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Rams Head

$$ - $$$
Northwest District
American, Bar, Pub
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2282 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97210-3217 (23rd/Hoyt)
+1 503-221-0098
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Yakima, Washington
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails were spectacular. But the environment is just so so. It's just not a McMenamins I'll remember. But like I said the bartender certainly has talent.

Thank julietpnw
Portland, Oregon
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270 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was walking by and wondered what it looked like inside. So I walked in to order a drink. A sign inside said to wait to be seated. All around the walls of of The Rams Head there are booths. The bar is in the center of the room and you can sit all around the bar at the stools... More 

Thank RSNN
West Linn, Oregon
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Enjoyable lunch I the charming Ram's Head in the trendy 23rd neighborhood. The service was impeccable & the food was delicious.

Thank JulesBrie
White Salmon
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120 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

First off you gotta know that I am a passport carrying Tripster and generally a huge fan of McMenamins. My wife, also a tripster, stopped here with me. This was our dinner escape from the currently ice covered streets of Portland. The Rams Head is a nicely sited establishment situated in the heart of trendy NW Portland. It's a typical... More 

Thank Charles V
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

When I started visiting Portland on a regular basis around 2001, McMenamins was always a must visit. Usually we'd hit the Kennedy School for burgers and beer. Over the last ten years, the time I've actually lived in the Portland area, the food quality has gone downhill, the portions have gotten smaller, the menu has shrunk, the service has gotten... More 

Thank Shae W
Washington DC
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356 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of beers here in a cozy lounge and shared some snacks. The coconut toasted peanuts and lettuce cups were flavorful and a great source of energy to soldier on on a rainy day of shopping.

Thank ceceliainDC
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday at the McMenamins Rams Head location in NW/Nob hill. We were visiting from out of town and had not been to a one of these very popular establishments before. The spot has a kind of funky brewery/Irish pub feel that is augmented by the eclectic Portland neighborhood that it’s in. Our server Rose... More 

Thank Gexbert
Mill Valley, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

As exclusively a dark beer drinker, I sometimes get shut out or if I'm lucky get one choice. At Rams Head there were a couple of stouts and a couple of porters. I was offered a taste of each and was happy to have a choice of very good and even better. Everyone I was with enjoyed their beer and... More 

Thank les s
Richland, Washington
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341 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful dinner, the ahi salad was amazing. In addition to the booths surrounding the center bar, there is also a lounge area with couches and comfy chairs. The food was great and the service friendly. A great place to eat!

Thank cwvw79
Port Jefferson, New York
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I've been going to the Ram's Head (McMenamins) for 25 years, and it remains my favorite Portland haunt, where great food and excellent beer can be enjoyed in a quiet, dimly lit bubble of old-school Portland "Weird". Strongly recommend the booths.

Thank nauta53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2282 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97210-3217
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-221-0098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?