Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

4.7
1813 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 1813 people are saying
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4.7based 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplarryL
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As a frequent visitor this was my worse experience after booking a reservation on Open Table. I always request special seating and they have always up until yesterday accommodated my request. This time the hostess told me that no such special request was made with the reservation. I asked to speak to the restaurant manager and he acknowledged that I did make my usual request, but the restaurant is not obligated to accommodate my request.
The lunch bill was $61, and this was the last time I’ll eat here.

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Jennak1975
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Not our usually server. Although, she was nice. She seemed more interested in her tip, than asking about our experience.

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CJinOR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our server seemed like he was there hanging out and not actually working. He was far too casual in demeanor and hardly checked on us. We asked for to-go boxes for 3 plates and he only brought two tiny boxes. He then hit on my friend as he rang us up at our table which was uncomfortable, at best. Worst service in a while. Matt P was his name - I know because he told my friend to add him on Instagram.

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Fluffy
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent!

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Gigi
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall our experience was great! We are always impressed with the food here and the ambiance is nice. We were a little disappointed our waitress didn’t check back in with us after our food article until we were almost done eating. I would have enjoyed more hot wster for tea.

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Ernie
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always look forward to lunches at Thirsty Lion when meeting up with friends! I do have a few favorites from the menu, and meals are always delicious. Service has been courteous and friendly. Thanks for the enjoyable experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is super awesome. Food and drinks always super good

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vipMarianneL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff is so awesome, makes the dining experience even better. You can tell they enjoy their job.

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BeckyZ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation, were seated promptly and beverages ordered/served right away. Michael H is an excellent server and very personable. Food arrived promptly and hot. Great fish and chips. We will definitely return.

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vipbobt
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered a 14 dollar salad and my buddy ordered a Reuben. A little heavy handed on the arugula and maybe a tad over priced for what you get but the service was fantastic. Cara (?) our server is a gem and worked hard to take care of us. Made the experience a delight. Thank you!

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UGarcia
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious food and a nice clean environment! I would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great lunch. Quick service. Great outdoor covered deck. One of the best on the Westside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good team and experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Wonderful wait staff — hospitality was superb!

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TimH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat over the years but I think they must have been having a bad day overall. We will still back at some point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The waiter was not great. He was short with us, never came to check in us. A few things were not right and we had to waive down other staff to help us.

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SallyO
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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ConnieK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. And having a reservation is always a huge plus since they are so popular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

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JayP
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I feel safe eating here - the patio seating is perfect.

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Lulu
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor covered patio with plenty of space between tables. Friendly service staff.

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FranR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff fabulous. First time back since covid, we really misses our frequent visits. Am sure the entire menu is great but we come for the French Dip sandwich and are never disappointed.

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TracyLynn
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we'll be back. Felt like a fun bar atmosphere, yet still appropriate for our teen (he loved it).

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome!!! She was attentive and made sure our coffee was never empty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service. The manager even checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Food and drinks were great!

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John
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

good service and food

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KarlK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent sized crowd, spread out safely. The food was good and a good value, Sara our server, was awesome!

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

Great food, service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour food is excellent and several options. Drinks too. And sitting outside in the covered patio is wonderful. Service is very good as well. Really like this place, but it does get busy! Reservations are a good idea and I love that they take them.

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DonaldD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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vipJeffreyS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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LindyG
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipToysalsa
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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 on May 13, 2021
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 on May 13, 2021
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 on May 12, 2021
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 on May 12, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1813 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.