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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 3,497
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1313 NW Marshall St
phone: (503) 241-7179
Pub Phone: (503) 241-3612
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in on a recent business trip to Portland.
The brewery is in an old industrial building. The interior has exposed brick walls and impressive wooden beams. But the marble bar and stainless steel / black plastic tables and chairs seemed a bit out of place to me.
They have a good selection of their own beer that includes 12 on tap and 3 on cask. I went with a cask IPA and it was as good a cask IPA as I've ever had!
The bakery smelled and looked very good but it wasn't time to eat so I had to pass it by. I hope to try it one day.
I like this place a lot.
04-13-2008 02:31:44 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Visited with my family during a recent trip to Portland.
After deciding to check out the Pearl district and do a little shopping, it was nice for me to get a chance to sit down and grab a pint and a bite. The building appeared to be renovated and was large. Lots of options for seating and decor was open yet inviting. A bakery shop area is to your right as you enter and the smell of fresh bread was wonderful.
Beer selection was the standard Bridgeport portfolio. Blue Heron was tasty and very good with the pretzel starter course. Service was good and extremely attentive. The waitstaff was knowledgable about the beers and seemed to be excited to talk about them. Food was good with an interesting selection of middle eastern fair with standard german pretzels and sausages, and traditional pub burgers. I had a Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado sandwich. Prices seemed high but expected from commercial pubs. $8 for the sandwich seemed high.
11-25-2007 22:00:16 |
More by bigman147
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
I have to qualify my experiences with this pub by saying that my wedding rehearsal dinner was held there last weekend. The special event room upstairs was decked out by the staff just to our liking, and the bartenders and servers were nothing but pleasant and helpful all evening (especially considering the behavior of some of our guests). Every single item on the buffet was exceptional - cheese platters, dips, salmon skewers, everything was top notch. All of the brewery's beers were available at the bar, as was a full bar. Again, I don't think I could have asked for a better experience in any private venue, but especially in a local brewpub.
As for the regular everyday experience of a patron who's not throwing a party for 60 people, the pub is significantly changed from the days of throwing darts and drinking on picnic tables on the loading dock. The new renovations have turned it into a sleek, steel and wood structure that is a good fit for the yuppie condo tower neighborhood that has sprung up around it. The main dining room and bakery are downstairs, with the pub upstairs. The same menu is available in both rooms, and features a good eight or so beers and some excellent food. Beer lovers of all sorts, and omnivores and vegetarians alike will all be pleased. Service is usually quite pleasant, and the the prices are more than reasonable (unlike some other local breweries that feel they can charge $5 and up for a pint of their own beer, Bridgeport remains in the $3 range for imperial pints). Overall, an excellent experience in a unique, if ahistoric, venue.
11-03-2007 06:33:29 |
More by ElGordo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
According to our Portlander friends, the ivy shown in the picture has since been removed. Too bad. And apparently the inside is a bit more upscale than it used to be. The atmosphere was just fine, and it's a spacious place, comprised of two stories, with the bottom floor split into two distinct rooms. And, uh, the men's bathroom houses the biggest damn urinals I've ever seen. Don't fall in.
Their beer selection was good, ranging from the lighter pale ales to their stout and porter to the Knucklehead barleywine, which I admit was the #1 reason I wanted to visit. That turned out to be a chocolatey, sweet bw with the hops reeled in. The food was amazing. Of the brewpubs we toured in Portland this week, there was no better bp for food than Bridgeport. Highly recommended are the hot pretzels (appetizers) and pizzas. Their regular beer line is available in six packs, and the most stylish, classy growlers I've ever seen. This brewer has some commercial affiliations with Coors, and their continual expansion might irk diehard snobs....but they deliver on all fronts. No problem.
10-04-2007 23:08:16 |
More by Metalmonk
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The building didn't look as rustic in person as it does in the picture. No problem. The layout, decor, and atmosphere made me feel like maybe they didn't want a guy like me around. It didn't feel comfortable or inviting. People seemed nice - it's Portland right? Why is the bar upstairs? That's what I want to do after drinking - navigate my way back down a long steel staircase that looks like it should be on the outside of a factory building leading to the roof. Sure there is an elevator, but what is this - a department store, office building, or a brewpub? Bartender was nice. The beer was ok. just ok though. The ESB actually tasted better in the bottle I bought at a grocery store a couple nights previously, and after factoring in the atmosphere and layout of the place, I would prefer all my future Bridgeport beers to be out of the bottle somewhere other than this location. I wasn't pissed off though - far from it. Just ponderously dejected.
08-07-2007 05:16:08 |
More by dedrinker
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I used to go here a long time ago before they made all the new renovations. It's not nearly as cozy as it used to be. It's obvious they've made a play for the Pearl District crowd. I guess you've got to go where the money is, but I like the way it used to be.
The pizza is still good and even though I didn't try anything from the bakery, I thought the bakery was a welcome addition. Can't argue with good fresh baked bread. We sat indoors but I noticed they've put seating outdoors on the loading dock. And they serve liquor now too. Most of the beers are the same as before but every now and then they bring out a new model like the Haystack or Beertown Brown. I felt a bit out of place compared to the yuppie crowd but the service was good. Mostly I'm there for the beers which are still great to drink.
08-01-2007 02:43:50 |
More by IceEyes
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Bidgeport Brewery is an imposing structure somewhere on the path between The Lucky Lab Beer Hall and Downtown. I came across it completely by accident while searching for a cab. The neighborhood, like much of this area of Portland, is part fading industry, part new condos, and part beer.
Upon entering I was immediately taken aback by the size. Bridgeport is large enough to house four large brewpubs. There are catwalks and multiple areas on two floors. I noticed a lot of families seated to the left and couples dining to the right. We sat upstairs in an area that seemed to be designated for yuppies drinking after work.
Before ordering I took in the artwork modern, expensive looking, and everywhere. Nowhere could one find a brick wall that did not hold at least one painting. Several of them were so interesting that I felt compelled to break out the camera to snap a few photos. Foreigners Urgent was playing as I admired the timber frame wondering if I was really looking at 25 foot and longer 12/30s. What a structure!
I ordered an Old Knucklehead Barley Wine. It came in a large stemmed glass for only $3.00! I also enjoyed an ESB, although it kept reminding me oddly of rose petals. Other beers on tap included an IPA, Amber, APA, Porter, Stout, and a seasonal or two.
Service was attractive, average and completely unknowledgeable about beer.
06-22-2007 15:11:31 |
More by DaPeculierDane
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Last date in a post strike long weekend in Portland; probably the most vacationish thing I've had in a real long while and now it's nearly done. A few hours from now we'll be en route back to New York but we've got time for a beer (sampler) and a bite yet. We can spin the wheel as far as I'm concerned as there are more brewpubs in this town than you can shake a stick at, but Jon's got some place in mind. Bridgeport? That's the name of the place, Bridgeport? You ever been to Bridgeport, Connecticut? Well, I have, and I sure hope it ain't the same place...
Housed in a century old rope factory building on the corner, Bridgeport is a large expansive place. Passing though the entry area, the room just opens up. 9 raised square & rectangular tables in the center of the room, with a coffee & bakery area to one side, and a marble bar to the rear to 3 towers of 4 taps apiece and 5 stainless steel serving tanks lined behind. Vaulted ceilings with lots of old brick, pillarways and cut throughs to the side dining room and a catwalk above, very industrialish, brick & wood beams, walls decorated with framed prints of the bridge just up the street. 2 dozen tables in the side room with windows looking out front over the street. Candle lit posts, drop bulb lighting above, and the kitchen to the rear. A staircase there with skylights runs upstairs to a room holding a dozen and a half tables and a small straight bar seating 7 with a lower side counter and a couch in the corner and a flatscreen mounted above.
8 house taps (IPA, Ropewalk Amber Ale, ESB, Blue Heron APA, Porter, Black Strap Stout, Old Knucklehead Barley Wine and seasonal Supris; a Belgian blonde), plus 3 casks (IPA, Ropewalk Amber Ale & ESB), and 2 guest taps (Young's Old Nick & Samichlaus). The sampler comes with all 8 house beers. The Blue Heron APA was kind of weak, done Willamette hop; the Ropewalk Amber Ale was malty, mellow; the ESB was very nicely done; the Porter was bitter first, but then chocolatey & roasty; the Black Strap Stout creamy & smooth, had a bite; the Supris, not so Belgiany. The Porter & ESB were very good but otherwise, for the most part, the beers were just so-so. Said Phil, "Everything was watery".
As regards the bite, the Blue Heron tomato & red pepper soup was nicely spicy, done with croutons and cheese. The smoked Boston port butt sandwich was just okay at best though.
Rack unit of growlers, hats & shirts, 6 packs & cases for sale. Very nice place, but I was expecting a bit more from the beers. Still, much better than Bridgeport, Connecticut.
10-29-2006 18:36:34 |
More by slander
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped by BridgePort a couple of times during a long weekend in Portland. I had lunch one day in the ground level pub. I had the beer sampler and a sandwich. The beers were pretty good with some beers better than others and the sandwich showed some imagination. I thought it would be my one stop there until my brother spotted a card on the table with the scheduled football games for Sunday.
Come Sunday we returned to watch football in the upper level lounge. We ate the house-made pretzels and the barbeque chicken pizza. Both were very good. We washed them down with the Ebenezer winter beer and the IPA. Both beers were excellent.
This place also has a full bakery and opens for coffee in the morning and is obviously the local for many residents of the new condominiums nearby. If you are in Portland's northwest neighborhood, this place is definitely worth a stop.
10-29-2006 13:36:17 |
More by slyke
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Overall a very nice big high ceilinged warehouse type set-up. We chose to sit outside since it was an awesome day. The service and food was pretty good. Nice brats cooked on the grill outside right next to our table.
Many different beers on tap - I counted 9. Beers are of very good quality considering the wide range of styles. There 2 standard beers (the Amber and the Pale Ale) were by far the most dissapointing - nothing special there. The other 7 were very good.
They had a special beer on tap when I was there: A Black Lager which was very nice and worth a try although the server didn't know much about it...
Of the regular beers, the Supris (seasonal?), the IPA, and the Barleywine really stood out above the others. The IPA is a very nice NW IPA.
Well worth a visit -- wish I had more time to check out the other brewpubs around Portland to compare but I'd say this one was a winner.
07-21-2006 19:56:16 |
More by RBorsato
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
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