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“Kids underfoot? No problem!”

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Ranked #225 of 4,430 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We visit Laurelwood three times a year when we go to Portland to see the grandchildren. We enjoy the excellent selection of their beers, while the kids play in the play areas or color in the coloring books. The young servers are amazing, always cheerful and accommodating as they work their ways past wandering munchkins to deliver food and drink. The menu is a step up from classic pub food, and the food is a giant jump ahead. So good to see some healthy choices on the menu. Last night I had the steak salad, which was wonderful: medium rare steak pieces with spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, crispy onions, and blue cheese, tossed with just the right amount of balsamic dressing. My husband raved about his spinach salad with chicken. Unlike many restaurants, there were several choices for our vegetarian son. The servers were quick to start the evening by bringing the adults beer, and putting the children's orders in right away. Laurelwood is noisy and crowded, as it clearly meets the needs of many.

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Thank elswells
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Had a Sunday night dinner with local friends & family. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with our food & drink selections. Above average 'bar' atmosphere and a large group would have a great time there. Food was well worth the prices - and very good food at that. With a full bar, you have plenty of choices in your drink selections. Family friendly with a 'toy play' area for the little ones. Crowd noise was not an issue during dinner.

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Thank John D
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We eat here with family every time we visit Portland - sometimes more then once. Partly because it is close to where they live and it is very kid friendly. more then 1 play area for kids plus stacks of coloring books for them at the counter. The kids love their Mac & Cheese while the rest of us get a variety of sandwiches and beers. Everything there is very good. The prices are not out of line with other similiar Portland restaurants and are even a little lower then many. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. I'm not sure where the negative reviews have come from. we have eaten there for 5 or 6 years and never experienced the issues they raised. But we only eat at the one on Sandy Blvd. I would recommend that one to anyone.

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Thank Levon M
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I just tried their chilli bowl - more like a weak watered down chilli gravy or soup - probably the worst chilli I have ever experienced. The food here is served absolutely devoid of any spirit or flavour. Seriously disappointing and what a lost opportunity to wow guests. The one redeeming factor was an overly busy waiter doing their best to keep up that necessitated a longer than expected wait and rushed service experience - forget about table cleaning at this joint - I never saw that happen once - everything is slapped down prison cafeteria style. I hope the executives at this company take note and realize this this experience has been written for them to learn from - if there is a client response then awesome you know that they are on the ball . . . if no client rebuttle response below then we will all know that this company does not care about even prividing a modicom of service. I truly hope they respond. . . but have my doubts. Happy travels to all and if you choose to eat here keep away from the chlli unless you like it runny and nasty

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Thank canadian175
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great brats. Friendly with a play area for children. NIce to enjoy good microbrew in a bring -the-kids atmosphere wtihout having to settle for a national chain with stable but unadventurous food

Thank svensurgeon
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