Grain & Gristle

4.4
78 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Grain and Gristle is a neighborhood pub started by three friends who love local beer, fresh food, and wood. The space itself is centered by a live-edged maple bar, around which you can quaff craft beers, spirits, and wines while enjoying a thoughtfully prepared meal or snack.
Be aware that we block out lots of seats for walk-ins, and are unable to accommodate reservations on Friday and Saturday nights, from 5pm till close. So, if there isn't a seat to reserve here, there is likely still a seat waiting for you!
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious meal. Had the Portland Dining Month dinner, will definitely try its again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A group of us came here on New Years Eve and while our waitress was awesome everything else was not. They were out of several entrees when there was already little to choose from and what we did end up getting was terrible. The drinks were ok but nothing to right home about and you would think they would maybe cover drinks or something since they were out of most of the menu but nothing was offered. I would not go back or recommend.

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queenlorie
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very happy with the service and quality of the food!

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Nov3
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was great. We chose grain and gristle because they utilize local veggies & meat.
The waitress had an extremely negative demeanor.

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vipcherylg
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent, friendly service! The burger was one of the best I’ve had in a long time. The delicata squash was delicious. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Black Forest
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Super Burger!

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KarynaM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an adorable place with amzing food and service. Will definitely be back!

LM
vipLauraM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but it was worth the wait. Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable new menu!

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LoriR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but it was not hot when it was served. As a professional chef myself, it doesn't matter how good the food is if it is not hot for the customer.

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RICKL
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ok, this is NOT a slam on this place. I LOVE the people running this establishment. This was the first time we tried them for dinner. We usually hit them up for brunch and it is VERY VERY good. ( Hi Julie!)

I ordered the porkchop and my sister ordered just a salad and some shrimp fritters. The fritters were great! The rest....not great. Chop was 60% fat. It was supposed to include asparagus, but even the server hard a hard time seeing any on the plate. The salad was drenched in dressing so was just picked at as my sister was too shy to return it and I didn't want to fight with her about it. LOL The server understood the situation and provided us a complimentery slice of pie.


I know you can do better G&G!! We loved and miss Old Salt and we are counting on you to monitor what comes out of the kitchen. The food really needs to match the increadable service your crew is putting out there. I will be back and try the chop again!! Hugs and success! Rick

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MichaelP
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

My friend was served a pork chop that was 80% fat. The server suggested that this was just a random occurrence. However, someone saw this Pork before it was prepared and decided it was acceptable, it was not.

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Spectacular
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was disappointed with the obvious chip on the shoulder of our server. She was not pleasant and it showed in every interaction we had with her. I have no idea what that was about but it was from start to finish. This was my second time here and I was 50/50 on it so we gave it another try. We will not be back a third time. The food was just OK.

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ArenE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is always the best. We brought two small children and they were immediately brought cheese and fruit plates. The food is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to be the most reliable, underrated amazing go to spot for us. Whatever time of day, we can count on G&G to have space for us with no wait and an amazing meal.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for a drink and meal.good service, good food, highly recommend

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Already recommended to several people - the burger is amazing! Very excited to go back -

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JudyH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of ten. Service and good all had rave reviews from drinks to dessert. The dinner for two that many of us shared was an incredible value

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HLauren
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice, casual place with subtle elegance. Impeccable service and excellent availability for large parties at short notice. Only thing is I wish there would have been more vegetarian options for main plates.

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Uviaggiatori
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, friendly service, outstanding locally sourced ingredients. Kid friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Limited selection fir lunch. Good just ok

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martha
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We tried the beer braised beef and the burgers. I liked the brioche buns that comes with the burgers, it was moist and crispy, overall the food was ok but we thought too pricey for what we get.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food ! The waitress was amazing. You must have the homemade deserts

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nidlena
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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FromPortland
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Beef Stroganoff was so salty it was inedible. Sent back and got arugala salad that was way ovwerpriced although our server was really nice. Very limited menu. I would not retrun

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was great. Beers were great. Service great. Prices were good.

I would recommend this place to my friends.

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vippdxduckie
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have been wanting to eat here and the first time was a disaster! I am sure that the person handling our table was high. Don't want to be mean but she was not with it and had a hard time understanding. She walked away from the table I thought she was she was going to trip on her feet. On top of that she got our order wrong. Very disappointing. A bright spot, they have great beer.

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vipFoodieSuz
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food not up to hype. Burger small and just not good enough for pdx standards. We loved our server however:)

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great for meat eaters—probably pick another spot if there are vegetarians in your party.

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Roxycat
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have eaten here several times and really like it and loved Old Salt. The burger wasn't like the burger at Old Salt even though we heard it was. My husband ordered onion rings w/his burger that were like the French's' onions you put on top of bean casserole (really thin and cold). My stroganoff was good, but not that much for the price. We think it was just an off night - during the holidays.

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PembrokeHungry
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casual get together - atmosphere was great - burgers were fantastic.

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Marsha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the Portland area, we have been on a mission to find the best burger. We believe, having tried it twice now, this is it! Best burger in Portland! Love the casual, easy experience!

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undercoverfoodie
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger is legit. Friendly staff, food came out quickly, giant portions. Happy camper!

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PatC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Historically a favorite place and I’m hoping the service and food on our last visit was an aberration. Over 45 min to get food which was not up to expectations. Had to ask for napkins and silverware. Over easy eggs with broken hard cooked yolks and bacon charred crispy black. The table next was well into a second or third round of breakfast drinks and the 4 of us at our table couldn’t hear our own conversation.

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nicoler
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for a lazy Sunday brunch, wasn't too crowded either!

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Jasmine
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great prices!

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NateG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in with the lady for a night out and was very pleased with the simple but elegant offerings from local whiskey to house made cheese. Wonderful experience, food came out promptly and the server was very attentive without being over barring (that's a hard balance to find sometimes). We will definitely be back to try more cocktails and explore some more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Great food and the best beers in town. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items!

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vipAdventurousdiners
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but very understaffed that led to very slow service.

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Kibidango
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was great. Food amazing. We arrived at 5:45 and ordered at 6:20. Our food came at 7 due to a full patio and full house. We didn’t think to order more appetizers and got a bit hangry. Other than that the
Mussels frites, seafood special and bbq were all delectable.

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Grain & Gristle is rated 4.4 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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