BridgePort Brewery and Bakery

1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR, 97209, United States
(503) 241-7179
Latitude: 45.53064, Longitude: -122.68424

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  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.92 | Atmosphere: 4.31 | Service: 4.19 | Food: 4.00
82.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 9 reviews.
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4
out of 5
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Brad (102)
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 01:20:32 PM
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This was an unexpectedly nice find in the Pearl District of Portland. Only ten drafts, but the two I tried, the IPA and the Pub Porter were both very nice.

The building is a converted factory or warehouse of some sort - and they did a great job of keeping the rustic charm. Ample space on several levels and outdoor seating overlooking a busy area – good for people watching over a couple of pints.

Full menu, but I did not sample the food.
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.00 | Food: 3.50
81.7
Overall
Thursday 11th of July 2013 11:58:07 AM
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This is a venerable local brewery and one of the early ones to get distribution outside the Portland area. The building is a large one, taking up much of a city block, but with little fanfare or attempt at getting attention. Signage is minimal. The pub itself is quite large, with multiple levels and seating areas. Strangely they do not have a real bar on the main level, so you must order your drinks while sitting at a table. The place was insanely hot when we entered, akin to a steamy sauna. There were folks outside on the cooler patio, but apparently they were no longer serving beer out there, so we were stuck inside. There was only one waitress working the whole place and we had a devil of a time getting served and then settling up when done.

We shared a sampler tray of beers that was fair, but not great. The IPA was my least favorite, while the summer seasonal made with yuzu and lemongrass was at least refreshing in the heat. The Old Knucklehead bourbon barrel barleywine was very good and probably my favorite of the bunch, but tough to drink in the oppressive heat. Overall, not a fantastic experience, but I've had worse in brewpubs. Interestingly, just about every brewery we visited in Oregon served food, a rarity in Minnesota thanks to a lot of old Blue Laws still in effect.
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 2.5 | Food: N/A
66.7
Overall

JamesYKM (13)
Sunday 2nd of January 2011 02:16:20 AM
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I have been a fan of Bridgeport IPA for many years now so when I found myself in Portland recently they were at the top of my list. The inside of the building is quite stunning with high ceilings, industrial steel stairways and railings, and a very modern look. I stopped in on a Friday night and they were very busy but I managed to find a spot at the bar (which only has 6-8 seats). I ordered my usual taster tray but was disappointed that there was not a single beer on it I had not already had somewhere else. That said, all the beers were very good with my favorite being the Hop Czar. I ordered the Mussels off the appetizer menu and they were very good, nothing memorable but a very well executed classic style. Much like all their beers.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
86.7
Overall

gus (1)
Wednesday 25th of November 2009 07:11:24 PM
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this place is beautiful. large rooms with soaring ceilings but don't be drawn in by the ground floor, the upstairs offers a cozy bar and a more tavern-like feel than the downstairs restaurant and bakery. did not try the food but it looked outstanding. beer selection numbered less than 10 but all varieties i tried were excellent. the winter lager and schwarzbier went down great. the IPA was excellent but average by Portland standards. walkable to rogue and many other restaurants, a definite must-visit location. also had a nice happy hour. 2 pints cost me $5, which was nice
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
95.0
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Tuesday 15th of September 2009 10:23:09 PM
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Still located in a warehouse, we sat for lunch at a loading dock turned outdoor seating. In fact they were loading a tractor-trailer at the other end of the dock. I got an 8 beer sampler, nice to try so many beers at once. The sampler included the Ropewalk, a crisp and clean malty amber ale; the well rounded Blue Heron Pale Ale; an ESB that is very nice full bodied beer; the best of the bunch was the Hop Czar Imperial IPA, their seasonal beer with 100 IBUs! Also included were their Haymaker Extra Pale Ale, light and crisp beer; the Black Strap Stout, a very nice Irish creamy brew; the flagship IPA, the bottled beer is good but this is even better in person; and finally the Porter which has a nice robust flavor of barley and chocolate. Not a typical pub menu but it was all good. Inside the bar area that we saw was pretty small. We didn’t explore the rest of the pub. This was easy walking distance from Portland’s Fareless Square Streetcar line.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 3.75
88.3
Overall
Monday 15th of June 2009 01:41:45 PM
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This brewery has a very small store counter inside for such a large brewery. The food menu was small but they had four specials and also have pizza. The Haymaker extra pale ale was lite with a slight sourness. The Bleu Heron Pale Ale seems lite for style to me. The samplers were in a 3 oz. size. The Ropewalk Amber also seemed lite for style and had a light caramel malt and hop bitterness. All the beers seemed to me to be light for style, it could have been my palate that night? The IPA they had was floral and very lite in color but had a good hop finish. The ESB was Ok and seemed lite for style as well. The Beertown Brown was good with moderate hop bitterness to balance the dark malt and was the best beer besides the Old Knucklehead Barley wine which was their best beer. They had bottled beer for sale and also Kegs and Growlers to go. The Porter was full bodied with moderate hop bitterness. The pizza was good, I tried a Bar-B-Que chicken pizza that had bacon and tomato slices with green onions on a thin crust. The Stout they served was Irish style that was creamy and slightly sweet with black molases. To be honest on a 9 brewery tour of Oregon this was the most disappointing brewery I went to. Maybe I just had high expectations for a brewery of this size.
Selection: 2.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
78.3
Overall

bobcat78 (210)
Sunday 18th of January 2009 11:51:06 AM
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I went to Bridgeport in late summer 2008, it was fairly easy to walk to in theory, but there is a ton of construction in the Pearl District. The building appears to be a rehabbed warehouse and is a pretty big building.

They seemed to have 3 sections, one for main dining on one side, the bakery area and another area for appetizer type stuff. I think there are food options in the upstairs, but I didn't go up.

Since this is one of the original micros in Portland, it was definitely on my list to visit and the sampler did not disappoint, Beertown Brown was my favorite.

Overall they had a solid menu and the bakery is nice addition to a brewery, not something you see everyday.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.25
90.0
Overall

dorandbob (272)
Friday 15th of August 2008 02:04:02 PM
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The brewery and the pub are in an old brick warehouse which has been modified many times over the years that we’ve been coming here. It was formerly very rustic and organic with disorganized rooms. Now it’s a different place. You can’t quite call it formal but it is quite modernized and up-to-date looking. We think some of the atmosphere has been lost but they had to keep pace with the drastic changes in the neighborhood, and it is still well worth visiting.

There are no seats at the marble bar on the ground floor, but there is a bar upstairs with the usual stools. The bar area on the ground floor doubles as the breakfast/bakery area in the mornings. There are black polished stone-chip floors, tall and angular black tables, old brick walls, and wooden beams supporting the ceiling. The upstairs area has a lot more tables and is nicely lit by a large clestory window. Also on the ground floor is a restaurant section with the original old wooden floors and a lot of wooden tables. There is also a pleasant and shady outdoor seating area on the east side of the building on what seems to be the original loading dock for the warehouse. It overlooks a quiet alley.

The beer is the full Bridgeport lineup and naturally very fresh and at quite a good price. Three beers were available cask conditioned on our last visit, including the delicious Hop Czar Imperial IPA.

The food is good - upmarket pub food, good salads, and naturally, due to the bakery on the premises, quite good baked goods.

Very nice restrooms are upstairs (where the famous men’s urinal was relocated....) and reached by a metal mesh stairway and then a metal mesh catwalk that overlooks the ground floor bar.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 5.0
86.7
Overall
Saturday 7th of June 2008 11:21:37 AM
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Stopped in for a pint after navigating around the many construction projects in the Pearl. Brigeport made the trip worthwhile with a cask IPA that was on tap. The citrus aroma from the Cascades was to die for. There was some other hop that was apparent but the variety was not apparent to me. Don't care, it was great!

This was my first visit since they remodeled. I actualy like the way it use to be better. Seems quite odd to have a bakery in a brewery. Seems like a better investment would have been a small brewery. The interior was bright and shiney but not real inviting. The food smelled great but didn't have time to eat. Pehaps next time.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

beerinator (131)
Sunday 29th of July 2007 11:42:12 AM
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The Bridgeport Brewery and Bakery is very sharp and shiny on the inside. The outside of the building looks a lot like many other warehouse/industrial buildings in the neighborhood. But once you walk in you notice the bakery portion and you see that everything is either shiny black or polished silver.

I think it's almost a bit too polished for my tastes, but it definitely could never be considered to be a dirty dingy brewpub. The beer list above the bar is a permanent list, so they probably don't have too many new or different beers available often.

There were two beers available on cask that aren't advertised on the bar sign, so you should make sure to check a menu. This is a bottling brewery, with a brewpub restaurant attached. They offer tours at various times of the day, so you may want to call or check the website for information.

The bar does not have any stools, so the only option is to sit at bar side tables and get wait staff service, or walk up to the bar for your order.

The Rogue Public House is only a few blocks south, so if you have good weather you might want to check them both out in an afternoon/evening.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall
A wide angle view of the entire complex from across the street
A wide angle view of the entire complex from across the street
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Outdoor seating along the east side of the building
Outdoor seating along the east side of the building
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The upstairs bar
The upstairs bar
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Seating in the main bar area
Seating in the main bar area
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Vessels and taplist for July 2007
Vessels and taplist for July 2007
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The corner of the Brewery side of the building
The corner of the Brewery side of the building
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