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Upright Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
65
Reviews:
1,100
Ratings:
4,166
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
89
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
5.54%
 
 
Taps:
9
Bottles/Cans:
5
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Upright Brewing CompanyUpright Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

240 N Broadway St, Suite 002
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States

(503) 735-5337 | map
www.uprightbrewing.com

Notes:
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).

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by olympuszymurgus:
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

Wow, I am not hip enough for this. The pours are cheap and good, the "tap room" sexy (barrels and concrete, a fine view of the mashtun) and the selection reasonable. % taps, a small display of bottles, all above average beers but nothing that really shook my world.

But, in the end, I will just remember these guys for the snobby service and dickish attitude. Guy wasn't busy, just bullshitting with a buddy. I'm not a local, I don't know your selection, I don't know your beers. Don't be a dick when I ask a few questions about your beer. My two buddies, the locals, they are not coming back here, nor am I.

I'm sure the brewers are great guys, I'm sure they are fighting the good fight and all that jazz, but come on, your tap jockey is a prick.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of elNopalero
4.86/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Tiny unassuming hole in the wall. Day I visited this was literally a one man operation. But friendly and reasonably priced and ooooh the beers. The beers were incredible. Don’t be fooled by the location. Wish I could come back as a regular.

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Photo of tim007007
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of PDXSOUR
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jrsaffert
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Intlpostman
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.93/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kristinc
4.86/5  rDev +22.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is a bit of an odd place, tucked away in the basement of what seemed to be an office building. It almost felt like a speakeasy. A little disorganized too. That being said, this was still an interesting place that I was happy I visited. The selection was a little thin, but the beer was all great.

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Photo of Samboyer2
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

This brewery is truly special. It's hard to find, bunker like location makes arriving at their tasting room a real treat. With a saison heavy list of offerings the selection is a little lop sided, but their beers are exceptionally made. We thought their sour was just as good as their saisons.

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Photo of SFCraft
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of beerserk
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.97/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

This place is located in the basement of a seemingly mostly empty, mixed use building. There is one small sign on the sidewalk outside and a sign inside telling you to head to the basement. There is also a sign saying they don't take plastic, but they don't have an atm either so you will have to go to a gas station two blocks away if you don't carry cash... get a fucking square reader guys. Anyway, their actual taproom is in a dank basement and seems like calling it an afterthought would be giving them too much credit. I'm sure a lot of visitors think it's cool to get to sit in the actual brewery, but it isn't a very actractive brewery and it just reminded me of the storage closet they moved Milton's desk to in Office Space.

So, the beer is decent enough. Mostly saisons, which were hit or miss, and a Pilsner and red ale I didn't really care for. The service was fine, just one dude operating the register and pouring, but it worked well enough. The selection was a bit disappointing, they had maybe 8 beers on tap when we were there, and honestly that's pretty weak compared to every other brewery I visited in Portland.

Overall, it was worth visiting once, but I'd never bother going back. My least favorite Portland brewery visit, with the odd distinction of having the crappiest atmosphere and location of any brewery I've ever visited.

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Photo of Malefactor
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Jason
4.17/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Drift
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Japsican23
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in a fairly cramped basement space that gets pretty stuffy especially if there are a lot of people in there. If you are claustrophobic it is probably not the best place for you. Taplist was just eh so we stayed just to check it out and left shortly after.

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Upright Brewing Company in Portland, OR
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.