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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
7:00 PM
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Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

4.5
1018 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(503) 352-4030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Dean
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Greenburg
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Parking details
Ample
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Public transit
TriMet serves the Washington Square Mall area.
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Entertainment
Sports, music, videos and more.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1018 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

One of my favorite restaurants!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Thank you guys for amazing night as usual!! Love you guys!! 😘😘😘

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have written about this place several times some good some mediocre. On this visit the food was very good and the service was also very good. We liked several items off the new spring menu. The Ban Mi was excellent and the pad Thai was very good . Both had excellent flavor. If they can keep up this consistency we will be back more than occasionally.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place was just too load and packed. Had a reservation and it still took an extra 20 minutes to get a table and the table I got was open the whole time. Must not have had enough workers to fill all the tables. Food was pretty good but I would not recommend the place if you want to have a conversation. Really loud and busy.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Be prepared for loud. It was very noisy when we ate there. The salads tasted good but had small portions. My husband did not feel full afterwards

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Thirsty Lion has a diverse menu that has something for everyone. The food and service are consistently great. I really like the Ahi Tuna Salad and the beer selection.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of our local go-to locations for good food. The music was a bit loud this visit, but still good experience.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I love the variety and quality of the food. Service was subpar in getting drinks. We didn’t hear about happy hour until the table next to us showed us the menu but was too late since we ordered. Music was really loud so conversation were challenging. Overall good! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Music is a little loud, but everything else was great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a great waiter! The stuffed dates were amazing and the Scotch Eggs were the best...haven’t had good ones like these since we were in Australia!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I'm always offended by the surcharge on the check as they seem to think that raising a food price is wrong. They should raise their prices and knock off this surcharge. It makes the restaurant look cheap and that they don't pay their help enough.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very good meal. Rather crowded however service was still good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I had lunch with a friend who had never been there. We had a wonderful lunch and true to form the food was good and service great. I have had many meals there over the past 4 years. The only concern has been the noise level, in the evening with music and trying to talk across a table. We visit your location at Tanasborne as it is closer to home, as well.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The only disappointing feature was the new "2% service fee" added to your bill to help compensate for minimum wage increase.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great place good service happy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

St patties day. They were super busy, but the best part,the wait staff were happy to help , pleasant, and got our orders correct and the kitchen was fast in spite of the crowd

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was great except for being seated. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait. After 20 minutes we asked what the wait was, and they no longer had a record of our reservation. They did immediately seat us, but the fact we had to wait with a reservation was disappointing.

Food was great, server was great

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, nice atmosphere, not so loud that you can’t have a decent conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great gastro pub food with a busy bar and restaurant atmosphere. Food is good and consistent. The service is quick and excellent. Great appetizer options.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I have only been to Thirsty Lion a few times, but every time I go, I am pleasantly surprised by the experience. I have tried several dishes now and all of them have been delicious! I love the cider on tap as well!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Reception-I made reservations with my request and was greeted and seated. Excellent !
Waitstaff-Excellent
Noise-A bit noisy, but that’s whats expected and makes it feel fun with the hustle and bustle.
Food-The California and Tuna rolls were good. The bacon wrapped shrimp was over cooked, the Hummus platter was okay with the exception that the cucumber/red peppers appeared wilted as if they were accidentally frozen and defrosted. Personally, that should not have ever been served in the first place.
Wine-Great selection

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Just awesome!

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food and service have slipped recently.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was very busy so our service was a little slower than usual. To make up for that, we were comped one of the appetizers that was ordered -- a nice and appreciated gesture. As always, the food was delicious and our server top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First time here. Wonderful food. Sooo busy. I’ll be back

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had not been here in a while for us. we used to go once a week but had been very spotty on food quality. I was glad we did . Tried the poke stack something we had actually never had there and believe it was new to the menu. It was bordering on excellent and would have been except fried noodle crisps served with it were obviously stale. However that said the dish itself was very good.

We also had the Chicken Waldorf salad and an appetizer. These were both perfect. We were impressed enough to put this restaurant back on our regular rotation

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I didn't have luck with the risotto, had to send it back twice. First it was super oily, second it had a vinegar flavor that I couldn't get past. Our server was very sweet about it and took it off our bill and said she would communicate our displeasure to chef. Hope they fixed the issue.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This visit was the best at this location in a long time. We made a reservation that seemed to help with the attitude of the greeters. The service was excellent but is usually slow. Love the menu and location. The service seems to be getting better, thankfully.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We go here all the time after work and they never disappoint! From the food to the service to the awesome management team. They make you feel like family!!

This day was my birthday and they were extra awesome to me and my friends.... got a free sundae for my birthday and card signed by the staff.

Thank you!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good. Salads are way overpriced. Waiter was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for daughters birthday great food and a great time

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service, but a bit loud for our conversations.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We made a reservation and were seated within 10 minutes of arriving.
Our server was great, the food was great! We will be back!
Beer Cheese Soup and Salmon Cakes oh my!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We love Thirsty Lion and eat there often. We always have a good time and usually love the food. I wish I had ordered my usual choice, I had the seasonal Mediterranean Salad and it was not good! Oh well. Back to the usual choice next time.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was good. The service was really good. The venue is really loud which makes it difficult for a business meeting but everything else about the venue is perfect for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Beet salad was great.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

One of my go-tos for a casual or business gathering. Love the happy hour options as well. Good value for the atmosphere. The food is always outstanding. Check-in and getting a seat can get a bit hectic, but it's an awesome place for good eats so I totally get it. Keep up the great food and creative menu! Please never get rid of the ahi tuna bowls or salad, the clam chowder and friend chicken sandwich :)

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

It was great!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was pretty good; however, my big, delicious burger was so big and so juicy and full o' stuff that the bun didn't stand a chance and it was a mess from the git-go. Sloppy to eat.

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