Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

4.6
1864 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 1864 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathiB
Portland
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Thirsty Lion is one of our favorites but last night it was SO hot inside the restaurant, it really ruined the whole experience.

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LisaR
Portland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and mimosas were fantastic with fresh squeezed OJ. Looking forward to another visit soon!

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LizM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is always very good and the expanded outdoor area is great this time of year. My lunch mate commented on the explicit video that was playing before I arrived which reminded me that one of the last times I was there I commented to my husband that the music playing was inappropriate for a restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. Very sexually explicit music/videos are not cool when you dine there for business lunches, which we have many times in the past. Someone in management is using poor judgement.

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vipRandy
Portland
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft beer selection, diverse menu with something for everyone. Servers are attentive but not hovering. Definitely in the regular rotation of dining stops!

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vipcahannelise
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I had a reservation so we went to the front to check in. The host barely made eye contact and had very little communication, I wasn’t sure if we were going to be seated or not. Then someone random came and sat us at our table outside. It was SO loud on the outdoor patio I felt like we were at a day club. I couldn’t hear my company beside me or across the table, we couldn’t wait to get our food and get out of there. We ordered of the summer menu - which was ok, they were out of a few things and the portions were very small. I would not recommend this place (especially if you want good value and an ambiance to relax).

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were greeted with a, "How can I help you" in a very unwelcoming tone. We had to ask twice for a gluten free menu. The beer list is pretty nice. The beverages arrived, Two of the beers, IPA and Hef, were sent back because they were oxidized and skunky. The food was meh. Caesar salad arrived without dressing. The fish and chips were greasy and soggy. The portions are small, the price is not. Surprise bonus on the bill of a 3% service charge-explanation is so they can provide their staff with higher wages. Requiring your guest tip the establishment is a bad approach. So disappointed in our first and last visit here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Server was good, food was good, noise level, especially the music in the patio was too loud. I felt like I was in a night club. My wife and I ended up having to shout back and forth to hear each other. Our server could not hear our orders and we could not hear him. It’s not that it needs to be silent but I measured noise level on my phone between 80 and 95 db much too loud. We ended up eating in silence because conversation was pointless.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was slow.

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Brown
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I usually enjoy going to Thirsty Lion at this location. They're consistent with quality of food and service. This visit though our waiter was outstanding. He made great food recommendations and overall was just enjoyable to be around during our dinner.

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None
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was fine. The service left a bit to be desired at first, but was fine after and the server was pleasant. Overcharged for some items, but not enough to worry about.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great!

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MaryG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since we are seniors we appreciated the option of eating on the patio. Our reservation was for 5:15 and we were promptly seated. The patio is great and we enjoyed seeing the families with their little ones. The service was efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend the Thirsty Lion for a casual evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner is always amazing! Staff is always friendly and attentive and takes great care of us. Love this place!

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vipAndreaN
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and love the lunch and dinner menu. It was my first time for brunch and I was not the biggest fan. The kids menu had bacon which came caramelized and was very messy and sticky for my 2 year old.

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vipRovingFoodie
Portland
74 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a neighborhood spot for me and am here at least once a week. have tried almost everything on the menu at least once but had never tried the pork with the Kimchi rice. This dish was excellent.

While spicy the spice was not overpowering. Our sever was engaging and Excellent I would request her section again. My other dinners had a variety of dishes and all were as good

Glad this place weathered the pandemic

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vipJimT
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great,food,service,the only problem is the level of volume. The music does not need to be loud at lunch. The late afternoon/evening customer expects the volume to be up. Jim

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KristinY
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great brunch spot to see two good friends now that things are openning up. Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely evening to celebrate our anniversary. Michael was our server and he was amazing! We loved the food. My only drawback was that i got too full and couldn’t finish my dish. My son was super happy though! Lol!

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Nordygirl02
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food; we had a lot of fun. I would recommend thirsty Lion to anyone. Great menu and always good!

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MarMar
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Outside dining space outstanding.

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Michele
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual, the food was spot on, I had the seared scallops and my guest had the fish and chips. We both had dessert, I had cream brulee and my guest had the sundae. Our server, Rocky, was on pointe as well. Personable enough to add to our experience, and professional to let us want for nothing. OUTSTANDING!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting my husband who works there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and we got seated very fast

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Wonder1Woman
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and provided excellent service. I could not eat something on a dish I wanted to order and he was happy to substitute for something I could have. The food was great. The one thing I’ve noticed is the servers don’t ask about whether we had rewards that we wanted to apply towards. Stephen is the only one who remembers. We have to make a point to say something, so there have been times we’ve forgotten and missed out on adding our points.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Huge portions. Food was great.

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BarbaraE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and lively ambiance but for older folks, a bit too active. The service was good and we did enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here, everything was amazing! Food, drinks, all great. Will definitely be back.

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dgrele
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great - server was super helpful with our drinks and questions.

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ConnieK
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service like always! Fun afternoon for Independence Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
202 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good for afternoon lunch with friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service

JM
vipJohnM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a great evening - the server was friendly attentive and engaging -

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sever was great. He was very attentive and I could tell he was an experienced server. I hope I can always have him as a server. My past experiences at thirsty lion have not been as good as it was yesterday.

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MarkH
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rocky is the best server! Our favorite place!!

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DianneB
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our server, Sky, was outstanding! Soft, patient, knowledge regarding menu, with a pleasant and genuine presence.

TK
TriciaK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. We choose this for our meet ups because it’s always consistent.

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vipPatti
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Met some girlfriends for lunch. We all ordered half a salad.Perfect size. Our server kept our water full all the time. I love this restaurant

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LeannaD
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing waitress, Krista!!!

She was funny, efficient and professional. Great attitude and energy.

She even chased us outside into the parking lot, because my boyfriend forgot his Maui Jim sunglasses. Wow!!!

Such a great night, we owe most of it to Krista!

Happy customer!

LRD

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vipDarby
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our waiter/ server was outstanding. His name is Michael. He was so personable and fun to engage with. He is a people pleaser and a delight to have had serving our table.

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 4.6 stars by 1864 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.