Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

4.7
1781 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
January 2021 Update: We are taking limited Reservations, all our open spots are listed here on OpenTable.
Thank you, Team Thirsty Lion

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1781 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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DonaldD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow, which appeared to be due to understaffing. Otherwise, experience was excellent.

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vipJeffreyS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent steak. Great to get out again.

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LindyG
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant! A little loud outback for outdoor seating.

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vipToysalsa
Portland
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but the drinks were not. The Manhattan and Martini were both warm. The service was very slow but it was busy. We had to ask for the same thing a few times before it arrived. The food was the best part. Delicious! We will go again but will order drinks that are less traditional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Showed up but forgot a mask. They didn't have any to give me and they were rude about it. Several people were walking out maskless and they didn't care but I couldn't get in to join my party. Embarrassingly bad.

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VSmith
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have eaten at the Thirsty Lion many times and prior to 2021 have had great experiences and great food. We have only eaten at Thirsty Lion twice in 2021 and we are getting the feel that there has been a big change in approach or philosophy.

Previously, portions were good and yet not over the top. Recently it is like we're ordering dinner meals and getting happy hour sizes.

This recent visit all 4 of us had the steak salad, which used to be amazing. Yet this time the overall size was diminished and the amount of steak greatly reduced, yet the price has not been reduced.

This is the same situation, different salads, that my wife and a friend experienced a month ago when celebrating a birthday. At the time they thought it must be just an "off" day for the kitchen. Now we are not sure

While we do not like price increased, it is better to maintain the quality and portions and increase the price, rather than shrink the portions and the ingredients. Maintain you culinary integrity, otherwise the Thirsty Lion will be viewed as playing a game of cat "find the value"with their customers, which they can not win.

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StaceyC
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I enjoyed happy hour on the patio. From the minute we were greeted we were treated with kindness. Neither of us had been out to have happy hour since the pandemic and Thirsty Lion made this first time out memorable. We will definitely be back, thank you, Thirsty Lion, for excellent service, food and atmosphere!

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JennyE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food - great patio but it was pretty loud between the diners and the music. Hard to hear conversation at my own table.

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Angier
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun to go here. Outdoor patio is lovely, food is good and the service just awesome. Our waitress, Janie, was so sweet and attentive. It's our fave spot to go to !

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Christie
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server was awesome and very attentive. The outside dining was clean and spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day for Mother in law and my spouse celebrating with my children.

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ShaneS
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When: Sun May 9th 4:15 pm Mother's Day, Party of 4 Adults

With OpenTable reservations made and confirmed, checking in and being seated on this Mother's Day was lightning quick. The atmosphere here is an open-kitchen restaurant & Sports Bar merge. The vibe is lively with families at the booths, couples at the high top tables and sports enthusiast sitting around the bar watching sporting events.

We have visited this location several times and have enjoyed the food every time. On this occasion, my wife ordered the Korean BBQ Pork & Kimchi Fried Rice Entree, I ordered the IPA Beer Battered Fish & Chips, my daughter ordered the Baja Fish Tacos and her fiancee ordered the Fried Chicken Mac & Cheese. For appetizers, we had Beer Battered Cheese Curds & the Oven Baked Soft Pretzel...As always the food did not disappoint...the Fried Chicken Mac & Cheese and the IPA Beer Battered Fish & Chips are definite must tries...for those that like spicy asian foods the Korean BBQ Pork & Kimchi Fried should fill the need, but in the mild sense.

Our Server Steven was engaging and efficient with bringing our drinks as well as getting our order in a timely manner. This Thirsty Lion location, with ample parking, is our go to location for hooking up with family and will definitely be back.

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AngieB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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ChrisS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome, food was good.

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michaels
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Upbeat atmosphere with lots of sports on numerous tvs. Good food and drink, lots of room to spread out, semi outside area if you prefer that. Make a reservation as it is in high demand these days.

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Daves
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quick seating within 5 minutes of arrival. Outstanding attentive service at table. Will come back again.

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girlsluv2lunch
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were made for a table outdoors. It ended up being too cold for us to eat outdoors. They quickly accommodated us with a table indoors.

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Stace
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seemed more expensive this time. Went during happy hour but the discounts weren't that great.

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Jimster
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food served in a wonderful room.
The Cobb Salad was one of the best I’ve had. Ditto for the fish tacos. Miss the pork sliders.
Our server was/is world class!
They handle COVID perfectly. Great attention to detail.
See you soon!

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Lorib
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience

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TerriR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Your restaurant has gone downhill. Hostess station was filled with air. #1 hostess told me to go walk around the restaurant and look for my friend. I said I had a reservation so there should be a table number. She looked at me like I was speaking another language. I went to another #2 hostess and she told #1 hostess where the table was. We asked for appetizer to be served before our dinner, but of course, they all came at same time. Food was soso. So much dressing on the salad I couldn't even taste/enjoy the ahi. We had to continually ask server to remove used plates/glassware. He would leave our table empty handed and we had to call him back or ask another. Not very impressed. Felt like a cafeteria vibe. Disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and attentive.

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Brunch
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great & being able to make reservations made it a lot less stressful.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place but music was too loud.

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DianaL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food & great people!! Will definitely be back!!

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JIMM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We felt rushed to order dinner. The club sandwich that was recommended by the server was not great and the fries were soggy.

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Grumpy
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I was there outdoors. My companian was a soft spoken dear friend. The music was very, very loud. I had great difficulty hearing her. Exhausting and exasperating after not being able to visit with her for so long midst COVID.

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jackt
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Music so loud conversations were difficult 😥 diners do not need music so loud
We enjoy your restaurant but wish you could change the noise

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GonzoLeeMan
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I believe this place, like most these days, is short handed. Our food wasn’t an issue, but anything from the bar took 20 minutes, and they weren’t crowded.

The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the spicy chicken sliders are fabulous , first time I’ve had them !

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Woody5
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on the covered patio and everything was great!!

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PatriciaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jordan was excellent. I understand being short handed due to the virus. But everyone was working very hard to make our visit a good experience . The food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took a long time for a server to come to our table initially; after that it was OK

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JessicaN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Many options including rotating seasonal.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and safe, semi-outdoor dining.

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PatrickO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music was entirely TOO LOUD! The service was fantastic, Kara was the best!

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Chloe
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty Lion is my boyfriend and I’s favorite spot! The food is always great and has options for everyone. The drinks are amazing and the service is top tier!!!

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vipMarianneL
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Thirsty Lion - great patio, great service. Kudos to our server Dana - he made great suggestions to assist our Gluten Free friend that came with us. His first time coming there and said he'd come again (visiting from Sacramento). Super clean, attentive staff - just a favorite place i love to go hands down

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were able to book a ten o clock reservation on here and we were confirmed. We headed out from a further out area and when we arrived we were told it was closed. The manager came out and said the same thing said it was corporates fault which okay I get that but they didn’t offer anything to make up for a mistake on their end. I am sure we were not the first to book at ten if the option is there. It was just in the demeanor we were turned away.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 352-4030.

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square is rated 4.7 stars by 1781 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.