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Upright Brewing Company

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Upright Brewing CompanyUpright Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
64 Beers
3,636 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 9
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

240 N Broadway St, Suite 002
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States
phone: (503) 735-5337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009

The Brewery is located in the basement of the Hazelwood/'Leftbank' Building (its history includes a well-known early jazz club, Dude Ranch - an inspiration for the name 'Upright' - read more here:  http://leftbankproject.com/the-history/  ) and is Production-Only during normal weekday business hours.

A Tasting Room is open Thu 5 - 9 pm, Fri 4:30 - 9 pm, Sat 1 - 8 pm, Sun 1 - 6 pm, and prior to basketball games at the adjacent Rose Garden arena (Trailblazers only - check their home schedule). Food, when available, is basic: bread, an occasional charcuterie tray or sandwiches (provided by Grain & Gristle).
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This was one of the coolest brewery experiences I’ve ever had. You walk into a coffee shop in an industrial building, and there’s a sign pointing the elevator that says "Upright, basement".

You literally walk into the brewery. There are 6 taps with amazing things to try. You hang out, listen to Vinyls, sand drink by all the barrels. Yay Portland! Go here!!

More User Reviews:
Photo of highTempo
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Odd basement location without much seating. Part of the seating space is in a florescent-lit space over by the brewery equipment.

2oz samplers are available and I've liked everything I've tried from here and have been pretty crazy about a few of their beers. This is a great place to load up on samplers and run the list of what they have on tap. When I was there I had to wait for a while to find anyone who worked there even though the place was crowded with customers. When I did find someone, though, they knew what they were talking about and were helpful.

Photo of Eternal218
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Definitely a departure from the typical Portland brewery experience. Upright is tucked into a basement room in a mixed commercial building. It's a cool building, one that I wouldn't mind working in, but definitely different than your typical brewery space and on kind of an island in Portland, albeit and island well connected to public transit.

The place was somewhere between slow and kinda busy on a mild afternoon in January. The quiet, intimate space was livened up by a man playing a hollow body guitar. Thank goodness for him, because otherwise the silence (or maybe the quite, polite separate conversation) would have been deafening.

In the end, this place is worth visiting if only for the fact that it is unique in the busy Portland brewing scene. The fantastic beer is the icing on the cake.

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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Upright Brewing Company in Portland, OR
93 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.