Saturday 18th June 2011
After I had visited Upright Brewing I had a long wait for the no 9 bus having just missed one. This took me along NE Weidler Street the stop near NE 17th Street.
I walked one short block north where I found the Broadway Grill & Brewery at 1700 NE Broadway.
As can be imagined I had imbibed sufficient by now but as this pub was near to my hotel I thought it should be visited.
What I wasn't prepared for was the sampler tray. No less than nine beers in 4 oz glasses!
These were Multnoma Village Golden Ale (6.0%), Great White Wheat, a beer that varies in strength between 4.5% and 7.5%, presumably between summer and winter.
This was followed by Mr Toad's Wild Red (6.5%), a red ale, Pacific Porter (6.0%), Mr Slates Gravelberry, a strawberry wheat beer that also changes its abv from 4.5% to 7.5% according to season.
Next up was British Bombay IPA (6.5%) made with five different hops and four malts. Then there was Rat Dog ESB (6.0%), Hop On!, an amber ale, and finally the seasonal, Black Magic Stout (abv unknown).
I thought this was a great pub and considering the number of beers brewed, it showed no pretension, being just a neighbourhood local. I then managed the assumed ten minute walk back to the hotel although I'd wager it took longer than that!
Broadway Grill & Brewery, 1700 NE Broadway, Portland OR. 97232. Tel: 503 284 4460
Open: Daily 11.00-01.00
The No 8 bus comes from the city centre, alight at NE Broadway.
No 17 bus also runs from the city centre. It runs east along NE Weidler Street, alight at NE 15th Street stop and walk one block north. It returns to the city along NE Broadway.