Set inside a rambling ivy-covered historical building (the old Portland Cordage Company Building) on the rapidly developing but still slightly-ragged edges of the trendy Pearl District, Bridgeport Brewpub is a handsomely classy gastropub, with exposed brick walls, huge interlaced iron beams, high ceilings, gleaming polished wood, and a renovated old loading dock that now serves as a perennially populated outdoor terrace overlooking a quiet stretch of NW 13th Avenue.
Bridgeport Brewpub is a handsomely classy gastropub, with exposed brick walls, huge interlaced iron beams, high ceilings, and gleaming polished wood…
A relaxed hangout for casual get-togethers, slightly more formal dinners, and larger events (the brick-faced upstairs events room is popular for both business and wedding-related gatherings), Bridgeport has a little something for everyone—an informal upstairs bar with multiple televisions tuned to whatever big games are on that day, a warm welcoming downstairs bar area with roomy high tables, a former loading dock-turned-airy patio for fair weather pint-sipping and sun-soaking, several private event areas, and a solid menu that is as versatile as the surroundings.
The fare is simple and hearty–you’ll find a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizza, and pub favorites like shepherd’s pie, the cornmeal-crusted fish sandwich, and the grilled Blue Heron beer bratwurst plate. For dessert, get the Beeramisu—tiramisu made with Bridgeport’s Black Strap Stout.
For those seeking a little less Pearl sleekness and a little more earthiness, head east to the Bridgeport Alehouse on SE Hawthorne (3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd).
Atmosphere: High ceilings, upscale warehousey feel, original brick, several different spaces depending on your mood and companionship, nice energetic vibe
Outdoor seating: Yes, there is a large patio area on the east side of the building with tables and bar-style seating.
Best Seat: Depends on your mood. Upstairs to watch a game, downstairs in the bar area if you’re hanging out with friends, patio if it’s nice weather
Noise Level: Energetic-Boisterous
Dress Code: Casual
Bring the Kids: Yes, until 10 pm
Bathrooms: Yes, go upstairs, down the hall by the elevator
Parking: Metered parking 8am-7pm on surrounding streets, generally easy to find
Cocktails: Full bar
Beer: Um, yes
Corkage: $15 per 750 mL
Ideal Meal: Warm spinach salad with Oregon mushrooms and house-cured bacon, Bridgeport Burger, Beerimisu
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Good for the following occasions: Family Meal, After Work Drinks, The Big Game
Group/Private Party Details: Bridgeport is a popular site for work parties, rehearsal dinners, etc. Call the events manager at 503.241.7179 x310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Bridgeport books up pretty quickly for high-demand times like Christmas so call early.
Wi-Fi: Yes, free