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The Hop & Vine

Not Rated.
The Hop & VineThe Hop & Vine

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.8%
Taps: 8
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

1914 N Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon, 97217-4437
United States
phone: (503) 954-3322

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thehopandvine

The Bar
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:000
(Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm)

The Bottleshop
12:00pm - 9:00pm Every Day

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of John_M
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

For some reason, I always have a difficult time describing this place, when I tell someone I stopped by (and why I like the place). The H&V is basically a two room afair, with a small bottle shop on your left and the small beer bar/restaurant to your right, as you look in from N. Kilingsworth. The place has something of a funky, almost divish atmosphere, and there's no denying that the setting here is very low key. In some ways I think, the tap selection in the beer bar typifies this place. There are only 8 beers on draft, and at first that seems a bit disappointing, until you take a closer looks at what they have available. On this day, the selection included the Cafe Racer 15, a biere de mars by Oakshire, a sour from Commons brewing, and then the cuvee de jacobins rouge (I believe). In other words, my initial look of disappointment quickly morphed into a big goofy smile. My experience in the bottle shop was similar to my experience in the beer bar. Again, they don't have the largest selection of bottles, but what they do have is pretty interesting, with some real gems.

Service was very, very good on the day I visited. My server had been around and really new his stuff (Drew I believe), and service was otherwise always quick, efficient and friendly. Frankly, I very rarely encounter this level of service; most of the time I'm just happy if the bartender or server gets my order right. So that was a big plus here. Pricing was also pretty reasonable. Generally, you can order most beers by glass or by pint, but they also have a small size if you want to try several different items. Frankly, even the small size was more than generous I thought, and I think my entire bill came to just over $7 (for a glass of Oakshire and racer 15).

Have been meaning to try the food, as it always looks great, but I was still full from my pizza over at the b2 taphouse. Oh well, one of these days...

This place is great!

John_M, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of seanchai
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
3.88/5  rDev -11%

Made a stop yesterday to check this place out. An unassuming mid-block storefront with four (count' em!) signs out front. A couple sidewalk tables, several more inside (including a comfortable 'living room' at the front window), a row of barstools. The real highlight is a shady, terraced porch - benches and umbrella-ed tables beneath stately trees. Comfortably chic, candle-lit.

Seems to be skewed slightly toward wine over beer, but there are 5 taps (included Old Rasputin and Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen on this day) and a very respectable assortment of bottled brews. A couple racks (my estimate is 150 labels) are dedicated to 'warm' bottles, sold to go. A smaller array is sold from a single sliding-doored cooler, for on-site consumption. Everything is clearly marked, not by printed menu or sticker label, but by handwritten white ink on each bottle; discounts are clear between dine-in or take-out bottles, typically a 15-20% difference. Many things I've seen before around Portland, but whoever is picking the beer here is doing a nice job keeping things interesting and holding costs under control.

I picked an EKU Pils ($1.75) from the cooler and a sizable plate of crostini (salmon spread and thinly-sliced cucumbers on the side) for $5; the beer was refreshing, but was outshone by the better food. Also snagged an SOB Pilsner ($4) for fun. Service was pretty friendly, but seemed only there to pour and ring up sales; food took almost 15 minutes to arrive (not asking much, but how tough is crostini?). (Update: better, more beer-savvy service on subsequent visits) Prices on bottles seem very reasonable, and drafts are in the appropriate $4-5 range.

A comfortable place with nice beers on the menu, one I'd return to and would recommend to folks in NoPo. Reminds me a little of dearly departed La Bodega, but lacking a bit of the pretentious feel. Oh, darn.

msubulldog25, Sep 03, 2009
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The Hop & Vine in Portland, OR
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.