BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / BrewpubBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Based on:
25 Beers
4,297 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 47
Visits: 99
Avg: 3.86
pDev: n/a
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

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Pub Phone: (503) 241-3612

Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
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Photo of mashmstr2
2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

While it's probably to early to give the newly reopened Bridgeport a fair review.... I think, I need to let dust fall and see where things go with this pub. There are people who probably would like to know what's happened since the remodel...

The OLD Brewery/Pub was rustic with nice little corners to sit and enjoy your friends and their company. Waiting staff was friendly and fairly fast. The Pub would be filled with local Portlanders looking for a good beer and relaxed surroundings.

That was then and this is now...

Now! Bridgeport has been converted into an Upscaled Modern Industrial theme. Black metal stairs, catwalks and a fancy new elevator. The old rustic look if mostly gone, even some of the oversized support timbers have been cut through and left looking like severed appendages. In their place is a open 2 story skylight vastness.

Gone are the cozy nooks for a private beer and meal with friends. Instead, all areas are wide open, looking more like a demented school cafitera. Everyone can see everyone else... Kind of like you are on display. It's loud and the is no privacey.

There are three eating areas: Pub, Dinner and Bar areas. All have different menu's which makes things a little confusing when trying to see the entire menu. Some of the old Bridgeport stand bys are on the menu.... at a new price - Higher!

Service was horrible! 20 mins for anyone say hello. Then we recieved, only what I can call, two PROFIT POURED Beer. About 1 inch of the glass wasn't filled and when asked for a proper fill, the server merely walked around a corner and brought back the same beer, unfilled!

The quality of the food was good, but not worth the price.

There is a new DRINK and WINE Menu which seems to be created for a crowd different from the original crowd that has kept this brewery alive for the past 20+ years.

The beer is there! Two new bar areas, both with big flashy serving tanks that help us all to remember that THIS IS a brewery and not yuppie haven or hipster hell. Of course, there's seems to even be an arrogance with these "BAR ALTERS,'" only one of these bars can be sat at; The other stands just as you walk in the main door which just stands as a gleeming reflection of cocky selfachievment and grandeur....You can't approach this bar, just admire from afar!

They have added a bakery which only had a handful of overpriced items

The beer is of the same great quality with the exception of the new Surpriz Blegian Ale, which is pure fluff and uninspired for a Belgian attempt. Unfortunately, that's the only thing has HASN'T changed. Has bridgeport decided to Jump the Shark?

Update (9/14/06): Well...After 3-4 more visits, one visit included a tour; I have some updated reviews..

The Saturday Tour was fun and informative, but had one fatal mistake... NO TASTINGS after the tour! I've never, "never" been on a brewery tour that didn't have the group sample the beers at the end of the tour, period! I had a group of 10 people, all beer people, some were from out of town...It was embaressing..

We learned one thing on the tour: The Gambrinus Corp of Canada is now running (own?) the not-so-Oregonian anymore Bridgeport BC. They invested the 3.5 Mil for the renovation, but barely anything went to brewery modification or new beer style formulation. Oh, maybe some money went to promote that Surpriz swill.... yea, it was a sucks...!

Post tour and recent visits = NO CHANGE!

The shark has been jumped!

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Photo of GreenWBush
2.84/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I feel like I could be crucified for offering a dissenting opinion, only because so many people I talked to in Portland had an undying love for the place. I feel that maybe i'm just not in the niche or place where I can appreciate it.

Bridgeport is a place where beers on cask have large velco-able placards to represent themselves. Bridgeport feels of a trendy Seattle eatery with a bar-centric approach. Sadly, I felt that the bartender had only pedestrian knowledge about beer.

The cask beer was way too damned cold, and their Imperial stout was watery.

I do have to say that the IPA is pretty damned good, even though its almost too much like drinking a glass of orange juice. They didn't have the IPA on cask when I was there which was a crying shame 'cause that probably would have put a different spin on the whole thing. Who knows. When I make it back to Portland, i'll give this place another shot.

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Photo of cbarrett4
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

For being located in an historic building, this is one bland establishment. It's got that new, modern build vibe, but put against the old brick and mortar it reminds me of Henry's. It would have been nice to have them build it up like the old days and truly pay homage to the history of Oregon. But it is sterile.

The beers are very good, but really there is nothing on tap that is not available in virtually every grocery store in Oregon. The two rotating taps have almost always been whatever seasonal six pack is in market (like the Cafe Negro or Hop Czar). So I wouldn't really go out of my way for the beer.

The food is average at best. Overpriced for what it is. Paying for all that modern construction I'm sure.

And it's a bit out of the way unless you live in one of the nearby blocks. It's a far walk to the hoppin center of the Pearl. Nothing really truly Portland about it. Nothing really of note nearby except a big REI... It's a place that I might recommend going once if you've been pretty much everywhere else.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

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.

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Photo of dedrinker
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The building didn't look as rustic in person as it does in the picture. No problem. The layout, decor, and atmosphere made me feel like maybe they didn't want a guy like me around. It didn't feel comfortable or inviting. People seemed nice - it's Portland right? Why is the bar upstairs? That's what I want to do after drinking - navigate my way back down a long steel staircase that looks like it should be on the outside of a factory building leading to the roof. Sure there is an elevator, but what is this - a department store, office building, or a brewpub? Bartender was nice. The beer was ok. just ok though. The ESB actually tasted better in the bottle I bought at a grocery store a couple nights previously, and after factoring in the atmosphere and layout of the place, I would prefer all my future Bridgeport beers to be out of the bottle somewhere other than this location. I wasn't pissed off though - far from it. Just ponderously dejected.

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Photo of Floydster
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

We went here on day three in Portland and stopped for the sole purpose of trying Old Knucklehead on tap, unfortunately we missed it by a few hours, we each settled for a glass of Hop Czar which was quite good, I have had all of their beers before other than this new IPA, so I was not very excited about anything else once I heard the barleywine was tapped out, starting with the atmosphere, really like the creative idea of molding a bakery into this operation, other than that this place is pretty dry, very nice inside as far as furniture and the building but there is just not much too it, lacked the aura that many of the other Portland beer establishments have, quality wise it is super clean inside, new everything, nicely organized, service was decent altough the few bartenders that we asked questions were a little rude, they had about eight of their beers on tap, also a few select bottles for sale, too bad there was not any Stumptown Tart though, food looked decent especially the baked goods but we were still full from earlier in the day, probably would not go back here unless they release something extravagant and this was the only place to get it, still worth checking out probably

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Photo of dexterk1
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

It is is a nice building. Beer selection is sort of limited. I was expecting them to have some specialty beers that are not readily available, but they did not. It seemed like a list of standard beers that they make all the time. The food was just average. Not bad but definitely not anything exceptional. Atmosphere was not bad, and actually was good. Service was average, just like the food(not great, just average). Prices were not too bad. I think they were reasonable for the area in which it is located.

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Photo of nickfl
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday. Nice, upscale brewpub, very pleasant outside patio area. The beer is good but not memorable, especially for the area. Service was a bit incompetent, but that's just one waitresss, doubt it was representative. The beer selection was a bit disappointing, nothing very interesting. The food was also a weak spot, not bad but not up to the level of everything else I encountered in Portland.

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Photo of Skidz
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Well, we walked over here after stopping at Rogue down the street. What a difference. I felt underdressed and by the looks of the place, probably not packing enough cash. Swanky and ultra-modern in appearance.

However, the beers were resonably priced and came with good decscriptions. I chose the IPA, which I considered to be quick lackluster, I had tried the Pale in Seattle and found it too to be rather bland. I took a taste of the barleywine and was put off of it entirely.

There must be something about the restrooms in Portland, because this place came with its quirks too. Walk up the cagey-feeling staircase and back to the restrooms and if you're a guy, you will find two of the largest urinals ever molded by man. I could sleep in one of those if they weren't soaked in urine, no joke. I didn't check the toilets, but regret not doing so, as they too may have been the size of a bathtub.

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Photo of emquilxy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on a recent Portland trip only because we were headed to Rogue, but found parking in front of BridgePort.

Atmosphere was nice, but more "family" on a Sunday evening. We only split a pizza, but it was excellent! Fantastic homemade crust and more unusual toppings (homemade brats, apples, cheddar).

The beer was very inexpensive: $7.50 got us nice size samples of all 8 current drafts. The stout and porter were pretty good, but I felt everything else was quite bland. Not bad, but nothing exceptional. They seemed to be more like a brewery catering to the masses: it reminded me of Rock Bottom.

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Photo of bigman147
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Visited with my family during a recent trip to Portland.

After deciding to check out the Pearl district and do a little shopping, it was nice for me to get a chance to sit down and grab a pint and a bite. The building appeared to be renovated and was large. Lots of options for seating and decor was open yet inviting. A bakery shop area is to your right as you enter and the smell of fresh bread was wonderful.

Beer selection was the standard Bridgeport portfolio. Blue Heron was tasty and very good with the pretzel starter course. Service was good and extremely attentive. The waitstaff was knowledgable about the beers and seemed to be excited to talk about them. Food was good with an interesting selection of middle eastern fair with standard german pretzels and sausages, and traditional pub burgers. I had a Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado sandwich. Prices seemed high but expected from commercial pubs. $8 for the sandwich seemed high.

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Photo of squaremile
3.59/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Tucked in an interesting corner of NW PDX, this mammoth building houses one of the more widely known brewing operations in Oregon. We started with a pint of Hop Czar, which is always pleasant, but I was disappointed by the lack of special releases or house one-offs on tap. We then went on what was perhaps the lamest and most superficial brewery tour I've ever been on with minimal engagement from our guide. We avoided some of the more interesting rooms and just looked at tanks while he pointed out other stuff. That left a disappointing feel to the experience, but would be a cool place if you are really into Bridgeport stuff.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.63/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The interior is pretty cool here. The glass elevator is quite awesome. The couches in the bar area are nice as well to relax on.

The place gets very crowded on the weekends. That was one downside.

I like the bakery portion downstairs as well and the exterior is incredibly cool to look at.

The service was fine the times I've been here and the food is excellent. There are some nice vegetarian options on the menu. It's also nice that there is a wine menu in addition to the beers. It's nice to have so many places to sit...from the restaurant to the separate bars upstairs and downstairs.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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.

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Photo of guityler83
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Our first stop in Portland and a brewery that actually makes it to MKE. We walked in on a sunny day and had our choice of where to sit. With two floors and a patio we opted for the upstairs since the heat was catching up to us.

The decor was pretty straight forward, brick and glass building with metal stair case in the center and ivy on the outside - nothing giving it too much character inside, but it was alright. When we sat down our waiter came up quickly with a few menus we needed a minute to peruse the lineup - I was slightly disappointed about not seeing anything unique or different on the menu from what I've found in bottles, however they did have a bomber of Raspberry Tart that sounded refreshing at the moment so we went with that. subtle tartness with a strong raspberry sweetness and light body.

The BBQ pork sandwich was excellent - so much so I had to inquire about the BBQ Sauce and whether they sold it, unfortunately they didn't, however our awesome waiter brought me 2 containers of the IPA BBQ - dope!

While the beer didn't blow me away it did have great service and food. A good spot to hit for dinner, but wouldn't be my first choice if beer is what you are after.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Day 1 & Stop 3 of the Portland Pub Crawl. Grabbed some seats outside on the cool deck. Not a great view, just another brick building, but beats being inside on a nice night. Our waitress was very friendly and quick. There were 7 beers on tap, but I found out the Old Knucklehead was kicked. So I went with the Hop Czar Triple IPA on cask. Wife went with Porter. Both solid choices. Finished those up and went inside to check it out. Pretty good crowd for a Tuesday. Two floors, packed with people. Very cool industrial look, lots of brick and stainless steel. Not a huge selection of beers, but a great brewpub to hang out at.

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Photo of Gavage
3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a large building easy to get to from the downtown section we were staying in by streetcar. The building looks old and rustic from outside, but when we entered it was trendy and modern on the inside. Plenty of blacks and metals in a large warehouse style building. A catwalk over the bar area was interesting. Two floors of dining, this place can handle a boatload of people. A small bakery occupies one corner of the inside bar area. Small stand holding sixpacks to go and some tees was just off the bar.

There were 9 beers on tap, 3 of them cask conditioned. The beers ranged from the lighter Supris to the barleywine Old Knucklehead. The beers were fresh and straightforward. The beers were mostly good but not overwhelming. No complaints here.

The service was slow since there was only one bartender waiting on walkups and the tables, and there was a good sized crowd. We originally sat on the outside deck that had waiter service, but the outside construction noise pushed us back inside. The bartender was very friendly and knew the specifics regarding the beers he was pouring. We did not sample any food.

This is worthy of a stop if staying in downtown Portland.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped here on a Sunday afternoon. Building laid out rather odd on the outside, but inside it was somewhat impressive. Went upstairs to the bar on the north side of the building and got a sampler. All their beers were solid, with the Scotch Ale type beers my favorites, one of which I recall was barrel aged. I didn't have any food, and the service was very friendly. Normally I would say I would visit this place again, but considering I'm not a local and the amount of competition in the area I probably will still need to check out the other 48 breweries in the city first, but would definitely recommend at least a first visit, as they are a high quality brewery.

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Photo of drewbage
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just outside of the Brewery Blocks area and just around the corner from the Rogue pub sits the main heart of the Bridgeport Brewing world.

First let's make no mistake about it, this si a brewery first, pub second, but it's a fine pub.

When I first went here several years ago, the Pearl area was still a bit sketchy, but now with gentrification no young lass should feel her heart skip a beat when she comes walking this way.

The brewery itself is located in a beautiful old red brick warehouse with train tracks at it's loading dock. Ivy covers the wall above the loading dock (part of which is now used as a patio for the pub.)

Fare here is simple, pizza and salads. The beer here is all of the Bridgeport lineup with a few on cask. (I beleive 2). If you like the Bridgeport product then this is the way to have it.

Try it. Sit outdoors on a beautiful summer day with a friend, a pie and a pitcher of cask Bridgeport IPA and tell me what's wrong with this life.

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Photo of IceEyes
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I used to go here a long time ago before they made all the new renovations. It's not nearly as cozy as it used to be. It's obvious they've made a play for the Pearl District crowd. I guess you've got to go where the money is, but I like the way it used to be.

The pizza is still good and even though I didn't try anything from the bakery, I thought the bakery was a welcome addition. Can't argue with good fresh baked bread. We sat indoors but I noticed they've put seating outdoors on the loading dock. And they serve liquor now too. Most of the beers are the same as before but every now and then they bring out a new model like the Haystack or Beertown Brown. I felt a bit out of place compared to the yuppie crowd but the service was good. Mostly I'm there for the beers which are still great to drink.

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Photo of slander
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of countmeoutt
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

My fiance and I stopped by here while we were in town for the brewer's festival. I really liked this place. There was a small bar to the back,some merchandise to the left and tables to the right. We decided to sit down at a table.I enjoyed a haymaker,a ropewalk(on cask), and an IPA, all of which were good beers, so much so that i ordered a case of ropewalk when i returned home. There is an upstairs to the place with pretty clean bathrooms. As for the food, it was about average i'd say. can't complain about anything. It took us a while to find the place, but it was worth it. If i'm ever in Portland again this will be one of my first stops.

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Photo of hopsbreath
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Visited Bridgeport during my most recent trip to Portland. None of their beers in the bottle really excite me but I was denied service when I was there back in 2006 due to the bartender thinking my Tennessee driver's license was a fake. This return trip was to see what I missed out on.

Nice atmosphere inside. Lots of stainless steel, lots of wood, and an abundance of exposed brick. A very cozy and relaxing place for sure; my wife and I opted to head to the loft upstairs.

Service was good. Our server was quick to the point without much flair and we were served quickly. She was the only server for the packed loft and not once did I find myself wonder where the food/drinks were. Definetley a job well done.

The beers are all about average if not a little better. They run a $3 pint special at happy hour served in imperial pint glasses.

My wife and I split a pizza that was among one of the best pizzas I have ever had. For dessert we split a chocolate bread pudding that was also worth mentioning. The dessert paired wonderfully with the ping of Blackstrap stout I was sipping on. That combination receives my highest recommendation.

The value was very good. One wild Oregon mushroom pizza, two pints each for my wife and me for a total of four pints, and one chocolate bread pudding came to a total of $35...tip included.

I would recommend this place for a relaxing evening and enjoyable time with friends. The beer is not the best, but the value makes it better. I am moving to Portland in May and you will be able to find me at Bridgeport during happy hour on occasion.

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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.