The Green Dragon Bistro & Pub

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Reviews
The Green Dragon Bistro & PubThe Green Dragon Bistro & Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2305
United States

(503) 517-0660 | map
pdxgreendragon.com

Notes:
Owned by Rogue Brewery as of November 2008.

Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Added by msubulldog25 on 11-02-2007

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PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Taps:
62
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A-The Green Dragon is located east of downtown Portland in a mixed-use area near the Cascade Barrel House. It feels as if its located in old green house or something because of the arched tin roof and concrete floors. Not very many windows, however. The place is pretty big and open and it was relatively busy when I stopped in at around 9 on a random, rainy Tuesday night.

Q-The beers on the large tap list were above-average quality, but not mind-blowing or super rare. The better-known Northwest breweries were well-represented, along with a mattering of pretty good stuff from other, more remote destinations, like Colorado and California.

Ser-The servers were hustling when I visited, which was a bit of a contrast to the quieter atmospheres at Cascade and Hair of the Dog earlier in the evening. That meant that I sat for a minute before I could place my beer order, but once I ordered I quickly received my beer and I never felt like I was ignored. The beer was also poured with care in the appropriate glass.

Sel-The tap list consists of fifty beers, which isn't huge by today's standards, but still provides plenty to select from. As noted above, there is a great variety of smaller local and sort-of local breweries, as well as some more unique offerings from bigger names in craft like New Belgium. Didn't notice any bottles, but there may have been some on offer.

V-My beer was reasonably priced...not too cheap, not too spendy.

O-This makes a good stop if you are in the neighborhood. It may not be a place to hunt for, but when you visit Cascade, it is definitely worth walking across the street to try out some of the up and coming brews they have on tap here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cd34
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

They ran out of pint glasses so we got a random assortment of stemware. Bar itself didn't do much in terms of character, and my first beer was such a dud I was questioning the quality. Fortunately turned out to be a meh beer not a quality control issue.

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Photo of jrsaffert
4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of aobrehm
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

The Green Dragon is one of my favorite beer bars in Portland. Despite consistently having 55+ beers on tap and dozens more available in bottles/cans, they don't attract quite the crowds that places like Horse Brass or Belmont Station do. If you want to spread out or even play a board game at your table, that will fly here.
They have a small production brewery that is used by both Buckman Botanical Brewery and Green Dragon Brew Crew use (expect 5+ of their beers to be on tap at all times). They are also owned by Rogue, so expect to see some Rogue presence (products for sale, beers on tap, etc.).

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Photo of Dicers
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Photo of stumac
4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

So it's the Green Dragon pub with the Buckman Brewery inside of it and it's apparently all owned by Rogue? Well whatever it is, it was great. Great environment, selection, knowledgable bartenders. I dig it

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of barflybastard
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

What you can expect: Some good beers and some mediocre ones. Rogue's usual sub par service.

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Photo of Rutager
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

About 55 brews on tap with six or so of them brewed in-house. Great and varied selection. Good service and nice place with beer memorabilia all over the place. Well worth stopping in and grabbing a few.

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Photo of cptbenjamin
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gurumojo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dshansen1184
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JScoot
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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