Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 270
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I visit this neighborhood brewery fairly frequently. The food is always solid, the staff is generally friendly and attentive. The beer though is the star, their beers are delicious, the IPA is pretty solid but their unique and one off beers are what shines brightest. I highly recommend going and trying the Roggenbier and Aztec.
The atmosphere is more restaurant than pub, it gets pretty packed most nights and I have had to wait for a table but usually not more than 5 - 10 minutes. In the summer their picnic tables outside are nice and they roll up the garage doors.
With the many places in Portland to visit it's hard to make time for new places but this new brewery should definitely be a destination and I would recommend visiting for a meal too.
06-27-2011 19:03:23 | More by bmcclure
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Just went to this place today, I had heard about it and had been meaning to check it out for quite some time. Atmosphere is great, it was real nice outside when i went so they had the doors up with people sitting outside eating and drinking. I sat at the bar and service was great. Had a sampler tray where you get to pick 6 beers. The beers brewed here are for sure different, they like to experiment a bit which is cool. I had the gruit/spruce wheat/IPA/hoppy amber, aztec and saison. All were great but I liked the aztec and spruce wheat the best. I am not much for wheat beers but the spruce added a nice touch. I also had a small sample of their Sazerac beer brewed with star anise...it was ok for a sample...dont think i would like a full pint of the stuff however. The menu was pretty good, I had the fried pickles which i will get those no matter what place has them and a small nacho...both were good. I will go back here again, good place to go to get something you wont find any other place as I said before they like to experiment at Breakside so you are likely to find something different thats for sure.
06-27-2011 02:31:48 | More by loren01
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The story goes that the owners/brewers at this fairly new NE pub (opened May 2010) grabbed a map when deciding on their upstart brewery's locale and pegged the spot furthest from the nearest neighborhood brewpub. I'm thankful that the spot they chose is a short drive (or 20-minute walk/10-minute run) from my house, anchoring an angled corner in the long-neglected Woodlawn neighborhood.
My wife and I fell in love with this place back in the spring for its outdoor picnic benches, roomy bar, welcoming garage doors (a semi-curse during recent fall/winter cold snaps)... and for their propensity to serve the likes of Ommegang Hennepin, Russian River Damnation and a whole bounty of quaffable West Coast brews. Although recently a vacant storefront one wouldn't glance twice at, Breakside's presence (along with a neighboring pizza joint and coffee shop and Firehouse across the street) has created a cool neighborhood hangout in mere months; heck, their first weekend (which, smartly, coincided with the rabidly popular Sunday Parkways cycling event, when bikes rule the streets over cars for one afternoon) established that immediately. Typically filled with daylight through those huge doors and overhead skylights, there's an interesting multi-leveled eclecticism at work here. Kids and dogs and all ages and types seem to fit in at once - so do families and work friends, first dates and sports buddies. Maybe even a beer geek or two.
Despite constant behind-the-scenes brewing, it wasn't until after Labor Day that house taps finally took over for some of the 12 constantly rotating guests. As much as I've loved the variety of guests, trips are now made better by the addition of house-brewed offerings, such as dry stout, witbier, and amber - plus creative offerings like pumpkin saison, Belgian chocolate stout, German gose or an upcoming intriguer, the Aztec Ale (a strong brewed with chocolate, honey and several varieties of pepper). Quality is always good, prices are reasonable - although right now only shaker pints (not cheaters) and small, stemmed tulips appear to be the only glassware.
UPDATE Jan '11: Check the website for constantly rotating new releases and for 'Experimental Wednesday' tappings.
Food portions are sizable and the menu has expanded to include more salads and sandwiches to go along apps that vary in scope from steamed clams to smoky blue cheese waffle fries to fried dill pickles to stuffed jalapeño halves. The stuffed burger is, quite simply, one of the best foods I've ever enjoyed at a pub - don't let the $14 price tag scare you off, because it's wholly worth every cent.
Service hasn't been the most 'beer-savvy' on every visit, though every single time we've stopped by (at least 10 times in 6 months to date) it has come with a friendly smile and a prompt attentiveness. Really, that's what is most important... And as far as prices go, it all seems really reasonable, considering quality/quantity (hint: show up before 6pm any day for $1 off all beers and food - or buy a shirt and wear it Wednesdays for discounts all day and night!)
Right away a winner and a pub we look forward to regularly visiting for years to come. Recommended.
12-12-2010 09:14:39 | More by msubulldog25
5/5 rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
My new fav Friday night dinner spot with the family. Great food, beer and service. Unfortunately, we got a rather large parking ticket for supposedly blocking a residential driveway (not!). However, after we fight that and win, we will be back to the Breakside! Food was excellent, staff was excellent, very nice space. Easy to get to for Clark County residents too. Another great brewpub deep in N/NE Portland. Not much else to say, just need to have enough characters to get this review posted!!!:)
11-10-2010 05:06:30 | More by LittleA
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Finally made my way out to Breakside Brewery. Not the most convenient location as it's buried from just about everything else in town compared to where I live, that is. It's fairly close off the freeway, fortunately.
Either way, worth the visit. The interior is well put together, beautiful wood, great looking bar, cool large chalkboard for listing the brews.
Our server was incredibly friendly and kind. Very responsive. The food was incredible. The tap list was on point. Really had a great time. Would go back in a second. Glad to see this kind of quality.
06-24-2010 21:50:09 | More by djbreezy
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Breakside Brewery in Portland, OR
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