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Permanently Closed - Streetcar Bistro & Taproom

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48 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Late-night Find
  • Good for Groups

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Streetcar Bistro & Taproom in Portland, Oregon is an American style bistro and craft beer house that specializes in serving upscale American pub cuisine. The restaurant features a casual, laidback atmosphere and offers 30 craft beers on tap that are rotated regularly.

Streetcar Bistro & Taproom offers a daily dinner service with a lunch service added on weekends. The menu selection at the restaurant includes an assortment of small plates, snacks, salads, sandwiches and burgers, entr�es and desserts. Entr�e options at Streetcar Bistro & Taproom include chef inspired risotto, baked macaroni and cheese, pesto linguine, wild mushroom ravioli, marinated tri-tip steak and BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday, : 11am - 11:00pm
Friday/Saturday: 11am - 1am.
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Phone number
(503) 227-2988
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jess McColum
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th and Northrup
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Public transit
Trimet Bus 77, Portland Streetcar, PDX Pedicap
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Entertainment
Live music Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's 8p to midnight.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 16, 2016

The food was great and the bartender and server were knowledgeable and very friendly..

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

Sunday early afternoon is very quiet.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Fantastic as always. The music was incredible. The food is even better than when I've been before and the food was good then. Their new mushroom burger is out of this world! All my friends loved their food!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

A great place to have a delicious dinner and listen to a local band on a Saturday night. Very happy we made reservations as there was not a lot of seating and the place was packed. Upon walking in, we were greeted by a friend face and taken directly to our table. Our food was wonderful. The mushroom ravioli and root veritable salad will not disappoint. Our server was attentive and never let our drinks become empty. The Brian O'dell Band was amazing. Wonderful covers of DMB, John Mayer, and Outcast, in addition to some of their own originals.

We will be back for the entire experience in the future! Thank you for an enjoyable Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

They have a new Chef and he is amazing. The wild mushroom ravioli is out of this world. My friend had the risotto and loved it. The cocktails and beer list are fantastic. Pasta is fresh and they use fresh squeezed juice.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Came here for lunch after driving from Seattle. Bartender/waiter was super nice and offered tasters from their craft beer selection. I opted for something I never would have tried!! No kid menu bungee cobbled together some sides. Older daughter ordered Mac and cheese with bacon- omg sosososo good. Hubs had burger and I had black bean burger- really everything was very good. Very slow, must be more of a night time place.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2016

Good selection of beers and mixed drinks. Not too busy, and the staff was friendly. Will go back for sure.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2016

Excellent wait staff, food outstanding, and ambience was attractive and comfortable.
Music performer was marvelous.
Sitting too close to front door problematic, everytime door opened gust of cold air chilled us.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Customer service was very strong. One entree was completely unacceptable and while me and my dinner companion couldn't eat our meals at the same time, the staff quickly coordinated another meal and provided it on the house, along with an after dinner drink. Their recognition of the need for a good customer experience was appreciated.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2015

New Year decorations were nice. Portions were very small and expensive. Food quality was very average. They were busy, but service was very slow and waiter never even smiled at us.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Our waitress was on her second day (and it was her birthday...and Christmas Day eve) but there was nothing but smiles. One cook didnt show up and the waitress was new, but everyone was all smiles and service was as good as can be considering they were down a cook and a waitress. The burata caprese was tasty. Great beer selection.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2015

We have been coming here for several years, and this is the best food they have done. We started with the hummus, which was quite good. The highlights were the burgers. My spouse had the veggie burger, which is now her favorite in town. I had the hamburger. With the addition of pickled onions and bacon jam, it is really remarkable and should soon land on a "best burger" list. The accompanying salads were great with the burgers.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2015

We were searching for a place to have a dinner during Thanksgiving night, because we were in a city where we didn't know anyone. Personnel at this place is so nice, and seriously HUGE THANKS for working during Thanksgiving night, you guys are the best, and very hospitable! Dinner itself was amazing as well.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2015

Love the sliders, Mac & Cheese, Ploughman's plate, bacon wrap dates, ahi salad! Love the vibe and feel of the place. Great beers and whiskey!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2015

Always a great experience. Friendly staff and awesome food and drinks

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2015

The bacon wrapped dates were superb. Sweet and salty with a tang of goat cheese. Yum!

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2015

We had lunch at 2:00 on a Sunday. Great happy hour prices. Hamburger was really good. Only a few tables were filled so it wasn't crowded and service was great. Football game was on the TV. We look forward to going back on another lazy Sunday.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2015

We had a party of 4 and were seated right away. The 3 of us had salads which were very good although my husband said the ahi tuna was a too well done. It was fun to watch the Duck game and the bartender was kind enough to have both tv's on the same channel. We have been to Streetcar many times before and will again. Just a nice place to grab a great beer and meal. They have music on the weekends as well

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2015

Saw this 1,000 point bistro downtown & decided to give it a try for brunch. Although pretty plain in presentation, the breakfast burrito and potatoes o'brien were very tasty & prices for breakfast were very reasonable. Service got very slow once the bar began filling with only 1 server on a Sunday morning. There really isn't any ambience here but looked like Liquor sales are a big draw. If I was in the area again & hungry for breakfast I would probably go back; otherwise, meh.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

The beer selection is great. I ordered a sampler of 6 beers, which is how I enjoy finding new beers to like. Many, if not all, of the beers were from the Northwest. I'll be back to try a different set of beers.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2015

Every time I walk in there, I always get this warm, inviting and comfortable vibe. It's the perfect atmosphere, not too big and not too small. The acoustics for live music are really good and it's not too loud, it's just perfect. I love their beer, whiskey, scotch and bourbon selection. They really know their craft beers. The mac and cheese, burger, bacon wrap dates, black bean burger, Ahi salad are some of my top favorties.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2015

what a pleasure to find this terrific bistro that also features live music several nights a week with a different artist/group each night. We were in town 3 nights and ended up, there on two of them.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2015

A great laid back spot for dinner and music. Great local and beyond music six nights a week. Food is good and the beer list is deep enough to satisfy. They do lunch too with free WiFi!

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2015

Overall bad experience. Out of proseco and potatoes! Waited super long for average food. Manager apologized to the two other tables next to us for the wait but didnt come to ours. Will not be back.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2015

Service was slow, and our food was cold in the middle.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2015

We liked it well enough to back a couple of times. A

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2015

I chose this restaurant for my husband to have a guy's night out for his birthday. They wanted to bar hop through the Pearl and needed a starting point for dinner. He reported back to me that although they were comped a round of drinks (which is really nice), it took an hour to get their dinner. If they hadn't been comped drinks, I would have given a lower star for Service. Might try again but very hesitant.

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1.0Dined on June 26, 2015

First off, everything about the service was terrible! We arrived and the place was fairly crowded. There was no one available to check us in. Once we were able to get the very annoyed waiter to respond to us, he said sit anywhere. We mentioned we had reservations, he looked even more annoyed and said to wait, he'll see where our table is. 15 mins later he's still outside talking to other people. We mentioned we were leaving and he turned away before I could finish my sentence and said ok. Rude! Wish I could give a review on the food... But I won't be back.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2015

The food is not complicated, just very fresh and deliciously prepared. We sat outside on very pleasant evening. Our server, Mikey, was exceptional; just the right blend of friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2015

overall I really enjoyed it even though I did have a little trouble finding it since I walked, but now seeing the street car goes right past it I might be coming back if I don't work, the food was really good too. customer service was really good too.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2015

Went for the music two different times. Lots of beers on tap, food was great, service very good. if they are too crowded the service can slow down, but it's not bad.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2015

This is a great place for good beer and food, and service in our experience was top shelf. But we went to the place with another couple and as soon as the music started it was too loud for us to hear each other talk. We quickly finished our dinner and went elsewhere for dessert.

We love music, and nothing against those playing the night we where there. But we did not go there to hear this pair sing, and I suspect most who go to this place go because of the beer, not to hear live music. Suggest either to cut the speakers and play acoustic, or don't start until 8:30 or 9 when most who come for dinner are done.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2015

Someone messed up, and all the food appetizers and main courses all arrived at the same time. The food was tasty, but there was no room on the table for all the food, especially as I did not want it all at once.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2014

Heard good things about this place. Came late afternoon on a Sunday on our way to the Blazer game.....we missed tipped off. There was one server and the place slowly filled up; she was overwhelmed. She was very sweet and courteous and apologized profusely for the slow service. She even "comped" two of our drinks due to the service (good management).

The food itself was flavorful (onion soup was actually great) but was luke warm when it arrived. We were rushed to eat despite being there nearly 2 hours before the game. We also each only had one drink...the waitress/bartender did not have enough time in the whole time we were there to get a second round for us.

If you go...don't be on a schedule.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2014

I've driven by the Taproom many times and always thought it looked like a nice place. I went there the other night with 3 friends for a quiet dinner and drinks. The place is really nice and it wasn't very crowded. The drink list was impressive and the food was delicious. I almost don't want to write this review as I'm worried others will start going there and it won't be such a find. We had a great dinner and there was even live music after 10pm. I've already recommended it to a few friends and will be going back for sure.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2014

A very nice neighborhood gathering place, Do not like the TV turned to sports games, but did like the local band who played. Good food selections great wait staff right on the NS trolly line.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Amazing, outstanding and fun. This is the place to go, great service, friendly and fun. The chef is simply amazing, the Halibut, and Salmon the best I have had.
This was our fourth time being there and each time it is just outstanding. Every month we go to a new place, brought friends on Saturday the 20th for a birthday. They want to come back again next month. For us we will come too, but also before that.
The music on Saturday night was a surprise and was very good. Looking forward to see what is next.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

We went to the Streetcar because Jennifer Smieja was singing with Jaime Leopold and friends, and we had a wonderful dinner as well. The food was delicious and flavorful and the view of the Max trains going by outside was very cool.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2014

Food and service was great, but the live music on weekends was way too loud for my tastes. It made indoor conversation impossible. Fortunately we were able to be seated outside, but still had our conversation interrupted whenever the door opened. Maybe its a generational thing (I'm a boomer), but I found the music volume intolerable. Its still one of my favorite restaurants, but I will avoid music nights.

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2014

This place is an upscale taproom. It's one of those places where a girl can walk in and feel comfortable on her own and sit at the bar and have a cocktail. The staff is very warm and friendly. I really like their new menu much better than before now that the new owner/management have taken over. The place inside is really nice, but not uber fancy without feeling pretentious. I love the life music on the weekends. They play a good variety music each time and it's not too loud. They have 30 craft beers and a lot of choices of burbon, whiskey and scotch. Also, they make our their cocktails fresh squeezed which is really a big deal for me. I love it there! They brought their beer prices down which I am sure beer lovers will love that!

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