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Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1339 NW Flanders St
phone: (503) 222-5910
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Distillery Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00pm or by Special Request
(Place added by: Todd)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 73 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The first of 3 Rogue locations we visited during our Portland/Oregon Coast trip. The Public House is located on NW Flanders between 13th and 14th. Street parking is available all around.
The interior opens to a gift shop and bottle display which actually ends up bleeding into the entire bar area. There is table seating on the left side, with the bar on the right. Lots of Rogue breweriana is displayed including a surfboard. The available beers are listed on a chalkboard, and there are 4-beer samplers available of any beers using a photocopied order form. The seating in the bar is long community benches.
The beers at Rogue are consistently good. Many Rogue standards are available including beers from Elliot Bay, Eugene City and Issaquah. All the beers were good, with the John John and Chatoe Dirtoir being standouts.
Our bartender who was covering the bar area was very knowledgeable about the beers and was on top of things the whole time.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall the Rogue Public House is a must visit on any visit to Portland.
02-25-2010 18:22:25 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Since the wife and I are Rogue's fans, we made sure we would stop by this place on our trip. Easy to find, especially with all the outdoor tables that were bustling with locals enjoying the sunshine. We went inside and the first item you notice is the large chalkboard listing all the beers, and then you notice that the word Rogue is everywhere. Nice old Rogue bottle collection just off the bar, plenty of Rogue flags hanging in the dining area, Rogue beers stacked up for sale along another bar wall, etc.
There were 21 beers listed on the chalkboard, but sad to say the first two I asked for were not pouring. So selection mark gets knocked down a notch. They had all the ones you can find on the east coast, plus a few special beers. The beers were very fresh and tasty.
Service was smooth, quick, and very friendly. We did not have any food, and no one else was eating either. The interesting thing was just about every patron was drinking something different showing the diversity of the beer drinking crowd. Most people seemed to be local residents minus two other tourists I noticed and us.
Nice tee shirt / hat area just off the bar. Cold bombers right next to that. We ended up staying a bit longer than planned since we were enjoying the stop. Great place for those who are Rogue fans.
07-13-2006 12:06:04 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Day 1 & Stop 2 of the Portland Pub Crawl. Walked over here and grabbed a seat outside at a table right near the street corner. Indoors, there were lots of table and a nice bar area, but we preferred to sit and enjoy fresh air. Pretty cool looking place all around. Service was a bit on the weak side, as it took a long time for a waiter to take our order. Tons of Rogue beers on the menu, but since Rogue is so nation-wide, I was disappointed to realize that I've already had a majority of the list. I went with the Imperial Stout and my wife got the Imperial Porter. Both served in cool thick XS goblets. Prices were average. If you like Rogue, stop by. But if you are looking for beers you can't get in your home town, then maybe only stop by for a quick one just to check the place out like we did and then move on.
07-17-2009 22:41:46 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
visited the public house after some other exploring in the area that included Powel Books, Henry's, and whole foods
atmosphere was pretty good...lots of interesting rogue flags, a cool bar area but a pretty "friday's-like" seating area - well probably not that bad. lots of merchandise distillery (but not brewery) tours available
quality: i guess this is about what i would have expected...most of the standard rogue beers and 3 or 4 that i would have no other way of consuming in wisconsin. of course the only rogue we might see on tap around here to my knowledge is dead guy.
service: service appeared fine...waitress knew her beer better than most offering fairly accurate descriptions for beers i was not familiar with and being able to recognize different styles by appearance - no complaints
selection: it wasnt overwhelming at the time but looking back it was pretty impressive. The rarer beers were a couple strong ales (brewer and something else) as well as an imperial porter. We started off with a sampler that included the lighter of the strong ale's which the name escapes me, the chocolate stout, imperial porter, and shakespeare stout. the chocolate stout tasted very different on tap to me but the shakespeare was great. i got a pint of the strong ale -brewer after that my dad got the imperial porter. Most of the other standards were available as well as a nice bottle selection
food: i didnt really eat a meal but there was some food ordered. my mom got some sort of beer soup which she really enjoyed and we also got some cheese bread which was quite good. The uber-gourmet burgers caught my attention but dinner was to be a little fancier than rogue on this evening
09-19-2007 03:27:23 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Rogue Ales Public House is the kind of thing that happens when good people focus solely on good beer.
This place has a very unique and creative atmosphere (right down to the signs banning cell phone use). It's filled with Rogue paraphernalia and merchandise for sale. There's a large, very inviting bar area and a separate dining area. There's so much to look at including an English telephone booth and loads of Rouge bottled beer for sale.
They have lots of Rogue beers on tap and even more in the bottle. I had a cask Younger's Special Bitter and a stout. Both were excellent. They also carry some from other breweries which surprised me a bit.
The food is very good. The menu is mostly appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas but there are a lot to choose from and they all sound fantastic. I went with a Bacon Kobe Burger and it was very good. It was extremely moist and the bacon had lots of flavor.
This is one of my favorite pubs in the US.
04-11-2008 15:25:23 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a nice enough place in the NW corner of Portland. The atmosphere is dark wooden, traditional-ish British style with nice nooks and crannies. The quality of the food was very good, but some of the draught lines seemed a bit "off" and I had a few diacetyl soups here as well. I've heard similar comments about the lines at the San Fran Rogue house as well. Maybe they should clean their lines better/more often. The service was very good and quick. Many free samples were tasted as well, and the happy hour prices on food are very good. The food as just mentioned was good, but a bit pricey when it is not happy hour. The same can be said for the beer. Selection was obviously very good, and I ended up trying Johns marriage beer love and hoppiness whilst here, as well as some more chipotle ale and smoke ale. I'm starting to really like these two! I also tried some bullfrog, and uber pils. They all were pretty tasty. If the lines were better and the prices a bit cheaper, this would be a real favorite of mine. As it is the happy hour prices are great, and the service is too. Certainly recommended for any Oregon trip. I hope to check out the Newport location soon. Oh, and this bar has their own distillery upstairs making Rogue liquors. Cool.
05-12-2005 20:38:33 |
More by francisweizen
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Busy place, kind of hipster / casual dining atmosphere. It was mid-day but still quite busy when we visited. There's a surprisingly small bar--seats maybe 10 people--but there's also a large "community table" bar-adjacent, and plenty of tables to accommodate a large crowd. The bar was full when we got there, but the rest of the room had several vacancies, so we sat at the end of the community table. And waited. And waited. *tap tap tap* And waited. And flagged. And waited. I was about to walk up to the bar to get an order in, but fortunately for us, a couple bar spots did open, and after that, the service was not too bad. Very good beer selection, consisting of mostly Rogue products, including an Issaquah and some Buckman Village choices (both subsidiaries of Rogue), and I believe I remember seeing Guinness and Lindemanns on tap too. Food was decent, though maybe a bit overpriced for the portion that was given. Other than that, prices were reasonable. Bottled beer is available for take-out in large amounts.
I'm glad we had the chance to stop in Rogue, although if time is an issue, I'd recommend the nearby Deschutes brewpub to Rogue, as the atmosphere, service, and, well pretty much everything is better there. Except maybe the actually quantity of beer on tap (but not necessarily the quality).
01-09-2012 16:09:40 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It was hard to choose what to drink when I got to Rogue. I was already a quarter in the bag because of those crafty bartenders down at Full Sail and since I was absolutely intent on trying all the micro-distilled spirits, I had to be selective about my beer so as to not get too blotto.
All the great ones were there: Chocolate, IIPA, Imp. Stout, Will, etc but I decided on one of the rarer brews that I had never had, one that I hoped would treat me well ABV wise. I asked for a glass of Daddys Little Helper. To my surprise, the beer put in front of me clocked in at a healthy 8%. To make matters worse, it had little flavor and even less in the way of disguising its booze. This became a greater problem after I ordered a shot of dark rum. After the first sip, Daddys Little Helper turned from a poorly planned out chaser into a never ending tub of rum flavored swill. Bleigh!
The rum on its own, however, was great but the real gem turned out to be the gin. Boy is it juniper loaded and they are most generous with the pours at Rogue. It could have been the atmosphere, or my bias towards brewers that happen to produce a little hooch too, but that gin and tonic went down as one of the better gin drinks Ive ever had.
During all this time I paid a lot of attention to the fact that I felt as though I were in a regular neighborhood bar. The dining areas on either side were more or less closed and besides, they were blocked off by case upon case of Rogue bottles. Above me, a young bootlegger swept the still room, which was interestingly exposed in plain sight of the bar. I like this fact and liked watching the distilling process, even though at this moment, all that was going on was some spring cleaning. Aside from this occasional distraction, I kept going back to how the actual bar area felt like the place down the street and not one of many in a chain of tied houses.
The bartender was pleasant and knew his beer. He made recommendations, gave great pours, talked about the beers, the process, etc and in general did a fine job.
The selection was great, all the Rogue one could drink plus well over a dozen guest taps. If they were out of something on tap, it was inevitably available in the bottle. Overall, I found this Rogue to be slightly more enjoyable then the San Fran Rogue and most certainly a recommended spot that I will go back to.
05-30-2007 23:10:58 |
More by DaPeculierDane
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
We stopped here while browsing the Pearl District after visiting Powell's enormous bookstore, missed the distillery tour by five minutes but had no idea it was going on anyways, would have been a nice coincidence though, it is actually quite similar to the San Francisco location, main differences are that it is bigger, the distillery of course, tons of t-shirts and bottles to go at this one, and it has a few tables outside, there is about three dozen taps and they are all Rogue beers, pretty sad when I have had all about six of them, unfortunately missed the John John by a few minutes, our bartender was a guy that recently came there from Tracktown, he was a nice dude and talked our ears off for about an hour, we tried the Issaquah Frog Stout, special Japanse version of the Chocolate Stout, Charlie 1981, and Triple Jump Pale Ale while were there, atmosphere in here is traditional much like a pub, pretty clean inside, stuff seemed to be scattered all over though, would go back here but it would not be a priority while in Portland, place is also a bit pricey, four tasters is about seven bucks, most brewpubs and breweries charge much less in the city, even bars are cheaper in that regard, did not eat but food looked decent but probably nothing special, worth checking out
06-09-2009 00:12:36 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A buddy and I recently enjoyed a nice summer Friday afternoon at one of the picnic benches outside Rogue. Only went inside twice, generally felt 'pub-like' - comfortable, a bit noisy, lively decor etc. I didn't really care for all the stacked cases of their beers, but from a marketing standpoint alone I see why they stack them everywhere.
Beers are priced at a varying scale (some can only be ordered by the glass, not pint). I thought the prices to be a bit high and service a little slow until our server voluntarily 'comp'ed us a 'RN' ('Rogue Nation') discount. Enjoyed a simple beer cheese soup and salad & had two pints (Morimoto Soba Ale and Juniper Pale Ale), which were both very good.
A solid pub and one I'd recommend visiting for the out-of-towner or local alike. Cheers!
08-24-2005 01:37:40 |
More by msubulldog25
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