BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 4,188
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ElGordo:
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
I have to qualify my experiences with this pub by saying that my wedding rehearsal dinner was held there last weekend. The special event room upstairs was decked out by the staff just to our liking, and the bartenders and servers were nothing but pleasant and helpful all evening (especially considering the behavior of some of our guests). Every single item on the buffet was exceptional - cheese platters, dips, salmon skewers, everything was top notch. All of the brewery's beers were available at the bar, as was a full bar. Again, I don't think I could have asked for a better experience in any private venue, but especially in a local brewpub.
As for the regular everyday experience of a patron who's not throwing a party for 60 people, the pub is significantly changed from the days of throwing darts and drinking on picnic tables on the loading dock. The new renovations have turned it into a sleek, steel and wood structure that is a good fit for the yuppie condo tower neighborhood that has sprung up around it. The main dining room and bakery are downstairs, with the pub upstairs. The same menu is available in both rooms, and features a good eight or so beers and some excellent food. Beer lovers of all sorts, and omnivores and vegetarians alike will all be pleased. Service is usually quite pleasant, and the the prices are more than reasonable (unlike some other local breweries that feel they can charge $5 and up for a pint of their own beer, Bridgeport remains in the $3 range for imperial pints). Overall, an excellent experience in a unique, if ahistoric, venue.
11-03-2007 06:33:29 | More by ElGordo
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
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.
07-26-2014 00:25:19 | More by flagmantho
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.