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Hopworks Urban Brewery

Not Rated.
Hopworks Urban BreweryHopworks Urban Brewery
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
76 Beers
923 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 52
Visits: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2944 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97202
United States
phone: (503) 232-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopworksbeer

Notes:
Place added by: John_M on 10-15-2007

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00am

Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:30pm daily
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Reviews: 52 | Visits: 120
Reviews by Osiris9588:
Photo of Osiris9588
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This brewpub looks sleek and a bit swanky from the outside, plenty of stainless steal and loud colors, dominated by yellow and red. It feels a little cold on the inside, devoid of so much of the wood and brass normally found at a brewpub. However. the bike frames hanging above the main bar anchor the modern geometric decor. Several faux bank vaults are located in the bar area, one which houses a table that can accommodate up to around six people a la the snugs found in Irish pubs. My friend Dave especially enjoyed the extension of the bike theme (the brewmaster/owner is a cycling enthusiast) found in the restroom: bicycle seats mounted to the wall above the urinal, on which one could rest their head while micturating. We thought this genius, while our wives found it unsanitary. They've never used a urinal before obviously.

The quality of the organic brews was solid. I especially enjoyed the Czech lager and the Flog N Noggin Barley wine. The Winter lager was solid as well.

The service was a bit slow initially, but they were getting slammed all at once. Once the server arrived, she was very attentive and knowledgeable.

I did not check out the guest brews, but the house brews were varied to appeal to all tastes.

We did not eat much food, but the hummus was good and the spinach salad was solid as well. All the product is from local, sustainable producers.

I would certainly frequent this place if I lived in the SE quadrant of Portland. (1,462 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of NJB145
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of schroeder1200
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SFCraft
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of aobrehm
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

An all around solid brewpub.
The space is a converted tractor showroom. These guys made every effort to promote sustainability and organic products in the design of their brewery and restaurant.
They currently have 14 standard, 1 nitro, and 2 casks on tap. Many beers are organic, others are certified salmon safe (I'm honestly not even sure what that means, but it sounds nice). You can get a 10 beer flight for $9 or a 15 beer flight for $12.
Food menu is large and high quality. Service is very good. (503 characters)

Photo of Bp123
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great surprise just a bit outside of downtown. Beautiful bikes all over. Very good red on tap. Food smelled good but I did not eat. (137 characters)

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Holy Moly ! This place is as Portland as it gets ! Sustainability ? Carbon neutral / zero carbon footprint ? Strip club next door ? Check, check, & check. The main downstairs area, which is always packed, will be one of the best beer-drinking atmospheres you will ever experience. You'll notice the bicycles hanging from the ceiling, because Portland LOVES its bicycles. There's an upstairs area for introverts, but you DON'T wanna be an introvert in PDX. Great beer selection listed on the classic chalkboard that all of us beer geeks know & love. The best time to visit, in my opinion, is at night. Grab a seat on the sizeable outdoor patio area and take in a very decent view of the downtown / Western Hills area. The first brewpub / beer place that I visited when I moved to Portland on a July 4. I froze my balls off. Seriously. There's also a nice wine shop across the street. So...don't be a beer idiot when you beercation in PDX. Put HUB towards the top of your list ! AND...the best & cleanest urinals in Portland. (1,023 characters)

Photo of ZachT
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
3.99/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is an odd place, something about it feels like it isn't actually a brewery, more like a chain sports bar or something? The only thing that seemed appropriately "Portland" about the place was the fixture above the bar made out of old bike frames, though that was more trying too hard than neat.

The beer was just on the happy side of average for a Portland brewery. Most were good, nothing was really memorable. The selection was a bit better than most and they branched out in terms of style more than some similar breweries I visited on my trip to PDX. They get bonus points for offering a full on "everything on tap" sampler tray as an option rather than screwing around with six glass samplers when they have nearly twenty beers on tap.

Our food experience was limited to a soft pretzel and beer cheese dip, but it was good. The service was good as well.

Overall it's worth a visit, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there when there are a few excellent breweries in the city, and oh so many that might as well be this one. (1,043 characters)

Photo of dasEbb
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of shelt11
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I live in Ohio, brother in Oregon. This is by far my favorite brewery to visit during the summer trips I make. Great atmosphere, solid brews. (141 characters)

Photo of orbstein
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of seabeemom
3.32/5  rDev -21%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of twb0392
4/5  rDev -4.8%

crazy big selection of beers at the brewery on powell, most of them pretty delicious (I'm glad BA has spell check, bc I spell like a 3rd grader). (145 characters)

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of primaldiscord
4.2/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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