Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern

Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty TavernSaraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty TavernSaraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1004 N Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon, 97217-2222
United States

(503) 206-4252 | map

Notes: Open Daily: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by John_M:
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John_M from France

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by today for a first time visit. Definitely will not be the last time...

Saraveza is another one of your rather typical low key, Portland watering holes that amazes you with how well they manage to do everything. This place looks a lot like an old time deli, but one that just happens to have a killer selection of beer. In addition to the well thought out draft list (7+ craft, 2 Belgian imports and Hamms), they have a very good selection of bottles for in house consumption or take home. The atmosphere and ambiance just doesn't get much better. There are all kinds of interesting brick a brack, and the bomber and sixpacks are kept in old fashioned looking (not sure how old they really are) lime green coolers. They have a considerable amount of historical beer paraphenalia spread around, and I really got a kick out of the beer cap bar top they have at the main bar. I have to say the old fashioned macro swill tap handles (Schlitz regular and the bull, stag, old milwaulkie, ranier, etc.) were a very nice added touch I thought. The place is fairly small (the modest size bar is in the middle, with some tables and chairs in the front area, and then some booths in the back). The comfy, low key, friendly vibe had me instantly relaxed in this low key setting.

Service was very, very friendly, with the bartender fairly knowledgable about the beers on tap. This particular day, I had a glass of draft gose from Cascade, followed by a bottle of the excellent El Camino. The other geezers to the left of me (I have to include myself in that number these days) were all having large mugs of hamms with their rather delicious looking meat and veggies pasties. Didn't try any food, though I was tempted to try some of the interesting looking sausages the cook was grilling outside on the sidewalk just outside the door.

As for prices here, my glass of the gose and the in house el camino came to a whopping $7.50.

Maybe there are other places as cool as the Saraveza (God knows I'll certainly keep on looking), but there's no getting around that this was a fun and very high quality stop.

Apr 05, 2010
More User Reviews:
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Tuesday at 04:56 PM
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

May 16, 2020
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vincechan from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 10, 2018
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jjboesen from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Had it not been for the rave reviews, I would have walked right by this unassuming looking place that has a rather "dive bar" appeal. Lucky, went in. It is a hybrid that exists somewhere between a deli and your Dad's favorite bar. There is a comfortable, but well-worn, look to it: dated d├ęcor, ragged tables, antique barstools and an ancient bar. But the beer selection is top-notch. The ten drafts included a delicious porter from Melvin Brewing - Wyoming (I think.) Friendly service and some real hearty grub - fried cheese curds - makes for a very pleasant place to quaff brews in a welcoming venue. You can get here by MAX: Killingsworth station and Bus no. 72.

Oct 05, 2017
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Atreyu from Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Mar 27, 2017
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 30, 2016
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GoBeerGo from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Mar 16, 2016
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Nachojon from Oregon

5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Super friendly, great beer, great vibe, great bottle selection, great people to meet. This is one of the best beer places I have ever been to. Go here, there is no possible way you will regret it.

Feb 25, 2016
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chiefbender from Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jan 21, 2016
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Beersnake1 from California

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Kind of off the beaten path from downtown Portland. Took a while to get there on the bus. Had a lot of things to try in the store, but also a small (but good) selection of beers to go. Found a MoaS and some nice Hair of the Dog limited releases. A great place to visit if in town. Staff was very helpful.

Jan 05, 2016
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Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Sep 24, 2015
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Yeti1979 from Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Aug 30, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jun 05, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

An awesome little shop / beer bar. Staff was super friendly. Tight selection of bottles and a great looking tap list. Staff was very helpful and did not mind giving us extra glassware for sharing bottle out. Highly recommended.

Apr 20, 2015
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donnierickles from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Not really into Pasties but they were good. The beer selection here is pretty good. Bought a 2009 Stormwatcher here and I have been craving one ever since.

Apr 06, 2015
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Yensan from Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Mar 30, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Jan 14, 2015
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areucrazy from Oregon

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Dec 13, 2014
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DCLAguy11 from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 14, 2014
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anteater from Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Oct 14, 2014
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SeeingMeansMore from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Oct 09, 2014
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botanu from Oregon

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Sep 22, 2014
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jakewatt135 from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Sep 08, 2014
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hcontos from California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

In Portland for the weekend to bring my son to his first year at University of Portland.
Was looking to find a store that I could buy some local/regional craft beer in cans.
The store is a mixture of a store, and restaurant. very good selection of local craft beers especially in cans.
The walls were also full of beer cans, signs etc. A lot to look at while enjoying your beer and food.
I brought my family there for lunch and the food and beer were very good.
Very nice people working there and the know their stuff.

Aug 23, 2014
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