About Brix Tavern
Brix Tavern marries enduring American comfort food with a classic tavern vibe. From the nostalgia of a Chicken Pot Pie to the savory flavors of Roasted Prime Rib, the menu is built around simple American cooking, enhanced with the freshest in local ingredients. Whether it's a quick bite for happy hour, a leisurely Sunday brunch, or a three course dinner, you are always welcome. Brix is sports friendly too offering discreetly placed HD TV's for catching your favorite game.
Comfort Food, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday • 11:00am to Midnight
Friday • 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday • 9:30am - 1:00am
Sunday • 9:30am - 11:00pm
Mon – Fri • 11am – 3pm
Everyday • 5pm - 9:30pm
Sat & Sun • 9:30am – 3pm
Everyday • 3pm – 6:30pm
Monday All Night Happy Hour
3pm – close
Late Night Happy Hour
Everyday • 9:30pm – close
$30 and under
Pizza to go and brown bag lunches.
Street and Pay to Park garages.
NW 21st & Irving
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A semi-private loft is available for dining or watching a sporting event on the loft's private flat screen. The Whiskey Room: A private dining room for special events, can seat up to 30 guests. Back Dining Room: Can be reserved for parties of any size up to 100 people.
Brix Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Nice and friendly spot for a Sunday brun ...
Nice and friendly spot for a Sunday brunch. Drinks were pleasantly strong, the donuts that showed up unexpectedly were phenomenal (miiiight have kicked the sauce off the plate, maybe), and our brunch entrees were all excellent. Would definitely go back again if I'm ever in PDX.
My friend bailed on me so they graciousl ...
My friend bailed on me so they graciously sat my single self at a table, albeit a corner high top in the back, heh. Jordan the waitress was friendly and attentive, and so was the... maitre de? He might have been the manager. I felt welcome even though I was the only diner alone at my table. Thank you for that.
We went to Brix before a comedy show and ...
We went to Brix before a comedy show and caught the last part of their happy hour. The staff was excellent and the food was great. My only complaint would be that I ordered a specialty happy hour "martini" (mango puree' spicy vodka) and there was barely any vodka. Usually martinis are predominately alcohol, but beware that they hold back on their happy hour menu for that. I would order wine or beer next time to get my money's worth (although happy hour beer and wine was also $5 or more).
We were definitely disappointed by the f ...
We were definitely disappointed by the food at Brix. The food was just not that good. It was not worth the trip. The food descriptions on the menu made everything sound SO good. We had a gift card so we went for it. And, nothing was really very good at all. The burger was only fine although we could tell it was made with quality meat. The Reuben was very difficult to eat. the apples were too thick so popped out when you tried to take a bite and the flavor was nothing special. The tater tots tasted of old oil. And, the pork nachos did not taste like something that was made fresh. (Although the sauce around the edge of the nachos was yummy.) The cilantro crema was sour cream with a little cilantro in it.
Just blah all around.
This was a really weird dining experienc ...
This was a really weird dining experience. I made reservations and came about 30 minutes early to just see if we could be seated early. The restaurant was about half full and I was told they need 5-10 minutes to get the table set-up. I noticed that the table we ended up being sat at was already set, so I am confused about what the wait was for. The waitstaff was just unusual. The bartender ended up taking out order (because he asked if he were ready) and then he didn't even have anything to write down our order. Overall, the staff just seemed liked they had no structure and didn't really know what they were doing.
Brix was overall okay. Just good. That being said, I probably will not return anytime soon.
Carly was a great server - very helpful ...
Carly was a great server - very helpful and energetic. Our food was delicious and came out quickly. We had 3 generations dining together, 70s,50,and late teens - all of us liked Brix. We were very impressed and will be back.
Our service here was wonderful! I had be ...
Our service here was wonderful! I had been to brix once before and our service had been beyond awful but this time our waitress Sam was beyond helpful, personable, and on top of her game! She alone would make me return
It was disappointing that our first gree ...
It was disappointing that our first greeting in the door was "this table needs to be clear by 11am." It almost made us reconsider our decision to eat here.
Don't take brunch reservations via open table if you cannot accommodate your 4 guests for an hour meal. Our reservation was made via open table for a 10:15am time slot and we were on time.
In Portland for a short visit and made dinner reservations at Brix Tavern for Mother's Day......and how we wished we hadn't! Very disappointing meal. The ambiance was nice enough, a casual lofty dining area which we anticipated. The service was very good and server quite pleasant; however, the food items/taste were the most disappointing.
Mac n Cheese for $15 was mainly creme sauce without much pasta. Definitely not worth $15. The prime rib was grisly and the sauce that was poured over it overpowered the meat and just tasted out of place-whatever it was. Thought we couldn't go wrong with the desserts, but again-overall, fairly tasteless and bland.
Not worth the trip, we assure you. So many better restaurants to experience.
First Mothers Day
Overall this was a wonderful experience. The only downfall would be the greeters. All three women who were working were very curt, cold, and irritable. We asked for a different table, since we have a small child, and the lady who was seating us definitely made it obvious that she either hated her job or wanted us to know we were inconveniencing her.
Beautiful place + yummy food= perfect combo!
We had 5 adults and two small children (ages 2 and 4) in our group for Mother's Day brunch. The atmosphere was perfect! The music was almost jazzy and relaxing (not sure if this was something different than usual since it was Mother's Day). It wasn't too loud so everyone could hear one another. My mother was so very happy and complimenting the atmosphere and food the entire time :). The food was absolutely amazing! My favorite was the salmon with cucumbers! I couldn't get enough of it! What is the best about the brunch is the fact that there are so many choices. Everyone at the table found lots of choices they liked and there was even dessert! The kids ate beforehand but there seemed to be great fruit choices, cute yummy mini muffins, ie good options for the kids as well. Make sure to come hungry so you can enjoy everything and not miss the desserts (the little cheesecakes they have are delightful). Definitely worth checking out!
We had brunch at Brix on Mother's Day an ...
We had brunch at Brix on Mother's Day and the food AND service were amazing! Our server was incredible and never missed a beat. She was right on top of refills and she was eager to help us with special requests. I'd highly recommend Brix!
Basically everything that the table had ...
Basically everything that the table had ordered was absolutely mind blowing. Brix may be one of the best places I've ever eaten. They just seemed understaffed, but with neverending mimosas for brunch I can wait. ;)
Good food, meh service
I've been to Brix a few times in the past and always enjoyed my experiences so I'm willing to chalk this up to an off day, some off people and a busy restaurant. I took my mom in for an early Mother's Day brunch, and we arrived for our 11:30 reservation at almost exactly 11:30. We were shown to our table, directly next to the server station, complete with a stack of closed out tabs, where the hostess promptly informed us of when she would "need the table back". I'm not sure about anybody else, but I do not enjoy starting my meal out with a timer running. It was completely unnecessary and I considered it to be rude.
We sat there for some time before our waitress came over to take our drink order and being a nice warm day we were both in need of some water, which I had to request after she brought our drinks to us. It was also quite a while after that before she came back to take our food orders. Not normally an issue but to have delays like that on top of this desire that we "give them back the table" at a certain time was a bit annoying. After taking our orders she never did bring us the complimentary little donuts they have at Brix (which I probably only cared about because I was starving and pregnant...never a good combo).
Overall it was like we were sort of pushed into a corner and forgotten. I never received a single refill of either my water or my iced tea and frankly I didn't even blame the waitress. They had her all over the restaurant inside and outside, I'm sure we weren't the only table receiving sub-par service that day. On the flip side, the food was still very good - the primary reason I'd consider coming back.
Like I said, I'm willing to chalk it up to a bad day and a bad hostess but I was not pleased with my experience in the least.
I made a reservation in the morning for ...
I made a reservation in the morning for brunch on the Saturday before Mother's Day. I called to say we would be 5 minutes late and they were accommodating. We got there and then waited ten minutes for them to seat is for our reservation where our hostess told us that they had a reservation after us in 1:15 minutes. She was rude and short, and I have never been told at any restaurant that we were on a time limit. It ruined our initial mood for a nice Mother's Day brunch I had planned for my mom. Other then that the food was good, I was just expecting better service.
April 30th Dinner
I took our neighbors there since my wife were told how good it is about three weeks ago, and
have gone there (5) times. Unfortunately this time, food was mediocre, pizza (artichoke and sausage) hardly had any sausage. Won't go there for pizza.
I love there tomato bisque soup, and my fish and chips were great. Service was fair, seemed
short on servers, seemed rushed.
Intoxicated pool players
We enjoy Brix as a rule however the night we were there, they allowed some intoxicated people to play pool. They constantly were inches away from peoples heads with the pool cues. It was obvious the people just did not give a care. Talked to host, said they would take care of it. They did not. Uncool Brix, uncool.
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