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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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3.99/5
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting RoomHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States

(503) 232-6585 | map
www.hairofthedog.com

Notes:
HOURS:
11:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday
CLOSED MONDAY

Brewery and Tasting Room (new location) - opened August 2010.

Former address (this location closed in early 2010, moved in spring):
4509 SE 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97202

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BEER STATS
Beers:
42
Reviews:
4,567
Ratings:
11,497
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
260
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 260
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I came for the Doggie Claws, I stayed for the Mac & Cheese.

Visiting Portland last weekend, the Hair of the Dog was my first stop. I am currently on a Barleywine kick and I have been excited about trying Doggie Claws.

Someone in the past here mentioned that the taproom looked like an old warehouse in an industrial part of town. It does look like an old warehouse for sure, but the interior and the surrounding neighborhood feel more like an area of town that is being revitalized. It is quite a comfortable, open and bright space with a view of downtown Portland out of the giant window on the western wall.

The quality of the beer overall was excellent. In addition to my big tulip glass for of Doggie Claws I also had the "Walk the Dog" flight of Adam, Fred, Blue Dot and Little Dog. It was $7 for 3oz. pours of each.

The bartender was fairly busy while she worked, but was still able to take the time to discuss each beer in the flight when she dropped it off. After a brief conversation with her, she was also kind enough to add a 3oz. pour of the Adam from the Wood. I also had time to chat with one of the managers there who was very informative and hospitable.

The selection was a bit underwhelming, only eight beers on tap. There was a small bottle list as well, which included '05 and '07 Doggie Claws for only $15 a bottle. Some other aged selections were there as well and they all seemed reasonably priced. The problem, however, was that I had a busy weekend planned and I could not manage to get back to the taproom before 8:00 on Thursday and 10:00 on the Friday or Saturday. The very early close was a bit of a disappointment.

Anyhow, on to the food - which was a pleasant surprise. I went for the mac & cheese with pancetta. At $10 it seemed a bit pricey, but my portion was enormous, filling and very tasty. The pancetta was a small let down, not as flavorful as I thought, but the rest of the cheesy, breadcrumbed bowl of pasta was worth the $10.

If you're in Portland, make a stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of edhizdeid
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Located in an alright area of Portland, HoTD offers a very cool space converted from a garage. The entire brewery is open space. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable during my visit and really helped better appreciate some of the special brews available on tap. The food was a very pleasant surprise. Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of SmokingWood
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.45/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Located in an industrial district, the brewery fits in nicely and doesn't do anything pretentious, yet it has a great selection of current and vintage offerings, good food and very hospitable to kids.

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Photo of Btip1969
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BMMillsy
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FalconOne
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

walking here and finally arriving felt like a great lifelong dream had been realized, a pilgrimage completed. the beer and vibes inside did not disappoint! wow! cool place, tiny system, wrap around bar, some outside seating, avant garde art on the walls, and a beer list to rival any i have ever seen. one of the original makers of these elite level strong ales, it was great to finally get to drink all these famous beers. place was really hopping, but the service was attentive and helpful, fun and knowledgeable, and really cool to chat to. i think she was the sister of a brewer or something, cool lady. in any event, all the beers were amazing. i loved the 2008 matt from the vintage list, otto, and fred from the stone, but all the beers were amazing. pretty cool they keep all these old bottles around, and they really arent that expensive for what you get. cool glassware too. we had a meat and cheese board and it was filling and delicious and nicely curated, a perfect companion to a lot of these big interesting beers. i cant say enough about this place. it blows my mind how much they have been able to accomplish for themselves on such a little system. this is an absolutely must visit brewery, possibly my single favorite from my recent oregon trip. absolutely not to be missed.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I've read so many good thing about this place it was on my must see list for Portlandia. It's in an industrial area by OMSI so this make for a good lunch stop. The area is a bit sketchy but don't be too intimidated. The taproom/restaurant is a huge open space with good lighting. A flight of beers provides a good range of their beers, I found it just delightful, amazing, so full of flavor. We got the cheese sampler, bread, and chips so we had room for food trucks later. I also got their cherry stout from the wood which was like drinking a fruit wine. I got a souvenir glass, it came wrapped but I should had checked it then because it had a defect with a sharp edge. I MUST return here.

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Photo of Jmikepow
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Started off the second day of my Portland beercation here with a tasting flight. HotD has a spacious tasting room, and during the hour or so after opening my party had no trouble finding seating or getting service. Beers were surprisingly hit-or-miss, as I had heard, although I think their big beers remained across the board excellent.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A bit tricky to find, but don't give up. The beers are exceptional, particularly the "From the Wood" series. Try a flight for maximum impact. Our waiter was very attentive despite the crowd. We had some bread on the side, which was great to pair with the beers. The glassware is really cool and their logo can't be beat. We bought a t-shirt, glass and hat to go. Hair Of The Dog is another "must" in Portland. Their beers are exceptional. I wish I had tried more. Took a look at the brewing area in the back, which is very visible through a window, including the famous concrete egg.

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Photo of Butchnasty
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room in Portland, OR
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