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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 3,486
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1313 NW Marshall St
phone: (503) 241-7179
Pub Phone: (503) 241-3612
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Walked to Bridgeport on the suggestion of our server at Deschutes. It is located on Marshall and 13th, and there is street parking in all directions.
The interior has an industrial feel and is 2 levels, giving it a very open look. Lots of brick and exposed pipe, and dark colors. The bar is in the rear with a view of some of the small batch brewing equipment. There is also a permanent beer menu situated behind the bar displaying their regular and seasonal beers. There is also a small gift shop area with a cooler of bottled beer to go.
The beer selection consists of around 7 including 1 or 2 seasonals. There is a sampler available for $7.50. The beers are pretty standard offerings such as Amber, IPA, and ESB plus a couple of higher-end beers like a Scotch ale and the Hop Czar IPA. The standard beers are pretty average with the bigger brews being better.
Service was good on a weekday afternoon. The bartender was covering the area where we sat and he was knowledgeable about their available beers.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall Bridgeport is not at the top of the list as far as places I would hit on a return visit to Portland but I am glad we stopped in.
02-23-2010 21:31:29 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Bridgeport brewing, has been one of my go to places in Portland for some time. I'm usually down in the pearl district for some reason...anyway the atmosphere is great, huge open rooms, very rustic urban feel, lots of exposed metal and wood beams, kind of dark with stainless steel popping up here and there. The quality of Bridgeport is solid, not the best in Portland, but very good and seems like as of late they are really improving and branching out. The service is always good, and I love that they are open later. The selection is a little better than standard, their standard set is good, but lately they have been trying some new styles and playing around more, always fun to try. The food is very good for a pub, kind of upscale pub food but a little nicer and a little more varied than your average nachos or burger. The price is right, these guys give you a good bang for your buck.
01-11-2010 19:19:21 |
More by RedBrewer83
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Day 1 & Stop 3 of the Portland Pub Crawl. Grabbed some seats outside on the cool deck. Not a great view, just another brick building, but beats being inside on a nice night. Our waitress was very friendly and quick. There were 7 beers on tap, but I found out the Old Knucklehead was kicked. So I went with the Hop Czar Triple IPA on cask. Wife went with Porter. Both solid choices. Finished those up and went inside to check it out. Pretty good crowd for a Tuesday. Two floors, packed with people. Very cool industrial look, lots of brick and stainless steel. Not a huge selection of beers, but a great brewpub to hang out at.
07-17-2009 22:49:03 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
We went here on day three in Portland and stopped for the sole purpose of trying Old Knucklehead on tap, unfortunately we missed it by a few hours, we each settled for a glass of Hop Czar which was quite good, I have had all of their beers before other than this new IPA, so I was not very excited about anything else once I heard the barleywine was tapped out, starting with the atmosphere, really like the creative idea of molding a bakery into this operation, other than that this place is pretty dry, very nice inside as far as furniture and the building but there is just not much too it, lacked the aura that many of the other Portland beer establishments have, quality wise it is super clean inside, new everything, nicely organized, service was decent altough the few bartenders that we asked questions were a little rude, they had about eight of their beers on tap, also a few select bottles for sale, too bad there was not any Stumptown Tart though, food looked decent especially the baked goods but we were still full from earlier in the day, probably would not go back here unless they release something extravagant and this was the only place to get it, still worth checking out probably
06-08-2009 01:42:41 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in on a recent Portland trip only because we were headed to Rogue, but found parking in front of BridgePort.
Atmosphere was nice, but more "family" on a Sunday evening. We only split a pizza, but it was excellent! Fantastic homemade crust and more unusual toppings (homemade brats, apples, cheddar).
The beer was very inexpensive: $7.50 got us nice size samples of all 8 current drafts. The stout and porter were pretty good, but I felt everything else was quite bland. Not bad, but nothing exceptional. They seemed to be more like a brewery catering to the masses: it reminded me of Rock Bottom.
04-03-2009 05:51:56 |
More by emquilxy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited this spot twice during a 2-week stay in the outskirts of Portland. It's a bit of the beaten path but I walked here from Deschutes and Rogue.
It's in a great, big building. You can eat or drink in the lower or upper levels. The beer and food were both excellent, which is what drew me back a second time. I particularly like the vegetarian fare, which I've never had in a brew pub before. I had the Vegan bowl which in addition to the vegetables had very firm tofu. For variety, you can add fish or meat toppings to the Vegan bowl!
The crowd was energetic and having a good time.
Definitely worth seeking this place out. I'm going back when I return to Portland next week.
02-22-2009 16:33:57 |
More by Tucquan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Definitely another stand out place to go to in Portland. BridgePort is however a fairly upscale establishment with a focus that is equally divided between serving food to the middle class masses and providing beer.
This place is huge and it gets pretty busy in the evenings. Their is a bakery that sells random pastries and donuts which I found interesting.
Had an Imperial Porter that they don't bottle which was good. They sell half pints which is pretty cool. Food was very good pub fare, nothing amazing though.
Worth checking out if you're staying in the city.
02-21-2009 22:41:50 |
More by indiapaleale
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
In the shadow of Portland's busy steel girdered Freemont bridge sits a brick warehouse-like building that houses the oldest brewery in Portland, the Bridgeport Brewing company and bakery. I've had two visits to this wonderful place in the last six months and really enjoyed myself both times.
The first time was in early September on a beautiful, clear, warm day and a few of us sat outside on an old loading dock converted for outdoor dining for a light lunch and some beers. A delicious gourmet pizza, a lovely goat cheese and mesculin green salad and a couple of nice appetizers accompanied Bridgeport's high quality brews. Service was professional and courteous.
A second visit two months later, this time alone and sitting indoors, produced another equally satisfactory experience.
This place is clean, upscale, well run, reasonably priced and produces excellent products in all categories.
Kudos to the waitress who went out of her way to get a special dispensation to sell me three bombers of the delicious Hop Harvest Ale a couple of hours before the release party began. I really did have to leave and was sad to have to go, knowing that the previous two years vintage would be offered during the party. Consideration and attention to detail pays off every time.
Bridgeport is a must visit in the beautiful Pearl district of Portland. I'll be bringing visitors here every time.
01-11-2009 07:08:54 |
More by olmatty
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Another stop during my recent visit (OBF); in fact, Bridgeport was the first target hit upon arrival - it being under renovation during my previous visit in November 2005. (Oh - the vines depicted in the picture have been long pulled.)
Located in Portland's Pearl District, or warehouse district more likely, BP is situated in a reconverted warehouse; you enter into a large, open, multi-storied, brickwalled space that is bisected by a steel staircase (leading upstairs to Bridgeport's only bar and restrooms).
On the left is a dining area with tables; to the right, as you enter, is a smaller dining area decked out with tables and high-tops. Off to the side is a bakery set-up with tantalizing sweets, but I was there for the beer. There is a walk up bar in the back for ordering. It sort of reminded me of many of the pubs in Prague - but I digress. Outside on what was once the loading dock is a patio for outdoor drinking - guess it still is a "loading" dock after all. Anyway sit, relax and watch the construction across the street.
The beer, their beer, is served fresh in Imperial pint glasses. A thirsty patron has about eight taps from which to choose; I enjoyed the tasty Blue Heron, the IPA and on cask: Ropewalk and Haymaker, the latter being an amber ale. Please note: they also had their hop heavy (100+ IBU) Hop Czar, which I sampled the following day at OBF - I did go back a second time for another. Mybad.
Efficient service meant my glass was never empty. Bridgeport has an excellent weekday Happy Hour when pints are $2.75.
Off course, being in the aforementioned Pearl District, Bridgeport Brewing is accessible by the beloved Portland Streetcar; it runs east on Lovejoy (1 block south) and west on Northrup (1 block north), so you can catch it either way. Check out the sign in front by the door; it provides notification of the streetcar arrival/departures. I heard that they adopted a stop. How sweet. Enjoy it during your next Portland visit.
08-16-2008 23:50:01 |
More by jjboesen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
My fiance and I stopped by here while we were in town for the brewer's festival. I really liked this place. There was a small bar to the back,some merchandise to the left and tables to the right. We decided to sit down at a table.I enjoyed a haymaker,a ropewalk(on cask), and an IPA, all of which were good beers, so much so that i ordered a case of ropewalk when i returned home. There is an upstairs to the place with pretty clean bathrooms. As for the food, it was about average i'd say. can't complain about anything. It took us a while to find the place, but it was worth it. If i'm ever in Portland again this will be one of my first stops.
04-20-2008 16:37:59 |
More by countmeoutt
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
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