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New Old Lompoc Brewery
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 512
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1616 NW 23rd Ave
phone: (503) 225-1855
All brewing operations have been moved to the 5th Quadrant location. A request has been made to move all beer data here:
as the reopened location on NW 23rd will only have a bar and eatery, no brewery.
Open daily, 11:00am - 2:00am
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Day 1 & Stop 5 of the Portland Pub Crawl. We tried a few of these beers at the Seattle International Beerfest the weekend before, so we were eager to try more. Almost walked past this place, as it looks like a dive from the outside. Didn't get much better inside, as it's borderline dumpy. Maybe that's its tagline, I don't know, but it didn't impress. Grabbed seats at an old diner looking booth. Waitress took her time to come over, and when I asked about the special beers on draft, she said the chalkboard with the info is right over there and walked away. OK. So I got up and walked all the way across the bar to read it. When she finally came back, I ordered a snifter of the Belgian stout, and my wife got the LSD. Both fairly good and not too pricey. Since I found out that you can buy this beer elsewhere, nothing here would really entice me to ever visit again.
07-17-2009 23:07:54 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We walked up to this old yellow building on our second day in Portland after a brief stop at Laurelwood up the street, we see a neon Budweiser sign and some other macro ones as well, that did not look very promising but I was sure wrong, do not be fooled by the looks of this place, right when you walk in, you realize that there is a lot of history in here, walk into the bathroom and it reminded me of an old European toilet, it was pretty packed inside when we arrived around noon full of Manchester United fans rooting on their team during the championship, very cool old school pub atmosphere, some interesting old bottles along the wall, we tried a lot of beers here and even went a second day to made sure we tried all ten, C-Note and two of their seasonals, the Brussels Stout and Le Chat Noir were the favorites, completely ignored their guest taps but they seemed to have around a dozen, all their beers were so good that there was no point of exploring others, we had chips and salsa here and they were pretty awesome, although a little expensive at four dollars for a medium sized plate, beers were pretty cheap, think three dollars and change for a pint, also their sampler sets were only $7.50, awesome place in a cool neighborhood, would definitely go back next time I am in Portland, recommended
06-07-2009 23:13:54 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | $$
I was really excited to try this place out. I had read and heard great things about the c-note IPA. When we got to the place it looked a little roun-down, no big deal, I love a good dive bar. We went inside and a couple of bartenders (or servers) glared at us from behind the bar as we tried to figure out where we could sit. Finally after absolutely no help from the staff that was staring at us we picked a cramped booth near the door. After waiting about 20 min someone finally was bothered enough by our presence to come over and take our order... Lucky us... I said< "Give me a C-note!" but, alas they were out.... I settled for a (I'm told) similar C-son's Greetings. The beer was rough at first, but after a few minutes it opened up and became quite tasty.
When the waiter finally came back to take our food order we had already decided that we were going to leave and find a place that wanted the business.
I wouldn't recommend a visit there to anyone. Find the beer in the local bottleshop and stay away from the pretentious hipsters that are far too good to serve mediocre beer to the common man.
03-03-2009 05:57:20 |
More by theconductor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place has the unpretentious, slightly slovenly, feeling of a neighborhood bar--a neighborhood bar that also just happens to brew some killer beer. It also provides board games to play while quaffing some brew. Our game of Trivial Pursuit is still being debated by the parties involved, as we'd all had a few pints before play.
As far as the beers, the Sauzilla was solid and the LSD resplendent--if I my dare to use such an adjective. The selection was solid, 26 beers on tap, though I didn't really check out the guest taps--more concerned with the house beers.
The service--the beer got to us, which was all we required. My friend is lucky to have this place as his neighborhood brewpub.
11-21-2008 22:34:29 |
More by Osiris9588
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
"Die hipster, Die" painted on the toilet in big white letters. Well ok, if you say so.
This place is really cool. It has somewhat of a frontier saloon feel to it. Small bar area dead center with old wooden booths and tables on both sides. Kind of a mixed crowd... I really liked the atmosphere. Unpretentious yet oddly complex. Giant moosehead mounted on the wall? (affirmative)
The service was average, but the beer was outstanding. Order the sampler to taste the range. Their HG beers were very good. My favorite was the LSD. I was impressed. I had the halibut and I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I could not figure out was why it was so dead in there for a Friday. (less then 20 people at 1030) I guess portland has more cool bars then they can fill? A good problem for a city to have.
08-12-2008 03:36:04 |
More by apfactor
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
New Old Lompoc is a laid back hipster hangout situated in the Nob Hill portion of the city. It is also close to Lucky Lab Quimby and a block over from a McMenamin's. Just look for the glowing string of Christmas lights outside.
If you're going by Trimet, the public transit system, take the 15 bus - the same route that goes past Horse Brass.
It's a small joint: upon entry is a tiny bar, to the left are a few booths and a couple of tables by the window. On the right is another room with booths - a rather intimate environment.
New Old Lompoc offers 8 taps of reasonably priced micros. A pint is $4.25 on your average night. If you arrive on "Miser Monday" a pint is $2.50 - not a bad deal for the great unwashed.
I'd assume the bartender was knowledegable on the beer, but her lack of social skills made this judgement difficult. Let's leave it at that; this is Portland after all.
Anyways, grab a table by the window, order a few pints and stare out at the world passing by.
Update: Returned a second time for the C-Note Imperial IPA. My thung schtill cand muv...
07-26-2008 06:29:11 |
More by jjboesen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Small and homey cafe feel in this cozy shack. We were here pretty early, so it was quiet and the bartender seemed to be the only server on. The food was good and so was the price. The beer was very good also. The Munich dunkel they had was a nice change from the ordinary, bigger and richer flavors that was one of the stand outs. The C-Note IPA (100 IBUs from a bunch of C-hops, Centennial, Cascade, etc.) was okay. Several house styles to choose from and two seasonal while we were there. Would recommend.
03-25-2008 02:38:39 |
More by BeerZack
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Or I gone out for the brewers festival again. Either way, today's the play day for exploration, we'll visit the kind beer store, see the bar scene, maybe a brewpub or four. They're everywhere; you can't help but run into them. I think there's a brewpub nestled somewhere into most banks and pharmacies. And it's one thing to have a lot of brewpubs in town, it's quite another for there to be clusters of them in certain areas of town, all in walking distance of one another...
Divey old time bar with macro neon signs in the front windows. Supposedly, when they moved in, they were already there and they just left them up. The bar sits up front as you enter with a great hop vine mosaic tile piece above and around the bar; seating for 3 here, another 5 around the side from the adjacent room, and open on the third side for service. Shelved booze above and to both sides of a long center panel on the bar back showing 27 taps, a row of 14 over 13, although at least a dozen of them weren't in use. Hanging glassware on a rack and a pair of handpumps, not currently in use but lying in wait for Winter cask barleywine time.
The side room holds 7 booths running an "L" along the far wall and below the front windows, and 4 tables in the middle of the room. Old wood plank floors, drop glass lamps with green & red bulbs, beige stucco and paneling throughout. TV's in all corners, a mounted elk head, a random boat oar, old framed magazine ads (Chesterfield, Schlitz, Milky Way, Lucky Stripe), brewery mirrors & signage, a 1903 school composite photo, an Oregon flood of '94 print, strung red Xmas lighting around the windows, and shelves above the windows, side seating and to the rear loaded up and lined with beer cans, growlers, bottles (I see you Alexander Rodenbach!), trophies, planters, and other pieces. A small gaming room to the rear holds video lottery, video poker and Phil's Golf Game (complete) for all your degenerate gambler needs. Moving around to the other side of the bar, you'll notice the photo display of bald headed brewers in the front area (it's exactly what it sounds like). 5 booths & tables on the far side spread across the small area along side the bar and in the front corner. Ancient Heidelberg Brewery prints and more framed vintage ads (Ovaltine, Campbell's Soup, Listerine, Pabst's Blue Ribbon). To the rear here, a doorway to the beer garden; a dozen picnic tables under an awning lined with holiday lighting and covered with grape vines above and twisty vines wrapping around the uprights, plus another 9 tables in an exposed raised side area. Very cool.
We parked ourselves in the side room and ordered up a few beers. They have 7 house beers on and 7 guest taps, some regional micros (Caldera Pils & Dry Hop Orange, Widmer Hefe), and the rest macros and a coder. Naturally, I shared some sampler Trouble. The taster tray offered up 8 beers; we caught 7 house beers and a guest tap (Caldera Dry Hop Orange). The Fool's Golden Ale had a slight maltiness, and some biscuit; the Condor Pale Ale a little sweet; the Centennial IPA, 6%, nice bitterness; the C-Note, 6.9%, 100 IBU's, Crystal, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Challenger, Cluster & Columbus hop madness; the Proletariat Red, 6.4%, a great malt bomb; the LSD (Lompac Stong Draft), 6.9%, a nice strong ale; and the Sockeye Cream Stout (nitro), creamy, roasty, coffee, very nice. I liked the Red & the Stout the most. Beers available in 8 ounce, 16 ounce, and 32 ounce pitchers, as well as 32 ounce mason jars to go.
A little lunch to help it along. Had a salad with lemon basil vinagrette and I split a French dip with gorgonzola cheese & port caramelized onions. Service was friendly and attentive. Good start on the day.
09-23-2007 15:00:09 |
More by slander
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
Well, I really wanted to like this place.
Atmosphere is a bit nouveau-dive, building is a bit older and run down a bit, but the back yard patio is nice and comfortable. Place was quietly humming on a weekday afternoon and their hop plants were over the tall wall and cones aplenty. There were a lot of tables of 2 girls, I don't know what that meant.
The one beer I had was in good shape (C-note), I never got to try the food, which brings me to service. Waiter showed up, we talked over our options, we order... and about 20 minutes later we decide that we really need to get going, so we call him over to cancel our order to get "oh, that's right, you did order!". He made it right by comping my beer, but they still take the hit for service.
Selection wasn't bad or outstanding.
All in all, I think I'd take a pass given there are so many other options in Portland.
08-23-2007 04:08:55 |
More by HardTarget
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
Nice atmosphere and staff was friendly. Easy to get situated in this smallish venue. Mostly tables, and the bar area is much smaller than it ought to be. I think ithere were only six stools. The beers were typcal Pacific Northwest styles, which is to say they remind me of a lot of the beers on the east coast. I no longer consider Oregon and Washington to be a part of the "west coast" style beers we hear so much about these days. That leaves only California. They should just call them California style IPA, or California style amber ale etc. I'm on a bus tonight back to Cali, for the best of the west.
07-19-2007 00:28:49 |
More by dedrinker
New Old Lompoc Brewery in Portland, OR
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