Lucky Labrador Public House
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beercollector:
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
So you need a place to think about what you are going to buy at John's Market or to realise that you spent too much at John's. Here's where I go. A great old fraternal hall. Lucky Lab beers and pizza and pub food. A different experience from the east side location. But fun.
Outdoor plaza seating although you really need to serve yourself. So get up to the ocunter and place your order. If they've got it I'm there for Black Lab Stout. But the majority of their beers are very good.
The food comes hot and plenty of it. And they do salads so my wife is happy about low carbs. I should be concerned to but with the beer you've got to have the pizza.
03-27-2005 20:14:24 | More by beercollector
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3.33/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I'll be brief: this has a German beer lodge type feel, very neighborhood oriented and you get that sense of it belonging in Multnomah Village. They have a dartboard (bonus!) but not much else. Bench style seating. The pizza is great, but often I have to splurge on an entire pie to get a vegetarian option.
Beer here is good, but never really had anything here stand out. Best is the brown in my opinion.
It's a nice place to stop off for dinner and beer in Multnomah Village, but don't make a special trip just for this.
08-28-2011 23:15:54 | More by cbarrett4
3.6/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This pub has a neighborhood, community feel to me. A good atmosphere to have, given its location in the relatively tight-knit area of Multnomah Village. Each time I've been there it seems like the people know each other. It has about as close to a family atmosphere I've seen in a bar, as well. Families with kids eat there often.
I haven't been to either of the other Lab locations, but from what I've read and heard about the others, this has a similar "beer hall" atmosphere. It's wide open, with high ceilings. Tables are the only seating. No bar or booths. Minimal decor.
The employees are friendly, but don't seem to get from out behind the counter much. If you are sitting outside, you must go to the counter to order. It might not be a bad idea just to go to the counter to order, anyway.
They had about ten of their own beers on draft, with a couple guests. Pretty good selection, fairly wide variety. I had their organic IPA, pretty good. I was happy to see it served in a 20oz imperial pint glass. Tasted their stout and porter, both of which were not bad. Their beer seems kind of middle of the pack for Oregon breweries in my opinion.
They keep it simple with just pizza and salad on the menu. I haven't tried any salads, but the pizza I've had was good. The oven's right out in the open and keeps great smells wafting.
Overall, a good stop in a quaint area. It doesn't try to be everything to everyone, which is good in my book.
06-22-2007 11:10:15 | More by josiahschlender
3.4/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4
This former Masons building became the second Lucky Lab location in 2002. A cool heavy-stone building with outside picnic table seating suitable for patrons with dogs. The interior atmosphere is lacking, due to the spartan seating and lack of warm decorative touches. The lack of booths and other features encourage an echo both downstairs and upstairs, and really hurts the atmosphere especially when crowded. Lucky Lab serves up several of thier brews, which tend to be standard styles, such as bitters, IPAs, and a stout. In the past I haven't been wow'ed by the offerings, but on my most recent visit I was really impressed with the Blue Dog pale ale. They also usually have a guest tap. The food menu is limited, consisting of really good pizza, hummus dishes, and just a couple of other things. Not a bad place if your in the area.
01-05-2004 07:05:36 | More by HiroProtagonist
3.25/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4
New as of 2002, the Multnomah Village location is in a rather attractive old building, and has been nicely remodled. The somewhat austere decoration is nice, but really makes voices and other noises reverberate. Even more recent are the outside picnic tables where you can eat & drink with your dog, which is one of the big draws of the original Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.
The menu includes Pizza and Salad, so its quite limited, but still very good. On Tuesdays (Tightwad), you can get a nice meal deal, and with beer, its a great way to user in the half-week mark. The beers are brewed at the other location, but I've found them to be generally of poorer quality. The last several times I've been have been hit & miss, with somewhat soapy tasting beers, or overly flat flavored beers. I'm hoping this is just coicidence, but I'll update my review if it they improve.
We've found the service to be good, and the Lucky Lab has been generous enough to host a number of dog related fund raisers for local vet hospitals, dog poisoner bounty, and other canine centric events.
08-12-2003 20:17:20 | More by freed
Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR
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