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Whiskey Barrel Lounge, Happy Valley, OR

Whiskey Barrel Lounge

4.7
4.7
392 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Whiskey Barrel Lounge is a new craft cocktail & whiskey bar located downstairs in The Valley Public House. We offer an upscale lounge menu that changes frequently with seasonal and daily specials. We have a beautiful and shaded patio for outdoor dining- open weather permitting. We are open for Happy Hour from 4pm to 5pm and then DINNER from 5pm to closing, Tuesday through Saturday. Minors are allowed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Lounge, American

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 855-4153

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Elliott

  • Private party facilities

    "The Cellar" is our private event space adjacent the lounge, it seats groups up to 70. Buffet or formal seated dining options are available and it comes stocked with it's own bar and bartender so you can get the party started! If you've got a big day or holiday party coming up email: info@whiskeybarrellounge.com to reserve time on our calendar.

  • Neighborhood

    Happy Valley

  • Cross street

    North of Sunnyside Blvd. & 162nd in the bottom level of Valley Public H

  • Parking details

    Located on the lower level of Valley Public House

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 392 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

    Best Overall

  • Clackamas

    Best Food

  • Clackamas

    Best Service

  • Clackamas

    Best Ambiance

  • Clackamas

    Best Value

  • Clackamas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clackamas

    Good for Groups

  • Clackamas

    Healthy

  • Clackamas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clackamas

    Romantic

  • Clackamas

    Special Occasion

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Kathiwithaneye

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time here. Awesome place to eat or in this case, just a cocktail with a friend. Hand made everything.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and amazing service and good.
  3. KA

    KevinA

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific “experience” diner put on by proprietor Ami and her team! It was one of their Monthly Distiller’s Dinner and educational series with Accompani Liqueurs and Freeland Spirits…so much fun! In addition we had a fantastic 3 course meal with two craft cocktails for each of us. Can’t wait till next months! Sign up for their newsletter to stay…”in the know”.
  4. KH

    KristiH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 39th wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty! Sweet Happy Anniversary sign at our table for two and complimentary champagne! John was our server and he was great! Very attentive without bugging us as we wanted to savor our time together on a very special evening. Food was very good and loved the ambiance. We will definitely be back soon!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whiskey barrel lounge is a great place, it is quickly become one of my favorite places in the Portland area
  6. MM

    MarcieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Went here for my birthday! Amazing food and real cocktails! One of the best meals ive ever had. Staff was very friendly and attentive too!
  7. M

    Masc

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, great burbon selection, good value, great service, limited menu
  8. TC

    TylerC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite! Very welcoming. Speakeasy vibe. The host/barkeep AJ was highly personable and extremely professional. Server John was fun and interesting. Food was fresh and very good and the signature cocktails were unique and flavorful! A definite must visit. Worth the trip! All around, a 10/10 from everyone in our party and a couple of us are very selective. We will return!
  9. MD

    MadelynD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Best old fashion we have had. Good food but had higher expectations especially for the price (very peppery/overseasoned) overall good experience and would go again most likely just for drinks and apps.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service and ambiance were good but the food wasn’t great. We had a Cesar salad (which was good), burger and carbonara and dessert (ice cream and crème brûlée), all of which were just ok. Because of the food we ended wishing we had gone somewhere else. I don’t think we’ll be coming back.
  11. P

    Pennyy

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The steaks were cooked correctly on one end but the other end was under cooked. The flavor was wonderful! I just thought I would write this review so maybe the chef can check the grill temperature. The salmon was really good and the Old Fashioned was a big hit!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came during Labor Day weekend around 5 and absolutely enjoyed everything about our first time there! The deviled eggs and salmon lox with wasabi Mayo were aaaaammmmmmaaaazzzing!! We each had a different steak and that was just the cherry on top…. Rib Eye and NY strip when cooked liked that can never be wrong. We will be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a truly wonderful experience! We all enjoyed it. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent
  14. m

    michelem

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice vibe - lots of whiskey! Menu is kinda small but they have a pretty good happy hour!
  15. MM

    MicaelaM

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I come in fairly regularly. When we heard that a past special, the steak au poivre, that we loved would be joining the permanent menu, we brought a few friends to convert. As always, the drinks were superb. We especially love the peaches and Cream, Bangerang, and the silk rob. The food was cooked to perfection, I don’t think we have had a bad meal here, and Melanie took excellent care of us. At the end of the meal we were surprised to find that our favorite rosemary cookies were back on the desert menu. Even sweeter was that the manager, AJ, had packaged up a few for us as a gift. We are not normally the noisy table, but after the cookies arrived, that laughs got out of control as we discussed the possible outcomes of my husbands deep love for them. For instance that one day I might be writing a review that explains how these cookies broke up my marriage. Needless to say, it was a wonderful night. Thank you again for the great experience.
  16. GD

    GoodDiningPdx

    Portland

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Servers were fun to interact with, BUT the food was very mediocre, the outside dining is pretty small, and the wasps were all over us and our food. The lounge itself may work for some, but for us it would be way to dark.
  17. JL

    JohannaL

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and service- east side of town needs more places like this
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First of all, Sabina was excellent. The outdoor seating on a beautiful 72 degree evening was perfect. The drinks were very good - creative cocktails, flight of whiskey (many options), beer. Unfortunately the beers were not consistent. Ordered the Hazy and got a Pilsner. My friend had a Hazy then another IPA before getting the Hazy again. All obviously different beers - unsure who is at fault here. The appetizer of bacon-wrapped dates was excellent. Sweet and savory. My friends got an excellent medium rare hanger steak, and the other entrees were well prepared. BUT…the $38 12-oz NY strip order rare-medium rare (I was careful to explain how desired it) came out very thin and MEDIUM WELL - gray throughout. Sabina apologized and in 3 minutes brought out a replacement - was it just flipped over? Medium well-well sone again. No pink. Looked like the same steak. I looked at the hanger steak and said THAT’S medium rare - she apologized and brought me the hanger steak. But of course the $38 NY that got replaced with a $28 steak wasn’t comped as I would have done and no discount. So paid $38 for a $28 hanger steak that by the time I got it my friends were mostly done. Disappointing for a good menu for the chef/cook to have so little pride in steak quality. Might come back for the service and atmosphere but may not order a steak again.
  19. MM

    MicaelaM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John always takes wonderful care of us and all his tables. The food is consistently excellent. We loved the cinnamon ice cream. The only complaint would be that we miss the rosemary cookies. We will be back next week for the steak au poivre!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for date night!
  21. KH

    KatieH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We have dined before and very much enjoyed it. Tonight was better than the last. Highly recommend!
  22. HL

    HannaL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to have a restaurant of this in Happy Valley.
  23. LD

    LaurieD

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was just okay, and a small menu selection. The wine menu was too expensive, they need to add more moderate priced bottles. I would go there for a drink, but I wouldn’t eat there.
  24. JW

    JillW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful hidden gem in Happy Valley. Great Happy Hour options, too!
  25. DE

    DonnaE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor patio, great food and creative cocktails!
  26. RR

    RelaxRelax

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was stellar and both inside and outside dining serves its own unique purpose: inside more formal, outside less so. Unique food blends (deviled eggs with lox; bacon wrapped dates - YUM!). One of the better batch of fries in the state! Whimsical cocktails with Spotify links to play while you drink...originality!!!
  27. CJ

    ChristineJ

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The hostess was very nice. Our steak came over cooked. On the website under desserts it listed double chocolate cake…when I asked for the cake, I was told it wasn’t available. I had seen a piece of the cake being delivered to a table not 20 minutes earlier. The hostess told me it was for the owners parents, and the rest was frozen. It was our anniversary, I don’t think we’d pay the price again for what we got
  28. m

    mck15

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute reservation for our anniversary - literally made the reservation 20 min before showing up. They had set up a nice table for us by the fireplace with a cute little sign that said "Happy Anniversary" and brought champagne. The host and server were both extremely friendly and gave great recommendations for both drinks and food. Our drinks, food, and overall experience were great, 10/10 will definitely be back - even just for drinks because their Old Fashioned was literally the best I've ever tasted.
  29. JW

    JenW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, beautiful inside, especially the bar. Food was great. Staff was attentive and prompt.
  30. MA

    MikeA

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice newer spot with chic ambiance and drinks. Food executed well too.
  31. KA

    KevinA

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was terrific and the attentive service provided by Melanie was impeccable.
  32. MM

    MicaelaM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food never disappoints. The special last night was the filet au poivre. My husband put it in one of the top five steaks in his life. Just an incredible steak. You should consider making it a permanent item. John always takes wonderful care of us whether it’s making sure our drinks are full or making us laugh. He is truly a wonderful representative of your restaurant. Effortlessly engaging yet always keeping an eye on all his tables. Truly one of the best
  33. CM

    CharlesM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our very first visit to WBL, it was a very nice experience. This event was for my Wife's birthday, and the hosts and crew were so nice the brings blessings to my wife. Food was delicious.
  34. BH

    BenjaminH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place. Love now we can take our minor children. Excellent service.
  35. DJ

    DarrellJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was awesome and the staff was extremely knowledgeable on the spirits they pour. I did the Japanese whiskey flight and was not disappointed. We will be returning for another dining experience.
  36. C

    Chappy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the initial greeting the staff was very attentive to our party, suggesting a seating location which provided privacy in consideration of the other parties already seated. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and even the bartender came to our table to help with drink suggestions and orders. The servers and bartender at the Whiskey Barrel Lounge work as a team and it shows in the performance and execution of the dining experience. I would not hesitate to visit again for either a formal or informal dining experience.
  37. DR

    DeedeeR

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful unexpected evening we had. We sat on the patio and it was lovely! Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic - we will be returning soon!
  38. MM

    MicaelaM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    My husband and I are regulars. The food is outstanding and we are always happy. Unfortunately, whenever we try to bring in new people things tend to go wrong. In the past, the problem is rectified satisfactorily. Last night was our worst experience to date. The server we had we had not seen before. She didn’t seem like she wanted to be there and despite having few tables, was lax on check backs and didn’t once bring our food at any course. When we sat, there were 4 waters for a table of 5. I asked for one more water. By the time she took drink orders, appetizer order and drinks arrived, I still didn’t have my water. She didn’t inform our group that you were out of two of the main entrees until we ordered them. Our food came out at dramatically different times. My husband and father in law received their steaks five minutes before two more at the table. The fifth person (my mother in law) didn’t receive her pasta until both men had finished their steaks. There had been no check back and she had to flag our server down to tell her she still didn’t have her food. The manager brought it out with an apology and an offer to discount the one meal. We spent 330 dollars in your establishment and didn’t get to eat together, yet all we were offered was 20 percent off the cheapest item. All in all I hope we are never given that server again and had that been our first experience, we would not recommend it, despite the excellent food quality.
  39. KA

    KevinA

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like me be succinct. You want Melanie as your server, that’s the list, that’s it!
  40. c

    crayola

    Portland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio and it was very quiet because we were one of the first people there. I had the house salad which came with a variety of lettuces and a few cherry tomatoes cut in half. The salad was very large it could’ve been split in 2 easily. I also had the green chili mac & cheese which was delicious. My friend had the special which was a pesto shrimp linguine for $28. It was a good size serving but the problem was it came with only 3 average size shrimp. The Server checked with the chef and said the dish only comes with three shrimp. That seemed awfully skimpy for a dinner meal. That was the only reason for the lower rating otherwise the food was delicious. .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Whiskey Barrel Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Whiskey Barrel Lounge

12960 SE 162nd Ave Ste 100, Happy Valley, OR 97086

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North of Sunnyside Blvd. & 162nd in the bottom level of Valley Public H

  • Neighborhood

    Happy Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Lounge, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Located on the lower level of Valley Public House

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Elliott

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 855-4153

  • Private party facilities

    "The Cellar" is our private event space adjacent the lounge, it seats groups up to 70. Buffet or formal seated dining options are available and it comes stocked with it's own bar and bartender so you can get the party started! If you've got a big day or holiday party coming up email: info@whiskeybarrellounge.com to reserve time on our calendar.

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