Portland >Food & Dining > Produce Row Cafe
204 SE Oak St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.520013 -122.663601
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Buckman
If you aren't already, definitely get acquainted with this hidden SE industrial gem's beautiful patio and happy hour s--from 4-7pm daily, you can get $5 cocktails du jour, $4 nachos, and $8 poutine.
Hipster vibe sans the hipster attitude. Attentive, friendly service, a large covered patio, up-scale bar food & always a DJ spinning an eclectic mix of music that entertains while not intruding.
One of Portland's oldest establishments is still a premo spot to grab drinks with friends or the Row Burger (fried onions, pickle, lettuce, tomato, sweet-hot mustard & harissa aioli).
I don't like being lied too. – CIGAR SMOKERS BEWARE: I went to a friends birthday party last night and we had called earlier in the week to make sure it was ok to smoke cigars outside on the patio area. After we were seated and ordered our food and drinks we lit our cigars. It only took about 1 minute before we where told that we had to put our cigars out. We said we called earlier in the week and they said " you can smoke anything you want on the patio including cigars". I guess they want your money and don't care how they get you in the door. I don't like being lied too therefore I will not be back.
High end + low brow – Relaxed spot to go to whether its happy hour, before the night begins, or as its coming to an end. Awesome selection of beers and a great menu that's got everything from chili cheese fries to gravy smothered chicken and waffles. Good for groups but also not overwhelming if you're just going for a night out solo.
Wonderful – Stopped in to this spot last night. I've been there before in a group setting and remembered it being good, but last night it was really beyond the average, "good".
The environment was laid back, but on the nicer side. Into the art on the walls in the back area. A great drink selection and a well rounded food menu. I ordered a local lager and the beef pot pie; MMMMmmmm. It was rich and hearty, the crust was thin, which I prefer. My date had the bow tie pasta; tomato, pulled pork, mushrooms and gorganzola (not as good as the pot pie but I ate the leftovers for breakfast this morning if that means anything). We also shared the hummus plate for a starter and I have to say I'm very pleased with the falafel, very pleased indeed.
Our server was super sweet, attentive but not over bearing.
I will be back and take better advantage of the covered out area in back. One of these nights I'm going to need some comfort and their beef pot pie will be the only thing to hit the spot.
Nice tap selection + extended happy hour – Terrific Pac NW Microbrews on tap, including the hard to find Walking Man H. Erectus. The happy hour food was quite solid (I had the reuben slides and a Caesar salad), which is great since theirs runs until 7 instead of the more typical 6. And the decor has improved dramatically since they renovated. Recommended place on the East Side for sure.
Great Little Find – Great new place! And they get extra points for being on Groupon! That's the only way we found them. The meatloaf was delicious and the Philly was huge!
The place is laid back and the people are attentive but not overbearing. Great place to hang, kids are welcome. Would recommend it and will be going back!
Very good beer selection, good food, good service too. – My wife and I biked in for lunch, arrived about 2:30 pm, not many customers. The bartender and waitress were friendly and efficient. Beer selection was 21 taps, many good choices including some "old standby"s and some good obscure ones. Soup was very good, "special sandwich of the day" was an excellent wrap --- I though the price was fair, then learned it also came with a choice of soup, salad, onion rings or three other sides. The patio is a great, comfortable place in good weather, inside was fine too. Other reviews criticized the service, but our experience was fine.
Fantastic hidden spot – I love this place. I've been coming since I was a kid and I've always enjoyed it. The atmosphere is very casual and inviting. Great place for a lazy afternoon. GET THE STORMIN NORMIN. It's bomb.
Killer Beer Selection, Great Food, Awesome Patio – With over 20 taps, 200 bottled beers, and a penchant for unusual, hard- to- find beers, I've never been bored with their selection. You won't find Drop Top, Mirror Pond, or Pabst on tap, but their alternatives are far more interesting. The Row bartenders also pour a stiff cocktail if you're looking for liquor. As for food, you won't be disappointed. The grilled chicken sandwich (with lemon- dill aioli-- yum) is always a good bet. Other standbys include the pepperoni sandwich, the BLT, and 2 delicious gyros. The beet salad is the best in town with house- roasted beets (not the gross canned kind), creamy gorgonzola, and a perfectly tangy homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Be sure to check the specials board for the pasta and salad specials, which are consistently excellent. The cooks also make fresh soup daily. On a recent trip, I was very impressed with the shrimp coconut curry soup, but their soups change daily. In the past, service here has been shoddy, but in the past couple years, they've really stepped it up. Servers and bartenders are friendly, without being cheesy, and are usually able to accommodate special requests. Lastly, this is one of the few non- smoking bars that doesn't have a trendy, holier- than- thou vibe in Portland. Great for a non- smoker like me who hates the Pearl district.
Worldly beers and back-porch music tucked into an unexpected part of town. – In Short
This spot is nestled among the warehouses, wholesale outlets and produce markets that make up Portland's near-east side. And not only is it home to one of the city's best outdoor beer gardens, it also serves 27 beers on tap and more than 200 bottled beers from around the world. Burgers and sandwiches are tasty and inexpensive and come in small, medium and large--the latter big enough to stuff two people.
Excellent hang out – No napkins? Get over it! A great spot for a quick good beer or for some easy bar food while exploring areas of Portland (no coffee shop destination near by!). Great patio, fun guests, what more can you ask for a casual afternoon out and about? Perfect!
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