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5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
503-288-8080
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good brews. Good grub. Relaxed atmosphere

I recently met a friend here one evening. I had no expectations, since I'd never been there before. Despite the gloomy curb appeal & hard to read signage, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. They consider themselves a 'speak easy', so the drinks are poured the way a good cocktail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Lisa R. R
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I recently met a friend here one evening. I had no expectations, since I'd never been there before. Despite the gloomy curb appeal & hard to read signage, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. They consider themselves a 'speak easy', so the drinks are poured the way a good cocktail is meant to be made...with quality... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Terrific place in an up and coming neighborhood. We are beer geeks and their tap list is deep and interesting. The food was surprisingly good. Must admit the fries were addicting and the burgers much better than average. The salad was also extra special. It was busy and the waitress had to be reminded to bring a beer, but no... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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316 reviews 316 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Nepo 42 is the kind of place that doesn't know what it is or wants to be.They wanna be a bar.They wanna be a good beer place.They wanna be a neighborhood "hot spot".They wanna be "cool".The problem in my opinion is that they don't end up being really anything and don't achieve any one result.The staff is kinda uptight and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I expected the fine assortment of northwest beer on tap but I was delightfully surprised by the best hamburger and salad that I've had for lunch...ever. The decor matched by being classy and comfortable.

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Portland, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

If you're looking for a beer that's Oregon made, but not the ol' standby, come to Nepo 42! The bartender was friendly, the beer was tasty and the happy hour was delicious. Go play a game of softball at the park across the street and then head over to quench your thirst and feed your stomach!

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Conversation upon entering the bar... Fred, the Friendly - How are you doing? Me - Wet! Fred The Friendly - That's great! Me - Great that I am wet? Fred The Friendly - What? As in who what where when? Me - No, as in wet, it is raining outside. Have you been doing shots, Fred? This was a fun... More 

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Sun Valley, ID
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We went here for happy hour and it was great! They have a neat sitting area outside-with good people watching. Their happy hour menu was awesome-tons of choices and good prices-real happy hour prices. We had their wings, fries, and veggie burger, and all were great. I would recommend this as a great happy hour spot!

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

A great local pub with a great microbrew selection and great food. Too bad they got rid of Sunday brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5403 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-288-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?