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Concordia Ale House

Not Rated.
Concordia Ale HouseConcordia Ale House
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3276 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon, 97211-6860
United States
phone: (503) 287-3929

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @concordiaale

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30am
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:30am
Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00am

Brunch Hours:
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

(Place added by: freed on 06-30-2005)
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Photo of slander
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

It's a new day and brunch is upon us. We're going to do some adventuring (drink) today before we get all airport bound. Jon's been talking Concordia for days now, pointing it out at least twice over the last 3 days as we've driven past it. Don't know why we never stop there but I'm just a passenger, meant to be seen and not heard, unless I's got something that needs saying, of course. Now suddenly, he wants to go there so I just don't know what his deal is. No, I don't think he was a-scareded this whole time, he was just workin' his way around town; we eventually got to where we needed to be...

It's part of a big group of pastel lime, brick, orange & brick buildings that roll around the corner. What I would call the front entrance in the seating area before the bar is technically on the side street and the side entrance to the back room is, well, you get the idea. 3 tables outside along the brickwork entrance area. 9 tables in an open room, the walls sponge painted dark orange at the bottom and growing progressive lighter to peach as it runs up and into the ceiling. Etched glass windows to both sides of the door, dark wood tables with mismatched chairs and small tin tubs with condiments, napkins and draft & bottles lists. Guinness prints between the long narrow windows with partial curtains on the far wall. Drop cone lighting above the tables and a watching & waiting bench at the end of the seating pen. Beyond the seating area is a raised bar area that runs and disappears around the bend. The "L" shaped bar seats a dozen and a half with a reverse bar counter seating 9. High ceilings, dark orange walls, wood slat floors and a nearby piano. The bar back is a pillared unit, with narrow shelves of booze and hobo prints to both sides of central mirrors. The back wall has a display of 5 shelves of tap handles. A fridge full of cold bottles sits over in the corner near the entrance to a back room holding a handful of bar tables and a pair of pool tables.

So, brunch. I had the 3 egg & pepper bacon breakfast. Came with marbled rye toast, it was all most superb. The draft list is 23 beers, roughly 2/3 of them local and regional offerings (Ninkasi, Terminal Gravity, Lucky Lab, Mt Hood, Rogue, Laurelwood, Pikes, Hales Ales, Walking Man, Butte Creek, North Coast, Lagunitas), the other 1/3 are imports; Belgians (La Rulles Summer, Gouden Carolus Classic & Tripel, La Houbilon Chouffe, Lindemans Framboise), and Germans (EKU 28, Reissdorf Kolsch). Drafts are priced in 12 ounce glasses, 16 ounce pints, 20 ounce impy pints, 32 ounce litres, and 60 ounce pitchers. There are some things you can't get in an impy pint or litre but you can get a pitcher of anything.

The bottle collection is extensive, a 100+ bottles, the list carved out by style. They do beers to go; Phil scapped the last 2 Artic Devils. Both the draft & bottle list offer up the disclaimer "Relax. The list is never current. That's why you like us".

Solid place, good food, great selection. Don't know why Jon held out on us for these last 3 days.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.36/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Staying at the Kennedy School, the Concordia Alehouse was a no-brainer. It's maybe a three minute walk from the school! Beer, then sleep. Sounds like a plan.

This place is in a sort of mini strip mall, next to a Subway sandwich shop and other establishments. Inside, it is warm and neighborhood-y, less beer-nerdy and more homey than your typical Portland beer bar. It was far from lively when I visited on a Saturday at around 10pm. Lots of empty tables, some folks playing pool, bored employees... a bit sad, almost.

As I entered, they played "Reptilia" by The Strokes, one of my favorite songs. They get major points for that!

Their tap list is alright: Old Chubb, Green Bucket Triple IPA, Weihen Hefe, StormBreaker Opacus Stout, Terminal Gravity, Laurelwood Red Elephant, Elysian Espresso Milk, Barnyard Femme Fatale, Mad River 24th Anniversary... a variety of styles and lots of locals, but with so much beer goodness in Portland, Concordia falls a bit flat. I ended up getting a Woodford bourbon (only seven bucks!).

Not a destination by any means, but OK if you're in the neighborhood.

Photo of John_M
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

11/08 update: Really time for an update of this NE Portland beer bar, as the quality and character of this place have changed considerably since my original review.

As I understand it, the original owners sold CAH in the spring/summer of 2007. The new owner continues to do a pretty good job IMO, but there are definitely some differences.

The quality of the draft and bottle selection remains as excellent as always, and it's not unusual to find some beers here that have long since "sold out" elsewhere in Portland. The other night CAH still had bottles of Black Butte XX and Dissident, as well as a stellar draft selection.

As for atmosphere, I can't quite put my finger on it, but the place seems to have gotten a bit seedier. I liked the new pool tables in the back, but otherwise the tables and chairs in this place are starting to have something of a rundown look. Not a big deal, but I just wasn't as happy hanging out here as I have been in the past.

The one area where it seems as if CAH has really dropped off is when it comes to service. On a Tuesday night there was a very young crowd vibe to this place (which is fine, no complaints there), which included the wait staff. Service was distracted to say the least, and I ended up waiting close to 10 minutes to get a beer at the bar. Initially I thought there was only one bartender, which was crazy given the crowd (place is still packing them in if a late Tuesday night was any indication). However, two more bartenders showed up from somewhere, but that didn't help a great deal, as they clearly were more interested in chatting up their friends as opposed to taking my order. When the very nice bartender did take my order, she shorted me on my change (not purposefully I don't think), and really didn't seem very focused on what she was doing this particular night.

I'll still go back for the great beer here, and maybe I just visited (most recently) at a bad time, but this is no longer on my list of "must visit" beer bars when I travel to Portland. End of update.

Located less then a mile from my home, I've found myself stopping in at this place more and more frequently of late. As other reviewers have noted, the food is surprisingly good here, the selection of bottled beers excellent (Rochefort 10; yummm), and the revolving tap handles diverse, well thought out, and generally excellent. The owners of this place are obviously very "in" to good beer, and are happy to discuss the selection. This relatively new place has obviously "caught on," and most nights when I visit the place is filled to near capacity.

One thing that the BA needs to update is the number of bottle beers available here. I knew it was considerably more then 30, but I just called the place (out of curiousity) to get an exact number. They're up to 152 at the present time.

What's not to like?

Update. I now go to this place on a regular basis, at least a couple times a week. The beer selection just gets better and better, and the service has improved. Some folks have noted the pool tables, but thought I should also point out that pool is free here. Sometimes I almost think this place is too good to be true... but of course it isn't. :-)

Photo of GJ40
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I made my second trip to Concordia and it only reinforced my initial impression. I really like this place and it made me want to be a local. I could only imagine walking from the house over for beer and dinner (alone or with the family).

Concordia has a great selection of beer, both on tap and in the bottle. I had a Hopworks IPA this time around. The service wasn't great (I had to wait menu in hand for a while without much of a crowd) but I wouldn't let that hold you back.

The food looked great but I didn't have any. I hope to make up for that on a future visit.

You can't go wrong at Concordia.

Photo of sholland119
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

We stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon for a pint or two. The place feels like a pizza place, at least at that time of the day. Rather bright, with about ten tables in the front and a 15 stool bar behind.

The draft list was very good, concentrated on NW locals. I enjoyed the Black Homoerectus I had. Bottle list was extensive. This was the first time I have seen a beer bible that was all pictures. It was easier to look in the coolers behind the bar as it turned out. This was the only place we went to in Portland that still had Dissident in bottles. I was happy to be able to pick one up before we left town.

Service was just ok. The bartender was pleasant but not knowledgeable and weeded even though there were 5 bar patrons. Or maybe she was trying to avoid the obnoxious clown who chose to sit next to us despite the rest of the bar being almost empty, in which case I can't blame her. Ah, well, can't pick your customers.

We did not try any food but would definitely stop back our next time in.

HV

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was told that this place was one of the first bars in Portland to embrace the craft beer scene, but that they have in turn fallen a bit by the wayside as the scene has boomed around them. Nevertheless, I could tell this was a place with a lot of history, and I was definitely glad to visit. It was here that my wife and I decided to ring in the new year (2012), and while not the most glamorous of venues for such an event, we had to improvise, and kind of just picked it as one of the few places that was open until after midnight + that we had not gone to yet on our beercation. There was a band playing, so...blah. But otherwise, the place had a nice vibe: gritty and dark, but large enough to lose out on intimacy. The bar was fairly large, and there are plenty of tables and chairs, plus a pool room, and a shady video gaming lounge in the back. Service was spotty and the bartender was pretty aloof, but he was working on New Year's Eve, so what could I expect? A good selection of 20+ beers on tap, lots of local stuff, and plenty of crafts and micros in bottles. Food was decent, and prices were reasonable.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Met up with BA MSUBulldog here for a few beers. Great Place.

Draft list of just over 20 beers. Most are local/regional: Rogue, Hood, Walking Man, Butte Creek, Laurelwood, Deschuttes, Lucky Lab, etc… plus a few Belgians and one or two Germans.

Expansive bottle selection (over 100 solid bottles): I drank a Fantome Strange Ghost (They also had Chocolate), a Krystalweizen, and an Ale Smith IPA. At least 20 of the current Best of BA list were available. Almost all the bottles were outstanding brews and many of them were rather uncommon. They also featured several imports from breweries I was entirely unfamiliar with, namely a Brazilian brewer that makes German and Belgian styles and Scandinavian brewer that produces a lot of American style crafts. I wish I had had more time to try some of these.

The new owner showed us a list she was putting together of all their beers. It was well organized and included accurate descriptions of each beer. I was impressed. She was very friendly and offered a sample or two from the taps.

I had a burger that was just to die for. It had perfectly ripened avocado and outstanding, butcher shop quality smoked bacon on it. I’m not a big burger person and usually stick to other options but this was really, really great.

The atmosphere was the only thing that wasn’t special but in a way that was almost a good thing. It let me focus on the beer cooler, which I stared at drooling for most of our visit to CAH.

Side Note: If you’re in Downtown Portland for just a few days don’t neglect this area over downtown. CAH is just a 15 minute cab ride or so from downtown and doesn’t really cost all that much. It’s also two minute walk away form Kennedy School and just a 4 or 5 minute cab ride from the Horse Brass/Belmont Station. Those 4 places make for a great afternoon of beer drinking. There’s also public transportation between all these places if you have time to wait for the bus.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Loved this place, and it was a little too clean to be a dive bar (which I like), and it has a sort of "unconcerned" look to the decor. Tables, bar, all practical and meant to function, but they obviously work to keep it clean and neat. Counted 22 taps--I drank ST. Bernardus ABT 12, Ninkasi Fresh Hop, Walking Man Knuckle Dragger, and Bend Brewing Hop Head in my brief stop. Not a bad stop. I'm planning a trip to the Northwest with a friend, and this is at the top of my list to show him. Didn't get to the three coolers of bottles behind the bar.

Bartender was attentive and friendly, teaching dominoes to a waitress, but never missed seeing when my glass got to the bottom and he was there in an instant. The boss was at the other end of the bar, and was complaining about the sunny days and the lack of business there of. Evidently, rain means friends in the pub in Portland, which explains all the pubs and coffee shops.

I didn't eat, but the food looked very above average pub grub. One guy stopped in for a take out order and didn't have a beer--never a bad sign.

Take the time, make the stop.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

CAH is just 5 blocks from our house and has so quickly become our favorite - it's kinda scary! We go a minimum of once a week because we love the food, the friendly service, the comfortable vibe, and the BEER of course.

As others have mentioned, they have a huge bottled beer selection - many obscure micros and exotic internationals. The draft menu changes weekly (with 20 or more available at any time). This week's menu (in mid-January 2006) stated that they had served 187 different beers on tap so far and they've only been open since spring 2005. Prices seem reasonable and servers are knowledgable and/or are willing to provide samples or go ask someone if you have any questions about what you're drinking.

CAH serves breakfast on weekends and lunch/dinner 7 days a week. The fare is typically burgers, sandwiches, pasta, etc. though there are always weekly specials, too (oysters, catfish, turkey, ham, ravioli, who knows what else?). Haven't yet eaten anything there we didn't enjoy. Serving portions are big, too.

Nearby Kennedy School used to be our main neighborhood hangout, but since we've found Concordia we have yet to go back to KS.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I always just missed going to this place on my other trips to Portland, so I was glad to make it their the last time I was there. This place is obviously a great beer bar and a wonderful resource for the city. Atmosphere was pretty nice up at the long bar, the rest of the place is a little empty and sterile feeling. They have a number of very nice things on tap, including some great taps of mostly local stuff which was what I was looking for. Also, like any great beer bar, they clearly knew and had some special relationships with many of the brewers in the area, which enables them to get the really rare and special stuff on draft. They also have a pretty decent glass fronted cooler behind the bar with a number of great bottles for consumption there or take out. Given that I was driving, this allowed me to have a couple at the bar and still take something great back to my hotel as well. Nice selection in here including lots of Belgians, locals, and things like Stone and Alesmith. Everything was top quality off the taps. Clean lines and fresh. The food was good, but not quite as good as a number of other reviewers have made it out to be imo. Basic pub food done well with some speecials that were maybe a little overambitious. Solid, though. So what's not to like. Well, I really like this place but not my absolute favorite pub. Besides the slight coldness of the room the only other slight kink was a definite local/insider vibe. If you weren't one or weren't wih one you felt a little less welcome, like you were slightly a chore to be waited upon. Also, there was a little weirdness wwhere the bartender dissuaded me from trying something that they had on tap because of philosophical disagreements with the brewery. Weird, and very Northwest. So I guess I'm saying that this place was great and a must try, and that I'll be back- but it just didn't feel like home.

Photo of jdense
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Killing time on a Friday afternoon before a BB game at nearby University named after the bar:), I'd stopped in before but wanted to do a more thorough analysis this trip.

A bit miffed at the staff's lack of attention, the female barkeep seemed more interested at playing with her cellphone than taking care of the 4-5 customers. To give her some credit, the crew (with the exception of the gentlemen who was working on his day off) was a bunch of screw-offs until the owner showed up.

The help aside, the draft beer selection was quite a revelation. PtheE, St. Bernardus 12, and a pretty good selection of NW Micros, at pretty reasonable prices. Choice of size pours 12/16/20 along with liter and pitchers offered for most brews. Most pints were in the $4.50 to $6.00 range.

They also have a smaller cooler with about 120 brews, some hard to find, but no bargains except for some $1.25 Old German tall boys during happy hour. I inquired about a St. Feuillen Tripel and was quoted $15.00 for a bottle. Somebody came in and wanted the DFH WW Stout and paid $11. Talking with the guy working on his day off (very knowledgeable and helpful) he said they marked up 30% over retail with no discount for carryout.

I didn't try the food, but watching some compatriots chow down on pub-type offering, it didn't look that special. I'd just as soon order some 'cue from Cannon's Express across the street.

I echo the comments about the atmosphere-pool tables, a VLT room, pinball. what crowd are they trying to appeal to?

In the end, it's all about the beer, and from that perspective, this is one of the best places in town. Belly up to the bar, tune out the atmosphere (or lack thereof) and enjoy one of Beervana's best selection of tap offerings. If I was rating this place just on the quality of taps, it'd be a A-. Unfortunately, the lack of atmosphere hurts the overall experience.

Photo of benito
3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

My friends and I went to Concordia after our pilgrimage to Horse Brass, so perhaps there was a little bit of comparative disappointment that makes me less enthusiastic about this place than other reviewers.

The ambience at Concordia is very nice--there's a spacious bar area, and the back room has free pool and several TVs. It reminded me a lot of Beveridge Place in Seattle, which is a good thing, and has the overall vibe of a sports bar that was overtaken by hipsters and beer lovers. Again, that's a good thing.

The beer selection--all twenty taps or so--was good; I had a Double Mountain India Red Ale, my friends got Mudshark Porter and the HUB ESB. One of my friends did point out that their selection omitted dark beers (with the exception of the Mudshark). Maybe we were there on a strange day, but indeed, the selection was made up almost entirely of pales, IPAs, reds, goldens, and other lighter-colored brews. The service was surprisingly curt and a little slow--at times the bartender seemed really drained by a request for another beer (not a sampler, but an actual pint).

Were I to live in Portland, I'd stop by Concordia for a second visit, but it's not worth a trip in and of itself for out of towners. Spend an extra hour or two at Horse Brass or Bailey's.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

In a nutshell, this place is frickin' awesome. Within walking distance of our great hosts, C.A.H. is very comfortable, not too crowded early on a Saturday evening, with an atmosphere that's neither upscale nor divey. A welcoming friendly neighborhood/smalltown vibe. Room is L-shaped with tables in the front of one entrance; bar and bottles/taps in the corner; and pool/pinball/big-screen TVs in the other section. (the pool table is free and the Pinball is Family Guy...very cool.)

Friendly service, maybe more friendly than if they were super-busy, but our server seemed as enthusiastic about their offerings as we were. And that selection, man, superb. Not the biggest in Portland, but with all 25 or so taps of high quality and variety, and same with the 100 or so bottles, there was no lack of choices. Well-known and obscure offerings spanning the globe, from US, Belgium, Germany, UK, France, Norway...choosing was tough, but enjoyability and quality was very high.

And the prices: $13 for a 750 ml bottle of Flemish Primitive Wild Ale. Not only did it make a great finish to the visit, but for a beer that costs $10-$11 in a store, paying just a couple bucks more at CAH says everything you need to know about their prices. Cannot wait to make another couple visits before leaving this insanely beergeek-friendly town.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Another beer bar in Portland? Yup. Think this market is saturated? Maybe, but not if you open a place as cool as this place.

Stopped by on my last visit to Portland. Hasn't been open too long (a year maybe?), used to be a really ratty old "sports" bar, they really cleaned it up (but kept the pool tables, though they may not be the original ones). Looks a bit more like a cafe than a bar, still has a bit of a "new" look but I think it will age well. Food looks great, but will have to try it next time.

As for the beer - 154 bottles and 22 taps, and the list was growing. Big glass bottle fridge behind the L-shaped bar (actually, a lot about this place is L-shaped), lots of space to grow into. Had a Terminal Gravity served in a fantastic giant goblet. Other than a hefe, I'll take just about anything served in a goblet. Goblets just rock.

Service was awesome. The guy serving us (owner?) was all smiles and excitement, and looked kind of like a young Jerry Garcia. Everyone behind the bar wanted to help, everyone was chatty and happy, we got a water back without asking, and (as always with Portland) two beers were about $8.

Fantastic place - and within walking distance of my brother's house.

-Update- Had the food on a recent trip. The reuben as excellent...for breakfast...with a year-aged Laurelwood Imperial Red on tap...and one of us picked up two Arcitc Devils to go, with a 20% off-premise discount? Yeargh!! (that's the pirate voice talkin'...)

Photo of djbreezy
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Awesome special events including the Beer Brawl give this place A+ marks for me, but during regular visits the service has often times suffered and brought down the experience dramatically, in addition to the on and off quality of the taps. That being said, I still frequent Concordia and I think they are a great ale house. I just think there are some areas where quality could be improved.

The food is decent pub food, and the atmosphere provides plenty of seating. I really like sitting out on the benches out front during the summer.

When the place has been incredibly busy, the service has suffered considerably. I don't want to bash this place on service overall but my experiences with the busy times have not been good. It has been hit and miss during other visits.

The bottle selection is a nice addition.

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nice little neighborhood bar/eatery, with a hell of a good beer lineup. Appears to be around 22 or so taps, a double fridge case packed with bottles, and resaonable prices.

If anything, I think the interior is a bit drab, just bland colors and basically no atmosphere. A huge wall mural or something might do them well. It's clean and smokefree though, with some pool tables and whatnot in the back corner.

The beer menu is very well done up in spreadsheet fashion, listing current beers, abv, kegs in queue, prices for 4 glass sizes, and short beer synopsis. Very nice!

Food is standard pub fare. Got a brie/shroom/onion and chicken sanwich, delious despite the epic oversized ciabatta roll that gave me like 10 bites of just bread and no meat/goo.

Photo of loren01
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Pretty easy to find place in north Portland up 33rd Street, can't miss it on the left hand side of the road. At first I wasn't sure if I was in the right spot or not because it didn't look like a typical beer bar. Kind of fancy I thought, wasn't quite dressed up enough, however there are 2 entrances and the front door was a little more of a fancy restaurant feel, the back door is more of a typical beer bar atmosphere. Nice selection of some excellent beers on tap and it looked like a pretty good bottle selection as well (they were in the process of making a new bottle menu while I was there so I didn't get to see that). I didn't have any but the food looked awesome, huge portions. Staff was extremely helpful, bartenders gave me recommendations on what other brewpubs to check out close by. Maybe a little out of the way from some places in Portland but take the time and go there you won't regret it.

Photo of freed
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

There are two entrances to Concordia Ale House, and both have deceptively small facades. Whether you enter from the green side facing Killingsworth, or the yellow side facing 33rd, you quickly find yourself in a larger cavernous L shaped room. Cavernous makes it sound much more gloomy than it really is though, as the north side is a warm flame inspired red to yellow gradient. The Bar(s) and pool tables are in a darker area with deeper red walls. There were some brewerina related artifcats hung around the place including an old-style bowling-alley/amusement park like mural of pink elephants getting tossed under a tree. Nice.

The bar itself is rather large and has two pieces. One main bar facing the taps and tending area, and a satellite bar both made from poured concrete. Behind the bar is a column and mirror of quarter-sawn oak mixed in with a massive cooler was an impressive collection of bottled beers. I've never understood getting bottled beers at a bar, especially when the draft selection is this large and varied. There were roughly twenty taps ranging from pilsner to porter and Abbey to Zephyr (Kölsch). The one surprise was that the beer was served in a chilled pint glass! Not only that, the Lil' Devil I had came in a Duvel tulip that also seems to have been chilled! I'll have to ask next time to see if they have warm glasses.

The bartender (and owner) was excited to share his place and was quick to offer a pint. Business picked up quickly while we were there and until another person came onto shift, service was a little sparse. Still, not unexpected for a new place. The service was great otherwise.

We also had dinner and were pleased with the meal. The french fries rivaled Laurelwood's, and the prices were fairly standard for NW pub. The chips and salsa were a bargain and were freshly friend.

update:
I've been several more times and have developed a fondness for this place. Excellent beers that aren't available anywhere, no smoke, and a lively crowd.

Photo of squaremile
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another of the legendary beer places in town, this one has less of a beer geek atmosphere than the others. Basically you get a carpeted large room at the front, and a dark, crowded, awkwardly situation bar in the back where people watch sports. The taplist is always pretty good, but I never like going to a place where I feel like I know more about beer than the people serving it to me. This was the case when they listed "Chimay Red" on the taplist and I asked how that was possible since Chimay Red has never been kegged. The server assured me that it was indeed the red and obviously came back with Chimay White. After I told her it was Chimay White she argued with me a bit and then realized it wasn't. The beer had been on tap for a few days already so that was kind of odd. Otherwise the experiences have generally been positive.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Concordia Ale House in Portland, OR
94 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.