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“Inventive, convivial, intimate”
Review of Bent Brick

Bent Brick
Ranked #971 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Northwest District
Cross street: NW 17th Avenue
Transit: Street Car stops at NW 18th, one block away. Many bus options available.
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Inventive, convivial, intimate”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We came for a weekend dinner, and I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the inventiveness of the menu. I had the Payne Family Pork, which was a warm pork loan sliced and served with a cool garnish of green apples and grilled fennel. The savory pork and tart garnish with a little crunch worked perfectly. I had a mushroom salad, which was really a lettuce salad with mushrooms and crispy bits of wild rice. The desert was a rhubarb crumble with Salt and Straw buttermilk ice cream - yum! The space is pretty intimate, dominated by the bar with classic record album covers. Fair warning though - the time we visited was during a very warm evening in Portland and the air conditioning was pretty poor.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“New menu, much better, worth a second chance”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Went to the bent brick about a year ago, the menu was "interesting" and a bit too eclectic. They recently changed their menu and the difference was very noticeable, much more approachable and very tasty. The fried pickles were awesome and the cocktails as well. The portions were healthy we had some leftovers. We had the tacos (very good) and the hot dog (tasty but was lacking something, maybe the snap, of a natural casing was missing?). The creamed greens were great as we're the duck fat jojos. Their stock has for sure gone up but i think they have some stomachs to win back.

Visited June 2013
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Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good review led me to a poor meal”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I went to the Bent Brick after reading a good review. I thought it was expensive for very small portions and nothing stood out. We had a pleasant time visiting until the noise level went up.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank spiritofdelft
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Drinks and appetizers only, but a cool place”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I had never heard of the Bent Brick until I saw it used as a filming location for Grimm. It is located in an odd, in between area from downtown and northwest. The place was pretty busy for a Saturday afternoon. We sat at the bar. The place has some local beers on tap and over 10 wines on tap. We ordered some Rose and a Manhattan. The bartender was good and friendly, though very busy. We ordered the salmon chips with some housemade garlicky ranch dressing. You can see the kitchen from the bar as it's all wide open. The dishes that were coming out looked very good. A collection of sausages and borscht that all looked delicious. It is a cool space and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Stew M
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Eco-Oregonian
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Tapas Size Servings With Full Size Prices”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We had no problem making a reservation late on Friday for Saturday night dining which should be a 'red flag' but we wanted to try this new restaurant. I must echo what others have said about the fun, attentive, and very knowledgeable staff; they did a great job in pairing the wine to the food. The atmosphere is quaint and rustic and the volume of noise was quite low which was great for conversation.

Having said all this, We were shocked at the portion sizes based on the menu prices. We had no indication the menu was tapas style. The duck, the lamb sausages, the mussels were all truly outstanding - albeit small. Speaking of small, the beet salad was literally served on a teacup-sized plate. We kept ordering because we were still hungry and even included dessert which we rarely do. We were also disappointed to learn they did not sell bottles of wine which we'd prefer to do with 4 people.

I'd love to see this restaurant succeed but I think they'd wisely read their online comments.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank hikergirl500
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