Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Laurelwood Public House & BreweryLaurelwood Public House & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5115 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97213
United States

(503) 282-0622 | map

Monday - Wednesday 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 12:00AM
Saturday 10:00AM - 12:00AM
Sunday 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Breakfast served 10:00AM - 3:00PM on weekends

This location (opened Summer 2007) is also home to Laurelwood's expanded brewing operations.

Added by Hobbit on 09-12-2007

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4.15/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A nice little local brewpub that has a decent bar food menu. The place is obviously a brewery, but seems open to family dining in off-hours.

The beer selection is heavy on IPAs and hoppy brews, though the beers that didn't fit this description were decent enough. Hoppy offerings were mostly in the good in a standard way. The flagship IPA was actually quite decent, however.

Service was adequately attentive in the restaurant side, but like the beers, didn't seem to try to wow you.

Overall, a nice enough place to grab a decent beer and some tasty food, given out visit. We went to the place pre-happy hour, so I cannot speak to the vibe on a weekend night, though it seems like a decent neighborhood joint.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.87/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.99/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of katybee
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Not your average dimly lighted dark decor sports bar, or concrete floor with picnic tables brewery, the Laurelwood is lovely warmly woody-walled in light pine, comfortably casual, and well-appointed with flatscreen tvs and cushioned booths as well as barstools, a fairly spacious place, brightly lit, with plenty of seating. It appeals most to the well-heeled younger hipster crowd casually hanging out, catching up on sports scores and the arts scene.

The staff is very friendly and I was impressed that they had no qualms about offering smaller beer sizes, from samples to 4 oz, which made tastings easy and affordable without having to purchase a whole flight of six. They also have some quirky humorous beer names which make sampling entertaining. I was struck by "Hipster sunburn Saisson", "Crosby Stills & Nash IPA". and "Tree Hugger Porter". The boards seemed to be focused on ales and IPA's, with some seasonals. But my only complaint would be that the full menu of their beer offerings isn't always available, only the special selections on their chalkboards... there were no imperial IPA's, imperial stouts, or barleywines available when I stopped by, that I was aware of. Although I'd say their selection is possibly more varied and adventurous than McMenamins. I will definitely stop back and try a barleywine next time.

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Photo of Dcbelkot
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of HankBuddy
3/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

We went for lunch on the way to the airport, after visiting our daughter - 2 1/2 or 3 hours before we had to be at the airport. Not much of a lunch crowd, low-key relaxed atmosphere.
The beer menu was heavy on IPA's, my favorite. I had a Green Elephant which was excellent, plenty hoppy, great flavor.
The lunch menu was uninspiring, perhaps a tad expensive for lunch. We shared an order of nacho's and fish n' chips, which ended up being very good. The single memory that stands out was the - I have to use the term, poor service - from the waitress. As stated at the top, we were not in a hurry, but the length of time between visits to check up on us was amazingly lengthy. I consider myself to be quite patient (seriously), but it seemed like fifteen to twenty minutes between walk-bye's, and of those appearances, she only glanced at our table half the time.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev -0.7%

This is the second time I have visited this establishment with my wife and two boys. This place was located a few minutes away from the downtown area, closer to older suburbs. The place is very kid friendly. There are a couple of play areas for kids, one in each dining area. The clientele looked like my kind of people, young families. The Workhorse IPA on tap is to die for. The other offerings on draft were decent. The food is good and the staff was nice and helpful. Great value. I enjoy visiting when this place when we come down to Portland.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,214 ratings