Tillicum Club

8585 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 297.5633

Located in: Southwest Portland & near Beaverton - Visit Website
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BarFly's Review of Tillicum Club


Though The Tilly's been a popular pitstop since its days as a stagecoach depot, it's regrouping after recently changing hands for the first time in decades. The new owner is an affable, extra-hot Irish import, who is maintaining the joint's established entertainment schedule of mostly blues and rock and roll cover bands, Thursdays-Saturdays (no cover!), while experimenting with new ideas for the old girl.

Smoker friendly deck. Pool x2. Various big screens for sports ack-shawn (especially soccer-friendly. See Thursdays, below.).

Open at 11am everyday.
Closes at 10pm Mondays
Closes 11pm Tuesdays
Closes 12 am Wednesdays
Closes at 1am Thursdays
Closes 2:30 am Fridays/Saturdays.

Sundays: open 9am - 7pm. Minors allowed until 9pm

$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $2.75 well (drinks 3-6pm only) 3-6pm and 10pm-cl Monday-Saturday. Live music Th-Sat 9pm never a cover Thursdays: Soccer night. Cougar night coming up!

UPDATE:

We are offering Poker tournament's with 3 tables every night of the week; starting December 5.

As of December 10, we are awaiting confirmation for minors to be welcome via OLCC; except the belly up bar, as expected.

Free pool~1 drink minimum and you share ie. respect others putting a quarter on the table to alternate games!

Draft: Blue Moon, Hef, Coors Light, Jubale, Mirror Pond...going to be adding more soon.

Tillicum Club's Happy Hours
Monday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Tuesday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Wednesday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Thursday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Friday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Saturday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
Sunday$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well 3-6pm
$1.50-4.95 menu, $2.75 draft, $3 micro, $3.75 well, 10pm-close
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Reader Reviews of Tillicum Club
Tillicum Club has 3.3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings and 31 user reviews.
finally great!!

finally cheap drinks all day now! and they compete and beat alot of places around them ! finally! love the music, food and service. and finally an owner with a website! man that took long enough! thetillicum.com i believe it was

going back for norman sylvester on 30th

Reviewed Anonymously by yumyum on October 5, 2010, 5:09 pm
good so far

This is the 3rd time I've gone into the Tilly since it changed hands last. This time was on a Friday and The Sandy Saunders Band was playing on stage. This was a pretty good test since the place was full. Guess what? the service was great. plenty of servers for a change. Drinks were poured right. I'm impressed, much improved over the last owner. The band was great! the place was packed and the drinks were right on. (next time I'll have food)

Reviewed Anonymously by wolfEel on September 23, 2010, 7:51 pm
Now Open

Great News.... Tillicum is back in business and wow, they have a great menu, good drinks and the place is fixed up, cleaned up and really rocking. I met the new owner and his wife, they are comitted to making their bar the best on the west side. On Saturday Night they had a Blues Band that blew the doors off the place, they were packed and what a great party it was. Tons of fun, great music and I am definitely going back.

Reviewed Anonymously by Jeff on September 6, 2010, 9:43 pm
hmmmmm

I think it is nice to see the Tili back its been here since before my Grandfather started drinking. That being said, the bartender she is very attractive and a Great Bartender! The price of well drinks is four dollars, not bad for a gentlemens club, but its not. I think that the new owners need to do their homework about drink prices on the strip. It is not fine dining and I don't see any naked women or men for that matter running around. I will drink elsewhere until this changes as great as the service is I know that I can go down the street drink my drinks for a dollar to a dollar fifty cheaper, wait for the bands to show up or happy hour and that is that. My thought is, same story different owner. I hope they can pull it through but when the food is "not bad" and the drinks are over priced, I really don't know how they plan on making it in an industry where the idea is to pull customers in not push them out the door.

Reviewed Anonymously by Derrick on August 25, 2010, 6:36 pm
tilly open new owners

The tilly is back with new owners! The bi*ch is dead! The owners are real nice and the staff is great. New cooks food was amazing !!!! Drinks are much cheaper than before, not cheap cheap but very fare!!! Looks very clean and they're open for breakfest now!!!!

Reviewed Anonymously by bill on August 4, 2010, 11:00 pm
New Owners

The new owners opened the place August 1st. The new owners seem nice and are genuinely trying to make this a success. The bartenders are cute and bubbly. Angie the bartender is the best. The food is great but the drink prices are a little high.

Reviewed Anonymously by Becca on August 4, 2010, 9:27 pm
Closed

Closed down. Owner spent too much time listening to her boyfriend/lawyer than people who have been doing the job for decades. Wanted to see it succeed, close to home. Tried to offer my services, she wanted to pick my brain for free. (While charging me $7.75 for a SHOT of Jameson. And no don't say that's about right. It's not even close. The place is clean and bright and as long as it has all the TV's in there any owner with any kind of industry knowledge will succeed. Huge parking lot, big building, lottery, known for (very good) live music, big kitchen... the set up is perfect. Just needs a tight group to make it work. No competition within miles, sheesh I could go on and on and on....

Reviewed Anonymously by Definitely Not JasonTAlex on June 15, 2010, 1:29 pm
Weak...

expensive weak drinks poured by the owner, what's up with that?

Reviewed Anonymously by Stuie on June 11, 2010, 7:46 pm
VERY unhappy

I have been going to the Tilli for over twenty years and this was the worst food expeience EVER!!!

Ordered a Monte Christo today that came with a single slice of see through ham and a single slice of see through turkey and three pieces of bread.

Basically paid ten bucks for three pieces of bread and fries.

I like the new owner but not enough to go back and eat.

Reviewed Anonymously by frank on April 28, 2010, 4:39 pm
Tillicum

I and 2 other lady friends went to The Tillicum specifically to hear Jim Mesi and his band. We were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and the quality of the food. The wait staff was very energetic and attentive. The new owner is a vivacious Irish Lass who makes sure that her customers needs are met. We will be back. Finding a nice place to listen to live music is great. I recommend this Pub as a friendly place to go.

Reviewed Anonymously by Joan on March 2, 2010, 5:21 pm
A fun night

My husband and I came to see a blues band on Sat. night being the first time there. We weren't too impressed by the exterior and the interior wasn't updated, but were pleasantly surprised by the great service and good food. The waitresses were both bubbly and sweet and kept our drinks coming. The drinks were good, however a little pricey. We enjoyed the band a lot and danced on the somewhat crowded dance floor with a lot of older people, but we had a really good time and will definitely go back. We are 49 and 52, so not looking for a meat market type bar scene or younger crowd, anyway.

Reviewed Anonymously by Steph on February 28, 2010, 6:17 pm
Great Service

Hi,

Stopped by there on Sat, Feb 20 with some friends. Got the best service and the new owner is really nice and tried really hard to accommodate her patrons.

Cheers

Reviewed Anonymously by Don King's Ghost on February 25, 2010, 5:47 pm
Excellent

My friend & I hadn't been to the Tilly for about 8 years... we used to go all the time until we moved away. Well, we were in town for business & thought we'd stop in to re-live the place. We discovered the Mairead (the new owner) had acquired the place about 9 months ago (the place had changed hands 3 times since we'd been there last). We ended up having the best time! Food was excellent, as she has recently re-hired the husband/wife cook team from the old days! Mairead gave us the best customer service I have ever received in my life. She is trying her darndest to make this place the best she can. What's cool is it will only get better! If you have been to the Tilly & had bad luck, I strongly suggest you give it another try... tell Mairead about your concerns (if you have any) & she'll take it to heart. We had the best time & will return even though we live 3 hours away!

Reviewed Anonymously by Brit on February 8, 2010, 10:54 am
Blues Jam Thurs.

Robbie Laws hosts one of the best blues jams I've been to on Thursday nights. I didn't receive any weird attitude or vibes from the servers but I was mostly there to make music. Rockin' time on Thursday nights.

Reviewed Anonymously by Adrian on January 14, 2010, 12:09 pm
Better bar

I think the new owner is the BOMB ( nice funny and quite as hell !!! ) Shes the reason i started going out again.The food is much better now as well.If you have not been there its time you do. or go back.Its much nicer now that all the BITCHY bar tenders are gone!See you there.

Reviewed Anonymously by Tim Sugden on November 10, 2009, 3:45 pm
Keep going back

I don't get it. Am I missing something? I went back again last night and the atmosphere was great, the service was great pool was free! as I found out it was 7 days a week.I will continue to frequent the Tillucum. It's a friendy place in a time where thats some what hard to find.

Reviewed Anonymously by WolfEel on November 10, 2009, 10:41 am
never again

This place is not even a shadow of it's former self.My friend and I went there & we received the worst treatment ever.We were rudely asked for our i.d."s by three different people ( WE are in our mid 30's) and then waited 10 more mins. before even being approached to ask what we wanted to drink.My friend wanted a fruity drink with rum in it and asked for a suggestion.The rude waitress "did'nt know so she went to the bartender to ask.We were at a table directly in front of the bar so we could see the both of them talk about us and stare at us in a very condisending way.When she came back after confering with the "so-called" bartender she suggested a rum & coke ... seriously ? How fruity is that !?! The new owner must be crazy if she thinks she will be succesful by treating clients very rudely & making them uncomforatable.On a side note : I was working an event @ Nike and two women (mid 40's) where talking about there horrible treatment aswell.They said they will never go back and neither will we .

Reviewed Anonymously by melissa on November 7, 2009, 2:04 pm
The Place is Ruined

We've been going to the Tillicum Club almost every Friday for the past 10 years. The place was perfect. It's kind of run down and definitely not preppy. It's what we liked. The music was great. Now there is a new owner - Maurade. She seems to know nothing about running a restaurant/bar. First thing she does is let all the Servers go and get new ones, and certainly not enough of them. Then she changes all the bar prices, some food prices, and removes items from the menu. The Happy Hour used to have a great food and drink selections for cheap - no more. We went again on a Friday, place was busy, and only 1 Server. Took an hour to get our food and it wasn't very good. We complained but Maurade was defensive about it and didn't want to hear us. When the music started, it was COUNTRY & WESTERN. This has been a Blues Club for years. WTF! Anyway, we don't want to stay because we hate Country/Western music. I then find that my Margarita's were $9.25 each. Absolutely ridiculous. I never paid that much in Downtown PDX at even the finest bars.

Funny we looked at our American Express history and averaged over $2500 a year spent at the Tilly. Now, we don't plan on going back.

Maurade - YOU SUCK. TILLY NOW SUCKS

Reviewed Anonymously by Scott on October 31, 2009, 5:54 pm
I Like the place

I've gone to the Tillicum off and on for a couple of years, I personally think the new owner is right on track. The servers and bartenders are very personable and the entertainment is well selected as is the happy hour specials. I continue to go back with NO COMPLAINTS keep up the GOOD WORK!!

Reviewed Anonymously by Wolfeel on October 21, 2009, 10:34 am
It's gone downhill :(

We hadn't been in here in a long while because of the poor service but we thought we would try it again since there is new owners. To start with the atmospheric lighting has been turned up to a level that seems harsh for a small supposedly intimate bar. The music was so loud it was painful do we had to move to the back of the bar so we could hear each other and our waitress. The service has improved but that is probably because there was less that half the normal crowd for a Saturday night. Hmmmmmm..... Tillicum has always been known for it's great food but our sandwiches were less than stellar. I ordered a monte cristo sandwich and it came with white and yellow american cheese on it and one microthin slice of ham and one even thinner slice of turkey. My husbands sanswich was a ruben with white american cheese and very little meat. The manager (owner?) came to ask about the food and I mentioned the cheese and the discussion degraded into her becoming very abrupt and defensive saying the cheese was swiss (it wasn't) and american cheese is supposed to be on a monte cristo (it's not). I didn't dare mention the lack of meat...so what I paid $8.99 for is french frys, bread 1/20th of a pack of lunchmeat and some crappy cheese. Skimping on ingredients is not going to keep existing customers who are used to high quality food (judging by the lack of customers) The rudeness of the manager was the topper. We won't be going back!

Reviewed Anonymously by Shana on September 13, 2009, 2:42 pm
great, relaxed casual bar

the hostess/owner is someone i would love to have partying with me.

amiable, smart, fun, pretty. she gets it. across the board.

go there with you friends and shoot some pool and hang, its a great place to feel at home with friends.

i moved to portland almost 2 years ago and found this place very much like my hometown, and NYC pubs. sweet.

and yes. the owner is really smart and way cool. have fun. gordon

Reviewed Anonymously by gordon on August 4, 2009, 11:22 pm
New Owner

The new owner has her shit together, and for those of you who have your info wrong let me clear it up for you. The over weight blonde some that some of you have mentioned, never worked for the new owner and does not work there anymore. Infact no fault to the new owner, done of the old employee's work there with the exception of the cooks & prep cooks, The food is good and the prices have been lowered on some of the food and drinks. The blues & Jazz bands are normally top notch and the owner ( the nice looking slim blonde) is very personable and will from time to time even set down with you and ask how everything is. For me that is important, I run a large company in Portland and I can tell you the key to success is getting to know your customers. So people give the new owner a break and get to know her she is nice and is going to make a go of it. In saying that I hope she brings some more 80's Rock & Roll bands in. Big Mike

Reviewed Anonymously by Big Mike on June 27, 2009, 11:00 pm
geriatric

The old people looked to be having a blast. So if you're old, this is the place to be. I'm not old, so I'm not a fan. I felt extremely out of place, like a little kid walking in on his parents going at it. Flirtatious old people, everywhere. I'm only 26, but I felt 12.

Reviewed By BarFly User sketchyjustin on July 19, 2008, 7:19 pm
Food...

I remember having a really good experience here a couple of years ago, but the last 2 times that I have recommended going there to eat with friends, it has absolutely sucked. That guy who reviewed the food below has got to be a plant by the bar itself. Get it together folks, it USED to be good.

Reviewed Anonymously by SouthWestie on January 19, 2008, 4:56 pm
whhhat about the food?

I used to hang out here quite a bit and have no complaints about the bar scene itself. In fact, seriously stiff drinks and much better since they went no-smoking. But the food??? Yikes. Reminded me of UofO cafeteria. It amazes me how many people praise food all around this site from the various bars. It makes me wonder what the hell happened to Portland's palate.

Reviewed Anonymously by crusty coastie on December 23, 2007, 5:43 am
Neighborhood bar

Walk in and most of the bar is regulars. "Hey Norm" type of atmosphere. (You remember Cheers!) It's about that type of age group. Dont be discouraged though, the Tillicum has really good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at all times that they are seriving. Although not regular bar hours I enjoyed my experience listening to the live blues music for no cover charge and pour to your arm hurts kind of drinks.

Reviewed Anonymously by Marie on May 10, 2007, 4:31 am
come and join us

hi there, my name is leslie, and I actually work at the tillicum. I want everyone to know that we are super aware of the small dance floor and I agree with the above you definitely have to try it a few times before you get the whole "tilli" experience. The crwod is on an average 45+ but, normally people are happy about that. Please come and join us for a fun evening love to see you on that little dance floor!!!

Reviewed Anonymously by leslie on March 8, 2007, 12:25 pm
Lacking a proper dance floor

Nice place for a relaxing "date" drink, very laid back. Good music, but they're off in this strange little room by themselves with only a few tables on a higher level giving one the feeling of a voyeur rather than a participant . . . and there is no dance floor other than squeezing into this small room with the band. Weird. BUT if you like to just watch and listen to a good band while getting to know your date, or want to toss a few back with some guys from your band while checking out the competition, it's perfect.

Reviewed Anonymously by Frank on April 30, 2006, 8:11 pm
Hmm

Well, I'm new to the area and thought I'd try it out for a Saturday night...everyone was nice and all, but every person in the bar was 45+ years old, not what I was looking for. The food was pricey, and the music was, well, some sort of jazzy-country-80s mix. Only three beers on tap...I left pretty fast.

Reviewed Anonymously by Eva on February 5, 2006, 1:51 am
Right night.....Lotta fun

You have to go in there a few times friday or saturday nights. The music is great I know this for a fact, and there is no cover! The food is pricey, but a dwi is more. Have fun!

Reviewed Anonymously by Villa on October 18, 2005, 12:29 am
Podray

I went in there once with expired ID, and this waitress "Tammy" - I think her name was - kicked me out, BUT she said she would buy me a beer when I come back with valid ID...pretty cool...I think I will...

Reviewed Anonymously by Podray on July 20, 2005, 10:27 pm
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