Our monthly "Thr3e Friends club" needs some suggestions for a great new (to us) spot for beer and good food, not just pizza. Been to Saraveza, Bridgetown, Deschutes, Gustavs, Belmont station, Horse Brass, Racoon Lodge and a few others I can't remember (Hmmm).
Thinking about maybe Henry's, Rogue, Veritable Quandry, Eastburn or Produce Row. Other suggestions/comments are welcome!
Glad to see PDX rightfully got its own board!
Blue Monk on Belmont has a great selection of taps and quite good food -- better than most of the places you've mentioned, IMHO. Check their website for menus of both.
Fire on the Mountain has a decent tap selection of mostly PNW beers that rotates frequently. And killer wings, of course.
The Moon and Sixpence has much better food but fewer tap beers than Horse Brass (still a good selection, including the incredible Red Seal on cask), as well a great Belgian bottle selection. (I can't see how anyone could try the fish and chips at both places and say HB is the better of the two.)
Spints Alehouse (great food, extensive beer list)
Fire on the Mountain (wings and beer and tvs and crowds, good wings though)
Higgins (bar side - best beer list at a high end restaurant, great charcuterie board, good burger)
Davis Street Tavern (8 taps, 8-10 bottle choices, great food, best HH menu in town)
There are a lot of restaurants with good food, and even more places with good beer, but there are actually very few where both are stars. I'd also agree with JillO's suggestions for Higgins and Davis St..
Others here have made great recommendations. I would also add Concordia Ale Hose in NE. Fun and eclectic tap list IMO heavily Oregon focused. Better than avg pub food as well.
Henry's is a complete waste of time and money(especially money!).
Eastburn is cool, good(not great beer list) and food is passable, maybe good if you get the right item(just guessing, cause I have only had things that are just ok.)
Honestly, for what you want.....it's all about Spints Alehouse these days!
Thanks for the recs and the ones to avoid! It looks like it's down to Spints and Davis Street - both look great. Davis is very close to work, so I just might do a recon HH mission this afternoon after work before our "meeting" on Wed.
Kazy, I agree about the great beer and great food places and the lack of both together. It's a shame in this town.