and Spirits. If you're a geek of any libations, you'll enjoy this place.
With a recent expansion, The Hop & Vine is one part bottle shop (beer & wine), and one part bar with a large outdoor patio area. Of course any bottles from the adjacent space can be opened on site for a small corkage fee. Eight beer taps, usually some off beat stuff not often found at other bars, or some great craft beer staples.
Also, events happen regularly with beer trivia nights, meet the brewer nights, bottle release parties, mixology events, you name it.
Food is pretty awesome. High quality ingredients, and creative dishes. My personal favorite is the bacon covered dates. Slowly but surely the Hop & Vine is making it into the ranks for the top beer geek destinations in Portland. And if you're ever in North Portland, shame on you if you haven't visited.
01-26-2011 19:21:00 |
More by boMD
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Made a stop yesterday to check this place out. An unassuming mid-block storefront with four (count' em!) signs out front. A couple sidewalk tables, several more inside (including a comfortable 'living room' at the front window), a row of barstools. The real highlight is a shady, terraced porch - benches and umbrella-ed tables beneath stately trees. Comfortably chic, candle-lit.
Seems to be skewed slightly toward wine over beer, but there are 5 taps (included Old Rasputin and Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen on this day) and a very respectable assortment of bottled brews. A couple racks (my estimate is 150 labels) are dedicated to 'warm' bottles, sold to go. A smaller array is sold from a single sliding-doored cooler, for on-site consumption. Everything is clearly marked, not by printed menu or sticker label, but by handwritten white ink on each bottle; discounts are clear between dine-in or take-out bottles, typically a 15-20% difference. Many things I've seen before around Portland, but whoever is picking the beer here is doing a nice job keeping things interesting and holding costs under control.
I picked an EKU Pils ($1.75) from the cooler and a sizable plate of crostini (salmon spread and thinly-sliced cucumbers on the side) for $5; the beer was refreshing, but was outshone by the better food. Also snagged an SOB Pilsner ($4) for fun. Service was pretty friendly, but seemed only there to pour and ring up sales; food took almost 15 minutes to arrive (not asking much, but how tough is crostini?). (Update: better, more beer-savvy service on subsequent visits) Prices on bottles seem very reasonable, and drafts are in the appropriate $4-5 range.
A comfortable place with nice beers on the menu, one I'd return to and would recommend to folks in NoPo. Reminds me a little of dearly departed La Bodega, but lacking a bit of the pretentious feel. Oh, darn.
09-03-2009 20:57:06 |
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