Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Tanasbourne

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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p
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ted and I love coming here we always Know we will get excellent food great service and the kind of wine we like and beer too. We both had sandwiches Ted had a Club it looked amazing and I had the Caprese Chicken sandwich it was perfect . They also had the kind of music we like. I highly recommend Thirsty Lion.

T
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a fun dinner.

J
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Off night martini and burger was not up to par!!

A
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It is a little on the pricy side but the food is good.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Really disappointed in the service I received tonight. I came here to celebrate my birthday with my family and a few friends. I made a reservation and received a phone call to confirm that reservation. The lady on the phone, Anne, we very nice and asked if there was something special I was celebrating and how the checks were going to be split up. I told her we were celebrating my birthday and that one check would be fine. She told me she would notify the waiter and have our table ready to go when we got there.

When we arrived we were seated promptly, which was nice. After this, the quality of service deteriorated. Our waitress, more interested with chatting with her coworkers, did a subpar job. She hardly came to our table and we had to ask for refills— she did not offer. When we received our food, one of the dishes (mine) was incorrect. They sent it back and after about 15 minutes I received my meal. The food (I got the ahi poke bowl) is the only thing saving this review from being 1 star. After dinner we had to ask her numerous times for a box for our food and ended up asking another waiter after waiting ten minutes with no luck. She did not ask us if we were celebrating and didn’t even offer the dessert menu! She asked how the checks were going to be split up, took our money, and left. This was my first time coming here, and will unfortunately be my last. If you’re grabbing a bite to eat and don’t care about the quality of service, this place is fine, but don’t come here if you are trying to have a nice dinner or are celebrating a special occasion, you will be left with a bad taste in your mouth

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud. But the food was excellent!

B
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family met there for lunch (family coming from Vancouver, Gresham and Beaverton). It is hard to find a place where everyone actually agrees to meet. It is conveniently located and the 89 year old (from Beaverton) wanted to give this a try.

MN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food service was very slow. When food did come it was barely warm. The manager came and apologized for the kitchen being slow and offered desert to all. Desert was ordered and didn't arrive nor did the server come back to pick up a credit card for our meal. We went to the front to pay the bill which the manager stepped in to process the cards. Still no desert. The restaurant was not busy at all. It didn't make sense for everything to be in slow motion.

JR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was difficult to discuss business because it was pretty loud.

B
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place, wide array of choices but a disappointing kid's meal. They offer only an entree, no veggies or fruit, not a balanced nutrious meal for a child.

SD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Yes, but don’t go during a Blazers game! It was so loud in there. Fish and chips were really good, special veggie salad was very good too. Sushi type appetizer not so much. Service was great. Noise spoiled it.

MO
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation jumped from Tigard to tansabourne... Apparently that happens a lot??? Very expensive appetizer with buried shrimp tail... Specific. Request of no butter on salmon...lots of butter. Top shelf lemondrop specifically ask for no sugar... Sugared rim & lemon seeds.
Waitress spent more time on her little computer than with my table. Additionally, a 2% surcharge to which she could not explain.

l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Limited menu and subpar service. Had an hour wait even though we had a reservation.

MQ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waited over 20 minutes for our reserved table. Would have done better to just walk in and put our name on the wait list versus a reservation. Food was ok. No non-dairy creamer option was disappointing. Was questioned when we asked for a second spoon. There were 6 people at our table, 3 with coffee and I guess we were only supposed to share one spoon.

J
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The presentation is amazing, but the food does not taste as good as the presentation unfortunately. Still decent though. The salmon cakes lacked flavor. Salmon was overcooked. The poke stack was yummy, but you can tell the tuna could be more fresh. The best part about our dining experience was the service. Excellent and attentive. I like the ambiance. Fun and energetic. No one could hear when my baby was crying.

j
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

the ambiance during a trail blazers game was very poor. the audio was never played when more than 90% of customers were there to watch the game and the place was basically empty

PJ
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great, the food was good… Nothing to complain about but lots of sauces and heavy food, a little difficult to find a healthy option. That said, the server accommodated all of our requests for sauces and such on the side. I will say the music was quite loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. They might want to consider turning it down a notch - this was a Monday night at 5 PM.
Will definitely be back.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic atmosphere!

RH
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I liked Thirsty Lion very much in the past, and we were delighted that they were having an Easter Brunch.
The staff was so kind, attentive and considerate to ALL of us, including 4 adults, and 4 children ranging from 1 to 13yrs. This time my family loved the food, atmosphere, and delightful fun we were all treated to.
The staff kept our drinks full, and served our food right on time, exactly correct, and still very warm.
This is the first time in a long time my husband and I felt we got all our money paid for, and chose to give a well deserved 25% tip. WE WILL BE BACK FOR SURE, Thank you!!

A
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was Easter sunday, and crowded as expected, but even on busy days the service is usually still quick. Not today. We were a party of 4, and our food came 35 minutes AFTER ordering, and it was all cold except for one dish. The server was polite and offered to have new food made but what's the point since we were starving and didn't know how much longer that would take. We couldn't even have a conversation because the noise level in the place felt like a friday night at the bar. We come here a lot so I'm not sure why today was a difficult day for them, but it was disappointing at best.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time will be back again!

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised at how good of an experience it was! Definitely going back!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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SR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Only saw our server maybe 3 times our entire hour and a half there, wasn’t given silverware or napkins til we asked for them, they did not refill our water, my fish and chips were luke warm and soggy, and my husbands burger was majority raw when he asked for it to be cooked medium. When our server did offer to bring us more water, she stood back on the line where the food comes out and was talking with other servers and kitchen staff, and still did not bring us any water when she returned. It was very noisy, I could hardly hold a conversation with my husband, and the lighting was very dim as well. I understand it’s a gastropub, but you’d still think they would at least have some decent servers or at least be able to execute simple pub food and keep it hot when it wasn’t even that busy.

SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food wasnt as good as it normally is. Maybe just an off night.

a
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met our friends for dinner on a Friday night and got seated right away in a booth that I requested. The wine pours are generous, and I ordered the Ahi Poke Stack (which as listed as an appetizer), and it was absolutely delicious, and just enough dinner for me.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as per usual!

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a great experience every time we come in town. It’s definitely one of our favorite spots to stop while on business.

l
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very elevated pub food with exceptional service.

h
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, great atmosphere, great staff, great gastro pub...

GO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

over priced for what you got for lunch, pretty bland food.

p
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time for breakfast
A pleasant surprise on the selecton,quality, and quantity

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We couldn’t tell who was our waitress- multiple would come up asking the same questions. The food wasn’t hot and completely cooked and the drinks weren’t very good either. I eat here a lot and this was one of the worst experiences

CA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My dad and I had a 2 hour late lunch. Our server Cam was a delight. The food and drinks were yummy and timing was fantastic. I will recommend to friends.

B
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good selection of drinks and food. Our waitress balanced how much she came by well, wasn't a pest basically. This location was REALLY cold. We had to wear our coats the whole time. We noticed the rest of the customers were as well.

R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Perfect cocktails. Deliciously prepared food. Music videos and sports on the big screens. What more can you want!

DH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, food and service was great.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not a fan of their 'added fee' on their bill.

GJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall it was good. The calamari was way overdone. There was a light flickering right over our head (fortunately the table was large enough and open to move to the other end and it didn't bother us anymore). The rib eye and salmon were good albeit a bit over seasoned even after asking them to not season them. The beers were good and the atmosphere was relaxed.

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