Oaks Bottom Public House
Oaks Bottom Public House is named for the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge that runs just west of their location in the heart of Westmoreland. The 163-acre natural wetlands was Portland’s first urban wildlife refuge and is home to more than 125 species of birds, including the Great Blue Heron that is our symbol. The term “Public House” was used in Old England to describe homes that innkeepers, or publicans, who were seeking a warm meal, a cold (but not too cold) pint and possibly a comfy bed. While they don’t offer lodging (and can’t let you snooze in our booths), it is their intent to offer neighbors from near and far good food and good drink in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A good public house should be an example of what sociologist Ray Oldenburg calls a “third place”- a friendly, comfortable haven where guests can leave behind the cares of the “first place” (home) and “second place” (work) and enjoy the company of friends while someone else cooks the food and does the dishes.
1621 SE Bybee | Portland
Visit their tasting room – The Sidebar – adjacent to the 5th Quadrant. Enjoy a variety of barrel aged and seasonal specialty beers, available in limited quantities and only in the tasting room. The Sidebar is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm – 10pm, and Friday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm. Stop by to taste some of their fine ales, buy a bottle or two of their ales to go, or purchase a keg for those special occasions. The Sidebar is the venue of choice for most of their release. Keep the Sidebar in mind for meetings and get-togethers. The Sidebar is available for private and special events Sunday through Thursdays.
3901A N Williams Ave | Portland
The Hedge House is truly a community gathering place located in the heart of the Division/Clinton Street Neighborhood. Since opening in December 2003, the Hedge House has been a place for families and friends to gather over a pint of great Lompoc beer and a meal of hearty pub grub. Their menu features great sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. They feature six regular taps of Lompoc beer, along with their seasonals. They’re known for their huge patio and deck outside the 1912 craftsman-style bungalow. On sunny days it seems the entire neighborhood comes down to enjoy the evening.
3412 SE Division | Portland
The 5th Quadrant is the latest addition to the Lompoc Family. The most northerly of all of the Lompocs, the 5th Quadrant (or 5Q as it is commonly known) is also surprisingly the warmest of all the Lompocs, a benefit not lost on the bald-headed patrons who frequent the establishment.
3901 N Williams Ave | Portland