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Beer Ratings: 252
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
820 NE Dekum St
phone: (503) 719-6475
Opened May 2010.
(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 05-16-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by slander:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Way up north from where we were, in a residential neighborhood that’s changing (evident by Phil sitting across from me). ‘Are you sure we’re in the…’ and there it was on the corner. Careful not to park in front of that guy’s driveway. Friday afternoon, Portland play...
Corner place of a bricky orange facade, with a yellow inlay and wood trim. Penned out front, 5 long slat wood tables with benched accompaniment on, well, the things look Jengaish, with pieces absent here or there. Off to the side above bicycle parking, there’s piping to a raised barrel platform, piping drop run to another barrel; a total water reclamation show. All this running from the rooftop garden, and feeding the plantings above the awning of rain barrels.
2 paneled garage doors up to the inside space, seemingly triangular, and a front side entrance on the corner. Concrete floors, and 2-tone grayish walls & ceiling, or seemingly so. Wood barrels with vertical boards listing house regulars, seasonals, & guest taps. Slight bar counter space off the 2 upright pillars, and 5 stooled barrel tables across the floor. To the rear, a straight bar laminate topped over something concretelike, with a panel base, and iron pieced foot rails. Seating for about a dozen on hightop chairs, plus a shorty end of seating another 3 on lows. The barback unit is a stretch of alternating vertical 4 x 8 blackboards listing tap selections & swag, narrower mirror panels, and shorty wide boxed shelving for growlers & shirts. Drop copper cone lamps over the bar, and spots from the ceiling. TV’s in the corners showing the kick off of the Olympics. It’s involved. Framed mappings from an atlas in the hallway to the bathrooms off the bar, one of which is east coast hero New Jersey, and others about. Up a ½ flight of stairs to a perch where the kitchen lives, and a seating space with a dozen tables & booths, and a large party table on center. Good views over all that is below.
2 towers of 6 each along the bar, a dozen in all. 4 house regulars (Wit, 4.4%, coriander, a bit of chamomile; Dry Stout, 4.2%, roasty, chocolatey, dry, pleasant; Aztec, 9.4%, Strong Ale with cayenne, habarnero, & serrano, light heat, Win!; IPA, 6.9%, citrus, pine, and some good bitterness, a nice IPA), 3 seasonals (Yakima Valley Sour Ale, 3.2%, meh, okay, not so meh, just lightly sour; Old Woody, 9.2%, Old Ale, molasses, it’s real fuckin’ good for 9%+; Smoked Porter, 5.8%, decent body, light smokiness), and 5 regional guest taps; 4 beers (Double Mountain Kolsch, Terminal Gravity IPA, Everybody’s Local Logger, The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale), and a cider (Two Towns Cider). Played the sampler game; comes with 4 regulars and you choice of 2 more, served on a 6-slat paddle. The Dry Stout, Aztec, IPA, & Old Woody were the best of ‘em.
And food. Jon ordered the nachos with pulled pork (they were really goddamn good), Phil, the Chipotle tomato soup, and I stupidly ventured unto the fire roasted jalapeno poppers stuffed with a blend of cheeses, chorizo, and whatever turns wayward children around. It was a bad pepper scene, almost as bad as the St Anselm Shishito incident of past pain. What I didn’t (read: couldn’t) eat of them were boxed to go so that Annie could sample and tell people she defeated them.
Jennifer Connelly served and was pleasant, lovely, funny, and all that. She likes the sour, but was liking, too, on the IPA. And a bar manager type guy came around, asking what we liked, too. Nice folks, although some guy then showed up and started fiddling tunes. I don’t know if it was sanctioned or what, but nobody batted an eye. Good neighborhood feel, and the drink was on.
11-26-2012 14:09:04 |
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12-02-2013 03:36:58 |
More by fitius5150
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Quite a bit north of the city-centre and east side establishments, but a good place to stop on the way back to Seattle. We stopped in here at Noon on a Sunday after a fabulous brunch at BEAST.
Fairly large split-level space, a bit 'sanitary' for my tastes, but we grabbed a few seats at the bar and watched some of the Seahawks game, so no worries.
Nice selection of beers - unfortunately they had run out of the bbl aztex the night before. still, was able to try the coconut pumpkin stout, grapefruit chamomile sour and sour newton. All pretty solid beers - wanted to try some more, but not on this day. I'll be back.
They have limited bottles to go as well - i wanted a Wanderlust, but they were also out of that. I did grab an Alan FtW though.
11-16-2013 21:23:04 |
More by dirtylou
11-11-2013 19:15:05 |
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10-31-2013 03:49:02 |
More by jaydoc
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
finally made it inside; first two times i came here they weren't open. sad. atmosphere is ho-hum, there's a bar, some bar tables, and looks like seating up on the upper level. i don't know.
beers are great. this place knows what it's doing. i've had their beers on tap elsewhere and they are always A+.
food was really good too. everyone i was with loved the food, and the beers. and the waitress was cool too.
glad to visit the motherland, but if i can find their beer on tap elsewhere i'm just as fine with that.
10-26-2013 02:06:59 |
More by elcrawl
10-18-2013 15:35:02 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped by yesterday afternoon for a late lunch.
The brewpub is fairly good size and is triangular shaped, with some raised seating to your left as you walk in. They also have a sizeable outdoor patio area in the front (which was packed on this particular gorgeous day in July), and then there is a modest size bar area as you walk in from the front area. There is lots of exposed wood inside otherwise, and the restuarant has a very relaxed vibe to it.
In terms of beer, there were 8 house beer selections the day I was here, as well as 3 guest beers (and one cider). Quality was pretty good I thought, and I really liked the wit, IPA and the smoked porter here. The Woody and Aztec were both interesting, but just not to my taste. The IPA was really, really good; a standout I thought, even in IPA rich Portland.
In terms of service, it was pretty good. The young lady who was serving me was fairly new and didn't know a whole lot, but she indicated that the other bartender was more knowledgeable and could answer any questions I had (which was true; he was very knowledgeable).
Food was OK. I was here during happy hour and ordered the HH nachos and wings. The wings were OK (this is just not a good town for wings, IMHO), and the nachos were pretty good.
This is a nice enough place, but I guess I wasn't as enamored with it as others. However, one thing I need to comment on about this place...
One thing about Portland that really stands out (above any place else I can think of) is the knowledge of the service staff, pretty much every place you go. The young woman working here reminded me of countless other service staff I've encountered over the years... she was young, pleasant and friendly, but knew next to nothing about the beer here. However, it's apparent that's not acceptable to the manager or owner here, as he had her sampling the house beers behind the bar, and was encouraging her to voice her opinion about the beers. My guess is that in another week or two, it will no longer be accurate for me (or anyone else) to say that she doesn't know a lot about the beers here.
07-25-2012 18:46:27 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I liked this place a lot. Atmosphere was pretty laid back, dark and good quality. Definitely got a good vibe. A smaller bar seats maybe 10 people, but there are plenty of tables. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about their beers and the beer scene in general. There is a good selection of perpetually rotating beers on the list, with new ones being crafted all the time, and a constantly updated chalkboard filling you in on all the info. Many good and diverse choices. Food was decent and prices were reasonable. I'm sure I would visit this place often if I lived in the area.
12-30-2011 04:57:00 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great beer and good value. I had the 6-beer sampler which is 6 five-ounce pours of pretty much any of the beers you want. Well, they kind of want you to have their four flagship beers in their, but you can definitely pick the remaining two. My favorite was the Aztec and the Cascadian Dark Ale.
The only food we tried was the deep-fried pickles. I was expecting sliced pickles, but they were pickle spears dusted in a seasoned cornmeal mixture. Came with ranch and chipotle dipping sauces. Not too greasy and perfect with beer.
Though it's way-the-hell-far-away from where we live, we definitely want to come back here again to have a proper meal and I want some more of their beer!
12-29-2011 16:21:37 |
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