Hopworks Urban Brewery

BEER AVG
3.85/5
Hopworks Urban BreweryHopworks Urban Brewery
PLACE INFO

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

2944 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97202
United States

(503) 232-4677 | map
hopworksbeer.com

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

Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:30pm daily

Added by John_M on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Ratings:
3,036
Reviews:
1,005
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 57
Reviews by dfitch81:
Photo of dfitch81
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Went here for the first time about a month ago, just reviewing now. Atmosphere is nothing special: typical modern urban interior decor - minimilastic, functional, but a bit cold. Interestingly they have a fridge near the hosts'/hostess' desk containing several special-premium micro and imported brews. If the atmosphere is nothing extraoridnary that's just fine, because the beer is truly excellent. Make sure that you get a sampler tray so that you can try each of their offerings; I didn't find any disappointments (quite far from it). Personal favorites are the Survival Seven Grain Stout (dark, stouty goodness with some interesting flavors), the IPA (spicy, hoppy goodness with an excellent malt backbone), the HUB Lager (refreshing, authentically styled goodness and great with just about anything), and the DOA (that's Deluxe Organic Ale, not Dead On Arrival - which this American strong ale most certainly is not). Service was friendly and prompt, and I really appreciated that our waitress was knowledgeable about the different beers on tap. Hot, too ;). Selection is good: all the expected beer styles are present, and the food selections - though not vast in number - are well-chosen. The food itself is excellent all around. Portions were far more generous than expected, and everything was top-notch and tasty. One must-have is the pint-o'-pretzels: salty, bready goodness. Mmmmh. The wings are also worth it. Pizzas looked awesome too, though I've yet to try any of their pies. Last but not least, the price: very reasonable, especially given the high-quality fare.

This place has instantly catapulted itself to the top of my destination list. Have been there three times now and will be visiting many more. You will NOT be disappointed.

Update June 2009: Time has only cemented and enhanced my initial impressions. I cannot recommend Hopworks highly enough - if you love the beer 'round here you must go.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SweetReverend
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of NickSMpls
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Their new digs in Vancouver, WA. Late on a Saturday afternoon, before the dinner rush.

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Photo of Geeks_who_drink
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

We went to Hopworks in hopes to sample their IPAs. What left a bad taste in our mouth before we even got to said beer, was the fact that we couldnt just sample thier 5 IPAs. In fact, in order for us to try the beers we wanted, we had to buy the 15 beer sampler! So, basically we had to get 10 other beers that we had little interest in trying. However,i did end up liking their ESB on nitro, but it didn't blow me away. We thought we would love their Mosaic IPA, but it fell flat. I guess I wanted more flavor, more hoppy "punch". Sadly, for us, none of the IPAs managed to wow us. I doubt we will visit again, when there are so many great breweries nearby. I have to put this brewery in the same category as I do with Rogue... the "chain" craft brewery, that has plenty of options for it's customers, just nothing to write home about.

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Photo of DallasK
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Hopworks is my most visited brewery. The happy hour is awesome and food is great. They are often extremely busy and arent always able to handle it the best. Another downside is that the beer is always great, never amazing. They offer a few seasonals I am in love with but other than that they offer very few new brews and they are often let downs.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A fairly standard brewpub - it seemed set up decently well for families. We were there at lunchtime on a weekday, so not sure that's the best time to judge vibe.

The beers were all quite good, though the IPAs stood out as being very solid NW IPAs. The variety included some mid-colored beers (winter warmers and amber offerings) as well, so not too bad overall. A little more breadth and depth would go a long way, but you probably won't go lacking for a style you can enjoy unless you really pigeonhole yourself. There were some really good beers, but nothing jumped out as top notch, which is fine.

The service was friendly, though just barely on the side of laid back. The food was tasty, but we had varying degrees of warmth to our party's meals. Hard to judge if this is a consistent thing or a one time thing with only one visit. I think this rating has the best chance for a bump on subsequent visits.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SmokingWood
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Awesome food, beer, and perfect for kids (even have their own play area!). Cheers!

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Photo of tim007007
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of B_B
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of grnmtnman
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DanJan
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Wanted to try a new place out with the girlfriend and decided on HUB. I had previously only had one of their beers and man was I totally blown away by this place! I was really digging the whole bike motif, something that they include on many of their decorations. They even have a bike bar downstairs in the brewery! The restaurant/bar area is above the brewing equipment, which just looks cool. HUB has definitely incorporated its urban aesthetic inside with all manner of industrial touches. From the beer side, I was very very impressed. We split a sampler of 15 3oz pours for only $12! Got to try nearly everything on the menu and we split a 2010 vintage of their Noggin Floggin barleywine. Everything was very tasty, food included! I'll be making this a priority to return to. An underrated Portland brewery IMHO.

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Photo of lpothier
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanoBear
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here for dinner. Wide selection...I think we had the 18 beer taster. All varieties were offered. For those that we lean towards they were solid. The pizza was very good. Vibe was cool with the bike parts and old beer cans lining the wall.

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Photo of BeerMeDrD
3.05/5  rDev -27.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of NJB145
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of schroeder1200
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SFCraft
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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