MacTarnahan's Brewing Co (Pyramid)

2730 NW 31st Ave, Portland, OR, 97210, United States
(503) 228-5269
Latitude: 45.54092, Longitude: -122.71371

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.67 | Atmosphere: 4.17 | Service: 3.83 | Food: 4.00
77.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 3 reviews.
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dorandbob (272)
Friday 9th of March 2012 02:12:56 PM
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The brewery here is a big industrial facility in an industrial area of Portland. MacTarnahan’s Taproom, however, is a very friendly, comfortable, albeit somewhat corporate restaurant in the front of the brewery building. The style is half Bavarian (tile floors and walls, wooden beams and benches, German-style ceramic beer towers with copper drainboards) and half mission-style (stucco-like walls and arched door openings). The bar area is in the middle and has a nice gently curved wooden bar with tall chairs. There are four flat screen TVs (sound off). To the left of the bar area are two glorious, large copper brewing vessels behind an ornamental metal railing.

The family dining areas are in a room to one side as well as outside. The area outside is quite large and has umbrellas, shade trees, and planter boxes filled with flowers.

All the beers are Pyramid beers (plus Labatts Blue), which are good quality but mostly run-of-the-mill. However, they usually have several special and seasonal beers which does make this a pretty reasonable beer destination.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
85.0
Overall

BrewDad (256)
Tuesday 16th of September 2008 02:02:14 PM
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You would never think as you drive to this brewery that you would find this here. Sitting in the middle of an industrial area here is a great German pub. Loved the German atmosphere we had a great time here and Fridays after work this place was rocking. The brewery used to be the Portland Brewing Co. Then took over by Pyramid and they changed the name. They brew the best MacTartahans Amber ale. Special dock sales all the time and Oktoberfest was fun there also. We got to try some awesome fun new beers when they were experimenting back in the old days. The Garlic fries are some of the best ever.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 4.25
85.0
Overall
Saturday 7th of June 2008 11:09:20 AM
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Very attractive building and wonderful old copper German brewing equipment. I ordered the sampler. The beers were just OK. The MacTarnahans was the best with a nice malty amber base. Nothing too exciting but a good basic beer. I wish I could say the same for the Curve Ball. Not sure what this beer was suppose to be? Perhaps a Kolsh? It was more like soapy dishwater. Maybe it was the stench comming from the bar area, I sat at the bar. It reminded me of the leftovers from a weeklong frat party. They really need to fix this! If you go, sit outside. They have a great patio and you won't have to smell the bar, but the more acceptable industrial smells of Portland.
Selection: 2 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A
63.3
Overall
Copper brewing vessels
Copper brewing vessels
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The bar area
The bar area
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The front entrance from the sidewalk
The front entrance from the sidewalk
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The building from across the street
The building from across the street
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