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Ecliptic Brewing

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Ecliptic BrewingEcliptic Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

825 N Cook St
Portland, Oregon, 97227-1503
United States

(503) 265-8002 | map

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 42
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Pretty cool place that was a bit off the beaten path (for a tourist). Much bigger than I expected but still maintained a good vibe.

The beer was definitely above average but nothing stood out (I sampled most of the 8 they had on tap). With so many great beer options in PDX, it's hard to recommend this brewery, especially given the location, but if you are there for a few days and are looking for an interesting place, it is worth a visit.

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Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Interesting industrial setting (used to be a body shop) with lots of steel and cement art with a warehouse type feel to the place. The chain link fence outside made it feel like a prison.

The beer wasn't anything special and very sub par for Portland. Bartender made a snide comment about glassware.

Service was ok for a bar, sub par for the restaurant prices.

The regular lineup of ale including some made with a Belgian yeast but not Belgian brewing. Not much of a selection for any non beer drinkings joining the party - just some basic wine and mixed drinks.

The food was good for bar food but bad for the restaurant prices with small portions. The menu looked more creative than the food ended up being. The fries were talked up by the waiter and they ended being basic bar fries with an extreme amount of salt - like someone dumped a full salt shaker on them. That's a dive bar trick to make you thirsty I didn't expect from a Portland brewery.

Overall I wouldn't go back.

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Photo of G_Z_a
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Great beer, which seems to be expanding. IPA and Kriek were delicious. Food is ok. Overpriced compared to other locations in the area and portions are on the smaller side. Atmosphere is very sterile. Patio is on parking lot blacktop with chain link fence surrounding. I feel like this could easily be changed to be more appealing. They have a great view of the city skyline. Overall, a good place to stop every once and a while, but not a go to spot for me.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Huge building that used to be an auto body shop. The interior is industrial - lots of steel and concrete - I liked it. Beer selection was decent, I had their IPA which was solid. Nice food menu - lot's of interesting burgers. Quality and service were excellent.

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Photo of RHVC59
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I had the Capella Porter and( Baccala, which was deep fried salt cod and potato fritters, pickled pepper aioli for $9.00. The service was efficient, the food piping hot, and the beer cold. The porter was good. It several people around me had the burgers, and all appeared to be very happy with the food. As for atmosphere, they are set up in a former Auto Body shop. the fixtures are modern and stainless steel, the floors concrete, and walls black. they have a huge parking lot and are located just a block from the Mississippi district in Portland. If push came to shove, I would go back again for one of the burgers, or one of their monthly Lunation events where they feature seasonal food and beer pairing dinners.

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Photo of fitius5150
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

New place close to Widmer Gasthaus in NE PDX. The head brewer was there on my first visit, and he was featured in the NW brewing trade newspaper that week. He is not afraid to take risks, and is highly regarded in the industry. Had a couple of pints of their IPA and was impressed. The food might be even better - best fries hands down I've ever had, and the chicken drummies are marinated in something that is hard to put into words it is so good. They are shooting for excellence in both food and drink. Great service from Larry at the bar. I hope they do well. This place could become a new favorite.

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Ecliptic Brewing in Portland, OR
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