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Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House

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Rogue Ales Distillery & Public HouseRogue Ales Distillery & Public House
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Rogue Ales Distillery & Public HouseRogue Ales Distillery & Public House

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1339 NW Flanders St
Portland, Oregon, 97209-2619
United States

(503) 222-5910 | map

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Distillery Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00pm or by Special Request

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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 81
Reviews by portlandjeff:
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

When I'm in bottle shop, looking for tasty treats to bring home, rogue beers rarely make it into my basket. In general, I just think there are better beers out their for the price.

Having said that, I really like visiting the Rogue Public House in NW Portland. The atmosphere is exactly what I like in a pub: dark, lots of stained wood, comfortable, casual, and without pretension.

The taplist is extensive, and always has a few beers that you can't find in bottles. I also appreciate the option to try beers by the glass instead of buying the expensive 750ml ceramic bottles of the the XS series beers (although the switch to 7oz nips recently will have me grabbing a few more bottles now too).

The staff at this bar is always top notch. Compared to some of the other brew pubs in town, they tend to be some of the most knowledgeable about what they're pouring, and they're usually happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have about what's in your glass.

The food is average. There's good stuff on the menu, but nothing inspired or particularly memorable. If I need to eat, I usually get that out of the way at Deschutes, a short walk away, before making my way to rogue to relax in a comfortable pub with a glass or a pint.

The prices for the beer are a bit higher than other bars charge when serving rogue stuff, but I understand the businesses decision not to under-cut their biggest customers - the other bars around town.

To get around paying extra, join the rogue nation, which is free, and entitles you to a discount on every beer you order.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This definitely is not the hopping place I imagine it likely was in its prime, but it's still got a chill, almost Irish pub sort of vibe, with a bar section that is far more interesting, and yet cramped, than the seated restaurant-style side. There is a spillover section to the side of the bar extending underneath the rest of the establishment as well.

The beer list is long and wide, including old classics and new experiments, one of which I was blown away by, not only because I was not expecting a New England-style IPA period, but also because it was so well done! They aren't just pouring beer either, but they've got all sorts of other non-beer related offerings, considering their vast toolbox. This is both fun, and dangerous, as you don't go in wanting gin, but then you're a few drinks in and decisions become a little more ill-advised.

Quality is all well and good, but I'd have to suggest that they really get rid of those baseball shaped flight boards, because they're starting to appear moldy, even if it's just stained. They also smell pungently woody, which just interferes with the olfactory experience.

Service is attentive, quick and knowledgeable, including a swift and free shot of Dead Guy as soon as you sit down, just for shits. The food menu is fairly large and varied, and looked decent, but we didn't partake.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Redrover
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was happy to able to stop by here as I was meeting an old friend who has relocated to Portland (lucky dog..).

The space is long and somewhat narrow. It occupies a corner building and there are outdoor tables on each side. As you enter, the bar is off to your left and the nice sized dining area is to your right.

As with many of Rogues I have been in, the bar itself is small and maybe seats about 10. There are several high topped community tables in the bar area. There was a second dining room near the bar that was closed off and I’m guessing that it is for groups.

Service from our bartender was topnotch! We were greeted with a sampler of their 4 hop IPA which was the sample of the day. She was funny, had good beer knowledge and gave us at least 4 or 5 samples of other beers during our session.

Speaking of beers, they had a vast array of Rogue offerings. They had standards, seasonals, pub exclusives and a cask offering. This is in addition to their line of spirits.

We did not eat this time but the menu looked like the standard Rogue pub offerings which I happen to like.
This location is very close to Fatheads, so it makes for a nice one-two punch.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of morivbund
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerwithmeNZ
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of SmokingWood
3.44/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of NDogg44
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of B_B
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of EmilyKay
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of tmac
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Junichi
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mwar
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A biased review, as this is my all-time favorite brewery. The Hazelnut Brown Ale is great at retail but it is better than any beer I have ever had on tap here! Dead Guy Ale is always a good choice. Nice unique setting. 10's all around

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Photo of italianstallion
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheRealBerg
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kdlsantos
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Nice out side seating. Good selection. Had rogue's dead guy, chipotle ale, 7 hop, american amber ale, and a shot of rogue's whiskey. service was great, joined the Rogue nation for the discount. Also grabbed so bombers to go.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of abkaroll
4.89/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Cool spot, while visiting Portland for work it was walking distance from my hotel downtown. Grabbed a burger and enjoyed a few beers here, including the Beard Beer (had to do it). Good selection and food, would definitely come back.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Neat spot with some great Rogue brews. Picked up a growler of Old Crustacean - as if I needed that at the end of a long day of drinking. We had an absolute blast. Neat vibe, lots of fun - great beer - merch and growlers! Check 'em out.

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