1004 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
phone: (503) 206-4252
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public transportation available
proper glassware used
outdoor seating options
Overall Score: 90.0
Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/A
Date: Sat, Oct 22nd 2011
Saraveza is in an old brick building on a corner in North Portland. The atmosphere is relaxed, casual, and comfortable. The most striking feature you see as you enter are the two bright green, mid-century refrigerated cases. They hold a superb selection of bottled Belgian beers as well as a sampling of regional craft beers (both 22 ounce “bombers” and 6-packs). You can drink the beer in the bar or buy it to go.
The front is all windows, so it’s quite bright inside. In this area are two booths with padded seats and three small, tall wooden tables with worn black padded stools. Further back is the bar and more booths and small, tall tables. The table tops throughout are decorated with different patterns of used bottle caps covered by glass. (The same technique is used creatively in a framed mosaic depicting an elk.) Further decorations include old beer memorabilia such as cans, lighted signs, etc. The floor is an old, nice, but worn wood floor. The ceilings are high with a fan and 1960’s era hanging lamps.
A few tables and chairs outside on the sidewalk serve for outdoor seating.
The draft beer selection (10 taps) is quite a ranging selection of regional craft beers, Belgian, and European imports (e.g., Stiegel lager from Austria, Liefman’s Cuvee Bruit Kriek), and oddly, Hamms. Growler fills are available.
The food specialty is pasties but there are also soups, salads, and special entrees. We didn’t try anything, however.
Parking is on the street.
Overall Score: 100.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 5.0 | Atmosphere: 5.0 | Food: 4.25
Date: Fri, Jan 14th 2011
I heard about this place form a great Beer Blogger so I had to stop. Off the Max I walked like 3 blocks and when I went in wow I was surprised. It was Milwaukee Wisconsin - Schlitz memorabilia and Rainer and Oly all over the place. Every big beer from our long long beer past. 500 different bottles 10 taps and good food this was a great place to start my OBF weekend off with. This is a must stop for any Beer Geek.