Portland >Food & Dining > New Old Lompoc
1616 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.534358 -122.698696
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
Ordered lunch to go... – Was looking for restaurants close to my work and I found this place. Ordered the Brewer's Club and fries, which was ok, but a little dry (might want to ask for some mayo on the side.) You can tell that they DO NOT serve your average greasy bar food. The menu looks like it has some great items on it and I will definitely be trying them. (Check out the website) The bartender was friendly, and made sure I had everything I needed before I left. I will be back and also recommend to my co-workers.
Lompoc rocks – One of the best burgers in town. Stoked that they went back to fresh cut fries.
The service is solid, sometimes a little slow, as it is a bar and they are only staffed as so. Patience IS a virtue, or so they say.
Lots of regulars (I am one) and that makes it comfortable. The servers are quick to recognize you when you frequent the place.
One of my personal faves is that the girls that work there actually seem to care about the place and if you sit at the bar they will make you feel like you are at home. So, yeah, kinda like Cheers in a good way.
Thumb in my beer! – I've been here four times now. The first two were great. The portabella mushroom sandwich is the best I've had anywhere, and the fish and chips were very good. The beer is also excellent. And It looks like they went back to the homemade fries. The last two times I was there though the service was from the same waiter who served each of our pitchers with his fingers around the handle, and his thumb in the beer! We all looked at each other and thought "ew, I'm not sure I'm so thirsty anymore." The first time he said he was just at the register too, so we got the feeling like he was just handling money and then stuck his thumb in our drink. He also had the attitude like if you rubbed him the wrong way, he'd hock in your burger or something. I would say the service has been typically "less than friendly." I hope it improves, because the food and beer is worth trying them again.
Except for the service and the food, it isn't too bad – Remember Cheers? Remember Carla? The New Old Lompock tries to be that bad, and they succeed. And if you've been looking for some really greasy limp fries, not even McMenamins cooks them up as badly as the Lompock.
Tasty Northwest brews, eats and one of the city's finest patios. – The Scene
The low-key atmosphere at this neighborhood brewpub is a refreshing change from the bevy of trendy shops and restaurants that line the rest of 23rd Avenue. Named after a bar in an old Mae West movie, the Lompoc has been crafting its own brews since the mid-nineties, and features a variety of ales and lagers with memorable names. The John Outhouse Special Bitter, for example, is an English-style beer, and tastes much better than it sounds.
The beautiful, vine-covered patio out back is reason enough to visit. When the weather cooperates, everyone heads outside to eat and drink alfresco style. Complement your libations with a full menu of pub snacks, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Don't miss happy hour on weekdays from 4pm to 7pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday, with $3 pints, $2 off appetizers and $3 well drinks. And stop by for a $2 bloody mary every Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Like a living room - with Taps. – One of the first places we dined in Portland - and boy, did we need a cozy, friendly Pub to regroup and gather our wits!
We've been back several times, and I've been back a few times just to sit at the bar. Easy going staff, tasty food, and good beer.
Very rude service! – First time there I had a bartender named Jenny. Nice lady. Good food and beer. Her shift ended and Chris came on. He ignored me, didn't offer another beer or any service, even though he stood right in front of me. He acted like I wasn't even there. On my way out I commented on his HORRIBLE service to a waitress who blew me off like "WHATEVER". My second (AND LAST) time I went there, I had Jenny again. She was somewhat nice. I had a brief conversation with another waitress who was VERY RUDE, so I obviously quit talking to her. Cheap beer isn't worth this BS. Later on Jenny said they had a party coming in and told all of us at the bar we would need to leave within a half hour. This place isn't big enough to hold us all? I asked for another beer. She said that no, 6 was enough. I said she was mistaken, I had FOUR, and I recounted exactly what I drank. She just walked off. I walked out and I will NEVER return. Food is alright, beer is good, happy hour is great, service is RUDE. To those who think this place is great and are willing to pay for rude service, it's your money. I will pay more and get better service. The atmosphere is a borderline dump as well. Cheap beer is their only real strong point. Not worth it for snotty waitresses.
great fun place – The atmosphere is nice and relaxed and the service has always been good. They also have great bar food
Great patio – I love this place, especially when it's nice enough to enjoy their back patio. Good beer, good food, and I've always had great service.
What a hangout should be – The food is a cut above the usual pub grub, the beers are unreal, and the place is well worn and homey (plus an outstanding deck). Jerry and the crew definitely care about what they are doing and it shows. Yes, the servers might have some personality, so if what you are looking for is a fresh scrubbed face in a corporate issue server uniform, maybe you should try TGI Friday's. If you want a quality neighborhood "joint" owned and staffed by real local people with a passion for what they do, stop by the 'Poc and have a pint for me!
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