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Multnomah Whiskey Library

4.9
4.9
86 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Enjoy a bar like none other, Multnomah Whiskey Library is the place where you can have the educational experience, but at the same time be in an intimate environment to relax and enjoy NW-styled opulence. We accomplish this by offering a high level of hospitality delivered by a knowledgeable staff. Having said that, you won’t find a level of snobbishness within our walls. We consider ourselves forever students to our craft and no matter how far along we come on our journey to learn about the 1500+ finely curated products we pour, there’s always so much more to learn. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

The recipe for our culinary program is simple: one measure English pub, one measure Kentucky roadhouse, one measure Oregon abundance. Stir these ingredients together and enjoy! Inspired by cuisine from the major whisk{e}y producing regions of the world, our focus is on small plates, food meant to be shared and paired with fine libations and brisk conversations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (503) 954-1381

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason West

  • Catering

    Bring the Multnomah Whiskey Library experience to your world. We custom-tailor spirited events, perfectly curated to “WOW” your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jessye Ramsey: (503) 954-1381

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Cross street

    SW 12th Ave at Alder

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Whiskies, lots and lots of whiskies...plus spirits from near and further afield, over 1500 finely curated labels, in fact. Plenty to keep you entertained or just kick back and contemplate, while enjoying the splendor of the room.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drinks at the library never disappoint.

  2. OB

    OswegoBee

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you everyone, outstanding dinner chef! My guests, foodies from SFO, said the dinner was superb! Of course outstanding whiskey goes without saying. Your fan, Brenda Hart

  3. AM

    AlesonM

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and top notch selection of hard liquor. They really know their scotch and do an excellent job In helping pick out a flight. Good food options

  4. AH

    AndrewH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good time at MWL. Sat at the bar, service was exceptional as usual.

  5. DK

    DuncanK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as usual. Would prefer the music volume be lowered. Not the kind of place I want to listen to rock.

  6. HC

    HarveyC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great corner table with views of the all spirits! Amazing service!

  7. DF

    DavidF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our bartender was very knowledgeable and guided us on our cocktail selections. Her knowledge made for a great experience and a wonderful first time visit for my guest.

  8. OB

    OswegoBee

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This a very special place. A walk back in time to the civilized cocktail hour, quiet conversation and distilled spirits served unobtrusively. The Library also happens to have a terrific chef. I've tried one of everything on the menu and would order one of each again and again. It's the kind of place you plop down on the cushy chair, let out a sigh, take in the ambiance and know you'll have great relaxing evening enjoying fine whiskey.

  9. SB

    SteveB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Whisky Library is always a great stop for great whisky and a fantastic burger!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love the cache of the library. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and service is excellent. It does come with a premium price point but is well worth it for most occasions.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Staff was great as per usual.

  12. T

    Travis

    Boise

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyed a few drinks and shared a meal before the Portland Thorns soccer match. Wonderful as always!

  13. C

    Colton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Multnomah Whiskey Library is the coolest spot in Portland!

  14. K

    Karencaribe

    Portland

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. While food was very good and reasonably priced, the space on the sofa is much more enjoyable for drinks and conversation.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was personable, knowledgable and professional. Outstanding cocktails and food.

  16. DK

    DKohel

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Awesome place with incredible selections and excellent libations. Was not a huge fan of getting shuffled out at 9pm.

  17. E

    Eastcoast

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Waiter kept having to refer to notes when describing both drinks and food. Not the best service we have received compared to what we have had in the past.

  18. LV

    LuisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional drinks, food, service (Allie), and space. Thank you. MWL!

  19. AM

    AlesonM

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great service and an updated food menu made for a terrific evening!

  20. RL

    RobertL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank god Ally is back. Best bartender at the library

  21. JR

    JimReen

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Big selection of bourbon and gin.

  22. E

    Edgar

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very special place to bring special friends. An unbelievable selection of whiskeys with surprisingly great food.... even if you are not a conigseaur of whiskeys the staff will help you. Highly recommend this place and highly recommend you join to avoid the lines

  23. DK

    DuncanK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Next time I'll specify chairs in my reservation. Was given stools at the bar. Not very comfortable.

  24. JR

    JimReen

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kick back and relax

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time. My guest and I learned a lot about scotch. The bar tender was a wealth of knowledge.

  26. BM

    BrianM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. A wonderful collection of whiskeys and other spirits.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love going here. The food and service are always consistent. Clients and friends love trying something new that they’ve never had before. The ability to get a half pour or flight makes it enjoyable and economical.

  28. MB

    MichaelB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth the yearly membership to always have access. Always great place to connect with friends.

  29. JR

    JimReen

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Relaxing atmosphere. Great mixologist

  30. DK

    DuncanK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Biggest criticism is the noise level. They need to lower the music volume and improve the acoustics. This place should be a place for relaxation. Otherwise it's first class!

  31. SB

    SteveB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    The whisky and food were great as usual. The service in the beginning is attentive, then after the second drink, the bartender becomes difficult to find. They deliver your bill promptly, but almost never remember to get your jacket. My wife indicated the woman’s bathroom has been poorly maintained on every one of our visits and was out of tp in one stall on this Saturday evening, unacceptable. In summary, seems like 3star service with 5 star prices.

  32. OB

    OswegoBee

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for the wonderful service. Met several tourists from out-of-state, envious of Portland's Whiskey Library. They stayed an extra day in Portland, just to visit the Library. They said they weren't disappointed.

  33. BM

    BrianM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Its a great place to come, relax and try many different whiskeys. I have been there many times and have never had a bad experience

  34. SS

    SamSaw

    Portland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening, suggestions appropriate and on target! Excellent service!

  35. RD

    RyanD

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spent a lot on really good whiskey.

  36. C

    Christa

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks and great time with friends! I look forward to my return

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, great service at one of my favorites.

  38. RL

    RobertL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is knowledgeable and cares. Great place for a real cocktail or scotch

  39. LO

    LOVE

    Portland

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fantastic!...the service is amazing and food + ambiance is off the charts! Thank you!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service. Knowledgeable mixologists. Very expensive.

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Multnomah Whiskey Library is rated 4.9 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW 12th Ave at Alder

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason West

  • Entertainment

    Whiskies, lots and lots of whiskies...plus spirits from near and further afield, over 1500 finely curated labels, in fact. Plenty to keep you entertained or just kick back and contemplate, while enjoying the splendor of the room.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 954-1381

  • Catering

    Bring the Multnomah Whiskey Library experience to your world. We custom-tailor spirited events, perfectly curated to “WOW” your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jessye Ramsey: (503) 954-1381

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