The Green Dragon Bistro & Pub
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev +6.2%
I've been to green dragon a few times on my trips to portland. It's been rec'd by friends in town and I've yet to be disappointed.
It's definitely a hipster atmosphere, but that doesn't bother me too much. I've never actually sat on the inside part of the bar, I've normally gone to the patio in the back. It's very relaxed back there.
It's never been a problem getting beers from either the wait staff or the bartenders. On top of that, they have a mammoth selection of taps. The key is going to the back of the inside bar to get at their biggest variety of taps.
I still have yet to have food from here. It's normally a stop after drinking+eating somewhere else. Its proximity to Cascade will always bring me back, but even then I'd still come back here as its a real quality place to grab a brew.
07-10-2012 17:03:39 | More by KDawg
4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
I was in Portland on vacation and had to check it out. It was pretty busy for a tuesday night. Considering how bust it was the service wasnt bad based on the nmber of staff they had working. The bar tenderes and servers where running the whole time i was there.
Beer selection was great, lots of tap and lots of bottles.
I do wish they had a cask set up but this is a new thing for many bar/ u.s. pubs.
I will tell you it get very loud as it gets busy.
All and all the food was good and the prices where not too high.
I would come back again.
10-09-2011 19:18:35 | More by sqquuee
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
Probably the reason that Green Dragon tends to get polarizing reviews is that it has such great potential but somehow the service seems to get in the way. It's probably the best bar in town when it's not crowded. Once it starts filling, up, however, the service gets worse and worse. The selection is fantastic, however. Lots of interesting taps and they have a chalkboard listing the next beers that will up. Even though it is owned by Rogue, they don't tend to have more than one Rogue beer on tap (not that I'd mind). In my experience, the food tries too hard and shows that while the kitchen could be capable of producing better than average pub grub, we'll never know since they insist on overreaching on more ambitious fare. Still, their food is still no worse than your average bar. They've finally brewed their own beer as well which was pretty good. Overall, if you'd like a great selection of interesting beers and don't mind a bit of a wait then I'd heartily recommend Rogue particularly with its proximity to Cascade and Hair of the Dog.
06-19-2011 23:42:16 | More by bassoonoflunacy
3.9/5 rDev 0%
A: I did not realize this place was nearly across the street from Cascade. Glad I saw it. Pretty quit inside. About 5 people at bar, not much socializing or beer talk at all.
Q: The quality of beer is good. Nothing uber rare but no crap either.
S: Service was ok. No rush for sure but she was also working by herself, running to the front and back to pur beer so I cant knock it.
S: Very well thought out selection. Everything from Terminal gravity Barleywine to Fort George Coffee Girl. Anyone would be happy with the selection.
F: We had some artichoke dip if I recall. It was mediocre.
05-17-2011 00:10:58 | More by barleywinefiend
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +2.6%
across from the barrel house, behind the WWII style shed, sits Green Dragon. kind of cool that even though this is funded by rogue, there isn't rogue branding all over the place. fairly crowded on a wednesday night, there are a lot of picnic-like tables with people playing board games and two bars (one main, one totally empty back bar). tap list wasn't stellar, but was way better than average, and unlike other reviewers, our server/bartender was outstanding. actually the main reason i came on here to review. attentive and knowledgeable (like everywhere else i went in Portland) with honest opinion thrown in when i asked about a few things. food was good, but the $17 burger wasn't quite a $17 burger. overall, a cool, mellow and unchallenging spot with good service. may be that there are more "happening" places around, but i still had a good time, and was happy about how easy this place was. a good choice if you want to try a lot of different beers (50 taps?) while in Portland.
04-03-2011 13:26:10 | More by timtim
3.23/5 rDev -17.2%
Was kind of excited to check this place out but walking in at 9 pm put a damper on my spirits.
The place was packed for good reason- the taplist was pretty bad ass. As I checked out the list 2 brews jumped out at me- blue dot and ten fiddy on nitro. Both kegs were drained. Got a Gordon which was great.
Service was way understaffed and frankly sucked goat cock. Selection was rad and the place was cool. Worth stopping by for one or two. Cascade barrel house is literally across the street. Kill two birds with one stone.
02-13-2011 07:57:06 | More by clonebrewer
4/5 rDev +2.6%
I went to the Green Dragon to meet up with a family member and have a few beers on a casual Wednesday. I believe Wednesday was a pint night, because my bill was surprisingly low. The place seems a little run-down at first glance, but it is a working brewpub and has the feel of one. Kegs are everywhere and you feel like you are in the middle of the action. The food we got with our first beers was simple bar food but satisfying nonetheless. The beer selection on tap was amazing, with a big dry-erase board showing what they had available. I had Pliny the Elder, along with about 3-4 other delicious beers, leaving me in a state of euphoria. The atmosphere lends itself to getting carried away in conversation with those you are with, along with the beer, and we had a blast just sitting and watching the waitresses update the dry-erase board as kegs emptied and were cycled. The waitress was a little dry, but wanted to make sure you knew what beers you were getting, to maximize your enjoyment.
Relative: I guess I will have a pint of "RandomBeer".
Waitress: Are you really set on that one or are you just settling?
Waitress: Well let's talk this out and find one you think you will actually enjoy.
And that's what this place is all about. Good beer, no frills, at a reasonable price. I will be making a return visit.
11-08-2010 04:04:51 | More by MagyarPuska
4.55/5 rDev +16.7%
Finally made it to this PDX legend today. Got to say the tap list was amazing, beers from all over the US and rare stuff for even Portland.
Even though it is now owned by Rogue, it didn't have a "rogue feel" to it.
Bartender new his beer and was more than happy to pour samples and suggest beers to try. As I am a fresh hop beers fan, this was a cool place to be, they had 4 or 5 ob tap the day I was there.
Wasn't to busy when I was there, but it was 1130 am on a Wednesday.
Got to go there once even if your an anti-Rogue person.
10-20-2010 23:24:39 | More by madtappers
4.01/5 rDev +2.8%
Went there on the reccomendation of a friend. Coicidentally it was a few blocks away from a friend's house where I was staying. The space was HUGE. It reminded me a bigger version of SF's Ziegiest, as far as space goes. I must gave come on a slow night, the place was reletively empty and there seemed to be a lot of staff for such a slow night, nonetheless, they were friendly, and one guy even commented on my YOB shirt. The beer selection was overwhelming. 39 beers split between to sets of bars. Both bars had the selections written on a white board and numbered. It was a little tacky, but the beer is gonna be doing all the talking. I was glad to see a lot of oregon beers represented along with a few other selections. First choice of Hopworks IPA, spectacular. This place definitely did a good job repesenting the state's beer talent. It's for sure a little daunting to walk in a see so many selections and limit yourself to just a few. They also provided a few board games and such. Didn't try the food. I like the set up, just wish it wasn't so dead.
06-19-2010 23:58:09 | More by 100floods
2.78/5 rDev -28.7%
First time there tonight... went to meet a friend for his birthday... so I brought my GF and her daughter... the place we could sit had a "no minors" sign. The larger bar half had a "minors allowed" sing... but quite the opposite.
- Overall it's just a box with an old scrudgy kitchen... some neo hippies, white zombie rockers, and a dude working... a bar, and a back bar w/ a killer taplist. Kind of dark... and out of the way.
- Service plain sucked... but when it came time to pay... all of a sudden the service took a turn. Pretty lame. I know the guy was cool an all... and maybe he was just used to some pretty lame customers who dine and dash, steal beer... or just are plain hippy teva wearing slobs... but that's no excuse.. I was there to drop $60.
- Decent food... some different... but one hell of a tap selection. The beer selection is great... and you can even get some basic cocktails too.. but overall plain.
- Food was actually great. Loved my buffalo burger and fries... the meat was good, and nice and pink... the GF had the cod fish 'n chips... was good... and the daughter the basic kobe burger which she really liked.
- Overall a bit expensive, and the service sucked. All must have been on opiates.. or just dreading another night of lunatic SE PDX hippies tearing the place apart and stealing beer. The attitudes of the servers must be a direct result of the customers/consumers. However the group sitting next to us discussing books and politics was interesting enough... restored my faith in Portlanders... they are all not serious basket case liberal left wing dingbats. One was though... lol.
05-12-2010 04:11:12 | More by Docer
The Green Dragon Bistro & Pub in Portland, OR
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