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Beer/Food rec?

PortlandFoodie Feb 18, 2010 10:47 AM

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!

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    TheKernel RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 18, 2010 04:12 PM

    Spints Alehouse
    HUB (Food is passable)
    Laurelwood (same)

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      jeff_pdx RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 18, 2010 05:15 PM

      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.)

      1. JillO RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 19, 2010 10:50 AM

        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)

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          JillO RE: JillO Feb 19, 2010 09:09 PM

          Oh, and Fats. Lots of beer choices and some very tasty food. I had the kedgeree a couple of weeks ago and it was very good.

        2. Kazy Ctn RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 19, 2010 12:09 PM

          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..

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            Befuness RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 19, 2010 12:22 PM

            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.

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              nkeane RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 20, 2010 03:44 PM

              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!

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                porky pine RE: nkeane Feb 21, 2010 12:28 PM

                Eastburn changes up their beer list regularly. Sometimes it can be really good and other times just ok. It's a fun place to meet up with friends and drink though. I wouldn't eat there though, the food is pretty bad.

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                PortlandFoodie RE: PortlandFoodie Feb 22, 2010 02:58 AM

                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.

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