PORTLAND | Henry’s 12th Street Tavern in Portland’s Pearl District is a place with a lot of history. While Henry’s itself has only occupied the space since 2004, the beautiful medieval Tuscan brick buildings that form the mixed use “Brewery Blocks” date back to 1908, when they operated as the Weinhard Brewery. Weinhard no longer exists, having been sold on a few times before brewing its last beer in 1999, but thankfully beer is still in the building’s veins.
Henry’s offers an enticing offering to craft beer drinkers – over 100 local, regional and international beers and ciders on tap, including many beers that are hard to find in Portland. For those looking for a feed, the bar menu offers a range of tasty bar friendly options which become even more enticing during happy hour. If it’s a more substantial offering you’re after, the restaurant offers a full menu featuring a range of tavern fare prepared using fresh, local ingredients. Oh and there’s also the upstairs bar and billiards room if you’re in the mood for some pool.
There are lots of TVs dotted around the venue and it’s a great place to watch sports. Henry’s does have a reputation for attracting a somewhat corporate crowd during the week, especially during lunch and after work, but when we visited on the weekend we found the atmosphere to be perfectly fine, although service was somewhat slow and the venue did lack an element of the laid back casualness that we found in many of Portland’s other establishments.
Henry’s 12th Street Tavern
10 NW 12th Avenue
Telephone: 503 227 5320
Sun – Thu: 11:00am to 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 2:00am