Katie O'Brien's2809 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97232 Northeast Portland
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So well-regarded as an eggs’n’hash purveyor, Katie O’Brien’s sometimes escapes notice past brunch, but a continual retinue of new-homeowners, aging journalists, pleasantly fratty types, and club kids sucking back their sixth bloody, keep the spacious bar eternally pushing capacity.
Club chairs at the lowered bar (more than thirty taps) bleed comfort.
TV x 5 with NFL, Blazers and Timbers packages.
Free pool all day, every day.
Live rock shows Fridays and some Thursdays and Saturdays.
Open 8am - 2am, 7 days a week.
$2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches, 3pm-6pm daily, and during Blazers and Timbers games.
Katie O'Brien's Happy Hours
|Monday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Tuesday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Wednesday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Thursday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Friday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Saturday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
|Sunday||3pm-6pm $2.50 wells, $3.25 microbrews, $2 PBR, $1 off wells, drafts, burgers and sandwiches 3pm-6pm|
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Nice draft selection, decent liquor picks. Better than average pub grub. Nice free pour shots!! Support your neighborhood establishment that is not trying to too hard to be hipster and charge $15 for a cocktail
Not only are there over 30 MICRO brews on tap, they have a variety of shitty beer tall boys, and an even wider variety of random good beer bottles. They have the booze staples, nothing special, but there are local options as well. I had a hot toddy with ginger rum and it was amazing. The staff has changed within the past 6 months since I had last been there, definitely for the better. They know their beers and if they don't know, they'll let you try whatever you want. It got pretty busy when I was there and the service was still great. It's nice to go to a bar in Portland where the bartender doesn't treat you like you're a pain in the ass. Food is pretty killer for a greasy spoon and they mean it when they say Big Ass Chili Cheese Fries. The back patio is awesome now that its summer because it's covered, but it can get a bit packed. I wish they had a pinball machine, but pool is always free. It's too bad the jukebox is gone.
I love the stiff drinks and the "I think I'm going to live in this chair the rest of my life" bar chairs! The place isn't fancy, but neither am I. I like the covered patio, being able to have breakfast at night and they have some fun bands come in on the weekends. I don't like the lady's room (it looks like a movie set where the main character's friend OD's) and the dark haired lady that works weekday breakfast is kinda bitchy. Overall, it's divey (is that a word?) but happy! Grab a drink, tilt back in your chair and grab another drink...nice!
Sat for an hour waiting for service. After 30 minutes I stopped the waitress and asked for a menu. When an hour had gone by I again stopped the waitress and asked if I could order. After I told her how long I had been there, I was given a dirty look and told to wait my turn.
In all fairness I'll start off saying I work there. But the point I'm trying to make is that we've made a lot of changes to the menu, atmosphere and staff. All for the best. Come on in and see what's new. We have Happy Hour everyday and it brings our basic burger down to 4.50 among other food and beverage bargains! We are slow roasting our meats in house, 34 beers on taps and they do get rotated out so there's something new all the time. For those who didn't have such a great time in the past give a second try, I think you'll be pleased. Thanks!
Just moved to the neighborhood and figured I'd try this place out this Saturday night. It wasn't crazy busy, but still, the service was great and the drinks were good. $4 can buy you an absolutely obscene amount of french fries, and their reubens are great. There was no liquor out of a gun when I was there. It came straight from the sexy bartender's hand. I don't think this place has any reputation as being a gay bar, but it seemed pretty queer-heavy when I was in there. this place is my new neighborhood haunt.
Yep, maybe the best bar chairs in town, save Claudias.
Other than that. . .umm. . .a fair amount of draft beers for a dive. My liquor drinking friend pointed out that their booze comes off a gun, so the pours were skimpy and there was no amount of flirting or tipping that was going to make that any different. The breakfast is indeed three eggs, toast and hash browns for $3.25, and it is certainly at least 75% better than the Marathon's $2 breakfast (but not nearly 35% as good as just going to Cup and Saucer and dropping $8.50.
So now that I've quasi slammed the place, I should say that I like it, although only because it allows me to get a beer and disappear into the corner for a round of Golden Tee (18 holes still for $3).
The breakfast was horrible. I work in the area. For the past year I have driven by the resturant and saw the sidewalk sign extolling this great breakfast. This morning I needed breakfast so I by-passed McDonalds, Burger King, and Grand Central to stop at Katie O'Briens to get one of their best breatfast in town to go. There were few customers so there was a normal wait. When i arrived at work I wished there was time to leave, go back to Katie's, and get my money back. The toast was warmed bread, the hash browns (for what there were) tasted and looked as if they had been sitting on the grill for hours. Plastic fork, knife, and napkins were not included in the plastic bag. I was fortunate that someone where I work had a fork so I could eat the eggs. The bartender did offer ketchup, but she did not offer salt or paper, and the eggs needed salt. Well, katie O'Brien, love to buy breakfast in the morning. However, this was a short lived relationship. I will not buy breakfast from you again.
As you can read the reviews the atmosphere,food and breakfasts are great. However if your poison of choice is spirits this is not the place to be. All the well drinks are on the gun and weak at an average price. The happy hour drink specials only have a mixed drink on Wednesdays.
my bro works down the street at masters touch and took me there for lunch, clam chowder kinda sucked but the club sandwich was pretty good. i bought a shirt and next to my thundercat's shirt it's my favorite right now
The breakfast I had recently was so tasty and reasonable-priced that today I went for lunch. Triple-decker reuben club with swiss on rye - Heaven- with homestyle fries and iced tea. 9 bux and I tipped 2 so $11 for a wonderful lunch with sexy servers. I will definitely be a regular here.
I love having breakfast at Katie's on the weekends. My spot at the bar is always available (don't EVEN think about trying to snag it!) and the staff kicks ass. I'm always happy with my food. My brother and I appreciate this place, especially because they don't mind when we crank the Motorhead on the jukebox.
This is my favorite bar ever. I think it's a great place with good service, hot, friendly bartenders and great cheap food. That said, their drinks suck. They have 30 plus beers on tap which is great, but they don't know how to pour a cocktail. I don't know if it's how they're instructed to pour 'em but they're weak as hell. Your best bet is beers and shooters, not mixers. Otherwise, this is the best neigborhood bar in Portland
This is exclusively a breakfast joint for me. The service is spotty (some weekends waitress hovers over your coffee cup to refill, others she disappears for 30 minutes at a time). The food is hit or miss as well (depends on who is cooking that morning I think). One weekend an over medium egg is snotty, the next weekend it's stiff as a board, and on another it's spot on. Still, I keep coming back. Nice hashbrowns. Good bloody marys. And I like the waitress flaw and all--the tall skinny one and the shorter one with the nice rack. They're goddamn friendly.
I used to go here for there breakfast until my fav bartender Kelly left, she'd fix up some mean drinks for me and my hubby. Real good food great prices. Can get pretty packed in the evenings but there's lots of room. Big age range and styles of people. Check it out it's a rare find!
Oh shit, this place is good times. You may not think it based on its unassuming facade, but it's a good'n. i try to get people to go there but to no avail. Anyway, friendly staff, easy on the pocket and pool tables to boot. winning recipe.
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