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Whiskey Barrel Lounge, Happy Valley, OR

Whiskey Barrel Lounge

4.8
4.8
413 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
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Whiskey Wonderland Dinner & Casino Night

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the new year with an extra special celebration event! Includes a 3-Course Dinner (dietary restrictions welcome) with Champagne. After dinner try your luck across the hall and enjoy exclusive access to our Cellar Room Casino with Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette! Upstairs the party goes past midnight with music by The Ian James Band until 11:45

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What 413 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clackamas

    Romantic

  • Clackamas

    Special Occasion

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

    Most Booked

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  1. p

    petem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great event and really enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere. Will definitely go again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the people we interacted with were friendly and seemed to care. Fun place, good food and interesting drinks.
  3. WR

    WoodyR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, and our meals were prepared just right!
  4. BS

    BScott

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I had eaten here a few times on the patio, but this was my first time inside the lounge. I brought a date here from the Seattle area instead of going in to Portland. We loved the ambiance, the many whiskey drink options and the food was delicious. Our waitress, while efficient, offered no suggestions, and overall seemed pretty awkward. It was a very business Wednesday night, so maybe that affected the experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had av wonderful double date with my fiancé and some friends
  6. GC

    GaryC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a joy having a dinner experience at WBL. The service was great and the food was awesome. Melody, our server, was on top of things and gave great suggestions. Can't wait to go back.
  7. SB

    ShayB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good experience at Whiskey Barrell. Our visit last night was no exception. Service was great, the menu was fabulous, and the food was delicious. I had the salmon risotto and ate every bite...the edges of the salmon was a perfect crisp and the rest was melt in your mouth wonderful! My husband enjoys their drink menu, especially the whiskey options. It is one of our go-to places when company is in town!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service!
  9. EM

    ErikaM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! I’m so happy we have a place like this in Happy Valley (finally)!!!
  10. D

    Diana

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent!!! I’m sorry I don’t remember his name. Food was good, nice presentation, but steak was a bit too rare for a medium rare. Otherwise, everything was above average.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining here, it’s one of our favorites!
  12. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and inviting atmosphere! Elevated, delicious dishes and classy, sophisticated drinks. Definitely a place to recommend!
  13. S

    Shawna1qd

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great. All of the servers and bartender are knowledgeable about what they are serving. I have Gluten sensitivity and they were very accommodating and I was confidant they were doing their best to make sure I wouldn't get glutened.
  14. L

    Lynsey

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The lighting was a bit bright. Seemed a little off putting for the vibe of the place
  15. MC

    MattC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always great at the whiskey barrel. Attentive, but not intrusive. I had the oso bucco special and it was done to perfection. The cocktails are always interesting and there seems to be a good variety for every palate. We’ve been regular customers for over a year now because the service is always good and the food is always delicious.
  16. KS

    KimberlyS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to here several times now. It’s nearby my home and the service, atmosphere and food is consistently good every time. It’s a stylish atmosphere great for dates, family meals, and friend meet ups. They also have an events room available for rent. It’s beautiful!
  17. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The website made this place look a bit more swanky then it truly is. We dressed up thinking this place would be classy. Our group walked in and we had servers shout across the room 3 different times "someone would be right with us". The place was empty yet it still took several minutes for a host to approach us. When he did greet us, he said "what's up?". That is not how you greet a customer. This is not Red Robin. We finally got seated. The server took our order for drinks and appetizers. Drinks and appetizers came out very quickly. We were almost completely done with our drinks and appetizers when we started joking that no one has taken our food order. Finally she came up to the table and said "looks like you're all set" and she started to walk away. I said "well we would like to order our dinner...". She was extremely awkward. Nice but kinda clueless. We eventually got our food and it truly was delicious. No complaints. When I made my reservation, I was asked if it was for a special occasion. And it was. My son and daughter were both celebrating birthdays. No idea why your website asked that question. The only thing you did special was put a piece of paper on our table that said (happy birthday). With a $360 bill, you would think a special dessert or drink would have been offered to them. Nope, just a "happy birthday" from the host. Food and drinks are fantastic, but your staff needs some serious training. We will be back, but with much lower expectations.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for date night and it was perfect. We were seated by the fire and relaxed in comfortable leather chairs. Food was incredible. The steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The special seared ahi tuna Niçoise salad was light and refreshing with mild flavors. Quiet atmosphere. Fun cocktails. Highly recommend.
  19. KY

    KimY

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place will recommend to friends and family good food and great ambience.
  20. K

    Kathiwithaneye

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and amazing service and good.
  22. 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”.
  23. KH

    KristiH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  24. 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
  25. 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!
  26. 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
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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!
  32. 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
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for date night!
  40. 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!

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 4.8 stars by 413 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
Experiences are available.
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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