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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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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by freed:
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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I first visited this nearly 3 years ago when I moved to Portland and had a good time, enjoyed my beer, and really enjoyed the food. This time I hopped on the brewery tour before dropping by the bar.

The Brewery tour is interesting in that you get to see Widmer's rather attractive and shiny brewery. The hop room was my favorite, though the whole brewery is well designed. Plus, after the tour you get to try several of their beers - for free!

The Gasthaus is also an attractive building with a well kept look to it. The walls are decorated with interesting German brewery signs that give it a very classy charm. The abundance of wood creates a warm atmosphere, which is complimented by the stream of people moving through the place. It was quite popular on a Saturday afternoon.

The beer selection is pretty varied, including some spectacular beers I didn't even know were in Widmer's repertoire. There's also wine if you're in to that kind of thing.

The staff all seem quite competent, and the bartender I yammered with seemed to know beer intimately. He could have easily used another pair of arms as busy as it was.

I didn't have any food this time, despite the amazing looking reuben that seemed to be following me around. However, the last visit left me with a fondness for their food.

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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Place rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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