More Oregon beer! But even better, it’s a Portland beer! I decided to try the Bridgeport Brewpub in The Pearl, and I’m quite glad about that. Great restaurant space, neat building, a very classy interior and a wonderful staff. I only tried one beer, but I enjoyed it so much I had two of them. It was the Amber Nitro, meaning it’s just an amber beer but it uses NO2 instead of CO2. Think of it as a lighter Guinness. You can probably see the Guinness-like creaminess of the head in the picture to the left.
Food wise, to start things off I got the pretzel appetizer. It’s hard for me not to try pretzels in a brewpub, they’re just usually so good and each place has their own unique way of doing them. Here they’re very soft, almost donut-like, with two dipping sauces, a honey mustard and a porter cheddar. Loved all of it.
For the main course I got the “Dave Peru” (no clue about the name, I’ll ask next time) a wrap stuffed with asparagus, red peppers, zucchini, sprouts, sun-dried tomatoes, fried tofu, greens and a honey-almond-tahini spread. Now, I usually don’t put too much stock in the vegetarian options at a brewpub. They are mostly uninspired and/or bland, and I’m fine with that, just something I’ve come to expect. However I was surprised by the flavor and freshness of this dish! I attribute much of the success of the dish to the delicious tahini. And look at that big ‘ol chuck of tofu in there! The peppery chips were oh-so addictive as well.
Yummy, yummy stuff. Loved this place, can’t wait to go back. But before I do, I’ve had my eye on Rogue…