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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Not Rated.
Laurelwood Public House & BreweryLaurelwood Public House & Brewery
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Active Beers: 69
Beer Ratings: 1,261
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5115 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97213
United States
phone: (503) 282-0622

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @laurelwood1

Notes:
(Master Beer Listing) Monday - Wednesday 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 12:00AM
Saturday 10:00AM - 12:00AM
Sunday 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Breakfast served 10:00AM - 3:00PM on weekends

This location (opened Summer 2007) is also home to Laurelwood's expanded brewing operations.

(Place added by: Hobbit on 09-12-2007)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Quafftastic, Sep 30, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

botanu, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

KStark, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

This is the second time I have visited this establishment with my wife and two boys. This place was located a few minutes away from the downtown area, closer to older suburbs. The place is very kid friendly. There are a couple of play areas for kids, one in each dining area. The clientele looked like my kind of people, young families. The Workhorse IPA on tap is to die for. The other offerings on draft were decent. The food is good and the staff was nice and helpful. Great value. I enjoy visiting when this place when we come down to Portland.

mabermud, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

RedDon, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Donkster46, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DrMindbender, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

jackmax, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DuaneKing, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jtosch, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

halvbeerson, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

fitius5150, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tjcamm, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

AnchorsAndAxes, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

claspada, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jaydoc, Oct 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Laurelwood has been great on multiple occasions for me. I love going there with a close friend, or a group. I've also purchased a keg there in the past, at the last minute for a friends party…and afterward, it was such a hit that I had to go back. I usually go for a tree hugger or space stout, but love to try whatever is new!

The service is always great there, the people seem light-hearted and happy to be there. The food is awesome (my personal favorite the pulled pork sandwich, and their amazing cheesy garlicky fries!), and they have some really rocking apparel to get on your way out. I love this place so much, and am happy to see the two locations in the Portland Airport now…I take some back east with me every time I fly! Too bad I haven't been able to crack open a growler on the plane ;)

Thanks for being one of my very favorites!

McWoods, Dec 03, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

Stopped by for zwickelmania today. Laurelwood has the feel of an average size pub. While they have a decent restaurant operation inside, they have a packed brewing operation in the back half of the building. I had a pint of workhorse up at the bar, the bartenders there were nice, clearly had some knowlege of beer which I always appreciate. The beers they had on tap were about 8-10 of their regulars plus a 3-4 seasonals. Lots of bottles are available to-go. Though I didn't have any food while I was there, I did notice quite a few people eating lunch, so I am guessing the food is decent. I enjoy laurelwood's beers and their location is decent too, I'll likely be heading back in the future.

gkunkle, Feb 18, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -12.6%

One thing I loved about this place was the pervasive aroma of wort that filled my nasal cavity before I even walked through the door. Laurelwood is a medium-sized venue, with the bar just adjacent to the brewing area, and lots of table room. Average restauranty, comfort dining atmosphere; no real dismal barfly charm here. Service was pretty slow all around; the bartender was nice enough, but seemingly way in over her head for the crowd she had to attend to, and the staff at the cashier/merch stand were surprisingly inept...but it was all still within a reasonable threshold of tolerance. Beer selection was good, with a decent range of house-brewed options available. Nothing really stood out as extraordinary, but nothing was really bad. Food was good; mainly comfort items on the menu with perhaps just a slight bias towards TexMex. Prices were reasonable. A good stop on our trip, but not necessarily a "beer connoisseur's" paradise.

Rifugium, Jan 03, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev -4.9%

This seemed to be a popular place, as the lot was full and I had to park blocks away. I bought a flight and most were solid, but the Workhorse IPA might have been the best I tried out of the many I had on the coast. As I type this, I wish I had bought more than two bottles, as they did not last long. Place had a good neighborhood vibe, filled with locals who enjoy a good beer. I didn't have any food and am unsure they have good. The selection was ok, as it seems most if all their choices leaned on the safer side of things. I probably would stop here again... no I would because I would have to get another fresh Workhorse again.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Nov 13, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Finally got to check this place out and first off there were a lot fewer kids than I expected for a Saturday afternoon. I ordered the Green Elephant, a nice hoppy beer, one of their best imho. The service was reasonable but the food was a bit bland and underseasoned. The building itself was pretty nice to sit in, but was somewhat hard to get to coming from the west. Basically I think they are aiming for a place that is going to be family friendly and offer a standard array of beers to the folks in town who aren't the beer geek crowd. They do a nice job with that. I'll probably go back at some point but I'm not racing to.

squaremile, May 18, 2010
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4.14/5  rDev +2%

Last stop on our two day beer tour of Portland. Nice, clean place, good views of their brewing facility. Service was very nice and very friendly. The staff kept and returned my camera and jacket when I forgot them there (~$500).

They seem happy to give out little samples of their beers, and they have some nice beers. They're into the hoppy brews, but they have some stuff for other interests. Their Auld Battle Axe, for one, is a pretty taste Scotch ale, and Hooligan is also good (both beers my wife ordered).

I had Hop Monkey, which was good, but our waitress gave me a taste of their Workhorse IPA, which was even better. I also tried their Free Range Red, a hoppy organic brew, and I was pleased with that. I was recovering from the day before, so I wasn't totally primed for beer, but I would definitely go back here.

snaotheus, Feb 02, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

At least in my opinion, I can't really see too many reasons to pick one Laurelwood NE location over another. The public house is a bit larger then then the pizza company, and I didn't see any pizza available on the menu here. Otherwise, the food (both selection and quality) and beer both seem pretty comparable, although typically there are 3 or 4 beers available at one location that aren't available at the other. On this particular day, I believe the public house had the monkey love IPA, along with a couple of other beers that I didn't see at the pizza compary. This place also had the deranger on CO2, while the pizza company only had it on cask (only!?!?). At the pizza company I had the chicken ceaser salad, which was pretty mediocre (though certainly completely edible and enjoyable), while at the public house I had the equally unremarkable beer battered fries. Service was a bit better (and quicker) then at the pizza company, but the atmosphere here was pretty similar to the pizza company. That's to say that it was equally laid back, informal and relaxing.

No complaints about this place.... I was just surprised that it was SOOO similar to the pizza company (considering that they're no more then a half mile from one another).

John_M, Sep 27, 2009
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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%

Love the new restaurant.. and since the recent menu change.. I really love the food as well. Great price.

- Warm NW atmosphere.. wood in the rafters.. basic.. nice view of the brewage..

- Loved the service... very polite, there when you needed them. Almost fell in love with one early on filling growlers around 11:00am one morning... but hadn't seen her since.. maybe she fills in and is at the pizza joint usually. Just made for a much more pleasant experience.

Great food selection for all types of eaters... Great taste, great top quality.

Beer is a bit steep... but it's their beer that makes them well known.

Docer, Mar 13, 2009
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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Portland, OR
91 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.