Portland >Bars & Clubs > Tryoncreek Grill & Sports Bar
8610 SW Terwilliger, Portland, OR | Directions 9721945.451915 -122.676011
Neighborhoods: Collins View, Southwest Neighborhoods Incorporated
Tryon is our absolute favorite neighborhood bar! – Tryoncreek is an awesome neighborhood hangout. The 50 cent tacos on Taco Monday are rad (and I'm a picky eater). Even if I haven't been to Tryon in a month, John remembers our drink order and has them on the table as we sit down. Service is awesome, food rocks, and the environment is laid back and friendly!
NEVER AGAIN! – I like a good place to go and watch a game but this place is horrible! To me what makes a place great is service. We sat at the bar and ordered a round of beers and my friend ordered food but I wasn't sure what I wanted, quite yet, and asked for a couple minutes. After about 20 minutes, with an empty beer, I wanted to see how long it took them to even see that my beer was empty.....THEY NEVER ASKED IF I WANTED A REFILL LET ALONE WHAT I WANTED TO EAT! So I sat, waited and watched them chit chat among themselves. Did I mention, I was sitting at the bar in plain view giving them the hungry eyes and thirsty look? Finally, I flagged down someone (an hour later) and she seemed like she hated life or maybe just hated working there but she was very rude, cold and impersonal with a big fat scowl on her face (the rest of the staff wasn't any better). I'll eat somewhere and not like the food too much as long as the staff is friendly, I mean come on! Now I'm not saying you have to act fake-ish but try smiling once in a while, it's good for the mind, soul and body. Take my advice SKIP THIS PLACE!
A short walk from my house that I don't take anymore – Let's face it. The Burlingame neighborhood doesn't have many options when it comes to bars. That being said I was always happy walking up to The Tryon for a few drinks and a bite to eat. The food has never been great (the burgers are "okay") but I was always fine with that. I didn't ever expect much from them in the way of food; no big deal. I used to frequent the place simply because I live in the neighborhood, although it would never be a destination for me otherwise. So, what's changed?...
Well, the biggest issue is the staff. Besides proximity, the folks who worked there a few years back were what made it a cool neighborhood haunt. All but two are gone. One of whom is really only friendly when she's in an exceptionally good mood. The other is always awesome but doesn't seem to love her job. The rest of the staff (a bunch of dudes) make no effort to make your experience pleasant. In fact, they seem outright put off by anyone who they don't know or who isn't a jock. Now, I don't need to make friends with bar staff anywhere but rapport... Rapport with bar staff is virtually everything that keeps me coming back to a bar and spending a lot of money. Over the years I put thousands into that place only to feel like a total stranger when I go in now. And now, I don't go in.
So, the food is what it is. The drinks are fine. But, if the drinks/food/prices were better than they are now - I still wouldn't attend. Seriously, who do these guys (this collective staff) think they are? Now I drive and "Tryon" different bars for size. Sorry Tryon, but you are a big bummer.
Happy Hour – Not sure if your looking for a place with cheap drinks from 4-7 Monday through Friday but if you are this is the place. Nine plasma tvs and a good mixture of Lewis and Clark College students and the working class keep the atmosphere pretty relaxed.
this place has gone down hill – I have been going to Tryon Creek for years. It was pretty cool with the staff being very friendly and the food was good some times even great. Lately not only does the staff some time seem like they was just a soon smash their head with a hammer than serve you a decent drink but the food is terrible. I am not just saying bad but it’s awful and I have went back several times to see if it was just a fluke. I think that the girls that tend the bar really don’t give a heck if your food comes out hot or not. From a burger that was barely done with wilted lettuce to being so poorly put together when I asked for extra onions then looked I realized I just had a sliver to begin with. The food is cold, greasy and don’t bother with the Tryon dip unless you prefer a slice of meat so thin you can see through it. The mozzarella wedges are cold and very greasy and the sauce that it came with tasted like they took a can of tomato soup and added a little garlic to it. It was very watery and tasted like S&%T. The Tryon dip which used to be really good is reduced to a thin slice of meat with a ton of bun and they make sure to serve it cold because they really don’t have any method of communication between the kitchens to let them know when the order is ready. They just occasionally stick their head in the door and look. It’s a really poor system and the food generally is cold by the time it makes it to your table. I used to really enjoy their pizza too but unfortunately it has also gone down hill and I think since now they have a special on one of the nights reducing the price down to $10 its because that’s all its worth. I really think the owner needs to send in a mystery shopper to see how poor the food really is. If you want attitude, drinks that are some times good some times poor and food that is poor pretty much all the time then this is the place for you. Oh on a good note they do have a variety of bent pool cues and older tables to play on. Take it from some one who has gone here for years. It’s going down hill.
college style sports bar – It is what it is. A semi- sports bar with a lot of college students. God place to watch the blazers, ducks or even OSU. If you go in during one of those games what the hell do you think will be on all the TVs. If you dont like that then walk to the back and change one of the TVs no one is watching. Dont just sit there and complain to yourself then come here and write a poor review. There service is great, bartenders have been nothing but nice to me. The place is smokey but wont be after the 1st of the year so deal with it.
Good if you're a student! – It seems that most of the previous reviewers were maybe expecting a bar straight out of the Pearl! Tryon is a classic-style bar; there's games on TV, food that your mother wouldn't approve of and bartenders that don't take lip from anyone. Seriously, most of the bartenders are of some of the coolest people in the world, but if you're rude and expect them to bow down to your needs, then you better expect to get poor service. On the other hand, if you're nice and polite, they're quite pleasant and awesome to talk to. There's usually about a dozen beers available, including several seasonal microbrews and happy hour includes 2.00 well drinks and the usual specials on foods.
Due to the close proximity of Lewis & Clark College, the bar tends to be frequented by undergrads and law students, although professors may be spotted there on occasion. It's a great place to go to with your friends after school/work, but the younger crowd tends to steer clear on weekends. Anyone going into the bar expecting haute cuisine will be sorely disappointed and yes, anyone bothered by smoking should steer clear. However, it's a great place to stop for a quiet pint, or to watch the game and they have one of the better tasting burgers for under $6.00 you'll find at most bars in the city!
Monday: 50 cent Tacos
Tuesday: 2.00 domestic beer, 2.50 micro
Wednesday: 5.00 burger and domestic beer, 6.00 with micro
Thursday: 4.00 Long Island night!
Friday: Bartender's Choice
(There is typically free pool after 7 on the weekends/some weeknights, at the bartender's discretion; you need to ask for the Foosball, as they tend to get lost)
Cheap food, but very smokey and servers can have major attitude – We just moved to the area and have tried this place out a few times. The food and drinks are cheap. They have a different happy hour every night. Monday is taco night and they are 50 cents, and worth just that. They taste like they just browned the meat and threw in some salt and pepper. My husband asked the girl bartender how big they were because he wanted an idea of how many to order and she got a huge attitude and said "they're tacos! what do you expect?!". Then she said that they don't come with sour cream or guacamole and we both said "okay" and she responded with "okay, what?!". Our table was dirty and we were even scared to ask her to wipe it off because she looked like she would flip out. It is VERY smokey and there are no open windows or doors to get fresh air. I heard another customer ask her if there were any fans and she pointed to a fan and goes "what's that?". Maybe she thinks giving customers a major attitude is a way to make good tips, but not in my book.
The other two times we have been there the two male servers/bartenders were very cool and friendly. The food is cheap (around 6 to 8 bucks for a meal) but then again it is bar food so don't expect much. It is a good place for a game because they have lots of TV's and pool tables. Their pizzas look good but I haven't tried it yet. I go to this place just for the convenience but wouldn't go out of my way to go here.
21 and never gone to another bar you may like it – It's not a sports bar, maybe it was at one time but not any more. More a hang out for college students. Service was better last time I was in but nothing special. Could be a great place but... maybe I'm just getting older and it's not my kinda place. Bathrooms are awful. Decent selection of beer although I really want a good Black and Tan in Portland and can't find a bartender who can float it. I might go back if my co-workers insists but not on my owe accord.
really? an 8.5? – i don't even know where to start. all great sports bars have a plethora of games on, giving the customer plenty of action to choose from. here, almost every television had on the blazers game, with the two exceptions showing some sort of C level boxing league. there are several other basketball games on, not to mention the masters, and several baseball games as well. and what's up with the service? it's happy hour, there should be several servers, not one poor girl doing the best she can. i also have to say that the food was well below average. eating the nachos was like eating cheese covered cheerios, the chips were so broken up. i feel like someone in the bag was jumping on the bags before sending them out. all in all, a bad experience to be had. i'll go elsewhere next time.
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