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Tugboat Brewing Company

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Address: 711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205-3703
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+1 503-226-2508
16:00 - 01:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00

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Great Pub!!

This is now my favorite pub - great atmosphere and great beer - the bartender was very nice and attentive

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Menlo Park, California
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San Diego, California, United States
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689 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This feels like an independent coffee shop...except they have beer instead of coffee. -Friendly hipster staff -20 something beers on tap. And wine. -Way chill ambiance with old furniture and booths -Lots of used board games...you can only talk for so long right? -Lots of used books. In case your Tinder date ditches you. -Affordable food menu, nothing more than... More 

Thank John P
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This was the last stop on a 4 brewery beer crawl. The crowd was thin for late on a Friday. Probably because they were out most of their beer options. Should a brew pub every run out!!!! NOT..I was quite disappointed.

Tampere, Finland
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713 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Weird place. 3 of their own brews on tap, 11 guest taps and 2 ciders. Their own beers weren’t that great but the guy behind the bar was friendly and funny. People seemed to have nice time there. There was quite a contrast when we came from too crowded and loud Bailey’s across the street here.

Thank Jan R
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This venue was more than perfect for the taste we were searching for on a Saturday night in downtown Portland. Coming from Albuquerque, New Mexico, we're used to the nitty gritty but also a fan of well produced craft brews. The atmosphere and honesty did it for me and we were able to play a well round of cards whilst... More 

Thank Kendra C
New York City
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nice local place. I tried the Chernobyl Stout and also the Chernobyl IPA, both excellent. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Yoritomo
Austin, Texas
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226 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The beer was good, too! We walked by here twice wanting to go in, but it doesn't open til 4 PM. The third time was the charm and we got to enjoy all the quirks this bar has to offer. My words don't do it justice, just look at photos. The servers were also quirky but knowledgeable and friendly. The... More 

Thank worldfamousjeff
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a small place on a less desirable block of the Pearl District. We walked here after some oysters nearby and almost changed our mind when we got here. The door is black, the windows are dark and the buildings on the same block are sketchy. We went in anyway, and are so glad we did!!! Linsel was the... More 

Thank Bryan102787
Menlo Park, California
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is now my favorite pub - great atmosphere and great beer - the bartender was very nice and attentive

Thank emes9
ottawa canada
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368 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Kind of your typical local beer place. The place has a huge selection of games and activities. Little hipster feel to it. We had a large table, played some Jenga, enjoy the atmosphere for a while. Nice place to hang out with some friends and relax.

Thank Barry H
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for happy hour beers. Got a table by the game shelf. Played one round of battleship and drank a house pale ale. Then switched to another game called quarto - enjoyed a different house ale. Asked for recommendations for dinner and were directed to 3 local places as opyions. Chose to go to lardo. Very Friendly staff. Able... More 

Thank Peter K

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