Backwoods Brewing Company

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$30 and under
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Backwoods Brewing Company is a family owned brewery that provides great beer, great food, and a taste of the outdoors. Pair any of our fantastic beers with some fun and friendly service while watching the big game. We have a full bar with wine and some local cider options if beer is not your thing. Private dining options are also available. Come hang out and enjoy our little slice of beervana in the Pearl! Cheers!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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vipNaGla
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting the Portland area and looking for a place for dinner with 6 people with a variety of food preferences (vegetarians, picky eaters, etc). Backwoods was a huge hit, everyone loved their meal and the staff was wonderful. Only challenge was just picking just 1 item for dinner. Will need to return to try my other top choices. Thank you for a fantastic meal!!

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vipKds1
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a very enjoyable afternoon and great service at Backwoods. Some really interesting beers on the list. I loved the s'mores porter!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 9 sit down for dinner and had 2 separate checks. The service was amazing and food was even better. We asked the bar if they could turn on the St. Louis Blues game and they tried their best and brought over the channel guide. Although, they didn’t have the channel they did all they could to help us find it. Awesome people! Thank you!

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MoosesMom
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food wasn’t prepared correctly. Asked them to fix it but they just brought me a plate with the missing items after my meal already had a chance to get cold. Paid salad upgrade was very small. Burger patty was very thin and well done instead of medium as ordered. Server was very nice. Seemed like she had too many tables. Had to flag people down for help. Beers were fantastic. Got a $3 discount for their mistake, but wasn’t enough for me to want to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is there was only 2 bathrooms for the entire place.

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LLEE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Convenient location. Food was ok. Was disappointed with Mushroom Swiss Burger. Not as many mushrooms or onions as described on menu. The food server had extremely long hair which was not tied back/no hat.

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JenniferT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will have more parties here. The service was very good.

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vipKarens1
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really nice. Kale salad was really good! Live music on the night we were there hit the perfect tone of good music, not too loud. Enjoyed the music and dinner conversation.

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Mzkman
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Backwoods Brewing Company. We were taking advantage of a 15% discount as they are a preferred partner to Portland Center Stage and we were attending a play later that afternoon. I must say my wife and I were both surprised by the service and the food. Our server was prompt and courteous. The sample of beers we requested were brought quickly and without hesitation. Speaking of the beer, several very good dark beers on tap if that is your thing. The place was not overly busy since we were there right at opening but was pretty full when we left. We were also surprised at the low noise level. Our experience in Portland in most restaurants we visit is the noise level is pretty extreme given the high ceilings, hard surfaces, music blasting which then means diners are practically yelling to have a conversation. Thankfully this was not the case at Backwoods. Music was nice and unobtrusive creating an atmosphere conducive to quiet conversation. Finally, the food was excellent. Very flavorful. We shared a burger and tots which they were glad to split for us without extra charge. Really, one of the best burgers we have had in Portland and actually cooked medium rare as requested. The tots were also excellent. Very crunchy and not a bit of greasiness. We will definitely be back to try some of the other dishes on the menu. I think this is our new go to dining location prior to attending matinee shows at the Armory.

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vipMayC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good hamburger, friendly service,good prices.

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SarahE
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for my sister's birthday with a large group. Our server was spot on and attentive. Food was decent but nothing to write home about. Overall, it was a decent choice.

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DawnH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food and selection of beer. There are sports events playing, but even so, we could have a conversation without screaming. We will definitely go back!

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vipRonH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Inattentive service with mediocre food quality—so many better options in The Pearl; skip this place.

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JonBoogie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I highly recommend this place. It is great competition to Deschutes Brewery across the street. You may never go back once you eat here.

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FrankD
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and appreciated saving table for 7 for us.

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StevenN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were placed in the back room, quiet, Next time we come we want a window view in the main room. All great!

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dlomax
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you want a brew pub in the pearl that isn't Deschutes, this Ian a good one. Good menu, friendly service.

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vipTerrif
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Just another brew pub. And, probably good for what it is. We were looking for a quick dinner before a play and it just serves pub food. Our nacho plate was pretty greasy. The salad was very good, though.

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vipKatB
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place in The Pearl, beer and food are yummy!! Relaxed atmosphere

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LarryuM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Nice place, food, beer, and staff.

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vipJacquelineS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the chicken sandwich which is on their "favorites" list and is a popular item according to the waitress. I can see why it's a favorite! The chicken was super tender and the sandwich was so yummy. My husband ordered a wrap and really liked it, too. The waitress was also very sweet and attentive. We'd definitely go back!

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vipBkind
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere and food are outstanding! We have been several time before events in the area. They take reservations and we have enjoyed the food and beer so much that it is now my “go to” restaurant in the Pearl.

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vipKarenF
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it... Great fun....cool vibe....wonderful for people watching!!! Glad we had reservations!!! We will be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Connection to Open Table did not work - so they lost our reservation for a holiday Saturday night. Will not return - this place is a disaster

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vipNVA1
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Beers were good. Chicken wings not so much. Salmon dip was tasty.

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MargaretS
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and nice selection of beer! I’ll definitely be back soon!

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vipSusan
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a nice atmosphere – great music, not too loud. Very friendly welcome and service. Food was very good. We plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome just awesome

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JudyH
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate at Backwoods before heading off to the theater at Portland Center Stage. It was our first experience at this brewery and we were pleased that we could reserve a table. The food was outstanding and service attentive. We usually eat at one of the larger brew pubs within walking distance to the theater as one of our companions is burger fiend. The Backwoods is quieter and more intimate and again, we could reserve a table. We will return soon. Two of us shared the chicken burger -- and added the small ceasar salad -- small is not the word I would use to describe the delicious rendition of the ceasar. It fed three of us as a side dish. The only negative was that the chicken sandwich was a bit messy -- so would in the future just know that I needed to eat it with a knife and fork --- delicious.

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vipanonymous
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers! Great beer. A good please to take the family for a casual meal.

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marcuss
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with a solid menu. Kid friendly atmosphere. Did I mention an awesome beer selection.

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SeahawksFan
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The beer was good but the food needs an improvement.

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ShawnD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy coming to this place when I come into Portland. Good beers, cool atmosphere, and good service.

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vipJamieO
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1. great tots
2. great beer
3. great old fashioned

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time out in Portland. One of the first breweries we chose. Food was good, beer was good, but the service could have been better especially since it was not too busy when we there. We would go back.

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LisaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively brew pub. Contemporary decor. Delicious comfort food. Good selection of brews and other adult beverages. Attentive service. Recommend a reservation as the place is popular, i.e., packed with 20-30 minute wait for a table without one.

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