Portland >Bars & Clubs > Yamhill Pub
223 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.517384 -122.675139
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Downtown
Women dressed to the nines pop their heads in & then quickly back out & head down Yamhill--somehow mistaking it for their kind of bar.
Shockingly Bad... – If you want to go to a pub where you can buy a needle, meth or get mugged, they hey! Look no further! This is the place for you!
Filthy pub, do NOT go near the restrooms, just go in your pants, just me, it will be far more sanitary.
Still, the people that were in there seemed happy enough, so hey, there's that.
I'm in love – We went here last night and totally loved this place! Just make sure not to trip on the ledge in the doorway because the bartender will see you do it and make fun of you....The jukebox is amazing! Elliot Smith, Dropkick Murhphy's, Black Flag, The Pogues....definitely way better than most jukeboxes. PBR is frickin cheap and you can actually sit and talk to your friends without having to be an inch away to hear them....
Definitely the YamHOLE – Interesting characters... right next to max stop... $1 tall boys of Rainer that night... That was about the best of it
the kind of bar where the homeless feel at home – On the same day I saw a crazy drunk homeless man chewing on a tampon trying to come in the bar (denied) and ate a steak prepared over a hobo fire (f'in great). The bartenders are fantastic and there's always a few hotties lurking in the crowd. I can't get enough of this place. I'm constantly stuck to my barstool reading a book and being poured one beer after another. The only ewwww-ish thing is sleazy people hitting on you when you're the only broad in the bar on a sunday, but it's worth it because when they win at video poker they buy you beer.
Ahhhhh, free beer.
We call it 'The Yamhole' – Lets face it. The Yamhole is the best dive in downtown. The bathrooms are gross (pro!), they allow all legal smokes (I'm a clove smoker), during happy hour they have $4 large pitchers of PBR (which are normally $5), and sometimes have $1 pints of PBR specials. Bartenders are amazing as long as you're not rude. I've seen'em toss people out which is always amusing. Patrons are usually sloshed (pro!) and they've a decent jukebox (tom waits, nick cave, hank iii, devo, johnny cash). Their classy drinks are expensive which usually keeps trendy trash out and keeps low-lifes and losers like myself in. It's right on the MAX line, and since they moved the bus mall, I have to crawl less than a block to my stop. You can also write on the wall with a sharpie (Which my friend and I do anytime we can), and they have The Sacred Chess Board of the Yamhill there. You have to ask Ollie to use it though, and you have to ask nicely. I think it's missing a few pieces. I go there as often as possible. I dont think they actually have most of the food on their menu on hand, and the few things they have are raunchy (another pro!). Once a drunk guy asked to see my clove and then put it out and told me it smelled like sh*t. I looked at him in disbelief, but about twenty minutes later, he said he was sorry and gave us the rest of his pitcher of beer (which was almost full). That's the kind of place the Yamhill is.
cool barkeeps..lotta scumbags – really liked both bartenders there today. felt right at home even though i am a yankee's fan (the barman was a boston fan). his drinks could be stiffer, but the beer is cheap.
Great Prices and Great Location – Have been here about twenty or so times in the past year. The place is very conveniently located downtown right on the MAX lines. The prices can't be beat. Usually very easy to strike up a conversation with other patrons. The staff is usually quite good at setting the TV to sports that the customers want to see. Service is good, and bartenders are fairly friendly. Bathrooms could use a do-over.
The Yammy – Great place for a beer (or more) after work before heading home. Be respectful to the bartenders ( as one should!) or you wont get squat! Prices are amazing 2 bucks for a small pitcher of pabst, need I say more.
Don't get 86'd! – This place was okay - good prices and beer choice. You apparently can get 86's for calling the bartender bad names (someone tried to come in that had been bad the night before), but you get another chance if you pick a fight (someone else from the night before that caused a brawl still got served). Okay place.
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