Full Sail Brewing Company Riverplace (CLOSED)

307 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
(503) 222-5343
Latitude: 45.50941, Longitude: -122.67383


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.65 | Atmosphere: 4.70 | Service: 4.65 | Food: 5.00
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miori1230 (215)
Sunday 20th of October 2013 03:43:38 PM
I completely understand the confusion of the Full Sail Brewery vs. McCormick and Schmidts issue. We quickly found the brewery, but walked around the block a couple times to find the restaurant because the Full Sail website had said it was open until late that night. Another similarly confused couple started came up to us and stared at McCormick and Schmidt's wondering if that, in fact, was the Full Sail restaurant. It turns out they have some partnership, although they are separately owned.

Once we got in, the bartenders were really friendly and helpful. We ordered a few samplers, and the bartender was happy to pour them (not always the case). He even told us to get our orders in quick to cash in on happy hour (although the samplers didn't apply).

The beers were good all around, as was the pretzel side we had. The atmosphere was really friendly, lots of light, and a really nice spot on the water. Overall, I was pleased.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A

Redrover (157)
Friday 8th of June 2012 12:01:20 PM
This place is co-located in McCormick and Schmicks and is also known as the Pilsner room. They have a great location riverside and are in an area of shops, restaurants, bars, etc. that line the very nice park and marina.

The space has large windows letting in lots of light and it allows views of the marina, river and park.

The bar is in the center of the room and is U shaped and seats about 20 or so. There are small tables along the windows. It has large wood pillars and a stone-slate floor. The tanks are on view behind some leaded glass. The look is a trifle dated (early 90s), but it works as it looks lived in.

They have professional bartenders will take good care of you and are well versed in the beer list. The crowd seems mainly locals as the bartenders knew a bunch of them.

Speaking of beer, 7 Harborside exclusives, 1 cask, 11 rotating crafts (Ninkasi, Hop Valley, Cascade Lakes, Double Mountain, etc.) 3 full Sail classics, Widmer, Blue Moon, Stella, Bud light, Coors Light and Guinness + a cider. By my count that is 26 taps. They also offer about a dozen bottles of which 4 are decent (including a Widmer Gluten Free Omission).

I liked the four beers I had. All were true to style. I started with a mild and worked my way up to tasty and filling Imperial Stout.

They offer nice happy hour food specials 3-6 and then 9 to close. You can also order off the larger and fancier McCormick and Schmicks menu. Happy hour food prices are great and include$3.95 for a 1/3 # burger and fries, $ 4.95 calamari, $4.95 mussels, etc. It is great quality at that price.

Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
Friday 28th of May 2010 05:52:49 PM
Sarah and I were put off for the longest time because we thought (incorrectly, of course) that this location was merely a McCormick & Schmiks steakshouse that happened to have most of the Full Sail beers on tap. We weren't interested in visiting an upscale, snooty high-priced restaurant just because they had a few good beers on tap. Boy, were we ever wrong!

First of all, there are two distinct parts of the restaurant. There's the fine dining on the north end, with it's ambiance and unwritten dress code. Then there's the lounge on the south end. This is where the brewery is located. Needless to say, the beers are great, with the added benefit of having many of their Hood River beers on tap as well. Second, the lounge (though it is still part of the M & S steakhouse) has an excellent happy hour menu, definitely worth going outta your way for!
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A

dorandbob (272)
Friday 15th of August 2008 01:54:22 PM
The brewery is Full Sail but the restaurant is McCormick & Schmicks. There is a great selection of Full Sail beers as well as other craft beers. The taps rotate, depending on season, etc. During July (Oregon Craft Beer month), the taps are very Oregon-centric, so it’s a good time to visit. On our last visit, there were 12 Full Sail beers (several on nitro), 3 cask-conditioned, and 12 other craft beers. (And a few more generic choices: Guiness, Stella, Coors, Bud).

The bar area is quite large. There is a dark wood horseshoe-shaped bar with brass footrests and coat hooks and bar stools topped with green leather. The rest of the room has a curved shape and is dominated by a large fireplace. The lighting is good with tall windows all around, except for the area taken up by the brewery. There are a lot of wooden tables and chairs, green curtains, and green walls with dark wood accents.

We’ve never sat in the restaurant section (a separate room) but we’ve often had lunch while sitting at one of the outside tables which are on the river side of the building across a pedestrian walkway and well away from the street and cars. The tables overlook the Willamette River and a marina, and on a beautiful sunny Portland day, this is a fantastic location.

The food is quite good - with seafood that varies depending on what’s fresh.

The atmosphere isn’t quite ideal for a great bar as there can be a lot of tourists and other people that aren’t visiting for the beer, but the setting is ideal and the beer itself is good and varied.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 5.0

danscott (23)
Friday 6th of June 2008 05:30:17 AM
A little hard to find, so be warned.

This place knocked my socks off. Full bar and 20 or so taps. 14 were Full Sail and 6 guest taps of extremely good local stuff. The LTDs and Brewmaster Reserves are so damn good, and they had a few more seasonals. AND I was lucky, I showed up on barrel aged porter day and had 3 different vintages.

The restaurant is McCormick and Schmicks, so excellent fresh seafood.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
The front entrance
The front entrance
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The indoor dining area
The indoor dining area
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The main bar
The main bar
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The outdoor tables overlooking the river
The outdoor tables overlooking the river
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