Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

4.5
1083 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
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 1083 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have gone back three times for the Carnitas Salad on their seasonal menu. Hopefully they will add it to the main menu. Service staff great.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Good food, great service, friendly and moderately quiet. Good for business lunches.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Food was very tasty. Service very good. Fun place to eat.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

I wish I had thought to review this place earlier. It is fabulous. I can honestly say I haven’t had a bad or even mediocre meal here. Thanks for your great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Bad server forget staff didn't bring what we ordered.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Wonderful as always. Brian and the entire staff are terrific!

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Our salads were good, but the music is much too loud to carry on quality conversations.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

This is one of our go-to places, but the last visit was the best. It seems like there were no bussers so table sat dirty for a long time. A customer broke a glass and the hostesses had to clean it up -- which took a while and missed pieces of glass which were widespread across the floor.
On top of that, my food was sub-par. Usually everything there is great, in fact, I usually comment how the food is higher quality at Washington Square versus the Tanasbourne location, but not this visit. The California Rol was mushy and the bun on the sliders seem stale or over grilled.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great service -every server we have ever had has been very friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We eat here often and the the food is always fantastic. My kids love it too!

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We like TL - dine here often, in fact. However we have never been served warm beer prior to this visit. Granted, days have been hot recently - all the more reason to expect and appreciate a cold beverage, right?!? Had to ask for chilled glasses, which should we standard given it's a gastropub, but there you go. Weren't given new drinks when we pointed it out to our server nor were we compensated for warm been. Super disappointing experience, gotta say. Do better Thirsty Lion!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Server was incredible

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

From the last time we visited we noticed changes in the food. Before was great and now just ok. Who ever changed things...... to bad. We probably won’t be on our list of goto places as before.... waitress was great.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I had the "stacked" (chicken) enchilada........it was wonderful and plenty to take home for a leftover!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food was good. The service was good. The menu had good variety. The music was too loud.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Ordered one of the specials I saw on social media. Not as fresh as pictured. Our waiter disappeared after more guests arrived. Was going to stay for dessert but since waiter took so long to check in— we asked for our ticket and went somewhere else for dessert. I always try Thirsty Lion at least once or twice a year and I’m always disappointed with the service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

LOVE IT AND KIRSTEN IS THE BEST

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Sat outside. It was a bit chilly, but they had heaters so it was very comfortable. Great food!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Good as always. Our families go to and the teenagers still accompany us out to dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

For any of you that follow me you know we eat here a lot because of proximity to our home. That said usually any downside is in the food consistency. This was not the case this time . All dishes were spot on and as good as they aver are.

What was lacking this time was service. Usually they are so fast with the food you barely have time to wolf down an appetizer before dinner arrives. However, this time restaurant wasn't even that busy but waited a long time just to order and even longer to get our food. The restaurant did not seem short staffed but for some unexplained reason waited for ever

Hope at some point they can strike a consistent balance of food dish quality and food server service

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The impossible burger was really good!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great comfort food and we had an awesome waiter!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Kelly did a fabulous job of explaining the menu and seeing that our every need was taken care of. The food was good, and the fresh sheet had plenty of great choices

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

freezing cold. coleslaw had no flavor. cheese soup no flavor

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Good food and great service but just a little noisy. But it’s a party place 😁 where people have fun.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I loved the beet salad and they accommodated my special request to omit the cheese and nuts.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very disappointed with my reservations. I had requested & confirmed outside seating because their interior is so noisy. When we arrived we were seated inside because their patio was still under a remodel. I would have appreciated a call or email to inform me of this. I would have made other plans.

Again the interior seating is so noisy it is hard to converse with your companions without shouting. Not a pleasant dining experience.

Our waitress was fabulous though.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great service and great food. Love going there. Love the convenience of making reservations with Open Table

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The air conditioning was way to cold. We all about froze.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

This place has a great salad menu. I go for the ahi tuna or grilled chicken and beet.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Thirsty Lion was a great place for celebrating a birthday. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and well presented. I had the Thai Shrimp Salad. I recommend it with the dressing on the side. The dressing was quite hot.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Always delicious food, warm and well prepared. Amazing beer & wine selections.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I always enjoy sitting in Nick Webb's section. Attentive and personable.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food & service as usual was excellent.
We frequent Thirsty Lion because the food is always good. They have a menu that offers lots of food and drink (especially beer) selections. There’s always good sports broadcasts on their tv screens.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Overall everything was fine noise level was high as usual. Food was good service was fine. Nothing over-the-top but good

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It’s a fun place to go with ordinary food made fun.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good food, great beer choices, full bar.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Go here alot and as I have said before sometimes spot on sometimes not. This time my Banh Mi sandwich was drowning in oil. Overall taste was good but roll fell completely apart. Suggest a hardier roll or better yet less oil and sauce

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Tasty, as per usual. The patio was a lot less noisy than inside, so we could actually talk without yelling to be heard.

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