Review: Uptown Market, Beaverton Oregon

UPTOWN MARKET, BEAVERTON OREGON On Saturday, January 24th 2015, we visited a number of breweries around the Portland-metro area in celebration of my birthday and the second place we stopped was the Uptown Market on SW Schools Ferry Road. None of us had been there before and as you can see from the outside picture, it’s sort of a 7-11 vibe but just for beer. They don’t have food inside, but a food truck parked outside in the small parking lot. Speaking of the inside, you’ll find beer on draft at the counter, beer in bottles and cans on the shelves and coolers, and a few wine bottles along the short wall. They also have some home-brewing stuff available for purchase as well spread about the store. The people that work there are really up on what they are doing, and will go out of their way to help you if you have questions. The reader-board by the counter (as shown in the picture) does provide information about each of the beers on draft, either their own or guest taps. They do have a large LCD TV by the tables that usually has sports on. The tables and chairs are …

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Review: Brannon’s Pub and Brewery, Beaverton Oregon

BRANNON’S PUB AND BREWERY, BEAVERTON OREGON UPDATE: This brewery/restaurnat closed in 2016 due to management issues. We spent our usual Wednesday happy-hour outing this week (21 January 2015) taking a little road trip out to Beaverton Oregon to visit Brannon’s Brewery. This is basically a brewery in a strip mall. Totally a commercial vibe like a chain restaurant with lots of brushed metal and a huge dinning area, brewery equipment in the back behind windows, game room w/ darts, banquet rooms, and bar area with tables and bar seating (no kids in that area). I do have to mention that the bar has odd shaped tables around the outside wall and LCD TVs in the wall at each of the bar tables with USB and outlets to plug your stuff in, which is nice. There is also a tablet that is attached to the wall that controls the TV and has stuff on it that you can ‘do’ while there. The TV at the table (literally 1 foot from your face) is incredibly distracting and makes it easy to ignore the people you are sitting with. The food menu has a good variety of American fare with slightly elevated prices. …

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