Widmer Gasthaus

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4.19/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

955 N Russell St
Portland, Oregon, 97227-1733
United States

(503) 281-3333 | map
widmerbrothers.com

Notes:
Dining room hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Bar hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:30pm

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.83%
 
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Reviews by SurlyDuff:
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Okay, so this is a massive brick building, right down by the waterfront on the east side.

Parking isn't the greatest, but it is definitly worth a visit despite. A small 'gated' parking area directly behind the building offers free parking for 15 cars or so, otherwise you'll need to find streetside.

Widmer brews a nice hef, and they have lots of seasonals and whatnot avaialble. Get their sampler and make sure it includes all seasonals/specials.

The Widmer Gasthaus maintains an old-school German pub feel despite its size and sports bar inklings.

Their menu features a good selection of authentic German food. Schnitzle, Brats, etc. I recommend the Schnitzle w/Spaetzle noodles highly! Even if you've never tried German food, you'll fall in love.

Staff/services was apparently hit-or-miss for me. I've been three times. Once our waitress was kinda flaky, we hardly saw her and she didn't know the beers. Another time (when it was busier no less) we had an amazing gal who we ended up tipping like 30% because she was just really knowledgable and fast. So in a whole, i'd say the service is good.
Prices are $10-$20 for meals, pints are reasonable.

So far, this is the biggest brewpub/publichouse in P'town I have visited. I would recommend first timers checking out a smaller joint like Alameda, Lampoc, Lucky Lab, etc if you've only got time for one. Otherwise, give Widmer a visit!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MaximumYuks
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.94/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mwar
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of arhagen61
2.8/5  rDev -33.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2

Like new eating layout. Menu leaves much to be desired. Food selections more upscale and not for average families. Like the beer. Probably won' t go back because of food selection.

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Photo of shmooppee1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

6:00 on a Wednesday so no expectation of vibe...only for great beer. No disappointment. Had the Hefe as a warm up. It was good...nice citrus balance but hard to make an outstanding one. It hit the spot! Next up was a Marzen made with smokey hops. Had some Wisconsin name. I'm a Marzen fan so it was perfect for me. The smokiness gave it a character that was interesting as an add-on but hardly overpowering. It was a Marzen through and through. I did a sample of 2 of their IPA's just to try them side by side. Both good. I even liked the hoppier one (Glen -x) better because it had so much character than the replay even though i am not an IPA fan. Then I decided I wasn't in the mood so had the Belligerent Badger on Nitro. I just love this style. It was served too cold for my tastes as my expectation would be a 55 degree or more nitro. It did get better with time but who can hold off?

I had a nice, and cute, server. She was very efficient and helpful in her description of each style as well as bringing me samples.

Food was good but I only had a Kale salad since I was a pig on the pretzel starter. I would certainly try other stuff on a return visit and recommend this stop for a true classic beer spot. Many of the beers on the menu are only available at the pub, which makes it special. Thanks!

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Exceptionally good service on a busy Saturday afternoon. Tasty meat/cheese board, and deserts. And some of the best beer in Portland. Big screen tv had game on, and rock and roll played on...

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

one of the truly iconic fixtures of the Portland brewing scene...still going 30+ years and strong...and in such a great and historic building...

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I love the history and architecture of the building. Oh yeah, the beer was good too.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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Widmer Gasthaus in Portland, OR
Place rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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