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Thirsty Lion

#204 of 3,462 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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71 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3519
+1 503-222-2155
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is rather nice and has a nice atmosphere where you can find a variety of food and beverages. It's decently located and offers outdoor seating. Service was not the quickest, but otherwise it was a pleasant time.

Thank BZornes
Brisbane, Australia
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must try! So great! We also got the ahi poke stack and it was delicious. Tia the bartender was super friendly and helpful with suggestions. Thank you

Thank MrsRendogg
Harrison Twp
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360 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Thirsty Lion has multiple locations and had a lunch at the downtown Denver location last month. The quality is good at a good price but there are not many sidewalk patio locations to choose from when the weather is sunny.

Thank John W
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past this place and thought we'd give it a try. We wanted outdoor seating and they had some available. Service was very slow! We weren't in a hurry but I still like to get my beverage within a few minutes of ordering and water pretty much immediately. Not the case during our experience. And was a bit taken... More 

Thank johnsonlnl29
Twin Falls, Idaho
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stepped in with some friends after walking the Saturday Market. Had a great burger and drinks. We walked around after lunch and popped back in for a couple drinks before going to our hotel. I was on my own the next day and decided to ride the rail back down to try the turkey club I had wanted. Stopped by... More 

Thank tshaw34
Centreville, Virginia
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

By the outside looks of this place, you would never imagine the quality that lies within. We were a bit hesitant at first but once we saw patrons inside we decided to give it a go. From the get go everything was great. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this place, including for families.

Thank fjparol
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped in here last Saturday night for drinks and an appetizer before heading to a show. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. The drinks were good. Ordered the garlic meatballs and they were fabulous. Wish I would have ordered dinner here as the place I ate didn't have near as an appetizing menu as they did here. Would... More 

Thank Stacy B
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Thirsty Lion is a decent bar lounge to go with your friends, family, or coworkers for lunch, brunch, or to watch an average sports game. We were there to watch a college football game early on in the day, so I can't speak for what it's like in the evening or late night. Neither the food, drinks, or service... More 

Thank Olya A
Troutdale, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Comfy big booths, lots of bar space, plenty of tables, good variety of menu items. I go a little before noon so I have a chance to get a booth. Great meeting spot for friends or business lunch. The menu items I've tried are very good: turkey club (my favorite), Ruben, cobb salad - all very good. I'll be back... More 

Thank BeckyBrandt
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I first went to a Thirsty Lion for an office going away party. I was very impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. It qualifies as gourmet pub food in my opinion. The atmosphere can be a bit boisterous as it is, after all, a pub but there is a lot of truly great pub food to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3519
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-2155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?