These places are your average Portland pub or brewpub, which means they are all pretty good and are all places I would go back to if I were the Northeast Portland neighborhood. For me they just don’t have the little bit extra that puts them on my top list. There are a few of these places that are more so-so but because of location or because of repeat events I have been to several times made this list.
Columbia River Brewing
1728 NE 40th Ave. – www.columbiariverbrewpub.com – Last Visited 5/17/2015
This place is pretty large and open. It has booths, tables that are not to close together and bar seating. They have the brewery down in the basement and have opened it up so you can look down on it. They have about ten of their own beers on tap and range from pales to stouts. They have a pub menu that is pretty good. We have done the happy hour a few times and have liked the nachos. They have now put in two darts boards. When I have been there at any hour the place has not been that crowded. I don’t know if it is because it is so large or what but it is not that the beer and food are not good.
Old Town Brewery
5201 NE MLK Blvd., Portland, OR – otbrewing.com – Visited 2/14/2015
I had a chance to stop in here during Zwickelmania and have a slice of pizza of lunch. I was not able to give the place a complete evaluation but enough to put the place in my Standard category. This place had been Old Town Pizza but has now added a micro brewery that is starting take over a good portion of the building. We sat out side in a patio area for lunch. Inside there was lots of table and booth seating. I hope I can go back sometime and spend more time evaluating the place.
Concordia Ale House
3276 NE Killingsworth – concordia-ale.com – Visited: March 11, 2013
I got in to check out this neighborhood pub and had a quick beer and some happy hour nachos. The place is bigger then it looks from outside. It has an L shape floor layout with the bar at the inside corner of the L. One leg of the L contains two pool tables with table and chair seating around them. The other leg of the L with the front door is a spacious room with table and chair seating There is also seating at the bar. They had about 20 beers on tap with a good range of styles. The nachos were good and it looks like a good range of pub grub at reasonable prices, They also do a Saturday and Sunday brunch. The service was fine.
5403 NE 42nd Ave – nopo42.com – Visited: March 11, 2013
Popped in for a beer and some happy hour food. This is a nice little neighborhood pub with about a dozen beers on tap and good range of styles. The food was pub grub and all was good and reasonably prices. The place had a mixture of seating with booths, table and chairs and bar seating. They had one pool table. Service was fine.
Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse
1517 NE Brazee St. – oregonhophouse.com – Visited on 1/25/2013
We hit this Taproom at on a Friday shortly after happy hour had started. So not much of a crowd but it got busier by the time we left. The folks coming in looked like they were from the neighborhood coming in after work. They had 20 different micro brews and three hard ciders on tap, which cover a good range of styles of beers and ciders. They also had several different wines on the menu and mixed drinks for the none beer drinker. We did a sample tray of six beers and had fun comparing the different types of beer. We had three items from the happy hour menu and all were good. The regular menu had a nice verity of pub food and prices were standard pub pricing. The pub is in a new building and they have done a nice job of breaking up the seating into tables, booths, stool tables and bar seating. They could get a good number of people in the place but you did not feel like you were on top of each other. Service was good and bathrooms were clean.
Moon and Sixpence British Pub
2014 NE 42nd Ave. – no website – Visited on 1/25/2013
We got to this English style pub at the start of prime time. It was pretty full but we were able to find a table. It looked like a local crowd and stayed busy the whole time we were there. Our server and kitchen did a good job of keeping up with the orders and still were friendly. The place looked like it had been there for sometime (bathrooms not very tidy) and had a verity of seating with booths, tables and bar seating. So noisy but we could still carry on a conversation across a two person table. They had about a dozen brews on taps and a list of bottle beers, wines and even a port. They also had a whiskey and scotch menu. It had a short food menu of English style food with meat pies, fish & chips, plow man special and such and all at reasonable prices. We each had a beer and we tried the Welch rarebit on baguette bread that I would not get again. Other food we saw being served looked more interesting. They three dartboards tucked in back and at the time we were there no one was using them.
2828 NE Gleisan St. – migrationbrewing.com
Brewing own beer, Pub food items, Darts, Events, Neighborhood pub feel to the place.
Laurelwood Public House
5115 NE Sandy – www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com
Family oriented, OK beer and food
Broadway Grill & Brewery
1700 NE Broadway – drinkbeerhere.com
This is the city version of Old Market Pub. They have a range of their own beer’s from pale ale, IPA, Reds, Porters, stouts and seaonals (they have the classic taste of each type). They have a nice range of food and nice decore.
2117 NE Oregon St. – btupdx.com Last Visited: 8/1/2015