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About Brix Tavern

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.

1338 NW Hoyt St
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Northwest

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

Cross Street:
13th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 943-5995

Website:
http://www.brixtavern.com/

Catering:
Pizza to go and brown bag lunches.

Parking Details:
Street and Pay to Park garages.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Kennedy

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.

Brix Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Great for Brunch (32)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Groups (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Fun (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Live Sports (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Good customer service quality food good parking. Good special occasion menu Fandu
dessert bar

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I made reservations here for Valentine’s Day and chose the 4 course ? Valentine’s Day menu which included a starter, soup/salad, entree, and the dessert bar. The fondue appetizer was fabulous, however the lobster bisque was not that great. It tastes like a bowl of warm heavy whipping cream with a few drops of lobster flavoring. I got the 12 oz steak as my entree and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had at a restaurant, highly recommend! Lastly, the dessert bar was just okay. They had toffee Ana chocolate sauce for dipping strawberries and cream puffs into and then they had bite size banana cream pies and key lime pies which both tasted pretty bland. Overall we had a great experience and most of our food was amazing!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Lobster bisque was weird. Sweet whipped cream dollop in the middle. I was sure that they mistook it for creme fraiche. Server said it was supposed to be that way. Diners at the two tables next to us also thought it was strange.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I brought my wife here for valentine's day.
Had their 4 course menu.
It was excellent. The food was grest as well as the service.
Thanks for a great experience.
Will definitely be back on a normal night.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very enjoyable in every way as usual.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went to the Super Bowl party. It was great! Only complaint was music played during the commercials.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brix Tavern always has a great approach to the Super Bowl. Giveaways, great food, fun DJ/MC and terrific service.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We enjoyed Brix for Sunday Brunch with friends. Nothing says "special get together" like bottomless mimosas and housemade doughnuts still warm from the kitchen! The helpings are pretty generous, so you will likely have enough to bring home for another meal. I enjoyed the crab omelette (a favorite) but the hashbrowns were a bit saltier than usual. The service was friendly and prompt and the vibe is fun and friendly. You really need reservations unless you don't mind a long wait. Thank goodness for Open Table!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

superb...awesome brunch & kiddo friendly

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great happy hour. Good fresh cocktails with house made infusions.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This Southern girl, who doesn’t generally even like grits, will order your shrimp and grits EVERY TIME! (BTW, the music was just a bit too loud.)

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been to Brix Tavern several times as brunch is delicious & making reservations for small groups is very much appreciated so there is no wait!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time, son's birthday. Staff was great, reservations were easy. Food and drinks delicious. Will be back, even though it's over an hour drive 😊

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great happy hour. Excellent dinner menu and prices. Enjoyed the ambiance of sitting in the Bar. One of my favorite new places.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service, surprised by great Happy Hour menu including beer and drink specials and delicious Calazone, daily specials were all good - had prawn and pacific crab cake sandwich which was delicious. Service for 6 was fast. Looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always love going to Brix! You can always count on a great meal and experience. Their Brunch is delicious!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal. Michael, our server was outstanding with his friendly and attentive style.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Good food. Service was a little slow but the bartender was also our waiter. All in all good food!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful experience! Food was fantastic and at a great value. Our server (Miranda?) did an excellent job. We look forward to coming back soon!

Food: half chicken, beet salad were awesome.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Upon sitting down we were told who our server was and immediately the server came over and asked if we were ready to order. We said no but water would be great. She said okay and left. She came back another time and asked if we were ready to order. We informed her not quite yet but then proceeded to order two drinks while myself and my girlfriend said still just water. She said of course and then left again. She came back with the two drinks for the table and still no water and then proceeded to ask our orders. We ordered our food and said water still would be nice. She said okay then left, we waited for about twenty minutes and then our food arrived. Still no water, and at this point we asked the women who brought our food for water and she said wait you don’t have water. She left and I believe the manager came up and asked if we got water. We said no we asked four times for water. She ran and grabbed a pitcher and we finally got water. Then after that the waiter checked up on us five times in a matter of ten minutes. To us it was a little to late to try and be attentive. I just had my girlfriend and her husband up from California and it was a let down to have such poor service after we talked this place up about how amazing your food and service is.

Huge let down.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Too loud. Kitchen was very slow. My salad came out with the meal instead of beforehand. Seemed to lack sufficient staff to support a full house capacity.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner before theater at the Armory. Very good meals for our party of six, great service, cocktails were very good.....it was perfect for what we needed. My second visit to the restaurant and I will be back again. It is a favorite in the Pearl.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was extremely loud. Not enjoyable for conversation but lively. The food was great. They didn’t keep track of our reservation so I was seen as a no show which I didn’t appreciate. Due to the noise level I am not sure I would go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Reservation was for noon, but we were not sat until 12:15pm. We arrived early, so a lot of standing around and waiting in a cramped space. I ordered the chicken and waffles, but was brought the chicken and eggs. I let the sever know and asked if I could get the waffle I ordered. I was charged not only for my entree, but also the waffle. Basically over $20 for a single breakfast entree. Also the brown gravy on the chicken was not appetizing. I was very let down and disappointed by the experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a fun place for brunch.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Brunch in Portland is always busy, so getting into places can be difficult. I loved that Brix Tavern took reservations. The food was also unique & delicious. If you like mimosas, they are one of the few spots that serve them bottomless. The only catch is that you have to still be eating. Overall, great experience!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Pretty good overall. Chicken was tough and over cooked, but edible. Free donuts were good!

Tags: Live Sports, Casual
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a good, family dinner at Brix. The food was pretty good & there were a lot of choices. However, our server was a little over-booked & trying to wait on too many tables. I felt bad for him but it did impact our quality of service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went here with some colleagues on a Friday evening. The food was excellent and it was not too loud to have a conversation. The Brix Chips are great but we enjoyed the whole menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Another consistent meal— consistently good. Nice evening out with my husband. He loved his French dip sandwich and I loved the BBQ , bacon and blue cheese salad. My cocktail was a Manhattan made with locally produced rye and Italian cherry— exquisite! Bar is well-stocked and beer offerings aplenty.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Chris was excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the half orders of Eggs Benedict. Just the right size and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was fantastic, unfortunately food wasn’t up to same standard. Surprisingly bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed a birthday celebration, and loved the casual, but classy atmosphere. GREAT SERVER! (She is from Hawaii, but i can't remember her name).
First visit, definitely will be back. Great Happy Hour, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Organic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

always good and consistent! Brunch and happy hour as always a great deal!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Brix!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been going to Brix for a number of years, and have generally had good experiences. Unfortunately, New Years Eve was not one of them. I was not expecting a special fixed price, four-course meal--The voicemail I received in advanced mentioned that it would be available, but did not say it was the only option. Further, the lobster linguini had way too much sauce and the half chicken was undercooked. The wait staff was accommodating with a slight reduction of our bill, but I still feel I paid too much for what I got. I will likely return sometime in the future, but Brix is no longer on my top 10 list.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Booking this through OpenTable - the price fix menu was not communicated. We were taken aback upon sitting down and presented with a $65 per person menu, no alacarte option. $65 was really steep for what we were served. No wonder it was so easy to get a reservation last minute. We were surprised how many tables were empty on New Year's Eve. And with my selection within the 4 categories, I actually left hungry. Others in my party were full, it was just my combination of courses, the beet salad, for example, was really skimpy. The consolation is that the food was really good. I've dined at Brix several times and the food does not disappoint. It was just the price of the fixed menu that, were it not New Year's Eve, we would have left.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Attentive, friendly service. The salmon benedict and the bottomless mimosas were excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated on time for our brunch reservation, but it was 15 minutes before we got drinks, and only then because my husband went up to a server to inquire about it. The server he asked said she wasn't our server, but she'd put in our drink order and let our server know. Drinks then took a long time to get to us, and weren't complicated drinks (black coffee, a mimosa, and a cocktail), so not sure what the delay was. Our server apologized for the delay when she took our food order. When our food arrived, my benedict was cold, but I feel guilty sending food back so I just dealt with it. My husband said his was warm, but not hot, and our friends we were with didn't say anything about their food, but we didn't ask. It was overall an underwhelming experience compared to previous visits where the service has been good and the food hot.

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