Loyal Legion is home to what's likely the longest bar in Portland and 99 taps of all-Oregon beer, the largest selection anywhere. It's also home to the highest-paid dishwashers (everybody starts at $15) and the largest pair of mutton chops, on the head of beer director Herb Apon. Perhaps too many of those 99 beers on the wall are all-too-familiar to local beer geeks, but if you dig you'll almost always find a buried treasure like a double IPA from Upright Brewing—which was an absolute corker. But certain things have gone awry: The controversial super cold taps currently seem to be a warehouse for misfit beers as much as a place for beers that should be cold, the no-tipping experiment seems to have gone away while the $6 pricing remains (some beers have now shot up to 20 ounces), and it weirdly costs a buck apiece to add onions or kraut to the $6 house sausages. Others work better—like the $10 burger rescued from erstwhile swanky spot Gruner, and an event space upstairs showing all Timbers away games on a big projection screen.
ENTERTAINMENT: Timbers games, Blazers games.