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Upright Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 88
Beer Ratings: 3,110
Beer Avg: 3.97

Taps: 9 / Bottles: 5
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
$ - inexpensive


[ 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 @uprightbrewing

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 Friday from 4:30-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 1:00-6:00pm, 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).

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009)
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portlandjeff

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $

Once you find upright brewing, it's pretty sweet. Buried in the basement of a somewhat empty newly redeveloped building in north portland (which, for out-of-towners, is different from north EAST portland - an important fact to keep in mind when looking for the address...) upright is the epitome of working brewery/barrel aging facility type tasting room. It's not a bar, it's a brewery, and you're in it. Despite that, it's quite accommodating and attractive for anyone with a passion for beer. Refashioned oak barrel tables, full barrel's everywhere, and tons of shiny brewing equipment. On top of that, there's the open fermentation room, which you can safely view through a glass window installed in the side - pretty unique!

The quality here is really good. These are among the most unique beers in the city, and they're very distinct and well executed. This is not a big place, and you get the feel that the people that serve you there are "part of the family", not just employees. This is evident in the pride and knowledge everyone has in the beers.

Service is good. It's kind of tough to rate compared to other places. This isn't a brewpub or bar; it's a brewery that has someone available to answer questions and pour beer. There's no table service, and not much for the staff to do to serve you, but I wouldn't expect more, and everyone does what they're there to do, and they do it well.

Selection is really good. They generally have their standard core line-up of beers available on one list, plus a nice selection of special beers on another which might be seasonals, or special one-offs, who knows! The neat thing here is that NOTHING that upright makes is replicated anywhere else, so everything is unique compared to what other breweries offer. These are almost always belgian/french farmhouse inspired beers, but the range of beers they manage to produce within this criteria is still wide, and interesting for BA's that try several of their offerings.

No food at upright, but sometimes they have bread to munch at each of the tables. Eat somewhere else. Come here to DRINK.

I think one of the great things about upright is the value. Drinking great, rare, unique beers here is cheap. Also a great value: park nearby for free, drink a few beers here before a blazers game, and then walk the short distance to rose garden and laugh at everyone that's showing up sober, paying $20 to park, and $8 a plastic cup of thunderhead when they get inside.

10-20-2010 01:12:19 | More by portlandjeff
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On a recent "beercation" to Oregon and happened to be in Portland for Uprights release of Jeux d'eau.

Enjoyed the new beer as well as a couple others on tap. The tasting room is literally in the brewery. Its in the basement of a multi story building and makes you feel special, drinking a beer right in the vary room its made in. I may be crazy but I thought it was pretty cool.

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Upright Brewing Company in Portland, OR
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.