Brix Tavern

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Already open eight years and counting, this neighborhood establishment is still a go-to for easy drinking, a variety of plates, and overall good times. The frequently updated event calendar keeps the door swinging, and new friends the regulars are always bringing.

Ideal for large groups, the menu features seasonal, global-inspired tavern fare, extensive craft beer offerings and original handcrafted cocktails.

Early and late happy hours keep guests glued to their seats as they get caught up on the latest sports games airing all around the restaurant, and the daily food and drink specials keep locals and visitors alike coming back again and again.

And have you heard the talk about brunch? Those donuts though.

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What 1725 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We arrived for our lunch/brunch reservation at 2:30. We were planning on just getting regular lunch but someone mentioned that happy hour started at 3pm so we we told our server we would we just get some drinks and wait for happy hour. At 2:55 the server came by to take our order, we ordered off the happy hour menu, I figured she would just ring it in at 3pm since we mentioned happy hour and waited 20 mins to order. When the check came it seemed a little high but I didn’t say anything to the server and just paid cash. When I got home I looked at the happy hour menu online and we clearly paid full price and not happy hour. Anyways lessons learned, I guess I should’ve said something at the time but I thought it was clear we were wai

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RhiannaL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken - we had it both with gravy and waffles. The donuts to start are a nice touch, especially if you’re aiming savory with your meal. Great food and great service, we will be back!

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SanMateoMom
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Came here while on vacation with my mom and kids. We were seated immediately and brought water right away but we waited ages before anyone came to our table with the menus and to see if we wanted anything to drink. It looked like everyone in our area had the same issue though because not a single table had drinks. Our waiter finally arrived and we all ordered drinks which came out promptly and my kids ordered food which was also fast. Our food took a little longer which was OK because we don’t get angry when we’re hungry! Overall, a very nice restaurant with a great atmosphere but the service was not good enough. Food was good and drinks were great!

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Sunshine
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Service was great too.

JD
vipJohnD
St. Louis
57 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Big restaurant with lots of social distancing. Diverse menu. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant casual, atmosphere. Good service, great food and drinks!

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vipPatienceJonea
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sad part about COVID is the impact to the volume that the restaurant can hold. The good news is that it has allowed the restaurant to refocus on service. I love the food, but the service is normally sub par. This was the best service that I have received in 3 years!!!! I will be back sooner.

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AmandaM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The value of the Bubbles with Every Bite is probably the best on the Portland brunch scene. And the fresh donuts were absolutely amazing! Service was prompt and cheerful, food was fantastic, will definitely be back!

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NerdBunnies
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent halibut tacos!! Food was great and service was excellent. Very noisy.

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AmyA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my dad for brunch to celebrate his birthday (and he’s notoriously basic with his taste for food, so I knew that he’d love the safe options).
The donuts that were served right off the bat were phenomenal, such a delicious surprise.
Food and service were awesome, no complaints at all.
Only item to comment on would be the slightly louder atmosphere, which I don’t mind, but it’s a little more challenging for my older harder-hearing parents to hear conversation. But, that’s not a flaw or fault of the restaurant, really, and larger spaces like that just tend to amplify noise, anyway. I love it!

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phoenixl
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Perfect birthday brunch location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday spot. Nice touches like free doughnuts to start, flowers and all that. They did a great job with COVID safety like switching out table covers after each guest, masks, and limiting table availability. Menu is great for brunch and they DO have “bottomless mimosas” but I believe it goes by a different name. I think our server mentioned we’d have to be eating to get refills so not sure what that was all about.... we definitely got our fair share of them lol. They only downside if I feel like the few workers we interacted with nice, but not very personable. But they were super busy so that’s probably why. Great spot! Also, very noisy, fyi

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CassieF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I have never been more cold inside of a restaurant in my life.
Amazing food and great staff but wow I will be bringing my parka next time.

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SAnd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price. Something for everyone.

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503JLJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I would not recommend going to Brix. Terrible service. There was no one at the restaurant due to covid and it took awhile to get the food and drinks ( an hour for three happy hour food items)I think the waiter forgot to input the order and then blamed it on the poor kitchen staff. It used to be an alright place. I won’t be going back and don’t recommend

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YOli
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Thank you! Will be back!

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brunchanddinnerdiner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, seated promptly, served quickly, delicious food and cocktails.

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect except it took a while to get the bill when I was ready to go.

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MicahM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a great time celebrating my 26th birthday with brunch and mimosas! Great food, atmosphere and drinks! the only down side is that we mentioned it was my bday and the server said, "Okay, I got it handled" and nothing ever came of it. Overall it was a good time though.

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LLGONZA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, overall worth making the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The donuts are to die for!

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Sense
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Everything wa shops. Food came fast and was good. I was slightly disappointed in the service. Getting bottomless mimosas after being there for about an hour I felt rushed out. Kept asking to pick up food. Our waitress ended up just giving us our checks when we weren’t ready and wouldn’t refill our mimosas. A nice bus girl came and filled up our drinks one last time. It was a bummer to feel rushed when hanging out with people I haven’t seen in a while. Overall good experience other than rushed out.

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KMischelle
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brix did a great job handling our group reservation! We have had brunch here a few times before but this time was especially pleasant. Our server was great! The food was very good (no complaints from any of the ladies), and the donuts are a FABULOUS treat not to be missed! My only remark is this place can be a bit noisy (though not obnoxiously so), so it's not a place for "serious" conversations. :) That being said, we had a wonderful time!

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JMCG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there. We were looking for somewhere we could have good drinks, good food, casual atmosphere and music (not live). We found it! I had the prime rib sandwich and it was amazing! Hubby tasted it and said he would come back just for that sandwich. The au jus that came with it was so rich and delicious! Our server was personable and prompt. The drinks were excellent as well! There were 4 of us, so we all tried to each other’s and loved them all! We will be back!

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vipCJeatsWell
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, indoor seating that observed social distancing. Had nice Oregon Pinot with my quinoa salad with salmon. Super tasty and well done. My daughter had caprese salad, which was also nicely done.

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heeryhurk123445668999900
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really amazing food and even better prices especially if you go during happy hour.

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vipDatenight
Portland
115 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Been here a couple times in the past. Food is good, service a bit slow but it does get very busy at peak times. We had a reservation we were early to and still had to wait an extra 20 minutes for seating. This is a very energetic meeting place in the pearl so expect a lot of noise... not your quiet sit down meal.

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Catherine03
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced food, Drinks were good but semi overpriced for what they were. For the price of the food you would expect high quality items, but this is honestly glorified bar food. We ordered a variety of appetizers and everyone at the table agreed it was all sort of meh for the pricing. If you're going to charge 13 dollars for 5 buffalo wings they better be some damn good wings (they were not).

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sdceci18
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Bottomless mimosas are the way to go.

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HeatherK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were very good. I was happy I could make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was average but the server was rude when she thought we should have left even if we were still relaxing and enjoying the environment

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RoseH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brix is delicious! Very good food and yummy drinks including mimosas

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BethE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great for lunch outdoors during pandemic. Classic burger was terrific. I can skip dinner!

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AndreaV
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love bringing out of town guests here - options for everyone! Great service, great food, outside seating a plus. Thanks for a great meal!

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CateyA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Brix for Brunch! They have Bubbles with every bite which we love and the food is always delicious and consistent.

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brookes
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elaina was the best server! Enjoyed the brunch and mimosas. Never a bad time at Brix

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vipjanetr
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best boozy brunch in Portland

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vipWindchill1k
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate out on the sidewalk on a perfect Portland evening. Food was great and the service was spot on. Katie was fun and had a couple of good recommendations for us and helped us select our wine. I look forward to the next time.

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DEBI
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Specialty cocktails were very weak. with no flavor. Food was just so so. Very different than in the past. Not sure why the obvious change, but won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at brix makes it the best places for happy hour!! Our friends love finding any excuse to come here! Waitresses are always more than friendly, and the food never disappoints!!

FAQs

Brix Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Brix Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 943-5995.

Brix Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 1725 OpenTable diners.

Brix Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.urban-restaurants.com/gift-cards/universal/universal.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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