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Thirsty Lion at Washington Square
Thirsty Lion at Washington Square

Thirsty Lion at Washington Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thirstylionpub.com/wasq
  • Email: thirstylionwsq@cegportland.com
  • Phone: (503) 352-4030
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and DInner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Dean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sports, music, videos and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenburg
  • Public Transit: TriMet serves the Washington Square Mall area.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample.
A word from Thirsty Lion at Washington Square
Thirsty Lion is an entirely new pub experience. We offer a wide range of menu options, exceptional service and great music.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I really enjoyed my visit to The Thirsty Lion. It was my birthday, and also a Saturday so im very happy we made reservations. It was very busy but we were seated right away. The food was amazing. Very impressed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Thirsty Lion on a date night this past weekend, and we were unfortunately underwhelmed. We had only been there once before (for lunch), and we really enjoyed it that time…great food and great patio setup. This time we sat inside the restaurant, which was very busy on a Friday night, making us very grateful that we were able to make reservations. Our server was great: friendly, fast, and attentive. However, my blood orange margarita was far too sweet and the food (a Kobe beef burger and the pulled pork sandwich) were mediocre, at best. Still a great place to meet up with friends and grab drinks or appetizers, but we wouldn't come here on a date night again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Liike the food, the presentation was nice. The restaurant is a bit loud for my taste."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I went there to celebrate my birthday, I had a great time! The waitress was wonderful and attentive, and her polite! And even though itwwas Friday night, and the placed was shipping, I never felt hat we had to wait long for service. I had a wonderful birthday, thanks THirst Lion for making it a night to remember."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our server Kristy was very conscientious of the service needed & still didn't hover over us! Gave us some suggestions of her favorite foods - 'n she was spot on! Thanks! Had a good meal & conversation!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My family has gone to the TL before. We really enjoy the Scotch Eggs. I rated the food as fair because my dish, the salmon and risotto was a real texture challenge. The flavor was good, but the risotto was chewy and the salmon was dry. Other members of my party enjoyed their meals of pulled pork sandwich and fish and chips. This was my choice for my Birthday dinner so I was disappointed. I do have to say the birthday hot fudge sunday was excellent and big enough to share."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food is much better than one would suspect upon entering into an almost deafening noise level, If having a conversation, it is highly recommended that you take a lip-reading class (not offered by the management)."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My family and I have wanted to try TL as it looked interesting driving by and their web site menu looked good with affordable prices. We had outstanding service and got our food quickly.Our dinner was very good. I wish I would have gotten our server's name so I could mention him here. I would have given this a higher rating, but the music is so loud, you can not visit with your table mates. We had to yell to be heard and it was mostly huhh, what did you say. Again, the food and service was very good, but the music knocked the TL off the special occasion and romantic list. Might go back, but knowing we can not visit, will knock this off our list of first places to go. It was actually a relief to walk outside and get away from the noise."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Visited Thirsty Lion with my family on Sunday evening. Service with a smile, very welcoming. Excellent wine and beer choices. Menu extensive and varied, good quality food. Really enjoyed the experience, we will be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We always enjoy TL. Nick Webb waited on us and did a fantastic job, even when the restaurant was super busy. Thanks for being close to home!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a special night. Great food, good service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is one of the places we come to often. Unfortunately the last few times we've been here the food consistency and the service is going downhill...:( . This last time, our sever came to the table twice for ordering but once the food came out ,she never came back to check on us, I was a server for many years, so to me that was a no no. If she had came to check on us, she would have been able to fix the burgers that my husband and son, who is in the Air Force, and loves this place. My husband burger was too dry, and my son CHOKED on the kale that was on the pub burgers. And there was hardly any gorgonzola in the meat....that has happened the last few times ."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent Service and Food. Tried to conduct some business as well as enjoy the food and the music and noise level made that difficult. Not necessarily a negative, just need to keep that in mind if you are looking for intimate conversation - this is not the place for that."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been to The Thirsy Lion a few times now and the food, ambiance and service never disappoint!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A group of us went to lunch as a thank you for being on a team for the past year. Our waitress was the best I have ever experienced in a restaurant in a long time. The food was excellent but the service was by far the best!!! I can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Fish stew was ok. Clam chowder would have been better"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Casual atmosphere, always good service and great food. Very consistent."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The variety of food and awesome preparation make this a great ;lace to eat. So many choices it was hard to decide but whatever you choose it is bound to be good. The service was very good and explanation of menu choices was very much appreciated. We have met people here for dinner a couple of times and it has been a great place to eat and spend time together."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great little Bar and Pub on the West Side. Not many in the area."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been here this year...food was excellent....hearty . Fish tacos were very tasty,as were the burgers...the staff are what makes this place.Attentive,pleasant and courteous....they are what makes the difference from other similar establishments.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It was good except for the fact that I overheard the hostess people talking about my opentable reservation in a negative way. It made me very uncomfortable through out my dinner. It makes me question making future reservations to here in opentable. It's also very loud, but we expect it from there. It always is extremely loud! The food is great... It's really a great place to get cocktails! Every drink I've had has been amazing!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Seems each time we go to the Thirsty Lion we get seated next to a table that has had too much to drink and think everybody want to hear what they have to say."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Our 1st time here and while it started rocky, Ron and his staff made it an awesome experience for us. Server Kristen was very knowledable and her reccomendations were smack on. Have the Bacon wrapped BBQ Prawns for a very different but excellent appie. Wife had the Grilled Salmon and it was cooked to perfection, I had the Pepperoni and 4 cheese pizza which tasted excellent (add some more garlic for flavor though). Dessert was an ice cream sundae on a cobbler that melted in the mouth. How nice to go to a place where it exceded expectations and made my wife's birthday a very special one. What a welcome treat to go somewhere where the customer is spoiled rotten instead of pushed in and out the door. TRY THIS PLACE WORTH EVERY CENT"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "At 2 in the afternoon, the music is turned down but a great addition to the meal and over all ambience of the place. The smoked taste of the chicken in the chicken Waldorf salad is amazingly good with out being overpowering to the apples, and the candied nuts add just enough sweetness to make this salad one of their top draws. It is a wonderful salad. They also have a flat bread that isn't on the menu. It has cheese on it'll, and is a great accompaniment to the salad. Their service is great. Wait staff watch glasses without being intrusively present, and my ice tea glass never gets empty. A terrific place for a solitary lunch or to meet with friends."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Spouse, son, daughter-in-law, teenage and pre-teen grandchildren and I celebrated birthdays here Sunday. The place was busy, busy, busy at 1 p.m., but the service was superb. We were served our alcoholic beverages and food very quickly in spite of the crowd. We ordered a variety of sandwiches and a chicken dish; each was tasty and well-prepared. They have 50+ beers available; I don't know what wines are available. Prices are moderate; the tab for six meals and four drinks + two soft drinks was $106. This was my third time at this location and it won't be the last. We're looking forward to fair weather to eat on the patio."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Loved being able to make a reservation. There were six of us and the booth was large enough and comfortable for all. The service was great and energetic. Our drinks and appetizer were served right after we placed our orders. The variety of choices on the menu met everyone's interest. The grand kids were easy to please for that reason. The Lamb Shank was cokked perfect and the burgers were fabulous. We had never been there before. We definitely will return"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Thirsty Lion is our go to place because we know we will ALWAYS eat really good food and have good service. We've never, ever had a bad meal and we always leave feeling quite happy."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great place that feels upscale but feels like they know you. Nice little gem in the Tigard area that doesn't have many bars/restaurants that you seek out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We took my sister-in-law and her husband to Thirsty Lion for a birthday. We chose it because of it's central location. However, we were all very pleased with the staff and the food. It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. A little spendy, however, we ordered the salmon and got a very good serving size. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Took my wife for Valentine's Day dinner. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, despite the place being jam-packed! Our waiter was very friendly and upbeat. We got our drinks quickly and the food came in great time, as well. The food was superb! They have a great selection of taps and the prices are decent. All in all, I'd go again, if for nothing else, the food and service were spot-on. This place is very crowded and noisy, and people can be a bit inconsiderate. The close proximity of nearby tables causes people walking through the aisles to regularly bump into you. Just a caution to the xenophobic out there: you will be very close with a bunch of strangers. If you're looking for a romantic dinner, choose somewhere else."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went with foodie friends, and they loved the food. The place was packed for Valentine's Day, but the service was prompt, friendly, and engaging. Nice to be able to make a reservation. Noisy, but in a nice way, and we got a booth, which helped, I'm sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the variety of food and drinks. Food is amazing and the staff is super friendly. Great for date night or a lively meal with the family!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Between the loud music and people trying to talk over the music we could hardly hear one another. Although the food and service was excellent, we are not impressed by the "ambience" as a dinner idea. This would seem to be a great place for an adult birthday party if the attendees could put up with the noise level."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A restaurant that has my favorites from both British and Tapas restaurants. The charcuterie plate was amazing and all 3 of my friends had the NW Pub burger and loved it. There are so many yummy things on the menu that I look forward to going back"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Table was not available as reserved. Girls at the door were vacant and did not volunteer information, i.e., you can have a drink at the bar while waiting, or, "I will tell the rest of your party where you are" etc. Actually, they were pretty useless. The bartender ignored us for 10 minutes while he b s'd with, apparently, favorite, customers. The waitress at our table was excellent. The food was so, so. None of us could eat the French fries-way too salty. The Scotch eggs were very good. The cosmos's were good. Very loud and dark to celebrate a birthday."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The staff exceeded our expectations by accommodating us with a table on a busy night when our reservation was routed via Open Table to a different location. They were more than awesome."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is great. The menu is full of variety. The service is excellent. The acoustics are not so great - way too noisy at the height of the lunch hour."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Any day I can get my favorite soup (THEIR beer cheese) and my favorite salad (chicken and apple) is a great day. Fantastic food. Great smokey taste to the chicken in the salad. They don't microscopically chop their salad ingredients; they leave them large enough that you can get the flavor of the individual elements along with the combined salad taste."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The food was great. The reservation fantastic. The birthday celebration spectacular. But the server? Distracted. He must have has an off night because he was confused about drink sizes. He told us he always said drinks came in two sizes (16 vs 20 oz), even though he knows some of them only come in one. Why mislead customers? He told us this after we ordered a 20 oz to split and he came back with a 16 oz bottle. The 4 oz. isn't the issue - it's willingly misleading the customers. Everything else was awesome. I'll come back just not to that server."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Our server was fabulous!!!! Great customer service!!!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014