23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

2290 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210

Hours:
Open daily from 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Now selling Crowlers. Fill it fresh from one of our 20 taps and seal it up to-go!

About 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

800+ bottles of beer, wine, cider and McMenamins spirits
across from McMenamins Tavern & Pool!

Spirits Menu  Menu

Located on in the bustling Northwest Nob Hill district also known as "The Alphabet District", the Bottle Shop offers a huge array of curated beers ranging hard to find to local favorites. With over  800+ bottles for your choosing: beer, ciders, wine, sparkling wine and McMenamins spirits, we’re sure you’ll find something new to try. Grab some bottles to-go, or stay a while and we’ll open them onsite (no corkage fee) for you to enjoy inside or at our outdoor tables.

Or choose from one of our 20 rotating McMenamins' and guest beers and ciders on tap. Stay for a pint or take some to-go. Fill a growler or a try a Crowler®, a 32 oz. can that's freshly poured, sealed and ready to go and can last up to six months. Did we hear someone say Rubinator?!

In addition to taking home a few bottles including a full selection of McMenamins Distilled spirits, pick up some items for your bar or to give as a gift. Grabbing a few 4-packs of McMenamins cans? We offer a case discount on six 4-packs! Get your case of Ruby cans, Hammerhead cans, or both, for $60.

This location now has its own stamp for the McMenamins Passport, which is required for completion of the Passport.

Growler Mondays
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of the Monday special. Price varies depending on type:
• Regular Beers $8.00
• High Gravity Ales $10

Guest Growler Thursdays
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any Guest Beer for $5 off the regular Growler fill price.

In a hurry? A limited number of parking spaces are available next door for easy in and out shopping.

The Bottle Shop is all ages (21 and over to drink) and also allows pets while you shop and at our sidewalk seating.

Meet the "Crowlers"

It's a can...It's a growler...No, it's a Crowler®!

The Crowler® is a one-use, recyclable 32 oz. can that's filled and seamed right at the bar. As an alternative to a growler, its light, portable and keeps the beer fresher longer. The Bottle Shop is the only McMenamins with a Crowler.

We purge the cans with CO2 before filling them, which helps assure that there is no beer-degrading oxygen added to the beer. The Crowler® is then immediately filled. The lid is applied and sealed under pressure. Stored correctly, the Crowler® keeps the beer or cider fresh and shelf stable for up to six months.  

McMenamins Beer On Draft
Choose from our 20 taps of beer or cider:

McMenamins Ales $7 
High Gravity Ales $8
Brewmaster's Reserve Ales $11
Edgefield Ciders $8.80
Guest Beer on Draft Price will vary

Only an additional $1 to get 32 ounces of your favorite brew in a Crowler®!


 

History

The 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop is located across the parking lot from Tavern and Pool, in an grocery store that was a comfortable old fixture of the NW Portland community (a.k.a. Slabtown).

The shop was owned by Homer Medica (first photo taken in 1985, the second more recently) and his mother Rose, who were longtime friends of McMenamins.

In 1993, famed Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin (writer of more than 80 short stories, two collections of essays, three volumes of poetry, and 16 novels) published a photo essay book calledBlue Moon Over Thurman Street, in which she and a photographer documented all 45 blocks of people and places. As a fixture of the neighborhood, Homer was interviewed for Le Guin's book and was included in her acknowledgements. A recent book review said: "What was new or soon to be, already has faded, just a little. While the book is wistful and worried of an ugly future, the street itself abides. Old families remain. Nice new shops have opened. Houses are restored. It's still a very beautiful street and it still spans everything from industrial to commercial to rich and not so rich."

We are pleased to continue the legacy of this welcoming neighborhood joint, albeit in a slightly different fashion than Homer did. Instead of sandwiches and soda and bubblegum, McMenamins will serve up eight-hundred-plus bottled craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits, both from McMenamins and around the world.

Not only that, but the shop will feature sparkling wine, weekly cocktail specials, growler fill specials, small bites and 20 taps featuring our own beers and ciders, plus rotating guest brews. So, head to the north end of NW 23rd to get all bottled up.

Hours:
Open daily from 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Now selling Crowlers. Fill it fresh from one of our 20 taps and seal it up to-go!

Upcoming Events

  • About 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

    800+ bottles of beer, wine, cider and McMenamins spirits
    across from McMenamins Tavern & Pool!

    Spirits Menu  Menu

    Located on in the bustling Northwest Nob Hill district also known as "The Alphabet District", the Bottle Shop offers a huge array of curated beers ranging hard to find to local favorites. With over  800+ bottles for your choosing: beer, ciders, wine, sparkling wine and McMenamins spirits, we’re sure you’ll find something new to try. Grab some bottles to-go, or stay a while and we’ll open them onsite (no corkage fee) for you to enjoy inside or at our outdoor tables.

    Or choose from one of our 20 rotating McMenamins' and guest beers and ciders on tap. Stay for a pint or take some to-go. Fill a growler or a try a Crowler®, a 32 oz. can that's freshly poured, sealed and ready to go and can last up to six months. Did we hear someone say Rubinator?!

    In addition to taking home a few bottles including a full selection of McMenamins Distilled spirits, pick up some items for your bar or to give as a gift. Grabbing a few 4-packs of McMenamins cans? We offer a case discount on six 4-packs! Get your case of Ruby cans, Hammerhead cans, or both, for $60.

    This location now has its own stamp for the McMenamins Passport, which is required for completion of the Passport.

    Growler Mondays
    Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of the Monday special. Price varies depending on type:
    • Regular Beers $8.00
    • High Gravity Ales $10

    Guest Growler Thursdays
    Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any Guest Beer for $5 off the regular Growler fill price.

    In a hurry? A limited number of parking spaces are available next door for easy in and out shopping.

    The Bottle Shop is all ages (21 and over to drink) and also allows pets while you shop and at our sidewalk seating.

  • Meet the "Crowlers"

    It's a can...It's a growler...No, it's a Crowler®!

    The Crowler® is a one-use, recyclable 32 oz. can that's filled and seamed right at the bar. As an alternative to a growler, its light, portable and keeps the beer fresher longer. The Bottle Shop is the only McMenamins with a Crowler.

    We purge the cans with CO2 before filling them, which helps assure that there is no beer-degrading oxygen added to the beer. The Crowler® is then immediately filled. The lid is applied and sealed under pressure. Stored correctly, the Crowler® keeps the beer or cider fresh and shelf stable for up to six months.  

    McMenamins Beer On Draft
    Choose from our 20 taps of beer or cider:

    McMenamins Ales $7 
    High Gravity Ales $8
    Brewmaster's Reserve Ales $11
    Edgefield Ciders $8.80
    Guest Beer on Draft Price will vary

    Only an additional $1 to get 32 ounces of your favorite brew in a Crowler®!


     

  • History

    The 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop is located across the parking lot from Tavern and Pool, in an grocery store that was a comfortable old fixture of the NW Portland community (a.k.a. Slabtown).

    The shop was owned by Homer Medica (first photo taken in 1985, the second more recently) and his mother Rose, who were longtime friends of McMenamins.

    In 1993, famed Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin (writer of more than 80 short stories, two collections of essays, three volumes of poetry, and 16 novels) published a photo essay book calledBlue Moon Over Thurman Street, in which she and a photographer documented all 45 blocks of people and places. As a fixture of the neighborhood, Homer was interviewed for Le Guin's book and was included in her acknowledgements. A recent book review said: "What was new or soon to be, already has faded, just a little. While the book is wistful and worried of an ugly future, the street itself abides. Old families remain. Nice new shops have opened. Houses are restored. It's still a very beautiful street and it still spans everything from industrial to commercial to rich and not so rich."

    We are pleased to continue the legacy of this welcoming neighborhood joint, albeit in a slightly different fashion than Homer did. Instead of sandwiches and soda and bubblegum, McMenamins will serve up eight-hundred-plus bottled craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits, both from McMenamins and around the world.

    Not only that, but the shop will feature sparkling wine, weekly cocktail specials, growler fill specials, small bites and 20 taps featuring our own beers and ciders, plus rotating guest brews. So, head to the north end of NW 23rd to get all bottled up.

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