Burnside Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Burnside Brewing Co.Burnside Brewing Co.
Based on:
36 Beers
134 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 11
Visits: 31
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

701 E Burnside St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States
phone: (503) 946-8151

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @burnsidebrewco

Place added by: msubulldog25 on 12-29-2010

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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 31
Reviews by loren01:
Photo of loren01
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Went here the other day for beers. I had been putting off going to this place for quite some time, I've had their beers in bottles many times and their beers are pretty lackluster compared to the competition in PDX. We were going to grab something to eat as well but there was really not 1 thing on the menu that sounded good at all. They have a bunch of crazy wierd sounding stuff: Duck confit, Burger seared in duck fat, warm lentil salad....how about just some normal food please how hard would that be? We just did a beer flight, which some of the beers were ok but mostly blah. Went somewhere else for food. Probably my least favorite brewery in PDX (654 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of breardon1776
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Great vibe ad unique crowd. Very diverse mix of people all there to enjoy some brews. I went about 4/5 in the afternoon. I ate the Cohiba. Excellent!! First time eating bacon ash. Bartender was attentive and ad some good conversation with a fellow bar mate. Great selection of beers. (289 characters)

Photo of ZekeMillz
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of tommyguz
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of nickfl
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JC271
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Beers ranging from 3/5 to 5/5, with some unique offerings. Adult food offerings are too expensive for what is delivered, though the kids menu offerings are reasonable and more than sufficient. (193 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of VanKieft
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of fitius5150
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

In its 1.5 years+ in existence we've visited Burnside probably a half dozen times, often for happy hour, but occasionally for dinner. The location is easy to reach from downtown, a recessed corner space at E Burnside and 7th, mere blocks from the Burnside Bridge. There's a well-landscaped fringe around an asphalt parking lot (outdoor picnic tables in nice weather) and separate entrances for the restaurant and brewery. Inside is spacious but fairly spartan, with an 'open' kitchen and a dozen-seat bar, tall ceilings, concrete floors.

For its first few months, Burnside turned off my wife simply because they have an arguably-sexist logo, a crawling female silhouette (think big rig mud flaps) with a forked tail and stein in hand. Then one summer night (post happy hour) she was convinced to go and we've BOTH loved the place ever since (she has since overcome her aversion to the logo...).

Beers are generally good to very good... to very VERY good; I'm a big fan of the Stock Ale and Sweet Heat (apricots and scotch bonnet peppers on a wheat ale base). On our most recent visit (Friday night), there were a number of new beers, including: Thundarr the Bavarian (weizenbock?), Lime Kolsch (delicious and refreshing on a 100-degree day), Smokey the Beer (smoked London Porter) and Big Chewy Red (brewed with chocolate malt and Fuggle hops). Perhaps my favorite ---and most interesting--- was 'International Incident' (formerly 'Kali-Ma') - which is sort of an imperialized version of 'Sweet Heat' but with fenugreek, cardamom & cumin added. Trust me, it's delicious!

As good as the small but diverse beer menu is, food is even better. On every visit, we've been impressed by both the menu 'standards' and specials. I love the 'Cohiba Cigar' as an app (duck confit and cracklins, wrapped in collard greens), but burgers and sandwiches are terrific across the board. On this night, the special was the 'Ridiculous Burger', a $26(!!!) feast of stacked meat and decadence that included lobster, pork belly and fried plantains that was a bit too rich for us but certainly sounded amazing.

Service was friendly and attentive outside for our late-arriving group of 6, fine with splitting checks (sensibly pre-divided according to where we sat). On other visits, typically sitting at the bar, service has been good as well, chatty and sometimes liberal with the tasting samples.

All in all, one of the better brewpubs in all of Portland --- one that *could* fall between the cracks, but shouldn't... (2,501 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A nice little place just over the bridge in east Portland on Burnside (that's easy to remember). Some outside tables and a rather large inside area for a craft brewery. Food? I'm not sure...I stayed outside to drink.

Got the flight of all nine beers. Service was good, but a tad absent. This could be due to a large group inside. Not a big deal, but it left some wonderings. Good stuff in them there glasses. Not a bad price either.

I think this is a close-to-must-stop in Portland. Not the best stuff, certainly not the worst, but the location is great (with several hotels within about 4 blocks radius). Fo' sho' I will return when I'm back in Portland (657 characters)

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Burnside Brewing Co. in Portland, OR
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.