Henry's Tavern

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Henry's TavernHenry's Tavern
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 100
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

10 NW 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209-4102
United States
phone: (503) 227-5320

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @henrystavern

Notes:
Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Happy Hour:
Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00pm - Close
Thursday - Saturday: 10:30pm - Close
Sunday: All day
(No Happy Hour on 1st Thursdays of the month)

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This lively bar has several sections, as well as a variety of places to sit - at a bar, in a booth, at a table. They have an astonishing selection of beers from the Pacific Northwest, so if ever you are in Portland, this place should be on your To Do list. Waitstaff are helpful and well-trained, and will gladly assist in picking out some brews. I did not notice any macrobrewed swill, and I sure saw a lot of beers I wanted to try! Food is very tasty and not too spendy. There are plenty of TVs, but when I was there the sound was not on.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

A: Blah. Walked in and went left to the bar, pulled up 2 seats, no one at the bar other than wifey and I. No service. It took a while. The girls seemed to be pretty chatty at other end of bar. We got out beer. This place is sordove darker and has a trendy vibe to it.

Q: The beer selections is well thought out. it can please anyone. No crap on tap but nothing rare either.

S: Slow, uninviting and just plain average at best for it to be so dead.

S: Very good. Lots of WA and OR beers and thats what I liked. Craft beer for everyone here.

F: No try.

Photo of hopburster
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A: Nice place, with both a restaurant and large bar located in downtown PDX in the building where Henry Weinhard's was brewed back in the day. Packed on a Sat night, Felt kind of trendy, but we didn't feel out of place in casual attire.

Q: The overall quality of everything about this place was very nice...nice atmoshphere...nice food...great beer selection.

S: Service was pretty good...attentive and nice enough.

S: Excellent beer selection...multiple taps across a wide range of styles. Stuck with the hometown boys--Lompoc, Alameda, and Laurelwood. Very, very tasty!

F: Excellent food with a very nice menu. Ate a tasty flatbread with fennel sausage, blue cheese, apple and cashews and a very nice salad. Even the wife commented that they had a lot more than "typical pub fare." ... a bonus for us beer lovers if the wife wants more than pub food.

V: Thought the food was decently priced, but thought the beer was way overpriced ($6 pints) for beer that came from just up the road.

Overall: Nice place with good food and a great tap list. Worth hitting if the wife is tired of brewpubs and wants something a little nicer.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Henry's seemed to have a yuppie/trendy feel to it which I normally dislike. But for F's sake, it was a chance to get away from many of the hipsters and/or people who intentionally dress as though they are homeless. Once inside this place I knew that nobody would be asking me for $1 towards their stay at some hostel or vegan lunch.

Decent happy hour prices and options were available here, and the draft list was similar to what you can find at a Yardhouse or Saucer. Good broad range of beer choices were available. Normal pricing for both food and drinks seemed a bit high though.

Servers seemed to know much less about beer than most places in Portland that I visited.

Photo of Offa
4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a great place to go for a wide range of different beers and food in downtown Portland. Although not a brewpub, it carries a large and highly varied selection of beers from Pabst, Henry Weinhard's, and the like to unusual and high-quality top-notch craft beers from far away.

The atmosphere is excellent, being a real and very nice restaurant inside rather than pub- or bar- or brewpub-like, which can be a nice change when still seeking out beer. The menu is extensive and highly varied and in our experience the food is excellent. It can be loud, but although packed when we were there it was still more pleasant and less jarring than the Rogue pub in the Pearl, even though Rogue was less busy.

Quality of beers is also really good, with a lot of excellent craft beers from Oregon, Washington and California, along with some from other states. It also has a large number of European beers and not just the basics like Newcastle (although it has those, too), and has Young's Double Chocolate Stout on tap plus some good German beers.

Beer selection is huge, highly varied, and outstanding. It has something for everyone and in various price ranges, macro US lagers, Euro-lagers, good quality European classics, great craft beers of all styles, and all beers are listed by the style.

Service is very friendly and attentive and very efficient, even though when we were there it was packed.

Photo of squaremile
4.71/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I rarely go in here despite the 100 taps, the atmosphere is just not my thing. This is definitely more of a swanky place attached to an expensive restaurant that just happens to have 100 taps. They pretty much always have a solid number of quality beers on tap, but I wonder a bit how long they might sit around since the crowd is usually not the beer geek folks, so who else is going to walk in there and get Pliny the Elder (which last time I heard was always on tap, is that true?). The most notable thing about the place for me is that they have BY FAR the most attractive wait staff I have seen in Portland. I mean ridiculously attractive women. Cool spot for a post dinner date drink. I'm basically giving this an insane high overall rating but it is far from my fav place in town.

Photo of djbreezy
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Things to like about the atmosphere: a great bar with frozen area for your drinks (very cool), high bar tables in the bar, full size pool tables upstairs and a nice color palette to sooth the mood.

The tap list has some great consistent beers on tap (Pliny the Elder, for one) and the seasonals/rotating taps are generally of very high quality. A great place to drink beer.

The only negative thing I can say about the place is that it gets packed. Definitely not a bad thing for business, though. Get here early or go on a weekday, and expect crowds. It's a popular place.

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Henry's is an absolute must visit in Portland. A fantastic tap list and a great building to hang out in for awhile. The atmosphere is definitely on the darker side, lots of black and dark brown, sometimes it feels a little too dark, but they have everything you need for a good night. 100 taps, huge flatscreens, an upstairs bar with pool tables and an adjacent restaurant if you want things a little quieter. The quality has to be ranked as great, 100 taps and listing some of the best brews in the northweston a regular basis. They could be better by offering some old world brews and some more east coast fare as well. The staff is very knowledgeable but can be slow at times as this place is usually pretty packed. The selection again is pretty exceptional and the food is good, upscale pub fare, and it is good but I wouldn't say its great. The prices are what you'd expect from the area. Definitely a cool spot to chill and watch a game or grab a few pints and relax with some friends.

Photo of mjl21
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Another stop on my great PDX beer tour. We went to this place after not wanting to wait at the Deschutes Pub and I am glad we stopped here. This is a large space located in the Pearl District and is housed in the old Henry Weinhard's factory. The decor reminds me of a Houston's restaurant and doesn't scream beer bar. The space can hold a lot of people. We sat in the main dining room downstairs. The bar is in a seperate are downstairs. They also have an upstairs area with pooltables.

Henry's advertises they have 100 beers and the beer list is astonishing. They have beers from OR brewers like Oakshire, HUB, Ninkasi, Oakshire, Laurelwood, Fanno Creek, SOB, 10 Barrel, and countless others. They also carry RR PTE, FW Union Jack, Avery, Alaskan, and some Euros. Most beers are served in pint glasses, although my buddy's PTE was in a small snifter. I had the HUB IPA and Laurelwood Hop monkey; the HUB was better.

The food covers the globe and can please almost anyone There are burgers, salads, seafood, pasta, grilled meats, Asian items, and pizza. 3 people in our group went with burgers and everyone enjoyed them. The Maytag Bleu Cheese Peppercorn Bacon Burger looked awesome. I had the Kung Pao chicken and enjoyed it, although I did find it a bit salty.

The service was good. Our waitress has some knowledge about beers and did bring us a few samples. Food and drinks were brought quickly.

The prices were not outrageous. Most of the food we ordered ran around $12 per person. They did not list how much each beer was so I have no idea how that broke down.

This is a great place to grab some food and beer. I have a feeling a pint may cost a little more here, but it is convenient to have access to so many breweries in one place.

Photo of BigBlacke
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I found this place to be a blast. Ive actually drove down from Seattle just to hit this place again. Excellent selection. 100 beers or so on tap. Service is friendly, and food is pretty darn good!. If you like to socialize, this place is for you. Upstairs there is a large pool table area and smaller bar. Everytime I have been there it has been standing room only. Lots of college kids frequent this establishment. Only downside is its hard to find an open seat. Henrys can be a bit spendy though, expect to pay between 40-80 bucks for dinner and drinks. All in all a fun place for a Friday or Saturday night.

Photo of kt620498
3.94/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

First impressions of this place defiantly come off as more corporate feeling, it is very far removed from the mom and pop shop vibe. We got there pretty early on in the day so it was pretty slow, and we only stayed for a pint. The draft list is the most lengthy I have ever seen, and it is almost intimidating. I felt like I just had to close my eyes and place my finger on the menu and go with whatever it landed on. That being said nothing really jumped off the page and said drink me, that might sound kind of snobbish; but with such and extensive list I would have expected bigger names in the IPA section of the menu. I imagine the list rotates often, so most likely I just got there on a not so amazing IPA selection, no worries, the IPA I had was still good. The best feature of the bar had to be the ice ring around the bar that acts as a coaster and also keeps your beer cold, very ingenious. If your in Portland check this place out!

Photo of morebeergood
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Day 2 & Stop 4 of the Portland Pub Crawl. When I first walked in, I was a bit turned off by the look of this place. Kinda looked like a Pappa Razzi or an Average Joe's restaurant. But, there was a hopping bar at the back, and outdoor seating kind of in an alley, where we parked for dinner. Service took a while, but it was packed so we let that slide. The beer menu was huge! Not just filled with a load of macros either. It was eye opening to see so many West Coast breweries on one menu. Over a hundred, easy. I got the Russian River Damnation in a snifter and my wife had the Walking Man Black Cherry Stout. Both were terrific. We each got a pizza, thin crust and very tasty. Just enough for one hungry guy, and a bit too much for a woman. Even if you are not hungry, don't let the commercial look of this place scare you away from stopping here to sample from their amazing selection of beers.

Photo of nomomentwasted
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I used to love coming here for the food before I was 21. Now I love going there for the food and the beer.

I'm back in Portland for the first time in 7 months and went back tonight and had a hell of a time picking something off their huge number of taps. Seriously, well over 60 taps including some Russian River, most of the Ninkasi, and quite a bit of Deschutes as well. Had seasonals, imperials, and specials that were interesting and varied, and I could've been in there all night.

Atmosphere is good, nothing amazing, but it's definitely more of a restaurant than bar in for the most part. There is a bar area, but the restaurant is where it's at. The waitresses and waiters seemed to be impressed with my selections, meaning they had to have known something about beer as I'm sure there aren't many 21 year olds who drink Pliny there. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.

It is a little expensive, my girlfriend and I with 3 drinks between us, food and an appetizer were over 60 bucks with tip, so it's far from bar food and far from a bar cost for it. Overall, great food, great beer, just a bit spendy, but really worth checking out for good beer.

Photo of Floydster
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We went here right after Deschutes hoping to get some cheap happy hour food and we just did that, got some decent sushi and good orange chicken for three dollars each, quite the bargain, now onto the beer, this place looked like a Yard House back home with all of the taps, probably around one hundred different beers available, there was a bunch of local stuff available, although most of it was their normal offerings, not going to find any one-offs here and there is a small amount of seasonals even, beers were a bit expensive too around six dollars a pint, I had a Double Mountain Alpenbrew while here and it was pretty good, we were able to watch some of the hockey playoffs here which was nice, believe or not a lot of the beer spots in Portland do not have TVs, this place was more like a sports bar in that sense but still nice inside, not my first choice when revisiting the city but would not mind if I wound up back here for another whirl, not a bad place to go if you cannot go to each individual brewpub and want to try a wide variety of beers, can walk in and try something from Alameda, Amnesia, Laurelwood, Lompoc, and Deschutes, solid unplanned stop on a trip full of great beer and places

Photo of shertz
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped here twice during a work visit in May. Just had a bowl of Cheese Soup and the BBQ Sliders which were both very good. They say they make their own BBQ chips but they really were kind of soggy. But the real reason I came was the beer. Had Pliny, Blue Dot, Blind Pig, and some locals. The place is really huge inside and very dark. Service was great, always asking what I needed and apologized for not having the Firestone Walker beer I wanted. The bar has a cool(litterally) frozen patch on the bar to keep your beer cold. I used it, but don't know if it helped at all, I think it was just for drawing pictures in it. Overall, a great place and hope to make it back.

Photo of indiapaleale
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is a must if you're in Portland for two reasons:

1)Its located inside the old Henry Weinhard's brewery so its a pretty historic place when it comes to beer history in the city.

2)The beer selection is incredible.

Huge place, lots of seating and a pretty trendy leaning towards upscale clientele. This is the opposite of a dive bar.

Beer selection is awesome. I had a glass of Pliny the Elder on tap...FINALLY. The beer menus is pages long and sure to keep any beer nerd occupied and ignoring anyone they go here with.

Food is very good here as well and well worth a visit for dinner.

Photo of wingedeel
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Another really nice place done in by beer prices that are just too high. Henry's reminds me a lot of The Tap House in Seattle. Decent food, nice selection of beer, nice ambiance, steep prices.

As far as the beer selection, it is very good. 100 taps I would guess. Lots of NW micros, some Belgians served in proper glassware, and a few oddities. Beers were all fresh, pours were good, service was friendly.

The food was above average for a beer bar. Once again, a little pricey, but everything we ate was of above average quality.

All in all, a worthwhile stop if you happen to be nearby, or if you are looking for food of a somewhat higher quality than typical bar food.. Lots of other better choices all and all in Portland for beer however. Keep an eye on that bar tab !!

Photo of jdense
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This upscale Pearl District beer bar features 100 beers on tap, including a number of NW regional brews. Unfortunately, a recent price increase on beer to $5.50 a pint for common pours leaves this as less than a great value. That's certainly a bit offset by the quality happy hour menu available in the bar (except on first Thursday of the month)

The barstaff is quite friendly and knowledgeable, (especially Gwen, my favorite PDX bartender), though all the waiters and waitresses have a perpetually unhappy look on their face. There is a bit too much cocktail drinking to qualify this as one of the city's best beer bars-especially when Deschutes or Rogue Portland outposts are only a few blocks away. And this is no place to carry on a conversation in the midst of the after work crowd, certainly one of the loudest bars in town, which should be expected for the trendy Pearl District.

Worth a stop if you are looking for something exotic (Dogfish Head 90, Russian River Pliny the Elder) on tap though be leery it will be served in a smaller glass as it is "rare or hard to find" (if you don't know where Belmont Station is). There are no prices on the beer menu, so be ready for a surprise if you order something exotic. The absence of some of PDX more funky breweries (Clinton Street, Alameda, f.e.) is a bit perplexing, but offset by regular offerings from Hair of the Dog and Laurelwood. In the end a very good selection of beers.This used to be my primary beer stop in Portland, but, heh, after you've been to the Horse Brass....

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

While on my weekend in Portland my girlfriend's roommate said that dinner at Henry's was an absolute must do. We headed out about eight thirty on a Sunday night.

A: It was hard to get a feel for the place as it was ridiculously dark. Each table had what seemed like a spot light on it and it was hard to get a feel for exactly what was going on in the place. Where we were seated was out of the way, and nice and quiet though.

Q: The overall quality of the place is nice though, this isn't just a slouch quality downtown tavern. This is a nice place to go eat and have a few pints.

S: Our server really didn't know much about beer, which was frustrating. Reading right of the menu I ordered a beer, and she said she had never heard of it, I never had either, (it was a speckled hen nitro pale), and thought she was making a joke, but no, she honestly was unaware of that beer on the menu and actually came back and asked again about what I wanted to drink. Other than that she was very capable.

S: The selection is great, I mean 100 beers on tap is really amazing. A wide variety of stuff too, and a lot of local beers from Oregon which was nice. One thing that did disappoint me was the lack of lagersl, I mean BMC are great for the masses, but maybe try and get a little variety in there. Generally speaking though. A fine selection.

F: The food was pretty fair. A good solid menu with a lot of items to choose from. And reasonably priced. My burger was a little overdone for my taste but still flavorful and it mated well with the 60 Minute IPA I had. My girlfriend had no complaints with her food either. And the lettuce wraps for an apetizer were delicious as well.

V: Overall it was a little expensive for my taste when the ticket came, around 60 bucks for dinner, apetizer, and two pints. But at 6 bucks a pint for the imports and microbrews I was glad I didn't sample any of the starred items for rare and hard to find beers. Just a little too expensive for my taste. If in Portland again I don't think I'd go back.

Photo of canucklehead
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is a big place that looks like it cost a mint to renovate. The feel is really more restaurant than tavern but rest assured there is beer and lots of it. The menu has two pages of draft beer (approx 100 taps) divided into styles. Lots of hard to find local micros like Double Mountain or Walking Man. Some beers from other areas as well. The service was very good with the server into the beers being served. Food was very good with great thin crust pizzas being had by myself. This is a great place to go for a nice dinner knowing that the beer selection will knock your socks off. The prices seemed reasonable for the level of service and ambiance.

Photo of benito
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Henry's is in the middle of downtown Portland; my friends and I had already visited Horse Brass and Concordia when we decided to look for Henry's. It was dumb luck that we managed to find it.

So, this "tavern" has one tremendous thing going for it and one major drawback. The draught beer selection is amazing. Truly, mind-bogglingly ridiculous. They have over 100 taps, the vast vast majority of which are dedicated to top-notch craftbrews from the Northwest and NoCal. I had a Willamette Espresso Stout and a Stone RIS when I visited, and I could have kept drinking from that list for several weeks without stopping or getting bored.

The drawback: this is a yuppie's bar. A nice restaurant with excellent food (that can be had on the cheap during their PM happy hour), this draws the power crowd from Portland. It's like having a great beer bar in a five-star, two-hundred-dollars-a-plate steakhouse, so it gets crowded quick with a crowd atypical for a beer bar. In some ways, this makes Henry's that much more of an adventure--who doesn't like people-watching after all? But, it's also about as far from community and pub ambience as you get. If you love craft beer and this type of scene, welcome to hog heaven.

As for me I'll go to Henry's, enjoy the beer, love the options. enjoy the food, and forgive the atmosphere.

Photo of GJ40
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This is not my typical pub. It's a bit pretentious and focuses on too much more than the beer.

The decor is pretty impressive. They have brick walls throughout and a marble bar. It's got quiet, romantic atmosphere with lots of ambiance. The second floor in particular is very private and cozy. I'd recommend this place for a night out with the wife or girlfriend. Whether or not the night went as planned, you could at least say you tried and count on some good beer.

The beer list is pretty impressive. They have quite a selection on tap with a nice mix of Europeans and locals. But there are too many other distractions. It's tough to focus on the beer.

I found the guys behind the bar helpful but there was a lot more conversation between themselves than with the customers.

So for a date, this is the place. But in search of the best beer experience, maybe not.

Photo of John_M
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

When I lived here in Portland, I sort of disdained visiting Henry's. Yes, they had an impressive list, but it was largely peppered with all the usual suspects. I went there today, hoping they might still have some Abyss on tap (both the on-line menu and the restaurant menu had it listed). Not surprisingly, it had long since kicked (they were out of at least 10 different beers), and my initial reaction was one of irritation.... but then I relaxed and enjoyed what was available.

The atmosphere is not this place's best attribute IMO. It's comfortable enough, but I know from past experience that there is a very yuppy-ish vibe most days around 4 or 5 pm. Still, today it was fine, and it was extra nice not being so crowded.

As noted above, the place has a large selection, most of which wouldn't interest anyone outside of the occasional pilgrim from Kansas. However, they now have a special/reserve selection, as well as an RIS and Imperial IPA section. So I ended up getting a glass of the tricerahops and HUB IPA. Both were great, with the HUB (much to my shock) upstaging the tricerahops (a huge favorite of mine). The service was pretty good, and my particular server (can't rememeber his name) was amazingly well informed. I had forgotten how typical it is to find this level of beer knowledge from the "staff" in Portland. (I'm sitting here now in this dive sports bar in Portland - Claudia's - and even the wait staff, two young women, are knowledgably discussing the latest beers brought in on tap, and what they liked the best). Anyways, suffice it to say that much to my surprise, I had a good time at Henry's today, despite the fact they were out of the Abyss. What can I say? This truly is a solid place, and yes, I'll be back again.

Photo of ndekke39
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

A friend of mine used to work at Henry's, and he had been wanting to take us there for some time. So we got a little bit of the inside scoop during our visit. We went on a busy Friday night but managed to get seated pretty quickly. The restaurant is big, with lots of seating all around the bar, plus tables upstairs and downstairs. The decor is simple and cozy - Henry's is in another one of those historic buildings that have been renovated into awesome things in downtown Portland. Dim lighting, busy servers going back and forth, the kitchen clattering with excitement. I loved it.

The service was great. Our server knew the food and beer selection quite well. He made some good recommendations. Everything came out quickly, despite how busy they were.

The beer selection is excellent. Henry's is known for having 100 beer taps. It's quite a sight to see them lining the bar. The menu breaks things down nicely, so you're not left wondering for too long. Good selection of West Coast beers like Stone, Hair of the Dog, New Belgium, Deschutes, Bear Republic, Rogue, etc., plus old standards like Guiness, Chimay, Youngs, and Spaten. Plus a lot things I had never heard of - always like that.

Food was amazing. We split the tower of onion rings for the table. The rings were hot and tasty - not greasy. And the batter incorporates some sort of cheese, so it's extra tasty. For dinner I tried the Flatiron Steak, which landed in the top five steaks I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, nice and juicy.

Overall, we had a great experience. Everything was excellent about Henry's, and I would gladly return there again. Highly recommended.

Photo of dirtylou
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

this was my first stop running around portland, just before hitting powel books for some reading material

I enjoyed a 4 cheese and ham sandwich which was pretty straight as i was not trying to spoil my dinner and had a Ninkasi Total Domination IPA and a Mt Hood Hogsback Oatmeal Stout

atmosphere: i walked in through the front door which is basically into a restaurant...dark interior but i definitely got the restaurant vibe. if you turn left when walking in you will go down a few stairs to a pretty large bar area. it's nothing really special as far as atmosphere goes, especially for portland i would think

quality: both beers i had were quite good - beers are organized by style and special release with a major emphasis (if not exclusive emphasis) on craft beer

service: first bartender didnt really know his beer that well, the 2nd one was kind of a biotch. nothing special here

selection: the selection was definitely overwhelming for a midwesterner. we dont really have this sort of tap selection in madison which is much more focused on low-key all-local taps. The first 2 beers i ordered from the beer list were not available (alaskan smoked porter and terminal gravity ipa). There was a lot of stuff i would have loved to consume, most of which was pretty exclusive to the northwest. I tried to avoid breweries like rogue, hair of the dog, stone and other breweries i was already pretty familiar with. I'm not really sure how many taps there were but there seemed to be a lot, upwards of the 80-100 range.

food: sandwich was good, delivered in style by some overly fancy kitchen person which was ironic given i order the most juvenile item on the menu. it was good though

Henry's Tavern in Portland, OR
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