The Woodsman Tavern

Gastropub, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Richmond, Portland
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  • Emily J.
    "Great burger and fries and awesome oyster selection"(15 Tips)
    Eater
    "... Balthezar's seafood tower, Hog & Rocks' ham plates, chef Jason..."(3 Tips)
    PDX P.
    "Get the crab bun for brunch!"(3 Tips)
    J Crowley
    "ham plate ham plate ham plate ham."(4 Tips)
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  • Ranu R.
    Brunch is great here. Awesome service. Loved the prosciutto and biscuit with eggs. Solid tap list, cocktails and there's oyster happy hour every day from 5-6 pm where you can snag $2 oysters.
  • Karen H.
    Karen HApril 22
    Brunch was mediocre, my Dutch Baby tasted of pork which was really odd, the hollandaise on the Benedict was thin & lacked flavor. Moderately expensive too!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LFebruary 28
    'Buns', cocktails, expansive bar are excellent. Friendly staff.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyFebruary 13
    Delightful classic American fare: the fried chicken and mashed potatoes were very tasty, and the Demara cocktail was perfect. Pecan pie and the black cod are also hella tasty.
  • Al S.
    Al SJanuary 19
    Beer and bottle list was surprisingly impressive. They had Pliny the Elder on draft and Russian River sours in bottles.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JordanJanuary 9
    Great burger and fries and awesome oyster selection
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HukillOctober 15, 2016
    Amazing brunch, cocktails, coffee, ambiance and service. We took out-of-towners here Ana they were hella impressed. I also love the old timey bathrooms.
  • Jane F.
    Jane FriedmanAugust 18, 2016
    A place for bourbon lovers
  • Heather M.
    Heather MaderAugust 10, 2016
    Fried chicken
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeJuly 17, 2016
    Great fried chicken!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GatesMay 8, 2016
    The pancakes are thick like biscuits and the coffee is bomb. Plus the atmosphere is one of a kind.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SonnenbergMarch 26, 2016
    Amazing seafood!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Overrated and overpriced. Wait staff is aloof and inattentive, especially for the price point of the establishment.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeFebruary 22, 2016
    Make sure you make a reservation.
  • Anne M.
    Anne ManickeJanuary 26, 2016
    Some of the most incredible fare I have ever experienced. Excellent for a romantic date.
  • PDX P.
    PDX PipelineJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Crab bun, oysters, whisky!
  • Jared
    JaredAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best meals I've had. The steak was cooked to perfection and the service was top notch.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BradyAugust 10, 2015
    The service is excellent - each time they've recommended the perfect bourbon for the meal. I have yet to eat something here that wasn't great; but the oysters and steak have been my favorites.
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Seafood tower steals the show, but it's a hit or miss with the raw inventory. But the happy hour is a sleeper- crab buns and the burger. Also, good for brunch.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MilamJuly 28, 2015
    Had amazing seafood and steak. Drinks were good too, service could have been better especially since we dined late. Get the hanger steak!
  • PDX P.
    PDX PipelineJune 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Oyster happy hour. Get the crab bun for brunch!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchultzApril 28, 2015
    The smoked mussels are where it's at
  • Schlomo R.
    Schlomo RabinowitzApril 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Bloody Mary and oysters!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HoweyJanuary 18, 2015
    The chicken pot pie was amazing, the braised brisket was about half the size it should have been, and mostly fat.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromJanuary 16, 2015
    🐟 Seafood tower is the move if you're with more than 2 people. 🐙
  • Thomas O.
    Thomas OhashiDecember 1, 2014
    Good whiskey selection
  • April Y.
    April Yap-HennigNovember 2, 2014
    The fried potatoes and oysters are great but the rest of the food leaves much to be desired. Skip the brunch and just come for the oysters.
  • Ninon ™.
    Ninon ™October 12, 2014
    Eggs benedict
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 4, 2014
    Great place to go for 1st dinner. Sit at the bar, order a cocktail and try the foie gras, buffalo chicken nuggets and oysters. Wine list is fantastic as are the cocktails.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Cathy Whims, chef of Nostrana, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Grand seafood platter. Read more
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YamadaAugust 12, 2014
    Amazing wine selection, fantastic knowledgeable service. Never disappointed by the new dishes. Great oysters.
  • Rian v.
    Rian van der MerweAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic food and bar, but the best thing about eating here is the table-side Stumptown Chemex coffee at the end of the meal. Do it!
  • Kirsten S.
    Kirsten SouthwellAugust 8, 2014
    Great cocktails and a surprisingly great spot for seafood!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DowningAugust 6, 2014
    Breakfast Heaven. Period.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerMay 31, 2014
    Holy bourbon, Batman!
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonApril 16, 2014
    great atmosphere and uni/oysters
  • Michael H.
    Michael Hames-GarciaMarch 29, 2014
    Go somewhere else! Food mediocre, expensive, and service is bad.
  • Kaoru K.
    Kaoru K.November 22, 2013
    The pork chop is seriously on point- cooked perfectly to slight pink. South on Franklin and Gold Rush are both delicious.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CurrierNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I'll be having dreams about the Halibut Tartare.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyOctober 27, 2013
    ham plate ham plate ham plate ham. Some pigs die in vain. These pigs did not. 
  • Jon L.
    Jon LombardoAugust 29, 2013
    Get the trout, which comes with the 'crazy water' broth. The best trout I've ever had by a country mile.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SenAugust 28, 2013
    They only get 10 burgers a night. Get here early!
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChristineAugust 12, 2013
    great restaurant in suburbs of Portland..atmosphere with exposed brick, industrial lights, distressed wood desks.. The octopus app is delightful & oysters from OR are perfect.. Great hidden spot
  • Jan B.
    Jan BrazeauAugust 3, 2013
    It may look yellow, but the fried albacore was unbelievably delightful.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TuroczyJuly 18, 2013
    Don't be fooled. The "ham" is BACON!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • irishboyinlondon
    irishboyinlondonJune 13, 2013
    Great food and attentive staff in a lovely setting! Definitely worth a visit!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LernerJune 5, 2013
    GQ put it as one of the 10 best whiskey bars in America Read more
  • laura t.
    laura temelMay 26, 2013
    The beet slaw was an excellent side dish. Roast chicken stands out on the menu.
  • Anch W.
    Anch WMay 18, 2013
    Best.Trout.Ever. Get it if you're here for brunch!
  • Danny S.
    Danny SchotthoeferMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and ask Andy for a Bloody Mary. He knows his way around the Mary.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Woodsman Tavern takes from big-city influences, Balthezar's seafood tower, Hog & Rocks' ham plates, chef Jason Barwikowski brings it all down to earth with his Mediterranean flow. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Edward R.
    Edward RobisonJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Oregon oysters rock. Freshly grated horse radish!
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.January 5, 2012
    One of the hostesses looks like Kennedy the MTV VJ
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheaDecember 21, 2011
    Grande Plateau worth the splurge
  • Sophie
    SophieDecember 21, 2011
    Best oysters ever here - do not miss!!! It takes a lot up get me to pay 3 bucks per, but here it's worth it.
  • Rebekah P.
    Rebekah PepplerDecember 20, 2011
    Enjoyed your meal at The Woodsman Tavern? Make chef Barwikowski's Savory Bread Pudding at home with this recipe: Read more
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Aged bloody mary and trout or slow gin fizz and hash are my brunch favorites.
  • Lee B.
    Lee BarthOctober 29, 2011
    Everything is outstanding but don't miss the cauliflower app and the maple pot de creme
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 19, 2011
    Their charcoal oven puts a fine char on the delicious 26oz standing rib eye. They've also got 14 crafts beers including the rare Struise Pannepot Belgian strong ale, which might not leave you standing Read more
  • Edward R.
    Edward RobisonOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the freshest oysters in town. Fabulous cocktail and wine selection!
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