HopCity Tavern

3.9
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155 Reviews
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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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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.0
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3.6
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3.7
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Smushipig
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for Portland Dining Month! My friend and I got the Dungeness crab pot pie and buffalo burger! Some of the deserts were already sold out even though the place wasn’t busy but our awesome server made up for it by allowing us to order other desserts on the regular menu! Totally worth it!

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RuthanneO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went last year again this year! There crab pot pie is amazing!!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect & convenient place for my friends and I to have a dinner. We were at a conference there and it was easy for us all to meet where we were staying and to meet a friend from the area we all knew as well. Good food and good service!

HopCity Tavern
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi LindaS, Great to hear that you and your friends had a great time with us! Thanks for the the 5 stars! John

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TroyR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Might of been understaffed, but took a while for server to come around from when we were seated through ordering. Table next to us said the same thing. Overall good experience.

HopCity Tavern
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello TroyR, Glad you had a good experience at HopCity. Sorry the service was on the slow side. Hope we see you again. Thanks for the review, John

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining month

HopCity Tavern
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hello, Thank you for the 5 stars! Great to know you enjoyed Portland Dining Month with us. Thanks, John

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Anna
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice place to eat. The fish and chips had way too much breading. Fries were great!!

HopCity Tavern
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hi Anna, Thanks for coming to join us at HopCity. Sorry the meal wasn't exactly what you were hoping. We do hope to see you again. Thanks, John

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NaniS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We had the Fish& Chips. The fish was coated in a dark brown burned crust. The chips were tasteless and cold. The service was prompt and friendly - but we won't be back. We choose this place as it is close to the theater.

HopCity Tavern
Responded on February 26, 2020

Hello NaniS, Sorry that your meal wasn't up to the standard that you or HopCity wants to see for a dining experience. I hope you do give us a second try and if ever a meal is not matching expectations please let our team know so we can make it right for you. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, John

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NicolleP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, and it was served hot! I could tell, however, that some of the folks in our party were still a bit hungry after their meal. We should have ordered an appetizer or two.

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vipOCFD
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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vipGreat
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipFoodieLuv
Little Rock
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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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BereketH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Corporate breakfast bar. Slow service with mediocre food.

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Elle005
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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LorenaK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

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!

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LaurenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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JenniferS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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MarisaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HarryC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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vipMicheleS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for being flexible about our changing plans.

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AnnikaG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pretty good overall and easily accommodated a large party.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service drops off after 2:00pm.
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SCResident
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipMicheleS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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ReginaF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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vipPMCNW
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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vipShoelessJoe
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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SusanG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JoanS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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.

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vipWaimeawahine
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTammyB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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AmandaK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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LisaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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HopCity Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 944-1092.

HopCity Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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