HopCity Tavern

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
HopCity Tavern, located inside the Hilton Portland Downtown, offers thoughtful, locally-sourced American gastropub cuisine helmed by Executive Chef Marissa Burback. This Portland standout reflects the artistry of beloved American tradition with a modern twist. The menu brings creativity to the dishes you crave by featuring seasonal ingredients and the finest products that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The ever-changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus complement the wide selection of local microbrews on tap, bold wines from the region and mixologist-crafted cocktails.

Adjacent to the Tavern, HopCity Market provides a range of grab and go selections to start your morning, enjoy for lunch, or pick up a snack to bring along for your day. From morning favorites such as coffee by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Spielmans Bagels to anytime baked goods from Marsee Baking and Sesame Donuts, these favorites stand alongside selections of locally sourced snacks to fulfill any craving.

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Daily Secret Menu Item

$5 HopCity Burger on the first 5 orders during lunch only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 3, 2019

Ends: September 4, 2118

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-2:00PM

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OC
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but not this time. It was overpriced and the service was terrible.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was really impressed with HopCityTavern. I would have never known about it if not for Open Table and Yelp. Tucked inside the Hilton Hotel kind of cafeteria style with a no nonsense sport bar atmosphere. It felt a little cold but it was clean and I appreciated the cloth napkins. We were greeted immediately which was easy because there were not a lot of people dining on a dreary Sunday night. Our server was excellent I appreciated the recommendations. We ordered well Gin and tonics which cost $8 each not bad for downtown. We started with appetizers deviled eggs $7 and sautéed asparagus $7 both delicious, hot and portions were generous. For dinner we chose the HopCity Burger $16 with american wagyu beef, sharp cheddar, caramelized onion, pickled jalapeno, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, pretzel bun, grain mustard aioli. The bun held the juicy burger together perfectly. We were not asked how we would like it cooked but that’s okay because it was cooked perfectly. Fries were served with the burger. If you love steak fries these you will love there we got a generous portion with a tasty seasoning. I would go back just for the fries! Now that we know about you this little gem we will be back!

G
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and staff

HopCity Tavern
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star rating! We hope to see you again soon, maybe for Burger Week :) All the Best, Kahea Palisbo. Asst. Manager

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FL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was nothing special and the atmosphere wasn't that great either. The drinks were good but there was no separation from the hotel lobby. The food was kinda expensive for what you were getting.

HopCity Tavern
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi FoodieLuv, thank you for your feedback! We've just recently revamped our menu, which we source from all local vendors to create the taste and value of our food. We are still in the process to up the atmosphere, so your feedback definitely ensures we keep generating ideas to offer that wow-factor to our patrons. Hopefully you come back to join us when all of our upgrades are complete! All the Best, Kahea Palisbo Asst. Restaurant Manager

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BH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

TH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I made a reservation, had it confirmed, and when I got there the restaurant was closed. They agreed to accommodate me, but not with the full menu. Very disappointed.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 11:30 because I saw the 1000 bonus points. I dined and left. Upon checking my account and email, my reservation was canceled. I had to take time out of my day to go back and find out the reason. The manager there said he canceled it because he thought I didn’t dined there. I pulled out my receipt and he apologized. Awful customer service

DS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Corporate breakfast bar. Slow service with mediocre food.

E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointing experience. Consider this more like Hilton’s cafeteria than a restaurant. Minimal number of servers made for long wait times once at the table. Food was average at best.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Will never go again. Horrible food over cooked or not even warm at all.

LK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

The atmosphere feels like you are sitting in a hotel lobby('cause you are) - The food is too expensive for the loud, bustling atmosphere. Our waitress was great though!

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, they were very attentive. It was a little loud mostly cause we were seated by the Hilton lobby and there was a conference going on so a lot of people. Good food just a bit spendy.

JS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobby area of the hotel was super loud, so we were worried it was going to be unbearable in Hop City. However, the coffered ceilings were a really good choice in the dining area, and you could have a normal speaking voice conversation with your table. You could hear low mumbles from the surrounding tables, but we were pleasantly surprised with the acoustics in the room. The food was tasty. We came for Portland Dining month. Portions were very generous, and we brought home leftovers. It's definitely more than just a hotel restaurant, and we will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and staff wss amazing. Has great options for dining month

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the March Portland Dining Out month special! The food was delicious and the service was top notch. They were great accommodating gluten free needs. Definitely will go back and sample more of the menu items.

HC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Party of 16, food was good, good vibe. Our drinks were filled frequently. Open kitchen style, very unique atmosphere.

MS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for being flexible about our changing plans.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty good overall and easily accommodated a large party.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service drops off after 2:00pm.
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SC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is located in the lobby of the Hilton and had the atmosphere of a hotel restaurant. The food and service were moderately good, but there wasn’t any character to the place and no locals present. We were there as it was really close to the Schnitzer, but overall the experience was underwhelming and there are better options nearby.

MS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We meet for a discussion group every month and really appreciate that we always have a space to talk and get together. The service is great, especially for a group.

RF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The good is fine but overpriced for a bar menu. Service was very slow!

PM
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went for lunch and were the second party to be seated. The restaurant was not busy on a Monday morning. The waitstaff were busy complaining to one another, near our table and it did take awhile for us to be served. It’s good that we received 1000 points for this experience because this restaurant has horrible food and service. My chicken sandwich tasted as if it were last weeks chicken that was reheated and the fries tasted as if they had been fried with fish in old oil. I was unable to eat my meal but the server (who changed during our lunch as if she were in break) didn’t check back until after the bill was paid. When they asked how the food was and I replied poor, they just said have a nice day. This place would go out of business if it weren’t in the Hilton. I will be wary of other 1000 point places since it seems the food is terrible and that’s why the point bonus was elevated. I also feel bad that some travelers might go here and think this place is representative of Portland dining because nothing could be farther from the truth. Won’t go back, wouldn’t recommend, would give zero stars if possible.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Christina the server saved the day. She was delightful. The food on the otherhand...... The Brussel sprouts and chicken sliders were burnt. The dates were good but didn’t need the addition of the honey. The only good dish was the kids hamburger. Last visit I had the flatbread which was good but didn’t contain prosciutto that was supposed to be in the dish.

SJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a surprisingly good experience. The food was very good with nice twists on pub food. The charred Brussels Sprouts with Gouda cheese was excellent. Loved the Hop Tavern burger but subbed smoked cheddar for the American cheese that normally comes with it. Had a nice tangy sauce with a little heat on it as well. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. The only value issue was on the wine. They had OK choices but prices were a bit high. Of course beer was probably a better choice for a place like this. The service really stood out. Our server Peggy was terrific. Always there when you needed her. Efficient, knowledgeable, friendly.

SG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 5 needing a quick dinner before a Portland Arts and Lecture event at the Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium. Our waitress was so helpful in making sure we had our drinks and food quickly, so that we were on time for the lecture. And the auditorium is a short 3-minute walk from Hop City Tavern. This was our first time at this restaurant, but it won’t be our last!

JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We were seated right next to the wait staff prepping area even though the restaurant was mostly empty. The lightning was so bright that it felt like we were in a cafeteria. Needs some help with ambiance.

W
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in the Hilton Hotel Lobby is Hop City restaurant and I must say for a hotel restaurant it is very good. I have had dinner here twice and on both occasions the food and service was excellent.

TB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happened upon this place. Had the specialty burger and it was so good. Very flavorful. Our waitress (Peggy) was super sweet and accommodating.

EL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Uninspired beer selection. Slower, sometimes inattentive service. Waffle fries were underdone and cold. Waitress did comp them but very disappointed.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took a group of co-workers for Portland's Burger Week. I made a reservation for a long table and was sat immediately. Good thing too because the place was packed with fellow burger lovers. The food was really good, including the vegan's side order and the special side dishes offered for burger week. The staff was quick, courteous, and accurate. High marks, especially since this restaurant is not usually busy at lunchtime they were prepared and brought their A-game.

LD
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I don't make it a habit of dining in hotel restaurants of the cities I live in, but Hop City Tavern was part of the Portland Burger Week promotion. So, I made an exception. I was pleasantly surprised with the food and service.

W
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was empty at 5:30 but began to fill up around 6:30. Our server, Pegge was excellent, our food was well prepared and generous, and the price was right!

SC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for lunch. Get the fried chicken sliders and big charcuterie board

TJ
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Prefer not to comment. For sure, we will not be back again. No wonder the points, no one else was there.

V
Seattle
364 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Lovely, well provisioned BREKKIE Buffet & hand-crafted veggie omelette daringly served by Micah w a smile & a soothing personality!

V
Seattle
364 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Nice staff: Micah @ BREAKFAST, Anthony @ Dinner
Both kind & professioal :)

T
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place it was very convenient and the food was delicious. The bar was adjacent to the restaurant which will create a louder environment during happy hour, but otherwise was a great place to eat.

V
Seattle
364 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Anthony provided gr8 service, the flatbread was decent (overpriced!), the selection of brews on tap is fantastic! It’s a quick in-and-out eatery
The industrial design & the large, loud convention crowd, made the noise almost unbearable.
Solo diners ought 2 B OK, carrying on a conversation or even placing an order is a audio challenge!

KT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Yummy Brussels sprouts! Wait staff was super nice and very attentive.

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