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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / BrewpubBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
BA SCORE
87
very good

79 Ratings
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 4,318
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 10
Bottles: 8
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1313 NW Marshall St
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States
phone: (503) 241-7179

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bridgeportbrew

Notes:
Pub Phone: (503) 241-3612

HOURS
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm

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Photo of Monteiro
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

So this will be a bit of an unusual review in that I didn't visit, I actually had my wedding reception here in August. Other than The Big Day Itself, i have probably been there a dozen times through the past 5 years.

Atmosphere- Very large street-side deck, tons of tables on the main level with views of the bakery area and production rooms, second level is more focused around high-tops and TV screens. The banquet room that we used was all exposed timber and arched windows; totally picturesque. As with most Portland brewpubs, it is very low on both formality and snobbishness.

Quality-Above average. We were able to have the stout on nitro tap and a cask, which was dope. They do a fresh hop ale annually which is also dope.

Service-Generally awesome. Normal service is attentive but not overbearing. Staff was super knowledgeable about the beverages and food that they serve. For the event they indulged our every whim without question or hesitation and were super-competent and patient.

Food-A game of two halves. Their normal menu if down-the-middle pub food, or the normal burgers, fries, and salads denomination. Great beaked goods, particularly the pretzels. For the wedding reception the food was fantastic. We had salmon and a mushroom chicken item, both of which were great. They had a hazelnut blackberry salad that everyone loved and which was about as Oregon as you can get.

Value-Pretty good. Stupid cheap happy hour ($3 pints if memory serves). We fed 90ish people at $40 a head plus $12 a person in booze, which worked to 2-2.5 alcoholic drinks a piece. We had set a higher drink limit which we did not hit.

Monteiro, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

Wow, have never reviewed this place... but have visited a couple times every year since we moved to Portland almost 14 years ago (pre-remodel). Bridgeport was, in fact, our very first stop after landing in Portland (May 1999) for an exploratory visit. I remember the low ceilings, communal benches and somewhat grungy feel of what was then a pizza pub in the midst of a VERY working-class neighborhood (remember the aroma of the meat rendering plant across the street in particular...). Now Bridgeport is a different place, modernized with an 'industrial chic' aesthetic that plays well with the expansive condos and gentrification on surrounding Pearl District blocks.

Yesterday, my wife and I made an impromptu stop for a couple Happy Hour pints (still a bargain at $3) and warm pretzels. The day was warm and sunny, appropriate as it was my birthday! Sat on the east-facing loading dock deck eying the foot traffic (good people-watching) and the mix of business professionals and 20-something hipsters seated around us. Have sat many times inside near the fancy marble bar or at high tables nearby. The space is really 3 different areas, divided fairly equally between: a bar/pub immediately inside the front doors (a couple TVs usually tuned to games), a lower-level dining hall ('gift shop' area in-between, filled with T-shirts and fancy growlers and bottles to-go) and an upper bar/banquet space for large groups and overflow dining. Large chunks of the upper floor and walls are cut away, creating a much more open, day-lit space than before. For guys, I recommend a visit (warranted or not) to the upstairs Mens room; you will not find a larger urinal anywhere!

So the beer here? Pretty standard stuff from the regular Bridgeport lineup. True imperial pints are poured and free samples given, so no complaints with size. temperature is also appropriate... not too cool. Blue Heron (S's choice) and their flagship IPA are always on, as are their bigger beers like Kingpin and Hop Czar (my choice yesterday). Got to try a couple of seasonals: the Smooth Ryed (a rye, duh?) and Summer Squeeze (lemongrass and yuzu make for an "interesting" citrus character). Service was efficient and reasonably friendly - which I've found to be the case on most instances over the years.

Menu is pretty extensive, pizzas are pretty tasty, too. I miss the bakery that lasted here for a few years. Prices are a bit high, but the whole neighborhood is sorta that way.

Worth a visit if you're in NW and want some nostalgia, although not a destination for most beer geeks (anymore). But I'm glad we went yesterday am usually happy with the experience on any (infrequent) visit.

msubulldog25, May 21, 2013
Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

Walked to Bridgeport on the suggestion of our server at Deschutes. It is located on Marshall and 13th, and there is street parking in all directions.

The interior has an industrial feel and is 2 levels, giving it a very open look. Lots of brick and exposed pipe, and dark colors. The bar is in the rear with a view of some of the small batch brewing equipment. There is also a permanent beer menu situated behind the bar displaying their regular and seasonal beers. There is also a small gift shop area with a cooler of bottled beer to go.

The beer selection consists of around 7 including 1 or 2 seasonals. There is a sampler available for $7.50. The beers are pretty standard offerings such as Amber, IPA, and ESB plus a couple of higher-end beers like a Scotch ale and the Hop Czar IPA. The standard beers are pretty average with the bigger brews being better.

Service was good on a weekday afternoon. The bartender was covering the area where we sat and he was knowledgeable about their available beers.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall Bridgeport is not at the top of the list as far as places I would hit on a return visit to Portland but I am glad we stopped in.

Dogbrick, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%

Bidgeport Brewery is an imposing structure somewhere on the path between The Lucky Lab Beer Hall and Downtown. I came across it completely by accident while searching for a cab. The neighborhood, like much of this area of Portland, is part fading industry, part new condos, and part beer.

Upon entering I was immediately taken aback by the size. Bridgeport is large enough to house four large brewpubs. There are catwalks and multiple areas on two floors. I noticed a lot of families seated to the left and couples dining to the right. We sat upstairs in an area that seemed to be designated for yuppies drinking after work.

Before ordering I took in the artwork – modern, expensive looking, and everywhere. Nowhere could one find a brick wall that did not hold at least one painting. Several of them were so interesting that I felt compelled to break out the camera to snap a few photos. Foreigner’s “Urgent” was playing as I admired the timber frame wondering if I was really looking at 25 foot and longer 12”/30”s. What a structure!

I ordered an Old Knucklehead Barley Wine. It came in a large stemmed glass for only $3.00! I also enjoyed an ESB, although it kept reminding me oddly of rose petals. Other beers on tap included an IPA, Amber, APA, Porter, Stout, and a seasonal or two.

Service was attractive, average and completely unknowledgeable about beer.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of slander
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Last date in a post strike long weekend in Portland; probably the most vacationish thing I've had in a real long while and now it's nearly done. A few hours from now we'll be en route back to New York but we've got time for a beer (sampler) and a bite yet. We can spin the wheel as far as I'm concerned as there are more brewpubs in this town than you can shake a stick at, but Jon's got some place in mind. Bridgeport? That's the name of the place, Bridgeport? You ever been to Bridgeport, Connecticut? Well, I have, and I sure hope it ain't the same place...

Housed in a century old rope factory building on the corner, Bridgeport is a large expansive place. Passing though the entry area, the room just opens up. 9 raised square & rectangular tables in the center of the room, with a coffee & bakery area to one side, and a marble bar to the rear to 3 towers of 4 taps apiece and 5 stainless steel serving tanks lined behind. Vaulted ceilings with lots of old brick, pillarways and cut throughs to the side dining room and a catwalk above, very industrialish, brick & wood beams, walls decorated with framed prints of the bridge just up the street. 2 dozen tables in the side room with windows looking out front over the street. Candle lit posts, drop bulb lighting above, and the kitchen to the rear. A staircase there with skylights runs upstairs to a room holding a dozen and a half tables and a small straight bar seating 7 with a lower side counter and a couch in the corner and a flatscreen mounted above.

8 house taps (IPA, Ropewalk Amber Ale, ESB, Blue Heron APA, Porter, Black Strap Stout, Old Knucklehead Barley Wine and seasonal Supris; a Belgian blonde), plus 3 casks (IPA, Ropewalk Amber Ale & ESB), and 2 guest taps (Young's Old Nick & Samichlaus). The sampler comes with all 8 house beers. The Blue Heron APA was kind of weak, done Willamette hop; the Ropewalk Amber Ale was malty, mellow; the ESB was very nicely done; the Porter was bitter first, but then chocolatey & roasty; the Black Strap Stout creamy & smooth, had a bite; the Supris, not so Belgiany. The Porter & ESB were very good but otherwise, for the most part, the beers were just so-so. Said Phil, "Everything was watery".

As regards the bite, the Blue Heron tomato & red pepper soup was nicely spicy, done with croutons and cheese. The smoked Boston port butt sandwich was just okay at best though.

Rack unit of growlers, hats & shirts, 6 packs & cases for sale. Very nice place, but I was expecting a bit more from the beers. Still, much better than Bridgeport, Connecticut.

slander, Oct 29, 2006
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1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lucnifter, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

My friends and I stopped in at Bridgeport Brewpub for dinner and some beers after a day of hard work attending Oregon Brewers Fest in downtown Portland. We sat in the mezzanine section which has a neat feel to it, as the interior walls are the erstwhile exterior walls of the neighboring building. Décor was a standard, modern, clean brewpub look.

The beer selection was decent, but most of their offerings were the brews that they sell in bottles. The beer was tasty enough, but it would have been fun to try something more exotic. I went with the cherry chocolate stout which really hit the spot for me.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable enough about the beers, though they seemed understaffed so it was a bit slow. The food is quite good indeed, though; I had the pot roast sandwich and was quite pleased, and my brother had the shepherd's pie which was likewise better than we were expecting.

If it were located in almost any other city, I would definitely revisit Bridgeport. However, with the approximately one billion other excellent brewpubs in Portland, I probably won't prioritize another visit here on my next trip down.

flagmantho, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.