Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Type: Brewery, Eatery

206 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon, 97204
United States

(503) 796-BREW | map

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Reviews by heapofaoatmeal:
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2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3


getting the sampler was a mixed bag. the ipa was to style and perfectly acceptable, as was their stout and poter. although my wife(she is a double ipa, and belgian ale kinda girl) didnt see any difference between the two. their lager was a butter bomb, exactly what i expect when i have a lager from a brewpub. but what was interesting was heather and i also picked up butter in both the wheat beer and the amber; albeit in much lower quantities as both these beers were far more drinkable.

the pub itself was clean, welcoming for families, and full of tvs. the server we had was clueless, it was obviously not her first day, but it could have been her last. i went to the bathroon, my wife tried to order unsuccessfully, but we did get a sampler. our order came out with no napkins, i couldnt get the the server to slow down to take my pint order, and then we had trouble getting her to give us a check and swipe our card so we could leave.

all in all it was unimpressive, diacetyl, and service was bad. food was ok, it was clean, well lit, and and offered food that was non threatening.

might be good for a low end business lunch, but that is about it. there are so many brewpubs that are just so much better in portland i see no need to return.

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Photo of BeerMeDrD
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of South2NW
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Visited Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Portland, OR on Wednesday August 29, 2015.

The Rock Bottom was busy on this Wednesday night, but we got a table for 2 immediately. We got a table outside, which was enjoyable with the great weather that night. There was a nice selection of beers available, many on draft. I had two pints of the Schwartz Bier, which were very good. The waitress was very helpful. She answered all of our questions and was very friendly.

Although they were packed, we received our drinks quickly. The food was also served quickly. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, and did not feel rushed.

I had one of the burgers, which was very tasty. The burger was tasty even without any condiments.

There are many brewpubs in Portland (which is great for beer lovers). I want to try many of them, and Rock Bottom is one I would go to again.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of katybee
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

This place is an impressive space to perform, but far too expensive to be a regular hangout more than occasionally. Classy and streamlined, with it's rustic wooden, "Silver City" retro miner-town décor, the cavernous double-story ceiling, and strategically placed wide-screen tv monitors hanging around the room, the place was designed to please young urbanites with expensive taste.

But except for the décor, and prime location in the heart of downtown Portland, the actual menu and beer offerings seemed limited. The only beer intriguing to me as being something other than standard fare, was a seasonal saisson on tap.

Our entertainment for the evening was the live music performed for an open mic night, and it was a talented bunch who showed up. Yet for all the décor, there wasn't much about the beer itself to keep us coming back, and the pricing was prohibitive.

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Photo of tjensen3618
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This turned out to be the last stop of the night in Portland. It was a great place to be on a Tuesday night, they had some live music that was really very good.

It was real busy in there so the service wasn't quite on point. We ordered an appetizer and a couple rounds of beers. Food tasted good in an overly greasy kinda drunk sort of way. Beers were definitely below the curve in a city like Portland, but they did the trick and tasted alright.

The atmosphere and the live music made this the perfect stop at the end of a long day, I'm really glad we stopped by.

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Photo of Redrover
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It was a cold & rainy night, so I decided to stick close to my hotel. I was glad I had a good option.

RB is located in an older corner building. There are two main areas. There is dining to your left and the bar and more dining straight ahead.

I like the very high ceilings with the exposed old wood rafters. They use half walls to add a sense of space. They use lots of copper, wood and plants for decoration. I like the rustic lighting in the bar room.

They had a huge crowd for happy hour. The bar was 4/5ths full at 5 pm. Good food and beer specials from 2 to 6 pm that may help explain the crowd.

I enjoyed the friendly staff and patrons. However, service really dragged. I was sitting at the bar and the single bartender took care of the wait staff before the customers at the bar. Even when they brought tin a 2nd bartender, service was slow. I know I waited 5 to 10 minutes on two different occasions for a beer.

They have a large blackboard in the bar area listing the regular offerings. 7 on the board during my visit plus two seasonals (yea Dunkelwiezen!!). 2 beers on cask.

I thought the food and beer were well worth a stop. Service could be improved, but I was not in any big hurry.

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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,336 ratings