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Portland Bachelor Party

Tomalley08 Aug 25, 2008 05:48 PM

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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    desertsun Aug 27, 2008 07:28 PM

    We went to the Public House with a large group back in February, and it worked well. They've got a back room that was nice, though we had considerably more (something like 50+) than you have. But it might well be available. They did a variety of appetizers that were excellent. You should be able to get a good selection of appetizers plus your main courses well under your $50pp limit. Call, tell them what you'd like, and see if they won't work with you. They were VERY accomodating for our group.

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      Mallory Aug 27, 2008 08:11 AM

      Deschutes is a good call, it may not represent itself well with the website, I don't know but it's a good spot. More akin to FO in Culver City than FO on Montana. Larger in any event.

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        downtownbrown Aug 27, 2008 07:54 AM

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

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          nkeane Aug 25, 2008 09:51 PM

          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
            Tomalley08 Aug 27, 2008 12:48 AM

            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
              Husky Aug 27, 2008 08:44 PM

              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
                Tomalley08 Aug 28, 2008 11:37 AM

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

                1. re: Tomalley08
                  sophiamaria Aug 28, 2008 12:51 PM

                  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.

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            WineandPoker Aug 25, 2008 08:19 PM


            Oh fine...>Deschutes.

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              kawachi Aug 25, 2008 06:06 PM

              How about Deschutes Brew Pub?




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

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                Leonardo Aug 25, 2008 06:00 PM


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                1. re: Leonardo
                  Tomalley08 Aug 27, 2008 12:39 AM

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

                  1. re: Tomalley08
                    Leonardo Aug 27, 2008 08:34 AM

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

                    1. re: Leonardo
                      Tomalley08 Aug 27, 2008 04:32 PM

                      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.

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