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Kask

#173 of 3,353 Restaurants in Portland
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1215 SW Alder Street, Adjacent to Grüner, Portland, OR 97205 (Alder Street)
Streetcar at 11th and Alder, #15 bus at 11th and Alder, MAX stop at Galleria/SW 10th and Morrison.
503-241-7163
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool bar!

Great little bar, which serves great drinks, in a cool interior. They also serve excellent small snacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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UK
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great little bar, which serves great drinks, in a cool interior. They also serve excellent small snacks.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a fun, hip place to get a drink in Portland. Even though it was fairly full and there was one large party when we were there, the service was very good. I liked the decor, but the tables are quite low and the lamps hang very low as well, so watch your head if you're a tall person.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

These guys are like mad scientists. Sat at the bar and one of the bar tenders was so very nice answering all my nutty questions about what he was making. Cool room with a great small atmosphere. Very inventive with the drink selection. Highly recommended.

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Los Altos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you want great cocktails that are custom in a cool downtown Portland setting, Kask is your place. It has a hip vibe and the bar and wait staff are exceptional! A do not miss for a great drink or dinner with friends while in Portland.

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Vancouver, Washington
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have to say, I love my german food and I love my german beer! This place makes some of the best dishes, that make me want to go back again and again! There are a few dishes on there that I could add to my "if I die this would be my last meal menu!" It is that good!... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our friends in Austin, Texas told us about Gruner's in Portland and that was a couple of years ago. (Where have I been???) Since then we have eaten there countless times. The place rocks ... service is efficient and the food is so good I sometimes get something to go for dinner after having lunch. Their house-made Bratwurst and Kraut... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are burgers and then there are amazing burgers. Bruner's is the best burger in Portland, and possibly in the NW. The bun alone is worth the price ,add to that the great burger,wonderful pickled onions and a pickle and you have an experience worth remembering. I venture to say that after eating the,burger, you,will use it as a "yardstick... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at Grüner, I was so looking forward coming from Switzerland and being German I just couldn't wait to get some food 'from home'. The service was good and the wine list was wonderful!! Some of the flavors we a bit unexpected but were good, so it wasn't as traditional as I expected but took the goodness... More 

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Missouri
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Kask first for a cocktail. Cocktails were delicious but service is a little slow. Decided at the last minute to eat at Gruner. Put our name in and enjoyed our cocktail. They come to the bar to get you. The good was good at Gruner, my sausage was a bit dried out but all the other items... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant during our stay in Portland in January. We were pleasantly surprised that their liquor selection included Becherovka. The service was excellent and so were the main courses and desserts. The only thing that I wish they had was a better variety of wine by glass - no malbec or merlot to go with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 SW Alder Street, Adjacent to Grüner, Portland, OR 97205
    (Alder Street)
  • Public Transportation: Streetcar at 11th and Alder, #15 bus at 11th and Alder, MAX stop at Galleria/SW 10th and Morrison.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-241-7163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?