Oaks Bottom Public House (New Old Lompoc)

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Oaks Bottom Public House (New Old Lompoc)Oaks Bottom Public House (New Old Lompoc)

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1621 SE Bybee Blvd.
Portland, Oregon, 97202
United States

(503) 232-1728 | map

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Added by freed on 04-09-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ccrida:
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I popped in here with my wife the other day, and enjoyed a glass of Oak Aged Yeti with some bread pudding. My wife in particular really enjoyed the look of this place, it had an antique/Victorian saloon feel, but was clean and freshly remodeled. Lots of wood, good lighting and airy, with cozy booths and small bar tucked in the back.
The had a small but well though draft selection - all of the Lompoc beers currently available, as well as a few guests. In addition to the Yeti, I recall Diamond Knot Double IPA, Caldera dry hopped red, New Belgium Mothership Wit, and a few others.
The bread pudding was pretty good, but not the best. My wife asked for coffee, and they didn't have any. Too bad, as it would have bought me more time for another beer. Our server was nice, attentive without being bothersome.
This is the other end of town for me, but I'd go back if I was in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of adam36
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

My Family and I were vacationing in the Portland area and happened to get lost on our first day. We found our way to the nice, little, kid friendly, neighborhood pub. The staff was supper friendly. It was 50 cent wing day, beer was good and the place was kid friendly. What could a traveling family want more? This place started our family Portland/Seattle adventure off on a good foot. Cheers!! :)

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Photo of DuaneKing
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Hobbit
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of John_M
4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Hmmmm.... didn't realize this place was so close to "home."

This is a fairly small pub, just off the main drag of SE Milwaukie. The dining room is below the main street entrance, with a 3 or 4 seat beer bar area in the back. The atmosphere here is comfortable enough, with a laid back, informal vibe.

Although not listed on the New Old Lompac website, apparently they are "tied" to that brewery/brewpub. Expect to see between 6 and 8 Lompoc beers, with a similar number of guest beers. Service was OK the day I was there, which was around 4:00 on a Wednesday afternoon. I was sitting at the back bar, and just listening to the employees working here, I got the impression they knew something about beer. Food was pretty good, consisting of typical Portland pub grub (fries, burgers, salad and a hummus plate or two). Portions were very good size; my half salad and small order of fries would likely be considered large orders elsewhere.

While nothing out of this world, this is a very solid place. I'm a fan of Lompac beers, so will certainly stop back in from time to time.

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Photo of bassoonoflunacy
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

In the Sellwood neighborhood across the street from a delicious New Mexican restaurant, Adobe Rose, is the latest branch of the Lompoc family tree. This one isn't technically a Lompoc but it is co-owned by one of the Lompoc guys and serves a selection of six Lompoc beers.

The Lompoc beers are solid as always but what really appeals to me about Oaks Bottom is their guest taps. They have six of them and they seem to change pretty frequently. On my visits, they were off-the-beaten path Northwest beers such as Diamondknot, Bend Brewing, Walking Man, Karlsson, etc.

Food is a notch above the average pub. Totchoes, tater tot nachos, are my favorite invention of this century. Good ingredients and a barbecue special each day.

The place is tiny. This does give it a lively feeling but can make it difficult for large groups. They have a sign-up list so you don't have to play a game of musical tables. Apparently they have seating in the back but it has been closed on all of our visits.

Service was better than average particularly at the bar. Made good recommendations. Never left us dry even when really busy.

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Photo of mashmstr2
3/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Well... I was looking forward to a new, New old Lompoc, 5Q was a major dissapointment, so I hoping for something better here...

Slight improvement.. Located in Sellwood in an area with "0" parking - The pub is very, VERY small....I would have to say almost too small. ABout 10 tables occupy the dinning area and the miniscule bar has about 5 chairs... Don't know if there's a point to having a bar at this point! Decor is bland, but fresh.

I've waited till I made at least two trips to Oaks Bottom before I reviewed....

I've never been able to sit at the bar due to lack of room, so I've sat at a table. The food good, above average fair and tastey. The Tater Tot thing is a little weird and too Frito Pie for me!

The beers are, of course, great...

So, we have good food and good beer... That's where it ends..

The service has been horrible both times.... They can never get the order right, something is forgotten both times, they never have the beers fully stocked and I recieved an overcharge on the bill. Service is brief and unforgiving...

Everything needs to be bigger! Bigger wait staff, bigger table space, bigger bar, bigger selection of beer.... I will go back for a thirs try...

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Oaks Bottom Public House (New Old Lompoc) in Portland, OR
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