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Kask

#149 of 3,559 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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Kozy Bar with Great Drinks

We visited here while waiting for our table at their restaurant, Gruner, next door the last night they served their 'standard' menu. We were taken with how quaint and kozy this small bar was. It is really old school inside with a lot of wood and antiques in the right way. The drink menu was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
LovesTravel51
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited here while waiting for our table at their restaurant, Gruner, next door the last night they served their 'standard' menu. We were taken with how quaint and kozy this small bar was. It is really old school inside with a lot of wood and antiques in the right way. The drink menu was shot but very creative and... More 

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Thank LovesTravel51
Del Mar, California
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I heard of this place through a friend. It was a small, quaint bar. I was there early so there was plenty of seating around 7:00 p.m. The bartenders are more like mixologists and are very knowledgeable about the drinks. They were very precise in what ingredients they used and the drinks were delicious. I had the Alexander's Wept. They... More 

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Thank ErinP27
Munich, Germany
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great atmosphere this bar has. the cocktails are very intresting and taste like they should , strong!! Great downtown all around booze place.

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Thank Liav1616
UK
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Pristina
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank H H
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Robbie O
Los Altos, California, United States
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351 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Thank Rhett L
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
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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Thank Savannah S
Mazatlan, Mexico
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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1 Thank KITSREVIEWS2015
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?