Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Laurelwood Public House & BreweryLaurelwood Public House & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here for the first time yesterday during Zwicklemania 2009 the brewery was having an open-house. Grabbed a bite to eat first, sitting right next to the door that separates the brewery from the restaurant. My wife and I shared a pulled pork sandwich with fries (awesome) and I had a half pint of one of their seasonals (the Elvis commemorative ESB which was pretty damn scrumptious). While we were waiting for the food to arrive, we made several trips into the brewery to get samples of their 2009 Barleywine, 2007 Bourbon-barrel barleywine, Beer X, Vanilla Porter, and the Espresso Stout. All were exceedingly awesome. They also had chocolate truffles on offer. The Chocolate Cherry Truffles were AMAZING! My wife fell in love with them and said they were the best truffles she has ever tasted (and that says a lot because we lived in Belgium for a year!). We asked the head brewer where they got them. They were made by the brewpub's chef! Definitely, keep your eye out for those! He promised they would make them again.

This is a Portland MUST! Their beers are par-excellence and their food is too. Everyone's tastes differ, but I doubt you'd be disappointed with ANY of their beers, so whichever ones you try, you're good to go.

Speaking of "to go", they also offer pretty much any available beer to take with you. You can even bring in a cornelius keg for a fill (though not the same day and you can only get beers that they are not running low on).

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Photo of cjgiant
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.99/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of katybee
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of HankBuddy
3/5  rDev -26.3%
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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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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