Portland >Bars & Clubs > North 45 Pub
517 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.526647 -122.694521
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
Oh, the memories…of when I lived a scant few blocks from this NW 21st bar and could stagger home after one too many cocktails and random conversations. Cozy up to a bowl of mussels and a hefty Belgian ale in the winter, sip Moscow Mules and lounge about the back patio in the summer. Then stumble/cab/rickshaw home.
Belgians and Booze – Another wall of booze in town. but backed up by a hearty list of belgian beers and a mussle menu with something like 7 different ways to get your mussles cooked. Sneak out back and check out the patio you would have never guessed they could hide that big of a patio behind that tiny of a bar. Amazing Service Drinks and food, I will be back soon!
Hair in the Food – We arrived (three of us) May 1st around 8:00. We ordered and started our dinners. My salad had a hair in it so I sent it back and did not want anything else. Near the end of our meals my friend found a hair is her Mac and Chez.. It was a horrible experience.
great hangout – great bar and mussels. hard to get an order in, but I guess that means business is good!
Best Hamburger Ever! – I had the best hamburger ever at North 45 the first time I went there two moths ago. Since then I became a regular. I am from Brazil and I raise cattle there, so I can say that I know good meat. And The bacon cheese burger I had at North 45 is by far the best burger I have ever had. It is great meat, freshly mixed and seasoned, on fresh crispy ciabatta bread. I highly recommend it! Also, the steak and 'shrooms is excellent! Not to metion the amazing appetizers such as their fried calamari asian style, and the delicious cheese plate that comes well decorated and with amazing fresh fruits! For those interested in tasting beers, they had amazing Belgium beers, and my favorite Czech beer on tap (Czechvar). Besides, the great food and drinks, North 45 has an amazing atmosphere for singles and couples; and, the service is great! Their servers besides knowledgable, they are beautiful, friendly, and attencious.
Czechvar on Tap!! – Any place that has Czechvar on tap deserves 5 stars in my book- this is a beer from the Czech Republic that until last year you could not find in the United States at all. (It's an easy drinking beer that would be perfect on a patio on a hot summer day.) We also had some food. I had an order of the lemon parsley mussels, and my husband had the half roasted chicken. My mussels were delicious- they were a generous portion, served with a large portion of belgian pomme frittes (fries). The fries were cooked perfectly, and tasted delicious with the mussels. My husbands chicken was served with mashed potatoes and vegetabls. The white meat was cooked perfectly, and the dark meat was slightly overcooked, although still tasty. After dinner, we split a small bottle of the Maredsous, a Belgian Tripel. It was fairly good (although the Chimay Grande Reserve is our favorite Belgian). Overall, the look of the bar was nice, and the food was delicious. The service was decent- there was only one bartender/server that seemed a bit overworked. Try it out- I don't think you'll be disappointed. The alcohol prices are slightly high, but the low food prices make up for it.
Well the ancient customers are reliving their college youth, so sad. The patio is a joke, stay in the bar much nicer atmosphere, unless the ancients are getting too loud. The famous oysters sent me to the ER, stick with soup and a beer if you have the bucks.
I keep coming back! – This place is the best is NW. The patio is great. The food and drinks are delicious. Try the Moscow Mule and Pancetta Mussels. You can't go wrong at N45.
Good food.... no Great Food, great neighborhood pub! – What a great place to grab a reliably great plate of food. I've been here a few times and have never had a bad meal. The environment is comfortable and classy without trying too hard. The people are cool and welcoming. A can't miss in my book
Happy Hour - – I really enjoy the after-work scene at North 45 - warm and friendly atmosphere - good music, food and drinks. I felt really relaxed there and had a great time with my friends. This pub is a great alternative to the standard smokey bar on 21st & good addition to the neighborhood. I'll go back - Oh and it was entertaining as well - apparently you have to place your shoes in a basket (that pulleys over the bar) as collateral for a certain drink they offer...
Good drinks, busy on the weekend nights – Been here a few times, it can get really crowded on a Fri/Sat night, especially later on. Drinks are great, service is as well. Food looks and smells good although I have yet to try it. Definately recommend.
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