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Brix Tavern

4.3
1090 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday • 11:00am to Midnight
Friday • 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday • 9:30am - 1:00am
Sunday • 9:30am - 11:00pm

Lunch
Mon – Fri • 11am – 3pm

Dinner
Everyday • 5pm - 9:30pm

Brunch
Sat & Sun • 9:30am – 3pm

Happy Hour
Everyday • 3pm – 6:30pm

Monday All Night Happy Hour
3pm – close

Late Night Happy Hour
Everyday • 9:30pm – close
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Phone number
(503) 943-5995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Kennedy
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Catering
Pizza to go and brown bag lunches.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th
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Parking details
Street and Pay to Park garages.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether an intimate family celebration or a corporate holiday party, BRIX will help you host your next event so you can mingle with your guests. Post up in the living-room-style Loft, close the doors to the Whiskey Room, or take over the entire back dining room for a party everyone will remember.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please take a look at our specialty Mother's Day Brunch Menu from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Also, please contact BRIX Tavern with you credit card information to secure your table. Thank you so much for celebrating this special day with us here at BRIX!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1090 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a reservation for 12:15 and the hostess said the table was being prepared once we arrived around 12:10 but we were not seated until around 12:45. Service was slow but the people were nice and the food was delicious. A few food errors but the manager took care of it.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

We were in the Whiskey Room with about 20 people for my husband's 40th birthday this past Saturday. We should have known the evening was going to turn out poorly when my sister-in-law wanted to bring in balloons and they didn't have our reservation correct. From that point on it was all downhill. The server was spread way too thin. She was serving us, the upstairs private dining area, and some other tables. She was not friendly or welcoming and we were a crowd ready to spend. We got our first round of drinks in a reasonable amount of time and the appetizers came out quickly, but then any other drinks we wanted to order (or even our food orders) were far too slow. When asked for our food order, we had already been sitting for quite some time with empty drinks. So, when asked for our food order, we wanted to order our second round of drinks and she was not prepared to take those orders with our food. We had to wait again for her to come back for the drink order. At that point my husband and his friends went to the bar to order as they were tired of waiting so long. The server was frustrated they went to the bar, but the amount of time we were waiting for anything was unreasonable. When food finally arrived, my mother-in-law did not receive her salad. She asked to have it boxed and they brought it out plated. She was told she wouldn't be charged. She was. My husband and I ordered steak and it was hammered. If we were on a date, just the two of us, we would have sent it back. After all of this, our checks came out and we wanted to just hand our cards off so the server could run them and we could move on with our night. She would not take them, so we had to wait...again. With the time we had to wait, we figured out that my husband received my brother-in-law's exact bill. For a private event, it was handed terribly by the staff. I'm more than disappointed with The Brix Tavern and service they provided on my husband's birthday celebration.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

While we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, and the service was amazing, I most likely will not return. I was required to leave a credit card number when making the reservation. I then received a phone call asking me to confirm 2 days before the reservation, which I did return promptly. I also received an email reminding me of the reservation. I then received a second phone call 10 minutes before the reservation while we were looking for parking. We were not late. There was absolutely no reason to call me again to confirm. For these reasons we will not return. Requiring a credit card was unusual, but 2 phone calls and an email was excessive. Especially considering the restaurant was never full while we were there. There was not anyone waiting for a table when we arrived. They were definitely not busy enough to warrant the phone calls and credit card requirement.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food, fun atmosphere. Would definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Came here for my 40th birthday dinner. The fondue was amazing! The drinks were perfect and our server was wonderful! I love this restaurant! Highly recommended!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The restaurant didn’t seem very busy but seemed very understaffed. The service was so slow and hard to get anyone’s attention.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Waiter was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and interested. Food was very good and good sized portions. Nice place to hang out

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always our go to place. Fun atmosphere. A little noisy, but that's okay. Great food excellently priced.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were celebrating multiple birthdays in our family, and there were quite a few of us and we were for sure disorganized. Our server was patient and great and we appreciated him so much!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed our brunch. Very attentive server. Great Bloody Mary, decent chicken and waffles.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved it! I took my daughter there for a fun dinner before show and the food was great, and they are always kind to children

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is the 3rd time we have been here for Brunch and definitely will be back for Mother's Day again this year. Great food and service for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch and it was top notch. It was the best Easter brunch we've been to in town and would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone. Every dish from the buffet was freshly made and was full of great flavors.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We came for a birthday celebration, made reservations. Once we got there our waitress was rude the entire time. The birthday girl ordered a burger and it was literally cold and raw. We told the waitress, no apology was given and she stated she would have them put it back on the grill...I'd assume you would make a brand new burger and say sorry. 15-20 minutes past before she came out to tell us it was on its way. We asked for a box to go and she looked surprised. The manager was aware of this too and he didn't apologize. We weren't even comped for it on the bill. Literally terrible service and I actually use to consider this my favorite spot in Portland. Rudest workers I have ever encountered.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good solid "American Food", but no great culinary wonders. The menu is fairly large, so a good option for groups. Good variety of wine options by the glass or carafe. It's definitely a pub atmosphere with sports on big screens and a young drinking crowd, but not terribly noisy. We found the service to be very good, friendly and attentive but not overly so.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ohhhhh yeahhhh tables you can draw on

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Went here for lunch with a friend mid week. Was pretty deserted, but the service was still kind of slow. Excellent salads. Had a nice beer selection, though we weren't drinking. It's much larger inside than it looks from the front.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was amazing. Had to wait for my food while everyone else got there's but totally worth the wait. Had pumpkin bread pudding... excellent!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was good and the ambiance was ok for a casual restaurant, but the service was sadly lacking. The server was just going thru the motions. We had to ask for new tableware after our salad. The dessert was served in a throw-away aluminum pie tin. Will probably not return.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We hadn't been there in a while, so we made reservations and went for breakfast/brunch on a Sunday. It was steady-busy but not too crowded. As usual, the warm donuts they serve beforehand were delicious. I had the shrimp & crab omelet and my wife had the shrimp and grits (two of our favorites): both were great and enough to take some home for another meal. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I'm a big fan of Brix, and they had an excellent selection to choose from for Portland Dining Month in March. It was a great value, and the food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We did the Portland Dining Month deal and had the following to eat:

Caesar salads (plentiful and delicious) for both of us, smoked turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed veggies and cranberry sauce. Half chicken with natural jus, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. For dessert we had pumpkin bread pudding and creme brulee with lemon curd.

The turkey was delicious, tender and had a great smoke flavor. The mashed potatoes were extra lumpy and delicious. The veggies were just that, veggies, nothing special (Can you tell I don't care for veggies much?).

The chicken was tender and cooked perfectly. I didn't feel it had all that much flavor (I feel they could've added more spices and seasonings in the brine to give it more flavor). Extra lumpy and delicious mashed potatoes with "natural jus" and veggies.

The desserts were delicious and plentiful.

The restaurant was packed at 7pm on a Saturday night. We put a reservation in for 7:30 pm and got there 30 minutes early and were seated immediately. The server did a wonderful job. She was very professional and had a pleasant personality. We waited at least 20 minutes to get our salads for an appetizer. Right when we noticed that we'd been waiting a while, a manager came over, apologized for the wait and offered some soup to hold us over. We had tomato soup (sweet, not so acidic) and chicken tortilla soup (tasted just like a taco flavored tortilla).

The restaurant is a bit loud, so, wouldn't be a great place for a first date or for those that want a quiet, romantic dinner.

We enjoyed our dinner and the fantastic service. We will be back at least one more time this year (their prices are a bit high, but that is how most restaurants in Portland are).

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Again we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Brix.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love Brix!! They have a great happy hour menu with tons of options and reasonable pricing. It’s a really fun, casual atmosphere and the service is great! I recommend this spot to anyone who hasn’t tried it yet!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We dined here for PDX dining month and will definitely be back for date night! Their selection is wonderful and their food is incredible!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great place, Lori waited on us and did an outstanding job, she is energetic and organized.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Loved the food and service. Oddly, the music was super loud, which meant everyone in the place had to speak louder to be heard. Unfortunately, we couldn't hear each other talk (four of us). Been here several times. Love this place, but not sure why the volume was so uncomfortably high this time.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Hello,

Usually I am a fan of this place but I have to say this is the second visit where I was disappointed. I tried to always give good reviews after 1 off visit but after the second I think it’s necessary. I went here back in November for 2 birthday brunches for myself, I put in the notes both times on my reservation that it was my birthday, the server or manager did not say happy birthday or offer dessert which I thought was odd but I did not pick the battle. But this last Saturday 3-17 was the last straw. It was my wife and I’s anniversary which i once again put in the notes on the open table reservation. Not once was it mentioned or anything by the hostess, waitress or manager. My wife ordered the gluten free pizza as she has a gluten allergy, after waiting 30 minutes after ordering the manager comes over and tells us they are out of gluten free crust and instructs my wife to order something else. She had maybe 2-4 other options that were even meals, she had to order two side dishes and THE MANAGER never offered to comp the meal, free dessert or at the very least just comp her meal. When they brought my meal out i ordered the ribeye and it was so fatty and greasy i couldn’t even eat it. The server came over and asked if i wanted a box and i told her my steak was too fatty. She said she was sorry but didn’t offer to get me anything else or comp the $40 steak i couldn’t eat. Every time we are here we spend at least $100-200 on brunch or dinner. We do not NEED free food or anything we can afford nice dinners but after so many times of mishaps on their part and not offering to fix it I am incredible disappointed and offended. We have now given 2 other opportunities for these guys to redeem themselves and they have let us down all three times. We will not be coming back unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brix once again served us a great Friday night meal. Whether you want brunch, special occasion or just a night without cooking, Brix Tavern fills the bill. Great for two or large party celebrations. Open Table makes it simple to be assured of seating that you request.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We tried Brix as part of PDX Dining Month before a concert. What a great place! We had 2 great meals, and the service was timely, even during happy hour. We'll definitely be going back again!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Went here for my birthday dinner and PDX Dining Month. Great choices on the menu (more then other restaurants participating)! The food was delicious, as well as the specialty cocktails. My friends and I will definitely be back! Highly recommend coming here, looks like they also have nightly specials and brunch listed on their chalkboard.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Came here for my birthday brunch on a Sunday. Good space for my group of 12. Food was delicious as always and bottomless mimosas. Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was great

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Let me start by saying the food and restaurant were wonderful!! We were there for a large party and everyone was so happy with the restaurant. Our issue was with the service. We had a reservation for 11 and our table was not ready when we arrived. We sat waiting to order our drinks for over 20 minutes. We had to go find someone to take our order. Our waitress never introduced herself, and we didn't feel like we were taken care of at all. There was a special deal going on for the month and it was horribly explained to us. I don't believe or bill reflected the discounted prices either. I was truly shocked at hour bad our service was, I would never book a large event here again due to this experience.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had reservations for 6:00 pm and was able to eat off of the happy hour menu. Very fun that way because you can try a variety of dishes while keeping the cost down. Good drinks and nice wait service.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My friends and I have been here on three other occasions. We enjoy the diverse menu. But I wouldn’t say the food is outstanding.
I asked for a special dessert for the birthday girl and they brought her ice cream with chocolate sauce. NOT special. I certainly would have paid for something much better had I known that was what was being brought out. I’ll know better if there is a next ‘birthday’ at Brix.

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Putting dining tables close to a pool table is just bad for all involved. We were interrupted 3 times by people who darn near hit 2 people in our 8 person group in order to get the perfect shot (they missed every time, btw). You can't count on your pool playing guests to show proper etiquette when playing in a dining room. Maybe limit the pool playing hours to the happy hour time frame...or remove the dining tables in close proximity??
The food was just okay; the service quite slow; the serve;r's attitude unwarranted.
And the final bill was a disaster---their 18% mandatory gratuity ranged from 18% to 23% when the server broke out each individual tab (which was appreciated, but not expected).
The server only offered "that is how the system does it" as an explanation.
This was a Portland Dining Month fail for sure.
I think I will stick to Happy Hours--if I return at all.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We celebrated a Birthday at Brix. Since it was Portland Dining Month, we decided to have the three course special. We each had a different salad or soup. All were tasty. Several of us chose the prime rib. It was quite delicious. The succotash veggies with squash and corn was delightful. Lastly, the desserts were incredible. We had a toffee brownie that the "birthday boy" declared was the best brownie, ever, the blackberry pie, rootbeer float and the pumpkin bread pudding. You could not go wrong! The service was excellent. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I visited Brix Tavern for my Birthday and it was amazing. I ordered Shrimp & Grits, my friend ordered a shrimp and crab omelette, as well as mimosa’s. It was pretty lively in there once we arrived and I was glad I mad reservations using this app! We were seated quickly and didn’t have to wait long for our meal. Our waitress was extremely sweet. Great experience!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was mediocre, hot tea and coffee were lukewarm, and even with a reservation, we had to wait for 15 minutes for our seat.

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