Portland >Food & Dining > Laurelwood Public House-Brewery
5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721345.540122 -122.610723
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-12am; Sat 10am-12am; Sun 10am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Rose City Park, Central northeast Neighbors Incorporated
If you come for nothing else, their homemade root beer is, in my educated opinion, the best in town, brewed or bottled. The staff is friendly and the dining room minimal, but clean. Good for large parties, kids and watching sports. There are lot of meetup groups here and it's a good central meeting point. Pizza=really good.
Great place to take out-of-town guests! – Awesome local brewery. I love that it is such a family friendly place; there is even a play area for kids! The staff is friendly and eager to please. The food is great,and they use local ingredients. They have a fantastic steak salad that we always recommend to our guests. There is a gorgeous dessert case, too, although I never have room for dessert, darn it! It's always busy so there may be a short wait, but it is worth it! If you have a large group, you can call ahead and make a reservation. If you have a really large group, you can even reserve a room!
Good for families – Came with a buddy and his kid. The staff was really friendly and knew how to deal with the needs of adults who happen to have their kids strapped to their chests. Food wise, I'd suggest getting the pork chops with a pint of the tree hugger.
Too Many Kids – The food is good. The beer is great. The kids are out of control. When will Portland parents learn how to control their running, screaming, intrusive kids? Go to McDonald's or Chuck E. Cheese.
Not worth it! – This place has really changed. The food used to be so good and really affordable. Don't get me wrong, I like good food but we go there to have a great beer and to socialize. It seems that so much of the menu has gone high-end. Then there is the service.....sucks! The last few times we have gone, our food was practically thrown at us and then no chance of getting a refill or anything else for that matter. I think the worst was one night we were eating and the "chef" began screaming at the kitchen staff about how they ran out of food. He pretty much ripped them a new one within earshot of most of the customers. Not cool at all. I wonder what the owner's vision is for this place? It seems to have changed a lot. We won't be going back anytime soon. Now that the pizza company is closed and the NW location has always been a wreck, we won't be contributing to the owner's pocketbook! Great beer though! But, that's not hard to find in Portland. Go somewhere else.
Good food, terrible service – A few colligues and myself went to the Laurelwood for lunch. The food there is good and the fries are to die for, but we got the worst service we've ever had at a resturant. Our server came oince to take our order, and once to bring the food... that's it! We never even seen her again to ask for a water refill, more napkins, or even the check. If I do go back, it will be for the food only, as I will expect terrible service as soon as I walk through the door.
Yummy Happy Hour Taco's – I come here often and if I'm not eating off the happy hour menu, I am eating the Chad's Chicken. It's oh so delicious. The beer selection here is awesome... my favorite is the Golden Ale. I always sit at the bar but they have outside seating on the roof, great for the summer.
It's always fast and friendly here :)
Pints and pub grub bring locals together at this cozy tap. – Tucked into a strip of pub-fare focused restaurants along traffic-heavy Sandy Boulevard, this brewpub is a haven for families with young tots. New parents strap their newborns into slings and pop by for a rare meal out; more seasoned parents keep kids busy coloring so mom and dad can enjoy the pub’s award-winning IPA in peace. The menu’s a mix of standard dishes like burgers and fries and eclectic offerings like coconut shrimp and a jerkchicken burrito. Certified organic beers from a dry golden ale to seasonals like Laurelwood’s hearty Espresso Stout provide adult-only sips to wash the grub down.
Don't bother – To begin this horrible experience, the waiter was rude and clearly showed his aggravation with the fact that we decided to share a meal instead or ordering brunch. Not that choosing something to share was an easy task with such a limited selection (brunch or hamburger). So when the meal was delivered it was covered in the tomatoes that I had specifically asked to hold and when the most unhelpful waiter asked if we needed anything there was no offer to rectify or reaction what-so-ever to my clever "not tomatoes" comment. Moving on, they could be picked off and he seemed amused watching us maneuver around them...
Right up until the point that my partner bit into a chip containing a lovely new condiment of a broken piece of PLATE! This information didn't throw the waiter off his game though - he very nicely said that he would take care of the two fountain drinks for us. What a gentleman, if this is any example of the food or service this "local fav" offers...DON'T BOTHER!
Beer good-everything else bad – After reading the other reviews, it is nice to know that I am not the only one to be severely disappointed by this restaurant. The food was way too expensive for the small portion size and the poor quality-totally not worth it...Our waitress (I kid you not) came by our table twice during our entire dinner (once to get our order and then to drop our food off)- we ended up having to guess the check amount and leave the money on the table after trying unsuccessfully to flag her down and leaving without getting the to go order that we were going to get for our friend who couldnt make it...they were not busy either! She was also kind of rude to us when she was at the table...maybe it was a good thing that she didnt come back! I also noticed there was a thick layer of dust and dirt on the shelf next to the booth I was sitting in by the bar...like it hadnt been cleaned in a long time!! Knowing there was such little attention paid to detail at this place I would never again trust these people for the food I put in my body!! BUT I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the quality and taste of the beer I got-a free range red. Too bad everything else was horrible, including the indigestion I got later!
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