Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
4,285 Ratings
Upright Brewing CompanyUpright Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

240 N Broadway St, Suite 002
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States

(503) 735-5337 | map
uprightbrewing.com

Notes:
The Brewery is located in the basement of the Hazelwood/'Leftbank' Building (its history includes a well-known early jazz club, Dude Ranch - an inspiration for the name 'Upright' - read more here: http://leftbankproject.com/the-history/ ) and is Production-Only during normal weekday business hours.

A Tasting Room is open Thu 5 - 9 pm, Fri 4:30 - 9 pm, Sat 1 - 8 pm, Sun 1 - 6 pm, and prior to basketball games at the adjacent Rose Garden arena (Trailblazers only - check their home schedule). Food, when available, is basic: bread, an occasional charcuterie tray or sandwiches (provided by Grain & Gristle).

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
75
Reviews:
1,113
Ratings:
4,285
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.21/5
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
102
pDev:
9.74%
 
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Roustabout
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Blessed respite from Portland yuppiedom—fluorescent-lit and technical, with open fermenters and a prime soundtrack of dub and Ethio-jazz at time of visit.

Better yet: subtle, often herbal farmhouse brews that skew low-ABV and highly evocative. Love this place.

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Photo of nowhyok
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Chill, low-key basement hang for a few drinks. Nice music and not too loud (and hey you get off my lawn). Great staff, very good selection, my . new favourite in Portland

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Taybeh
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I loved this place...hole in the wall, except you have to walk through a cafe and then past all of these offices, down a slightly winding staircase that seems like it might go nowhere, through a door that doesn't look like it leads to anything, and through a basement hallway that looks like it's used for storing something random, following the smell of beer being brewed the whole time, you finally come around to the little room with a few picnic tables, concrete floors, some small windows up toward the ceiling letting in a little light, barrels, and the taps in the wall right next to a little old-time cash-register...no bar, just a few people hanging out, drinking and talking about beer. The guy in charge was just hanging out, talking to a few other customers -- totally down-to-earth and nice. There's a connected room around the corner with more tables and space, and you're surrounded by all the brewing equipment...it was a great experience. The selection was heavy on saisons and barrel aged wild ales but there were also two lagers and a few ipas. I sampled a few and then enjoyed a pils and a nice barrel aged saison...good stuff.

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Photo of festizio
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I really enjoyed Upright with its cavern-industrial feel. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable and even did a bottle trade with something I brought from Wisconsin. Beer selection was interesting with several unusual bottles for takeaway.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

this was possibly my favorite brewery out of the twenty or more we visited in oregon on our trip there, i knew these guys were good, but this exceeded my already very high expectations. when we finally figured out how to get down into the basement of this well hidden treasure, i was amazed to find such a humble taproom. almost dingy down there, a working brewery for sure, minimal light seeping in through small basement windows, wet concrete floors, and a sort of split layout, with the tanks and brew house and a smallish bar on the right hand side, and a few picnic tables with tap handles just sticking out of a cold box and a small cash register on the left, no bar there at all. tiny down here, but cozy. we sat among the barrels with a gentleman picking on banjo, very cool vibe in here, and hours passes like minutes. they didnt have a ton of different beers on, but the ones they did have were super heady. the four play with cherries in pinot barrels as life changing, and i loved the hop konducta 2, which was a rye beer with nectarines. oh man, they were so inventive and well done, the barrels and the wild yeasts are obviously a special talent of these guys. it was not busy at all in here, so we had a good chat with the guy pouring beers, humble too, but still engaging. we literally sat here until they closed enjoying the music and being blown away by the beers. pro tip: they also have some meat sticks they call slim jims but are hand made locally and delicious. cannot wait to visit this brewery again, one of the best in portland without a doubt!

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Photo of elNopalero
4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Tiny unassuming hole in the wall. Day I visited this was literally a one man operation. But friendly and reasonably priced and ooooh the beers. The beers were incredible. Don’t be fooled by the location. Wish I could come back as a regular.

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Photo of tim007007
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of PDXSOUR
4.63/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Intlpostman
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kristinc
4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.79/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is a bit of an odd place, tucked away in the basement of what seemed to be an office building. It almost felt like a speakeasy. A little disorganized too. That being said, this was still an interesting place that I was happy I visited. The selection was a little thin, but the beer was all great.

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Upright Brewing Company in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 4,285 ratings