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Old 03-16-2011, 03:27 PM
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Thumbs up Bikes 'n' Beers: The Cue Sheet

Here's a compilation of suggestions so far. I'll try to add to it if/as more ideas come into this thread. Boneshaker made me work a bit for a couple of 'em but I think I got them right. Two independent mentions of the Muddy Rudder give it the high score, and I know I've seen Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub mentioned before, Haven. Maybe some of these can work into a Pedalpalooza ride.

About my "bike rating" system, it is a number of wheels from one to five, five is best, lowercase is like a half-star, zero is unknown. It is completely subjective and I don't really have enough data to give much weight to my take on most of them. I guessed a lot, read into what folks posted, and checked out websites (quickly). Bike racks score points. Helmet/gear cubbies are a bonus. "Bikey" atmosphere and crowd help. Close to better bike routes is good. Good beer on draft is pretty much a given. I'm open to adjusting ratings by suggestion.

Alphabetical by pub name:

A Roadside Attraction (no website)
SE 12th and Yamhill, Portland
bike rating: OOO (?)

Amnesia Brewing
832 N Beech Street, Portland
bike rating: OOO (?)

APEX beer bar
1216 SE Division Street, Portland
bike rating: OOOOO

Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Avenue, Portland
bike rating: OOOO (?)

Breakside Brewery
820 NE Dekum Street, Portland
bike rating: OOO (?)

BridgePort Brewing Company
1318 NW Northrup, Portland
bike rating: OOo

Broadway Saloon
12434 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton, OR
bike rating: o (?)

Captain Ankeny's Well (no website)
50 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland
bike rating: OO (?)

Cheerful Bullpen
1730 SW Taylor, Portland
bike rating: OOOO (?)

Deschutes Brewery
210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
bike rating: (?)

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB)
2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
New one opens 25 March on N Williams between Failing and Shaver streets.
bike rating: OOOOO

Laurelwood Brewery
several:
- 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland | bike rating: (?)
- PDX airport, concourse A and E, Portland | bike rating: o
- 1401 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground, WA | bike rating: Oo (?)

Lucky Lab Pubs
several around Portland:
- 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd | bike rating: OOO
- 1945 NW Quimby | bike rating: OOOO
- 1700 N Killingsworth | bike rating: (?)
- 7675 SW Capitol Hwy | bike rating: (?)

Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub
12562 SW Main Street, Tigard
bike rating: OOOOO

McMenamins
Many! All over the place. Heck, even Seattle has one.
bike rating: depends; location, location, location

Muddy Rudder
8105 SE 7th Avenue, Portland
bike rating: OOOO (?)

Radio Room PDX
1101 NE Alberta Street, Portland
bike rating: OOOO (?)

Rogue Brewery
1339 NW Flanders Street, Portland
bike rating: (?)

Saraveza
1004 N Killingsworth Street, Portland
bike rating: OOO (?)

Velo Cult Bike Shop
969 Northeast 42nd Avenue Portland, OR
(503) 922-2012
bike rating: OOOOO+

Woody's Tacos
210 W. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver
bike rating: OOO

Another round, anyone?

Last edited by Alan; 11-18-2012 at 09:27 PM. Reason: another round!
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:48 AM
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My complaint is most of the places mentioned are pubs that primarily have tables for groups. If you come in by yourself, there is no bar to sit at and engage in conversation with other people at the bar. About the only bike friendly place I can think of that has a real bar is A Roadside Attraction on SE 12th and Yamhill.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:37 AM
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Wow...now that is some local color! I've hung out in Buckman and was completely oblivious to A Roadside Attraction (and the nearby Basement Bar). Nice choice! I guess I'm going to need to get into Portland a few times this spring.

Seating, bars vs. tables, etc., is sort of an interesting cultural divide. I hear you about stools at the bar being somehow more inviting when you're alone, and being a singleton at a table-for-four can feel awkward, especially as the place fills up. But when a place is set up with big tables, and especially as seating fills up, then "is anyone sitting here?" comes naturally enough. Maybe I get that from crowded ski lodges but it has also seemed acceptable in the casual atmosphere of many pubs, or even when a sidewalk cafe gets crowded. I've been both the asker and the askee, so it's not just me. I wonder if there are cultural indicators, like city/suburb/rural, US/Europe, east coast/west coast, that come into play?

BTW, does "A [Name]..." alphabetize under "A" or under "[Name]"? (I should know that... )
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:45 PM
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Default Going to every single one...

I have my mission - in the next year I will visit as many of these places as possible and I will socialize with at least ONE cyclist I do not know.

I feel the makings of a themed ride somewhere... safely, with disclaimers of course... the food is really... nourishing.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:54 AM
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Default Cheerful Bullpen Cool with Me.

At the Cheerful Bullpen over by the stadium they let me bring my bike to my table as long as it's not a hazard for folks. There's an outside area (prefered seating!) and you can stick your bikes in the alley that ends in a locked door.

I like to eat and drink in moderation with my bike nearby and in sight. It comforts me. Makes me feel the world is ok for awhile.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:08 PM
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I like to eat and drink in moderation with my bike nearby and in sight. It comforts me. Makes me feel the world is ok for awhile.
Sig material. I added Cheerful Bullpen to the list.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:20 AM
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I've picked up a few spots from the Where to watch the Tour de France thread on BikePortland and added them to the cue sheet. I figured they qualified because they're showing TdF in their video and it's hard to get more bikey than that.

The one that best fits this "bikes 'n' beers" theme is Bazi Bierbrasserie, specializing in Belgian style craft brews, 32nd just off SE Hawthorne.

Woody's Tacos is more of a food place (great Mexican cafe food) which also has a bar which serves beer. It seems to be popular with the Vancouver bike crowd, in downtown.

Blackbird Wine Shop specializes in artisan wines, cheeses and art (artisan art? hmm). It's a small stretch, without beer, but I'll squeeze them in under the TdF colors.
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FYI Blackbird Wine is not showing the Tour de France. They had a "Tour of France" sampling of French wines to honor the TDF but otherwise have no video or TV on site.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:22 PM
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Well, ACK THBBFT to that, in the words of Bill the Cat. Out they come from the beers'n'bikes list. Thanx for the de-confirmation on that.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:36 PM
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wow, cool, someone wrote a book about this thread!

Hop in the Saddle - http://www.hopinthesaddle.com/
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