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The Green Dragon Bistro & Pub

Not Rated.
The Green Dragon Bistro & PubThe Green Dragon Bistro & Pub
very good

34 Reviews
Reviews: 34
Visits: 67
Avg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 62
Bottles: 40
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2305
United States
phone: (503) 517-0660

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pdxgreendragon

Place added by: msubulldog25 on 11-02-2007

Owned by Rogue Brewery as of November 2008.

Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 67
Reviews by portlandjeff:
Photo of portlandjeff
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

When the green dragon first opened, I was REALLY excited about checking it out. Despite the initial heater problems and everything else, I loved popping in and trying the beers on the list. As this place grew, changed ownership, and grew some more, some things have gotten better, and some worse.

I love the atmosphere here. It's in a real industrial part of town, and it doesn't look out of place. The decor is simple, but comfortable and relaxed. The outside space is huge too - and bike and dog friendly.

The quality of the beer is generally better than the quality of the food these days. Typically of any rogue place in my opinion.

Service depends on the server. Sometimes it's inexcusably slow and indifferent, and sometimes is fast, friendly, and accommodating. If they could work on things to move more in the direction of the latter, it would go a long way.

Selection has been pretty good. They have a lot more beer now than they used to, but the quality has slipped a bit I think.

The food is hit and miss here. I really like the buffalo chicken sandwich. The burgers have ranged from plain and dry to juicy and delicious. I'm not a picky eater, but there are better options for better prices in town.

The value is where the green dragon starts to lose me. When rogue took over, everything jumped a dollar or more in price. I also think the quality of the beers on the taplist has been less consistent, so a dollar or two more for beers that aren't as valuable as the old offerings can offend.

Still a really good place to drink beer in town, but there's room for improvement.

Like I said, I think rogue has done a lot of good for this place, and I know they're still working on it - but if they want to keep me coming (and charging me the way they are), they still have work to do.


I've giving this place plenty of chances since my last review, but last night I think they finally lost me. They had a beer on their board called "new belgium wild sour". Sour beers are one of my favorite styles, and I thought I was pretty familiar with every sour beer that New Belgium has put out, so I asked the bartender if that was the actual name of the beer they were serving. He said "yes" and then started trying to give me a newbies run down of sour beer. I interrupted him to let him know that I was really familiar with sour beer styles, and I was only really curious about the specific name of the beer that they were serving, and he kept going:

"they actually add BACTERIA to the beer.... you'd be surprised, new belgium does more than just fat tire!"

Dude, I know, I just told you that. I spewed off a list of sour beers that I've had from new belgium, and other places to get the point across, and then mentioned again, that I had never heard of "wild sour" so I was just trying to clear up the name. He continued:

"another one they do is "la folie".

Dude, I know, I just told you I've had la folie, and le terrior, and erics ale, and the bottleworks anniversary sour, etc... before. Yet he continued:

"There are some other breweries that make sour beers too, have you ever heard of cascade?"

YES DUDE. Are you def? stoned? or stupid?

Anyway, after looking around online to figure out what the hell it was that I actually did drink, it was New Belgium Fall Wild Ale.

So I got some snobby condescending beer 101 lecture from a guy who wasn't listening to a thing I was saying, who was sure I was ignorant about wild ales and the name of the beer I was drinking, and it turned out the one thing I wanted to know, he was wrong about.

Also, he was too slow to get our drink orders at the bar, so another bartender got them for us, when he finally came by and asked if we wanted anything else, and I told him that someone else had gotten it, he made us feel really uncomfortable about not placing the last order with him.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of Epicfail97081
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.24/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of aobrehm
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

The Green Dragon is one of my favorite beer bars in Portland. Despite consistently having 55+ beers on tap and dozens more available in bottles/cans, they don't attract quite the crowds that places like Horse Brass or Belmont Station do. If you want to spread out or even play a board game at your table, that will fly here.
They have a small production brewery that is used by both Buckman Botanical Brewery and Green Dragon Brew Crew use (expect 5+ of their beers to be on tap at all times). They are also owned by Rogue, so expect to see some Rogue presence (products for sale, beers on tap, etc.).

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Photo of Dicers
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.15/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Photo of stumac
4.89/5  rDev +25.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

So it's the Green Dragon pub with the Buckman Brewery inside of it and it's apparently all owned by Rogue? Well whatever it is, it was great. Great environment, selection, knowledgable bartenders. I dig it

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of barflybastard
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

What you can expect: Some good beers and some mediocre ones. Rogue's usual sub par service.

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Photo of Rutager
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

About 55 brews on tap with six or so of them brewed in-house. Great and varied selection. Good service and nice place with beer memorabilia all over the place. Well worth stopping in and grabbing a few.

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Photo of cptbenjamin
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gurumojo
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dshansen1184
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JScoot
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10%

This is practically across the street from Cascade Barrel House so we decided to stop in and check it out. The place is absolutely huge. Multiple rooms, lots of bar space with community sitting and tables mixed throughout the main room.

The tap list is impressive if you are not a local. Even though is owned by Rouge, you will only find a handful of their beers on tap. It is mostly local offering, however, the quality of those local offerings is average. The service was spotty, as I think we caught them at a weird time (3pm) and the one waitress seemed to be running around and then occasionally having to tend to the bar.

Overall, enjoyed my time there, but I wouldn't make it a point to stop in again if back in Portland.

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Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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