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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
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been going to Thirsty Lion for a couple of years and it gets better every time we go. The host staff is spot on, great service and the food is beyond expectation. Specifically on the service, great teamwork, friendly servers and all of them ready to exceed what you expect. Whomever does the hiring, great work!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Although not familiar with the area we easily found the restaurant and were seated promptly. The service was good and the menu items selected were served tastefully presented."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Food quality and menu choices are very good. I'm a regular here for lunch and dinner and I always find something yummy. Potato cakes on the app menu were good this time. Not the place for a quiet conversation."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed a very nice business lunch out on the covered patio, mid-80's and was very comfortable. The service was excellent, my Seared Ahi Salad was beautifully prepared and large enough for a dinner entree. My guest enjoyed a delightful Reuben and couldn't finish, it was very large in size! The manager visited our table to make sure we enjoyed everything, truly and great lunch!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We've been over 30 times. Always great except 2 pm yesterday. The ribs were severly over cooked and too tough to chew. Sent them back, a first for us at TL, and the second batch was little improved. Honestly, considering how great their food is, we should have sent back a 2 bad time. We will certsinly go back and hope the cooks pay more attention. Thanks"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I brought friends here who were staying in a hotel near by. They were delighted with the Thursty Lion. We wanted a place where we could relax and catch up. Thirsty Lion was the perfect spot. Dependable food and service. When I make a reservation, I am always seated promptly. It's my place for casual."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our table of 4 got different dishes, all good! I thought the scallops on special were overpriced for 4 of them. Nice to have so many choices for all tastes and ages."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "They called me the day of our reservation to confirm and to ask us of we preferred indoor or outdoor. This is the first time a restaurant ove been to using open table did this. They also had the gluten free menu ready for one of our guests. They read the open table notes and are great. I wish I could say every open table restaurant had this kind of service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I probably eat here 2 or 3 times a month. The food is great. Always great service. It gets crowded at noon do we try to arrive by 1130. Little bit noisy for my taste but we manage by requesting a booth along the back wall."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a great time for my sons 21 birthday just wish he had not gone out the night before he a bit of a hang over.."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "There were only 3 tables with people at them when we arrived (so like 20+?) open tables and the hostess was going to seat us pretty much right on top of another table for 2. I asked immediately if we could sit somewhere else. She did seat us at the other end - far away - until she sat another couple directly next to us (practically AT our table) about 30 min later. She also told us we could order from the happy hour menu and apparently they don't have happy hour on the weekends. Our server was good. Food was good. Alcoholic drinks are VERY weak. Also, there was a Milwaukie Brewers baseball game playing on the outdoor speakers instead of music which was ridiculous. So we had to sit and listen to a boring baseball game along w/ commercials."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "TL fits well in this space...suburbia. Food is generally decent. Service is friendly. Prices are reasonable. Over the years we have visited 10times which says they must be doing something right."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The music was not as loud as our previous visits, making for a much nicer dining experience. I observed most of the other diners having lively conversation and enjoying each other's company. Past visits required everyone to shout so loud over the deafening music they couldn't hear each other. This time it was pleasant background and everyone at our table could hear each other. Thank you for listening to the feedback. We'll definitely be back sooner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great seasonal menu choices. All of the food is fresh and delicious. The stacked enchiladas are fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was wonderful per usual. We sat outside and had a fantastic server and delicious food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were there for happy hour and enjoyed the patio dining. My dinner was just okay, while my guests thoroughly enjoyed theirs. They were out of a few items for drinks on the menu, which was disappointing. It was a very warm day and we looked forward to their cocktails. I'd been here before for dinner and was anxious to get back for some of the same. It was okay. Not great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was good, and the wait staff is always friendly!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great happy hour menu, excellent service and servers can easily split up the bill (1/4 Callifornia Roll,etc.) so that there's no huge math hassle at the end!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We’ve eaten here many times for lunch and really enjoyed their salads, soups, and sandwiches. This was our first time for dinner. My wife ordered salmon and it, along with the green beans had very little flavor. My order of ribs was very tough and had small soft bones in it. Good lunch spot, but I can't recommend it for dinner."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We did not get to the restaurant till 8:30 pm. But our table was ready and waiting. Food and service was great. Very upbeat bar and fun! Very much "The place to be!""
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was great, beer list is fantastic, and for once, actually an affordable night out at a place with local, oregon wine!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Wasn't disappointed. Good food and service. Make sure you get a reservation first! It's BUSY!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ordered 2 burgers well done. Mine was like eating charcoal, not edible, and the other was still pink in the middle."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went for options outside the traditional pub fare offered. Ceviche scallops tasted like boiled prawns and scallops were a small portion of so - so cooked shellfish on a huge pile of rice. Should have stuck to pub grub."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and friendly staff. I made our reservation online and were seated early. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Ahi Tuna salad is awesome, tuna is always perfectly prepared and the flavors are fantastic"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed having a nice outdoor area to enjoy dinner. The food was excellent and the wonderful selection of beers is always a hit for me!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Hello! We arrived at Thirsty Lion in Tigard to find the place totally packed. Lots of people waiting to be seated! So, we were very happy that we had made reservations. We got right in and were sat at a booth as we had requested. Very prompt service from the hostess and wait staff. Food was excellent, calamari was delish and worth the $10. We will be back for sure, and wished there was a Thirsty Lion location at the Clackamas Town Center area. thanks!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The outdoor seating area is wonderful. Attentive and enthusiastic servers - great variety of menu options with something for everyone."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "There are tons of great restaurants close in to Portland. But the Beaverton area around highway 217 is lacking. Even the Bridgeport area has limited options of really nice and classy places. Thirsty Lion is a hidden gem. Perfect for many events. Dates, brunch. Groups. Food is excellent. Large sports TVs running , but video only, no audio. More of a social bar/restaurant rather than a sports bar. Varied seating options inside and out. Been there approx 30 times in last 3 years. Every time excellent. !!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My overall rating of the lion is very good. The food, service, and ambiance were all very good. The noise level was moderate which reflects the active level of activity in the place"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we went in on a weekday evening for a light meal. One of our biggest complaints at restaurants lately is the inattentive staff and slow service. Not at the Thirsty Lion. Water was delivered and drink order taken right away. Server took our order when we were ready and the food came out timely. We will be back. An important factor seemed to be a dining room manager that kept in eyes open. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was a great place for Mother's Day my mom loved it"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "For the 3rd time in a row we made reservations for dinner and requested a booth. Because we arrived 15 min. before our reservation the host staff informed us that we would be seated closer to our reservation time. The people in the booth they were going to seat us at had already been there 45 min. (same thing we were told on our previous 2 reservations). About 20 minutes PAST our reservation time, we asked the status of the booth. The same host staff told us the people in the booth had only been there 40 minutes so they were going to be a while. What?! They told us 35 minutes earlier they had already been there 45 minutes! So 30 minutes after our reservation we decided to bag it and just take a table. Reservations? Why bother? "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Always had really good food here. Service is usually pretty decent; a couple of really good waiters. Noise level is maddening. Turn down that blasted music. I don't want to raise my voice just so my friends can hear me at the same table. Also, when I order appetizers, give me a chance to eat them before bringing the entrees."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Have always liked the the place it took a while for the meal to arrive. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "They had a special on the menu the other day for lunch (my first time to this restaurant) and it could have been the best tasting dish I have had all year. It was very very good. My compliments to the chef."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Love Thirsty Lion! Great food, great beer, great service!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have went to the Thirsty Lion for 2 of the Blazer playoff games. The food and atmosphere are great. The beer list is one of the best in Portland. The service is excellent and I do recommend getting a reservation."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My Co worker and I Are out side marketers for COSTCO!!!! WITH ALL the other great restutants in the area And with so many great restaurants its Hard to choose where where to eat out! Since both of is have never tried the Thirsty lion we picked there!!! The menu selection was amazing amazing but the service was by far the.best! We sat out side that was beautiful our server RJ was fantastic I said Ill just have a salad but right away jumped in and said that was his favorite! He was right It was The best!!!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014