Green Dragon928 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214 Southeast Portland
(503) 517.0606 - Visit Website
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The Southeast outpost of Rogue Ales, this large converted warehouse features an extensive selection of microbrews and microdistillery booze. Rotating taps (around 55 so far).
Enormously high ceilings, and a black cement bar. Service is friendly and informed, but occasionally painfully slow, especially on busy nights.
"Meet the Brewer" held regularly. See website for schedule.
Open 11am-12am Monday-Thursday, 11am-1am Friday and Saturday, 11am-11pm Sunday.
$3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.
Green Dragon's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Tuesday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Wednesday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Thursday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Friday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Saturday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
|Sunday||4pm-5pm $3-4 menu, 3-5pm, every day.|
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After I spent a year in Austin,Tx, I returned to one of my favorite places in PDX, The Green Dragon....somehow the service had deteriorated to nearly non-existent. I'll try it another time, but if I have to wait another 20 minutes to get one of the five servers in a half crowded bar to acknowledge me, I'll be 15 minutes gone....
Always a beer I haven't tried !! Great selection of 49 rotating taps. Food menu is excellent too. Have never had a problem with staff being inattentive and all of them know their beer. Yes, the place is laid back as it should be. Not a chrome, glass and neon upity bar. Beer prices may seem high but keep in mind these are mostly obscure kegs that bring a premium wholesale price - not your average amber ales.
OK...so they have some deals on food. However it's not really a deal at all if you've ever tasted their paltry portions. About fit for an ant. No beer specials and expensive to boot! Ever since Rogue got their greedy little hands on this place it's taken a major nose dive. Stood at the bar one night for 10 minutes while it seemed like a platoon of mind numb, blank eyed, zombie workers walked in circles bumping into each other with their heads cut off helping no one. We left. Way better options close by.
Portland has, of course, many brewpubs to enjoy. Green Dragon holds a special place in my heart for always having on tap several beers I've never heard of. Yes, some of them come in snifters, but all of the large boards posted say "8oz" next to those beers. This means you will get an eight ounce pour of beer.
The patio is great, and the place is big enough that I never worry about finding a table for my drunk friends to slump on.
Darts x0 now, they took it away. But at least they have a space for merchandise now!! That's something I know I miss in my favorite pubs, a place to buy T-Shirts.
This place has a fantastic beer list that is regularly rotating, so everything is really fresh. They've got amazing beers from amazing NW and West-coast breweries, plus selections from across the country and the world (particularly Belgium and Germany).
Good events and good atmosphere. We went on a Sunday, when they have Bluegrass music. Nice, low-key vibe.
Service was a bit "laid back" (i.e.- slow).
Food is quite pricey. Like $8 for chicken wings! Or $5 for a fairly small paper cone of Belgian-style fries, which weren't really Belgian-style. They were pretty damn good, but not "Belgian". The beer is also a bit pricey at $4.75 for a pint or a higher-octane 8 oz glass. Not extortionate, just a little more expensive than other places.
Definitely a good place to go if you love beer and want to try a bunch of different kinds. These guys know what they're doing when it comes to keeping the quality high and the beers fresh. The major gripes are the price and the somewhat unattentive service.
whats all he fuss about, prices aren't that bad, my service was good, happy hour menu could be better. it was damn near hot where i sat!, good beer &descent beer prices. that all i care about! The wait staff was pretty friendly, sux about them becomming a rogue brewery I am not a fan of their establishments. The customers are very diverse, all different ages and types it seems to have something for everyone. Where's the pool table??
I was just at Green Dragon tonight (1/2) and it was WEAK. There was a whiny flier on the bar about how prices have gone up and all the expenses they've got to cover. I don't buy it. The prices at this place are outrageous, as bad or worse than the Rogue brewery itself (see reviews). First of all, they didn't even have the heat on in the place. It was about 55 degrees in there the entire time. Secondly, I paid $4.50 for an 8 (that's EIGHT) oz glass of beer. Even a devout Catholic wouldn't pay 9 bucks/ pint for the Pope's piss! I sent the beer back in disgust, receiving all signals of apology and accommodation, only to be charged for both the totally overpriced beer and its replacement. The lady friend and I ordered the cornbread appetizer and received two dog $hit hushpuppy batter muffins for $5. Only Rogue has the unique Northwest talent of $hitting in a box, charging up the a$$ for it, all without a smile on their stuck up faces. I would never return to this place, nor would I recommend it to anyone. Weak service, weak product, weak prices = lame.
The Dragon was my favorite workday lunch spot until Rogue bought it. Their beer list was like a woman's mind, always changing, but interresting at times. They had meet the brewer Tuesdays, always fun. Their patio is great for hot days and has ample bike parking inside the patio. Nice shuffleboard table & pinball if that's your thing. Rich & Kieran keep things interresting with their Absynthe, Vodka & Gin distilling opperation in the back of the building. Ask for a tour of the distillery. I pesonally know a lot of people that are crushed about the Dragon being sold off to Rogue but we'll have to see how things work out.
Went there yesterday and found out it was the last night as The Green Dragon. The bartender said that it was bought out by Rogue. This was my favorite on Belmont for beer selection, too bad to see it go. Staff said they aren't really sure what kind of changes are in store.
It was fun while it lasted, but the Green Dragon is now part of the Rogue imperium.
Just when it had really taken root and grown into its status as neighborhood cornerstone (and one of my favorite bars in town), all hell hits the fan (or something), and *poof* it's gone. Thankfully there are other bars in the area that don't gouge you for their beer or treat you like an asshole for being there.
Impressive that they have nineteen rotating taps. Every time one keg empties, they replace it with a different brew. Some taps are reserved for certain styles (Belgians, yum!) and there are wild card taps for the seasonals, etc.
Great food, too. I'm very fond of the Catfish Po' Boy and the happy hour food, especially the late night happy hour food that they start serving at 9pm.
Sometime in the next few months they will start brewing. With their obvious commitment to good beer, I can't wait to check out their own brews.
A good addition to the neighborhood with lots of quality on tap. Large so groups can enjoy. Service behind the bar stunk but other staff was OK.
Stopped in for a drink on a recent weekend night. I've heard a good deal about the place and it seems like a nice spot. Two rooms, a larger room with a stage and a long bar...a smaller side room a bit more quiet and kitcheny. Parking is easy, even on a weekend night can park within a block or so.
I'm a fan of Lovejoy vodka and I got a good pour and a decently made drink. My experience with spots that brew their own beer is that many of the bartenders are not so hot at making drinks...wasn't the case here. My service was very quick also.
They had a band which was pretty much a basic 70s covery type regular joe type dealie...inoffensive...
It's a good central location (across from grand central bowl) and to my eye it looked like a fair amount of the customer base could blend in in either space.
The menu looked great, but didn't have a chance to sample it. However I will probably wait until absinthe is available.
Dale Miller is a gracious host and Green Dragon is a comfortable performance space.
The acoustics aren't great but you can't have it all.
It's worth checking out.
I went on a Monday it was an open mike night, although i did not participate i found the establishment and the entertainment to be very enjoyable. The service was slow, but when I asked for a suggestion for a type of beer to try, they knew their stuff. DeeCee
Great space, very friendly and laid back staff, awesome food and beer selection. Happy hour food menu 7 days a week and the fries kick ass. The .50 cent per beer band surcharge isn't bad considering most of the bands are pretty good, and most patrons wouldn't bother tipping even though they are enjoying the music. So big deal if you spend another couple of dollars. Stay home and drink to your iPod if you're that cheap. Tuesdays is meet the brewer night and that's really cool also.
went recently to the green dragon. while the beer list was good i thought it was pricey. especially when they tagged on fifty cents a beer for a "band surcharge" without even mentioning it. (the band wasn't even playing when we arrived!). i guess i just want to say watch out on band night and those heat lamps are HOT!
Assholes either do not read or totally lack (or just refuse to use) basic comprehension skills so presenting them with a primer is futile. Most BarFly users will quickly make an example of them anyway, which is quite entertaining. In fact, I think that everyone making an example of Kev & Stac is far more educational than anything we could come up with.
Jinx wrote an excellent tutorial for asshole regulars
you should write up a list of rules for amateurs (so they are not total assholes). something akin to the Modern Drunkard's 86 rules (for us!)
Went to Green Dragon last night for the first time:
Great beer selection; nice food menu (OK happy hour selection); big space, heating issues more amusing than annoying; service aloof but not unfriendly (i.e., very Portland).
In general: a nice place. Without the beer selection it wouldn't have much to recommend it, but it doesn't suck and it's in my neighborhood so I'll probably go back.
Kev and Stacey - When a bar has 18 frequently rotating beers on tap did you want the bartender to pull you a pint of your usual? AND, Jim Parker sold Oaks Bottom and owns and operates the Green Dragon, so what was your point about Oaks again?
I agree with Caleb, Kev and Stac- you were delux a-holes to that poor bartender. I especially love how you admonished her for asking what you want("I'm in a brewpub"). Oooh, I get it, you expect bartenders to be clairvoyant. Like she automatically knows you want such-and-such porter. Then you sarcastically ask if you can order a beer("Luckily she said yes"). Really clever, smartass. You sound like one of those dolts who consider service industry people beneath you. Hope you didn't order food, cuz there probably would've been a big green loogy in it with the way you were acting. I'm willing to bet you aren't that well liked at the other ale houses you frequent. Stop being such bitches and, for the love of God, don't breed.
Jeez, Kev and Stac, are you two always such douchebags? You actually TIMED the bartender? Were you too retarded to simply speak up? And then you,(shudder) had to FLAG HER DOWN? Omigod, are you going to be OK? Then,(sniff) you had to WAIT while they got change!! Were you going to leave the bar with your pints? How DARE they put you through such a gruesome ordeal! Get over yourselves already. I can't believe you are so worked up over something so minor. Bartenders are just people, they do not have eyes in the backs of their heads or abundant change falling out of the sky. They also aren't going to magically know exactly what you want without asking. You guys are the worst kinds of customers- you get off on abusing the bartender and complaining. I bet this bar is not sorry to lose your bitchy asses to a rival bar. I mean really...WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!
My wife and I usually frequent Concordia Ale House. Tonight we decided to give the Green Dragon a try due to all the hype. As we walked in I made eye contact with the bartender. The bar is shaped like a backwards J. We sat near the top of the J. We sat there for almost 5 minutes(I timed it), before the bartender came our way. I had to actually flag her down. She asked what I wanted (I'm in a brewpub). I asked if I could order a beer. Luckily she said I could. Once we received our beers, I gave her a $20. The manager had forgotten to go to the bank, so she was unable to provide us change until he made a trip down(this was at 5:15pm). I love ale houses that provide aunique combinations of beer. Jim Parkers' Oak Bottoms pub is one of my favorites. But I think I will skip out on going back to the Green Dragon. At least until they hire a staff that understands about customer service. I don't mind waiting for a great beer - but I shouldn't have to flag the bartender down and ask if I can order.
stopped in last monday night and had a few pints of Deschutes' Jubale Ale (Cask?) which was very good (but different, more malt than normal maybe?). The staff seemed friendly and were quite willing to offer samples of the large selection which apparently rotate often (every week or so?). BTs were cool.
My god, thank you Green Dragon for finally installing heat. I will be by more often for delicious beers and pinball!
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