Brix Tavern

4.3
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Already open six 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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4.3
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Portland
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy brunch items..

LK
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brix' Eggs Benedict on a cornmeal biscuit ruined me for any other permutation of this dish! Delicious!

S
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the crab and rock shrimp omelette and I’m not sure what was in the middle of my omelette but it didn’t taste like rock shrimp or Dungeoness crab. The fruit was very tart.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was the second time coming here for my birthday dinner! The first time was excellent, but this second time not so much. We typically love this place. The food and drinks are delicious, the vibe is fun and youthful, the happy hour is great! But this time we were disappointed. We had several different servers approaching our table, it seemed as if not one person was actually assigned to help us. We had inquired about happy hour pricing on a drink and were told it was happy hour prices, but when others at our table asked the same they were told it would be double the price. When we asked for clarification, as we were told two different things, the waitress immediately had an attitude with us and was very rude to my friend. Unfortunately this dampened the mood a bit and the rest of the night wasn’t quite as enjoyable.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food always on point, means good, and i'm very pleased with the bubbles for every bite. Keep it up

B
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Date: 11/28/19
Time: 7:50 - 8:75 (~57 mins wait time)

The waiter that assigns customer seating was extremely rude and unprofessional. She rolled her eyes when I asked her a question about a "wait time" estimation. She proceeded to seat everyone else except for the minority folks. We waited for 57 minutes after making a reservation at 8:00 PM. We left sad and disappointed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I understand it was a holiday and you were busy but I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years now and worked thanksgivings and Christmases and we NEVER got so backed up that people who made reservations weeks before has to wait a minimum of one hour for their table. From my experiences all the food is made that morning or the day before and reheat on thanksgiving and everything is held hot. I get how it got so backed up. Because it was only two of us we ended up eating at the bar, which was very uncomfortable and people kept coming up so close to us to order drinks. It felt like we had no privacy cause the next thing you know there would be someone in your face trying to get the bartenders attention.
The food was mediocre. The greens tasted like nothing, the stuffing was dry, mash potatoes were super lumpy, cranberry sauce tasted like lemon juice. The turkey was a little dry but they dredge it in gravy. I also hoped they would give you a slightly more even portion of light and dark meat. And the sweet yams were just roasted yams. Nothing on it to give it flavor.
It was hard for me to pay for that meal considering the food wasn’t good and the experience overall was even worse.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were seated over an hour after our reservation and our steaks were the worst we have ever had in our life.

C
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came in for our thanksgiving reservations only to find a room full of waiting people and no idea on when we might get our table. Not sure if they severely over booked or if diners lingered but with a young kid in tow we could not wait the 45min-1hr past our reservation time.

p
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Brix for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was FANTASTIC! Great meal and lots of options. Had the Mushroom Wellington, hubs had the Prime Rib. Recommend it!!

M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Servers were great making the best of poorly organized plan by management. Having to wait over an hour to be seated when you have a reservation is unacceptable, just poor execution. Men's restroom was a mess. Again, just poor planning or lack of it. Manager, open your eyes. Don't just run in circles. Walk around your restaurant, look for problems and solve them!

AM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great thanksgiving and would definitely do it again next year!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Thansgiving meal was good, but the place was too crowded. Had to wait to sit down even with reservations. Not relaxing at all.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Great meal and great service. Our server Christopher made the experience even better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Thanksgiving dinner and loved everything! It was my first time visiting Portland and I felt very at home with my sister when we couldn’t be home. Would love to come back!

R
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was lovely, the menu was very nice for the Thanksgiving meal. The prime rib was good, my husband's was perfect but mine was mostly fat. The appetizer platter was very tasty, the salad was good, but the sides came out somewhat predictably a little dry and lukewarm (mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans -dried out). The dessert was great, a very nice pecan pie, and the cocktails were excellent. $100 for two, including two drinks. Our server was bubbly and charming.

9
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and our waiter Chris made our pregame experience very enjoyable.

d
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good

SY
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not good. Poached eggs were cold. My friends also were not impressed with their eggs, and chicken fried steak was bland. The ambience was good, and the setup itself is good at the restaurant.

L
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Boozy brunch is totally worth $9.50 for the bubbles, just please don't try to take advantage. I'd hate for them to have to stop offering it because people can't be responsible adults. Food is great, service is great - this is always one of my go-tos for brunch downtown!

JF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy hour food items list is extensive and a great value. Timely and enthusiastic service. Very satisfying food and reasonably good selections for vegetarians.

SC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Brix several times now. Great happy hour menu and great dinner menu. Love the space. Food is very good.

AN
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible brunch experience! Our server was very attentive and the food was wonderful. We will be booking again very soon and my boyfriend even requested to get reservations for his next birthday brunch... in March!!! Excellent establishment.

S
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large group in PDX for the weekend and was looking for a brunch that offered reservations. Brix was a fantastic fit. Our server was terribly kind and accommodating; just the right amount of attentive. Had a hard time selecting from the menu as everything sounded creative and tasty. And our food was fantastic! And for a group of 7, came out promptly. The shrimp and grits was delightful with perfectly done eggs. Benedicts were creative and flavorful. The thyme maple syrup for the chicken and waffles is wonderful. Will be back for sure next time we are in town

KG
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Brix Tavern. Friendly neighborhood vibe.
Good food at reasonable prices.

L
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, live music

JB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant evening out

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing. I will definitely be going back for their great breakfast foods.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Never been served cold poached eggs before. The veggie Benedict should be avoided. And perhaps all avocados if out of season. The place was loud And boozy like a sports bar. A bad choice for taking grandma.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The building is beautiful but food was meh. Biscuits and gravy was underwhelming and bland.

CF
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to wait 15 minutes despite reservation. But once we were sat, service came surprising quickly given how busy they were for brunch. Food and drinks were great! Complimentary donuts were much appreciated!

FJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a back corner at a round table which was absolutely perfect for our party of 8. The brunch hours are bustling at Brix but our server, Ellie, was always on top of refilling our beverages and was very kind and courteous. A memorable surprise 50th bday party for my friend. ❤️

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch. Love the free donuts too!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brix is always fantastic!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Flip Night victory always leads to a raving review 😌

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun and relaxing

FR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great place if you need to make reservations for Saturday brunch. Very loud. Not many vegetarian/vegan options and be specific about not having bacon in your Bloody Mary. Best truffle mac & cheese I’ve ever had.

a
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love coming to Brix, but yesterday felt like they were under staffed or way too. One item brought to the table was not ours, someone’s toast never made it, water refills were not as timely as would have been preferred. But it’s all good we still had a great time

GH
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Food, cocktails and service

PM
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I had a reservation for 11:45am. I arrived about 5 minutes early. The place was busy and there were 4 people waiting to be sat. I checked in and was told it would be a few minutes. After 10 minutes, and then sitting the 4 walk-ins, I asked about my table and reservation. The guy said “I’m trying”. Meanwhile, there were numerous empty tables in the back of the restaurant. I told him I can’t wait much longer as we had a 1pm cooking class. They finally sat us after the noon hour, you guessed it...in one of the many empty tables in the back of the restaurant! Why couldn’t you just sit us there 20 minutes ago?! The managing host needs to be prepared and look out for reservations. This one was not. I could have walked in off the street and been seated faster.

Everything else was consistent as usual and service was good.

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