About Punch Bowl Social Portland

Punch Bowl – Social Food & Drink (PBS) is a 32,000 square foot high-volume bar, gastro-diner, coffee house, entertainment and private party venue occupying the entire 3rd floor at Pioneer Place Mall. Punch Bowl Social - PDX features: 12 bowling lanes, private Karaoke rooms, ping pong, deck-shuffle, shuffleboard, darts, foosball, Skee-ball, marbles, board games, 15 televisions, and a wall of throwback 1980’s video games and pinball. At Punch Bowl Social, if you can do it over a beer, we’ve got it.

Where Paul Bunyan meets Don Draper

340 SW Morrison Street, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-12:00am

Brunch: Sa-Su 9:00am-4:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd & Morrison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 334-0360

Website:
http://punchbowlsocial.com/pdx

Parking Details:
There are over 1500 parking spaces on the street and in garages within quick walking distance of Punch Bowl Social.

Public Transit:
Just off the Max stop at Pioneer Place / SW 5th Avenue Station

Executive Chef:
William Lewis

Private Party Facilities:
With 32,000 square feet of we have semi-private space that will accommodate groups of 10 to 1200.

Private Party Contact:
Jody Grossman: (503) 334-0360

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Punch Bowl Social Portland Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.8

service

4.4

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4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

64% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

All amenities were unavailable except for the Arcade which is why we chose this for a double birthday party. Had to pay to park at a second place in Portland in order to celebrate.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had such a wonderful time at punch bowl! Went here on a whim and did not want to leave! We ended up staying all night playing games and drinking the rio punch bowl (yummy yummy yummy) Sean was our server for dinner and he was just great! We were a little rowdy and silly and he was just fabulous! I would 100% recommend this place and can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Brunch was amazing! Delicious food, great service, and the most amazing Bloody Mary bar!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Such a great experience Jacqueline was a sweet and very attentive waitress. I was very happy with my dinner and my girlfriend was also very happy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The drinks were great. We got the lobster bacon fries which were amazing! I got the knockoff burger which was really messy and the bun was soggy. My boyfriend got the chicken and waffles which he loved but they were bone in which was really inconvenient.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our meal and service was great; unfortunately, we couldn't play any games after our meal because the change machine was out of quarters. We waited 30 minutes and left.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

food was pretty mediocre and most of the games were being rented out by a corporate event so bad timing I guess

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Went for a birthday. Service was good but it took so long to get everything. 20 minutes for a drink and almost an hour for food. And it was a slow night. Food was bland. We had planned in playing games but didn't have time becaus of how long it took to get everything. Would not go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The service here was top rate. Interesting menu, but everything we had was not great. The chicken was ok, just average. Grilled cheese was cold and flavorless. Boozy milkshakes were tasty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Came here for my friends Bachelorette party dinner from out of town and had a blast. Food was amazing, drinks were delicious, service was on point, and ambiance perfect. Had such a great time! Perfect place do celebrate. Highly recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Waitress was kind of snooty although that is pretty much on par with Portland service industry. The food sounds really good but did not have a whole lot of flavor unfortunately.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 13, 2017

There was 6 of us at this dining and the bowling alley fun and the hospitality was great too.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 26, 2017

They took such great care of us - excellent service. They went above & beyond. We'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our group of 8 started in the restaurant for dinner. The service was not great...drink orders weren't put in, food items forgotten and really slow. Half of us thought our food was fine, the other half were really disappointed. After dinner we moved over to the bar. We had much better service in the bar, and enjoyed all the different activities like shuffle board, corn hole, Jenga and darts. We tried bowling, but the lane kept malfunctioning. As a group, we all agreed that we might come back to the bar again, but definitely not the restaurant.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Waiter was really great about being prompt with my order while letting the rest of our party move at their own pace, as I had to leave early. Everything came out hot & the drinks were great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Just an overall great place to hangout! The Chicken and Waffles were Amazing as was the Cubano Sandwich! We bowled, played foosball, shuffle board, pinball, etc. Oh, and their Moscow Mules were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day but after looking at the special buffet opted for the regular breakfast menu. NOTHING about the experience was even remotely special. The thimble of "Mom"mosa was more an insult than a treat. We arrived in the middle of the advertised brunch but the buffet items looked old and un-appetizing so we opted for regular menu breakfast items instead. There are some great choices in concept, unfortunately they were all poorly executed. Not 1 of our 3 dishes was served hot. It wasn't overly crowded but the service (both food and drinks) was extremely slow.

Beyond our disappointment in the food, we had hoped to have some fun with the games in addition to brunch but only bowling available, 1 bean bag game was set up on top of the 1 shuffle board court. In addition the bar shuffle board table was occupied by a group who was using it for a cocktail table not playing. Portland has many nicer options for bowling.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful brunch. Service was a little slow but it was mothers day so understandable. Loved the pimento cheese! Also the fresh juice was selfish!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our waiter(Skyler) forgot twice about our drinks, then "forgot" that someone at our table ordered food?? Then brought have our drinks and said "oh, you ordered drinks too?" To the other half of our table and came back 15 min later with the other drinks. We had such bad service at dinner, we decided not to stick around for activities and ended up going somewhere else:-(

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

unfortunately, we were here on a night that had a private party booked. Call ahead as it seems they do this often. Not as much fun without bowling and video games. Fortunately, they had a big selection of board games. The kids were disappointed to not have access to all the fun, but enjoyed it more than the usual dinner spots. The host stand was not very friendly, but it was enormously outweighed by our really awesome server. Better than average bar fair and a great place to watch a game. The french onion dip was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Brought another couple to join my wife and me for dinner and games, our friends had never been there before...the entire game room was rented out for 3 hours for a private party. We called and made reservations a week in advance, it would have been nice to have been notified of that private party.
Not sure whether or not we will be back.

Mike

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant servers and manager who helped us were all so kind and generous. Manager guy wore a multi-colorful plaid/checkered shirt, and the woman server a navy blue floral shirt; sorry I can't remember names!

The bowling shoes guy on shift didn't seem happy to be there and had poor eye contact and low patience with us who were new to the joint.

Was a sweet time over all, a quirky place with lots of options of what to do.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Second time going for an event. Had to send food back, which I Never do. Multiple games were broken including one that was broke during our previous visit months ago. This visit was for Valentines Day and the place was empty, yet service lacked and the easy accessible bar (while playing games) wasn't staffed. Overpriced for what it is. Feels like it had potential, however, its gone down hill since last visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was a really good exercise experience. Enjoyed the food and drinks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Organic, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

They were sooo understaffed. I felt horrible for our server. We had a large party and there were several other large parties. Please provide more servers for Saturday nights! She did well for the workload she had but...it didn't cut it because she was set up for failure by management.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2017

On the plus side: Excellent cocktails.

Food was decent, but not spectacular. Reasonably priced.

Service was terrible. Really really sub par. Food came late to the table, no coordination between the dining side and the "fun" side of the place. Located in a mall but do not validate parking, even for a party of 6. Save your money and the hassle, eat elsewhere and go to Ground Kontrol or other places for fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2017

There was a private party on the evening of our visit so we could not use any of the amenities. We were basically kicked out from even looking at them.

We made our reservation on line and we're never informed that there would be a private event.

Food was only So-so, typical pub menu.

Will never go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Apparently we were not hip enough for here. The person that met us could not have care less. Sat us and tossed a folded menu at us. Said he would be back with waters. Never got the water. After 20 minutes of not seeing anyone we packed up and left. There may have been 20 people in the place. As we walked out the person who sat us said he hoped we had a good time. Clueless. Went to the Yard House in same area and got amazing service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Awesome place to eat, hangout......will go again. i highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Went for birthday had large party great waitress food wasn't so hot didn't know what almost everything on there was. Names and ingredients never heard of. Was definetly pricey on drinks.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 3, 2016

We thought the food and drinks were ok. Mostly went because of the bowling alleys and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2016

This was a great experience the young lady who assist us at the bowling counter that night was AMAZING. She gets customer service and was a total delight. She won over our whole group and came by to check on us through the night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Yummy biscuits! And complimentary too! Lovely cocktails for a party of four. The adult milkshake was delicious but it was so thick you could not sip it through those two tiny straws they gave you and they did not have bigger ones (we asked). We ordered veggie appetizers - they were imaginative-- roasted cauliflower nachos were the best. But our special grilled cheese sandwich were disappointing. All in
all, I might try again for breakfast. Those biscuits were delicious!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 9, 2016

I really appreciated the amazing staff there at Punchbowl in the food section. Matt was great as our waiter and they were great in being able to accomadate the 25+ that we had there on short notice. I also liked that the bar was avaliable to serve virgin drinks as that was great for my guests. The only thing I do not like is that you have to be 18+ to rent the karaoke room after 8:30 when your social is restricted access at 10pm. This makes no sense and is the only cause for complaint that I have. Also the grilled cheese was subpar. The pears were too thick and it didn't taste like a grilled cheese sandwich

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 1, 2016

There weren't many patrons at all, the service was just okay. Had a young server who thought his jokes were funny, but they weren't.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Brought my aunt and uncle visiting from out of town and the brunch was delicious! My uncle loves unique Portland places and this one fit the bill. I've been a few times now but keep meaning to go back to try out bowling, shuffleboard and other games!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Too busy to play most of the games. Hard to order get drinks. Still had fun here though

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2016

This was our first time at Punch Bowl with another family. There were 8 of us total. We were super excited to go, their menu and atmosphere looked great! The drinks were terrible and food was not good. We sent back drinks and one order of food that did not come right. The rest of the food was just not good. The draft beer was the only part that was good. Service was ok, server was apologetic. We will not be returning EVER.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great place to go bowling or to play evergreen console games. The high ceilings are very appealing and gives a sense of openness. The food choices are decent for meat lovers and vegetarians and the chef is willing to customize. The manager was quite friendly when we were there and did not mind the noise that our kids were making (although it was off-hour/lunch time). I would certainly go to this place again with my friends to unwind for a couple of hours.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 15, 2016

My birthday was on a Monday which means free bowling, I went after 10pm so I could enjoy the place with adults. Drinks were great! It was so empty with a ton of space for my fiancé and I to enjoy each other. Lots of games around for everyone. Great experience, will go more often.

I didn't try the food and this rating want me to rate the food, so I can't say anything about that. Menu looks bomb though.

Not sure if the drinks got to me, but the restrooms were not marked clearly for the direction I was walking in. Walked into the M instead of W, kitchen crew tried to correct me before hand. In other words just pay attention and the whole staff is great.

There's a patio that's large by the rear bowling.

They do send home bartenders if the crowd is low so it was hard to find service on that night, but once they popped up they were friendly and fast.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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