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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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

80 Ratings
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
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 slander
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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
Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

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 Gavage
3.86/5  rDev 0%

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.

Gavage, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of GJ40
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

I stopped in on a recent business trip to Portland.

The brewery is in an old industrial building. The interior has exposed brick walls and impressive wooden beams. But the marble bar and stainless steel / black plastic tables and chairs seemed a bit out of place to me.

They have a good selection of their own beer that includes 12 on tap and 3 on cask. I went with a cask IPA and it was as good a cask IPA as I've ever had!

The bakery smelled and looked very good but it wasn't time to eat so I had to pass it by. I hope to try it one day.

I like this place a lot.

GJ40, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of morebeergood
3.86/5  rDev 0%

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.

morebeergood, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.86/5  rDev 0%

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.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BillRoth, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Floydster
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Floydster, Jun 08, 2009
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub in Portland, OR
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.