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Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban BreweryHopworks Urban Brewery
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
62 Beers
2,322 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 50
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:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00am

Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:30pm daily

(Place added by: John_M on 10-15-2007)
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Photo of jera1350
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very large place with a cool biked theme decor. Great looking colors and logo.

Large variety of beers (12 I believe) with a varying range of styles. Tend to lean towards more of the hoppy styles. We did the sampler and all of the beers were all solid with my favorite being the 7 grain porter/stout with coffee. Service was very good and helpful.

Beer is available to go with some shirts and glasses available also. We did not try the food.

Good experience overall, but I don't feel like this place is a must visit in Portland. Not a bad choice though.

Photo of HarmonMW
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Came in late after I had just landed in Portland. Had a pizza that was great. Also tried a flight which was enormous - 10 beers total. Lots of variety in their offerings. My flight contained Abdominable Winter Ale, Cultivator Doppelbock, Deluxe Organic Ale, Don the Younger, Double Dry Hop IPX Mosaic, Hopworks IPA, HUB Lager, Noggin Floggin, Survival 7-grain Stout, and Velvet ESB. Service was excellent as well. Highly recommended.

Photo of redman683
4.45/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went during Zwiklemania. To be expected, it was very busy. Had a pint of their IPA and a Velvet ESB. Both were great. Food was great also. Because of the organic theme running throughout their menu, there is a wide variety. Also, picked up one of their insulated growlers (full of IPA of course). Portland has a lot of breweries/brew pubs but this is the one I always make sure to go to when I'm there.

Photo of slander
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Now back in and around Portland proper; our absurd travelings about behind us, at last. Ambitious afternoon beyond the OBF, probably not, but I pretty well behaved just the same. So you can imagine my surprise at suddenly finding myself in the parking lot at HUB. I may have been, um, resting my eyes between there and here, hard to say, not seeing things too clearly. Groggy, but I think I’ve got at least one and done in me...

So, up the ramp (a handful of picnic tables there, the patio lined with cut keg planters below triangular awnings), and in. It’s a somewhat rounded hangerish looking building long & narrow with fat angled rafters & ceiling with drop martini glass lampage. Read somewhere that it’s supposed to resemble an upside down boat, and that it kind of do. Cement floors, large panel windows on the front side, and burgundy painted walls otherwise with ‘Portland Timber’ soccer flagging, flats, & pennants.

Through and to a half a hex shaped bar down to the right; stained copper topped, with a honeycomb base, & phat piping phoot rail. Seating for 18 on hightop chairs 3 sides around. The barback does a corner wraparound with a center shelving piece 2 tiered with a TV in the middle of it, and mugs, steins, glasses, trophies, & baby cups. A giant clock sits atop HUB bombers, and there are GABF & World Beer Cup medals. Horizontal boards sit to both sides off the corner listing tap selections, OG, IBU, ABV, & descriptions. Vintage brewerania cans line above, and beer trays atop. Sampler trays and glassware of all sizes & shapes counterside below the boards, and cupboardy space tucked underneath. A row of bike frame uprights runs over the bar with track baby spots within.

On one end, 6 booths along the outside wall, 3 adjacent across the way, and then upwards of a dozen tables running back to an open kitchen, with a kids zone. Toys! I fuckin’ love toys! On the bar side, a dozen and a half booths, hightops, & lowboys running the perimeter along the bar. And there’s some sort of shorty room, maybe 5 x 8, with a single table, chairs, and what Washburn is calling a snake plant. It’s a punishment room if ever I’ve seen one. Staircase front off center to some seating space up above (Never got up there, though. Did I not just mention ‘stairs’?) And a dozen and a half tables on a narrow deck running the length to the rear.

Towers of 10 on each end of the bar, and a pair of handpumps on the corner in between. 10 beers on tap, got to try ½ of them (IPX Cascade single hop, 6.5%, pine, citrus, did not suck; Velvet ESB, tasty, malty, lovely; I am deserving of a large glass of this but it is not tot be; Hopworks IPA, 6.6%, Phil got it, and I moved in on it, a citrus, nice IPA; Evelyn’s Imperial Sunshine, 7.2%, an Impy IPA, grapefruit & piney, not cloying; Ace of Spades, 9.2%, double IPA, big & bitter), and not the other ½ of them (HUB Lager, Survival 7 Grain Stout, Deluxe Organic Ale, Belgian Style Pale Ale, & Kentucky Christmas, which is their abominable Winter Ale bourbon barrel aged), or the cask offering (Deluxe Organic Ale). The IPX Cascade single hop, Velvet ESB, & Hopworks IPA were the best of what I had. You realize of course that of the 10 beers up, 4 of them are IPA’s, right? Yeah, good eye. IPA, IPA, Double IPA, Imperial IPA; Phil was right about breweries having to id beers stylewise for the consumers, we. Brewers just want to make beer, they need to call them something for the likes of us.

We opted for some light foodings; Washburn, the nachofied organic French fries (he ate all of them, not), Phil, the cheese steak, he claimed it was quite good (I saw it, I wanted it, I hated on him), with house made chips of excellent, and I had the wings with some chipotle sauce sold to me as not being so hot. They were nicely smoked and true, there wasn’t too much heat. The serving was only 5 wings (whereas, I would have liked 27), but it showed up over a pile of fries & served with celery.

Nice clean spacious open place. Um, banana bicycle seat ‘head rests’ over the urinals, I don’t know how I feel about that. Good food, and a couple of very nice beers here; would like to get back and take it all in clear & coherently, but that’s another day, another trip.

Photo of MightyCow9
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was a truly unique experience for me and my family visiting from Texas. Given our family's desire to eat organic and drink that way too, this bar was an intriguing place to visit. I had high hopes and was not disappointed. It was a very cool family beer bar. I was a bit bummed that they weren't too keen on letting me see the brewery, but that is fine. The food was solid, and the gluten free bread option made me actually interested in eating a pizza. The beers were down the line solid. Nothing was bad a several were very tasty. I very much enjoyed the sampler platter, which contained all of their beers and was 30 ounces of beer for less than that 10 bucks. Their was a small kids corner that my 1.5 yr old and many other kids occupied the entire time at. That was such a simple addition, but it made the experience markedly better. My wife and I would frequent a place like this if it one would ever open in Texas!

Photo of KDawg
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Hopworks isn't in the easiest part of SE Portland to get to. It's a bit out of the way, but definitely worth getting to.

Even on a saturday afternoon, there was a good amount of people here and most of the tables were filled. Thankfully my friends had grabbed a table here to begin with.

The HUB brews that I tried were pretty good. Nothing that blew me away, but very drinkable and enjoyable. The service was decent. Sometimes it was hard to find our own waiter, but it usually wasn't too hard to get a hold of a different server to get a beer or food.

The food itself was pretty damn good. I liked the pretzel that my friends got and the ancho lime chicken sandwich that I got was really good.

HUB's location makes it a bit harder to get to than other places in SE Portland. It's definitely on my return list, but not right at the top.

Photo of dirtylou
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

a bit out of the way as far as Portland is concerned - adjacent to many fast food options along Powell

cool interior - lots of bikes, some tv's, an attractive bar and ample seating.

selection was solid - maybe 10-12 taps with all of the staples and a few draft-only options, including a barrel aged offering that was pretty tasty.

happy hour food menu was solid - "pint O pretzels" delievered and the roasted peanuts could have fed a family of 4

I dig Hopworks - will check out the Bike Bar on my next venture to Portland

Photo of Flightoficarus
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Decided to stop here on a visit to Portland, as I've been pretty thrilled w/all of the HUB beers I've tried beforehand. And how did it fare?

A - Overall atmosphere was pretty relaxed and clean, like a decent restaurant or more upscale sports pub. There's an obvious bike theme going on as well, which overall seemed like a quirky, charming Portland kinda thing that just works for some reason. Also some vintage beer cans and other cool decor to be found.

Q - Quality of everything was fantastic. The beers and the food are all top notch. Unfortunately, there was only so much I could try in one visit.

S - Service was overall good. Was able to sample some beers, the staff was friendly, and everything came out in a timely manner. All while it was fairly busy. No qualms here.

S - Selection is good overall. Saw something in the range of 10-15 house brewed beers on tap. Most of the food menu is your standard fare pub grub (w/unique variations of as well), but also a good pizza selection, and vegetarian/vegan stuff available as well.

F - I don't want to give a 5 just yet w/out trying other things out in the future here, but the food I did have was fantastic, especially for the money. Had an Asian-style battered chicken sandwich w/the cask IPA. Very good stuff indeed.

V - The value of what you get here is top notch. Organic beer and food at a price point that's competitive w/non-organic options (same cost, really) is pretty tough to beat.

Overall, this is a great brewpub, and I will definitely be back whenever I'm in Portland or passing by through I-5. Well worth checking out!

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A decent place to visit. Atmosphere was pretty generic / sportsbarish, with an obvious bicycling theme going on. I don't know who's idea it was to combine beer and bike, but to me, those are two things that just don't belong together by any means. "Don't drink and drive," the sign says. Yeah, well, you can still get a DUI for riding a bike drunk, FYI.

Anyway, there was quite an array of house beers to choose from, although really only two or three stood out as particularly good to me, the best clearly being the vintage barrel-aged barleywine. Comfort foods on the menu for the most part, but all good. Service was decent and prices were pretty friendly all over. A nice place, but I'd be fine skipping it on my next visit to the fine city of Portland.

Photo of MsRif
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We went here during our Portland beercation. It was early in the day so it wasn't very crowded, which was nice and definitely contributed to the great atmosphere. We tried everything they had on-tap, and overall, the quality of the beers was really good, but not quite "great." Still worth a visit and a try just for the beers. In my opinion, the place really shined for its food. I love having something organic/healthy to select from, and this place really hit that mark. I had the "Portland Bello" sandwich and side salad which was seriously just excellent. Our server was very friendly and prompt with service, which I appreciated.

I could see myself going here a lot if I were a local. I loved the overall feel of this place and I really enjoyed my lunch and beer samples. Recommended.

Photo of colonelforbin
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Definitely a great addition to the Portland brewpub scene. This place really is great. Lots and lots of care and attention was put into building and designing the facility. Two levels with ample room for everyone. We sat at one of the tables upstairs and ordered some excellent vegan pizza and great beers. It was great to see multiple vegan options on the menu, though not exactly surprising considering we were in Portland, vegan capitol of the USA (in my humble opinion).

Beer selection was impressive. Wish I had the chance to sit at the bar and get a sample platter but I was pretty happy with the pints I had. The Kentucky Christmas was fantastic and their IPA was top notch as well. I definitely look forward to trying more beers from HUB.

Serive was good, they were very busy (I imagine they often are) and everything went smoothly.

Great space they have going for themselves here, can't say enough about the aesthetics and design of this place. They are big into bicycling and bicycle culture, and this figures into the design and atmosphere as well. I look forward to visiting HUB again and spending some time at the bar.

Definitely put this on your list of places to visit when you are in Portland. Fantastic atmosphere, beer and food.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

First of all I will give the disclaimer that before I came here I ate too much at the food cars on 12th. After finding a parking spot way in the back I stepped in to a very cool looking place full of woodwork with even a Hopworks vehicle outside. Place had a good vibe and also showed me how popular pro soccer is there. Bought a sampler and their beers were solid, although IPAs probably were the winner here... I seemed to detect hops in all their beers, even the stouts and porters. Wished that there were a few exclusive or barrel aged beers there, maybe I was there on the wrong day. As with other places in the city, I might visit again if there weren't so many other places to visit in the city and it weren't so far away. I definitely would recommend a first visit, just don't eat too much food at the food carts before you go.

Photo of koopa
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Hopworks Urban Brewery is nestled in a fairly divey section of town full of graffiti and signs in the parking lot warning about the risk of valuables getting stolen from vehicles. Fortunately the inside of the pub is a completely different story as it's beautifully styled and decorated. I loved the steel racks and vintage beer can collection plus the table that is inside of a vault like room. Plenty of table seating spread out over 2 floors with a really nice outdoor patio area to boot. The brewery is in the downstairs back area with wide open garage doors that give you a chance to peek in on the action. Another bar and bottle shop is available downstairs in the brewery section as well. The upstairs bar has seating for about 15 people. Beer offerings seemed limited to about 10 and food options were both tasty and desirable. Our bartender was very friendly and offered us several free samples which was a plus. Beer was pretty darn good but not quite great. I'd give it a 4.2 if I could so I'm rounding down a bit.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: Tile floor, wood, and many windows in what seems to be a converted garage. Music was not too loud, and the loudest aspect of the place was people engrossed in conversation.

Quality: Top notch beers, and the food was great as well. Excellent.

Service: The service was excellent and the staff was very attentive.

Selection: They had ten beers on tap, and two of them were casked as well. They sold bottles and growlers, and the menu was average sized.

Food: The food was very fresh.

Value: Unbelievable value, we came during happy hour and food dishes were between $2.50 and $4.00 depending on the dish. Pints were also very inexpensive.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What is the deal with this Powell street, I've never seen so many strip clubs? Anyways, yeah, that's a little bit about the atmosphere. Definitely fits the "urban" part about the brewery.

Dining to the right, bar to the left. Lots of wood, copper and, aluminum or steel (silver colored metal). Lots of bike and renewable hippy stuff, but you know, it was done in a cool way, the service wasn't condescending or pushy ethos wise. Thank you. Awesome beers. I mean, awesome. The best cask stuff I've ever had, both the ipa and the stout. The beer mug thing was a little weird, but so what, too much is made of serving glasses it seems.

Prices were right, service was nice and cute, to go bottles, merchandise.

Hey, this is my favorite brewery in all of Oregon. And I'm a meat and potatoes rural gun guy who likes beer and hates bikes. This is how you do it. Props to HUB, easily one of the top 10 breweries in the US, maybe even the world. Good job guys, can't wait to see you again.

Photo of OregonHopmonster
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Let me start by revealing that I stop here for pizza and beer probably about once a week, and may stop for a beer more than that at times. Obviously I like the place, and the fact that it is one of the few quality craft beer spots in SE Portland south of Division doesn't hurt.

The atmosphere varies depending on when you go. This is a very kid-friendly spot, mostly nights and weekends. If you can stop by during the day on a weekday you will find a fairly quiet place. Evenings and weekends you will almost certainly wait for a table. You can of course always avoid the kid-friendly scene by sticking to the 21-and-over bar side; this will not keep you from the crowds though.

The food is primarily pizza driven, and the pizza is excellent. Do not expect New York style thin crust though. This is pizza with a decidely NW slant. I recommed the Cascade Mountain with blue cheese and apples. The nacho-fied fries are excellent too. The downside of the food menu is that is pricey. Again, stick to the bar side and you can get pizza by the slice.

The beer selection is good- a nice selection of standards, seasonals and one-offs, few of which are bottled. No guest taps here. Tonight they had Muscles from Brussels Strong Belgian, Rise Up Red, Galactic Imperial Red and Ace of Spades IIPA as the seasonals. They also always have two casks.

Overall, while I realy enjoy HUB, if I was visiting from out of town I would stick to closer-in SE Portland spots like Cascade Barrel House, Hair of the Dog, Belmont Station, Apex, Horse Brass, etc. If you are here for a longer visit or like to tick breweries, definitely add HUB to the must-do list.

Photo of velosuds
4.2/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited the brewery pub tonight after attending a seminar in downtown Portland. Shared a pizza and a couple beers with my son. Sat in the restaurant side hoping to have quieter conversation, but the place was bustling for a Tuesday night. Pizza was excellent and the stout and IPA on tap were both very good. Service was a bit slow at times as we had to wait a bit long to get our second beers. Parking lot is small so I am glad we got there before 5:30 pm. After tasting their Abominable winter ale, I decided to bring home a bomber as I have not seen this in the stores. Tried a sampler of their DIPA which seemed okay, but not enticing enough to order a pint. Great to see their commitment to organics and sustainability.

Photo of AugiePrimrose
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love Hopworks. My wife and I would stop here any chance we had since it's right on HW26, which was our road back to Bend. It's an eco-industrial place with nice wood beams, plenty of booths, decent sized bar, a deck out back, and a very Portlandery vibe.

The whole operation is quality. From the brews, to the stylings, to the pub food. It's really a great, well thought out place. If it were anywhere east of Colorado, Hopworks would be the biggest deal ever.

The place isn't perfect though, and we definitely had a few less than stellar service experiences. Nothing that would make us not return, but enough to make their rating average.

A fairly wide ranging lineup of a dozen or so taps offering organic takes on alot of the PNW's favorite styles. The beer is always so great on tap here.

High quality takes on somewhat usual pub fare. Even the hummus plate is just that much better and fresher the normal. I usually had a slice/salad/pint combo, and the wife always enjoyed the vegetarian options.

Prices were always in line with the other Oregon breweries. The beer and food are of high quality and they must have a nice growler deal, because there were always people getting them filled here. I wish Cedar Rapids had a Hopworks.

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped here on August 12th after a day out and about in Portland.
Overall vibe was good. We chose to sit outside on the patio, which was a bit warm with temps well into the 80's that day. Inside was cool, the bicycle central to the decor. Organic is the theme of the beer and food.
Quality of food and brew was very good. We sampled some of the beer at the Bite of Oregon festival the previous Sunday and both Da Boss and i were very impressed enough to find this place. The Stout and IPA were good. Da Boss liked the Pale quite well.
Service was OK, the server did not have a lot of enthusiasm for his job nor was he overly friendly but he covered his job fairly well.
Selection of beer was good, all the basic styles were covered. Not sure how many taps were available but there was about eight beers on the menu.
Food was very good, the organic cheeseburgers were cooked perfectly and were as good as we have had.
Overall value was good. We had the first round before happy hour (4.25) and round two was during happy hour ($3.50). Overall we got out of there for $41 including a 20% tip.

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

Amazing how many beers they offer, and how many are quite good. I appreciated the numerous hoppy options compared to other places. The menu had a few non-traditional items as well, which is nice for a change. Also I liked the convenient location from the bus stop just a bit down the hill.

Service was prompt and friendly, even for a busy day. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was there when I visited, and I was a bit disappointed to see how few people seemed to even look that direction or have any clue who he was. Oh well.

The bicycle theme maybe went a bit too far with this place, especially in the restrooms. Also it felt like a Colorado building or something, yet this was Portland.

Photo of ralree
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Wonderful atmosphere - nice woody scene with pinball upstairs and lots of seating. It took a while to get seated, but it was rather busy. There were about 12 beers on tap from Hopworks, and I ordered the Rise Up Red. It was good. We ordered some pizza and others at the table got salads and other food. We all thought the food was pretty good, especially for a brewpub. Others seemed to like their beer as well. The service was pretty good. Overall, not a bad place to stop and have a brew in Portland!

Photo of shivtim
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Took the #9 bus to Hopworks from downtown. Relatively easy to get to.
The place has a large wood ceiling, kind of barn-like. A ton of old beer cans line ledges along the base of the ceiling. There's an upstairs area, but I didn't venture up there. Kind of an open, industrial feel.
The bar is big and copper, with a series of old bike frames above it.
Ok, one big gripe: the beer is all served in mugs, regardless of what type of beer it is.
Selection is great. Ten of theirs on tap, plus two on cask. A pretty wide variety. Service at the bar was friendly and easy going. High quality. Great happy hour prices.
I like hopworks, but it's not my favorite in Portland.

Photo of squaremile
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Hopworks is a regular destination for me but it sure isn't a perfect place. First, the beers are incredible. I have Crosstown Pale as a 5.0 beer on here, and the IPA is also world class. Everything else are good beers for their styles, but being more of an extreme drinker, the selection bores me a bit. The food quality is great but every single time I have ordered dinner, something has come out wrong (and I am anything but a picky food guy). I also had a problem with their policy of bringing in any size bottle you want and they will fill it. Well OK so I brought in a few flip top 32oz bottles and the person complained the entire time about filling them and then did not know how to charge me for them. This happened with another bartender as well. Basically the beers are so good I keep going back.

Photo of MURF0320
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love this place for many reason. I'll start with the basics. The beer selection and variety are great, especially for a newer brewery. They cover just about every style, have some barrel and oak aged brews, and some great seasonals. All these beers more than hold there own in one of the greatest beer cities. All of their beers are brewed with organic ingredients!
The food is also very good and made with organic ingredients and sustainable. Pizza, natural beef burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads.
The atmosphere is great. The place is very modern, well designed, bright, and clean. There's a large bar with bike frames suspended from the tall ceilings over the entire length. Just a really cool vibe there.
My favorite part is that this breweries green initiatives are amazing. Besides the beers and food being organic and sustainable they've deployed some very innovative ideas and technology. A couple examples:
Biodiesel fired brew kettle using HUB fryer oil, waste pizza oven heat captured to heat brewing water,waste recycling programs that strive for zero waste,recycling food waste for animal feed & composting, and just about every green technology you can think of was used in the building, funishings, and decor.
Check out all the efforts here http://www.hopworksbeer.com/going_green.php

Photo of John_M
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had not been here since it first opened...

HUB is an interesting looking brewpub, with a very modernistic vibe and atmosphere. There is plenty of wood and metal, with an attractive copper bar on the main floor. The place is pretty good size, with a fairly large dining area upstairs and on the main floor. There is also a modest size bar area, which is where I perched on this particular day.

On this particular day there were some 11 beers on tap, with a number of bottled offerings available as well. The quality of HUB beers is very high; I've yet to try anything that was anything short of excellent. The IPA's in particular are outstanding here, with the cask IPA extraordinairy.

Service this day was pretty good, with the staff quick and pretty knowledgable about the beers on offer. Food was pretty decent, though it was hardly anything extraordinairy (the happy hour wings and pizza were both fine). Prices were likewise decent; an order of happy hour wings, a slice of pizza, and two beers came to $15.

Any place else and this would likely be a go to spot for me. However, in beer rich Portland, this is just another good place to grab a good glass of IPA and a slice.

Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, OR
94 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.