I travel to Portland a number of times each year, and usually need a meal in-between meetings (or at night on my way back to the hotel) that is quick, not too expensive, and tasty. This restaurant / ale house meets all those needs!
The menu's descriptions / food names can sound a little dull - but DON'T let the descriptions fool you! The food here is fresh, delightful, and really very unique. The chili (every brewpub has some version of Sysco chili... NOT here!) is really a delight, with artful presentation and flavor. The rice bowl might sound a little boring - but it is AMAZING. Literally, I count the rice bowl (with BBQ Korean style pork) as one of my TOP 5 favorite foods of ALL time. Seriously.
The service here is always quick, responsive, and very down to earth / friendly. On nights when I was too tired to sit in the restaurant, I ordered my food to-go, and it was well packaged, and kept hot for a while in the wrapping.
They have vegan, vegetarian, and meat options - all of which are truly delicious. A MUST stop for any Portland trip!!