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Aug 25, 2008 05:48 PM

Portland Bachelor Party

Any recs for a bachelor party of 10 in downtown Portland on sunday before Labor day? Looking for great food with local beer, something of a "gastropub" style. Like a Father's Office in Los Angeles but that can accomodate a group of 10. We'd like to limit the food (excluding drinks) under $50 pp. We're in our late 20's and have never been to Portland so a place near the club/bar scene would be ideal. Thanks!

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    1. re: Leonardo

      Is Deschutes a chain? The menu reminds me of a BJ's brewery here in SoCal.

      1. re: Tomalley08

        Deschutes is absolutely NOT a chain. If you desire a chain, go to Rock Bottom or Henry's.

        1. re: Leonardo

          Thanks for the tip, I wouldn't want my first time in Portland to be eating in a chain restaurant. I will let the guys know about Deschutes and grab some lunch and definitely a pint.

    2. How about Deschutes Brew Pub?


      It's in the Pearl District which is convenient for clubbing/bar hopping?

      1. Mary's!

        Oh fine...>Deschutes.

        1. clyde common. they have a few beers but its about the food and cocktails there! you can always go across the street to henrys before or after(or both) if beer is desired, they have something like 120 on tap!

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          1. re: nkeane

            Menu looks good nkeane and its right next to our hotel! I love that Pabst is being offered... I wonder if it pairs with the fish or the pork shank?

            1. re: Tomalley08

              I have been to Clyde Common many times and think it would be perfect for your party. They have a large communal table in the main room of the restaurant that would work well for a party of 10+ (it's availability at this late date is another question). The food is really good at CC and less expensive than you might think given the quality (at least as compared to SF). If you're staying at the Ace Hotel, CC is in the same building and has an entrance from the lobby at the Ace. Make sure you have coffee at the Stumptown in the Ace Hotel lobby - I guarantee you there is nothing in LA even close to Stumptown. Also, it is hard to beat the maple & bacon bar at Voodoo Doughnuts. You may want to avoid the Cock-n-Balls doughnut though. They are open 24 hours.

              Clyde Common
              1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

              Voodoo Doughnut
              22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

              1. re: Husky

                I saw the Pacific Northwest episode of No Reservations and the maple & bacon donut is definitely a must-try for us.

                1. re: Tomalley08

                  I think they only have the maple bacon bars on Saturdays and Sundays and definitely get there early in the day, sometimes they run out.

                  I agree with the Clyde Common suggestion as well. Deschutes would be good for lunch but definitely Clyde for dinner, much more interesting. The employees at the Clyde are really great as well.

          2. Deschutes is NOT a chain. They have a brewpub in Bend (HQ) and one here in Portland.