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“the food is okay but the service lacking and staff have attitudes”
Review of Nepo 42

Nepo 42
Ranked #678 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Seattle, Washington
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773 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“the food is okay but the service lacking and staff have attitudes”
Reviewed 16 September 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 have an attitude, and as well, some are really slow.And to the point of uncaring apparently slow.The food was actually above average but the menu wasn't that varied and a bit overpriced as well.The portions were alright, and it was tasty enough, but not overwhelmingly so.The beer selection and the menu on their website as well is NOT what is at the restaurant be advised, it has not been updated. Bathrooms needed cleaning.No pads or seat cushioning, just hard wooden seat backs for the chairs and the booths.I won't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed 25 February 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.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank HildulaL
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Portland, OR
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good variety of beers!”
Reviewed 5 May 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!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank mindeani
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Portland, OR
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best Wings I Have Ever Had”
Reviewed 24 January 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 way to enter the bar and The Friendly continued to humor us.

Wings could win a smack down. Smoked, sticky and spicy. I am going to try this at home. The smokey flavor tossed in hot wing sauce was scrumptious!

Fries - Home cut, just the right size and perfect crunchy to soft ratio

Poppers - Expecting the normal grabbed-out-of-freezer-thrown-into-the-fryer poppers, I was pleasantly suprised that these actually appear to be hand made! They looked like mini corn dogs. I would have liked them more with a breading that wasn't so thick but that didn't stop me from cramming two of them past my lips.

I was in a wine moodso had their house happy hour red. Pretty darned good house red and that is coming from a gal who knows her reds. :-)

I really like this place and as long as they have other staff as friendly as Fred The Friendly, they should be around for a long time!

  • Visited January 2012
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Sun Valley, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Cool”
Reviewed 23 August 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!

Visited August 2011
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