23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

2290 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210

Hours:
Sunday–Thursday from 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.

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

  • Seasonal Jam Session ISA

    Seasonal Jam Session ISA

    Now On Tap Across the Land

  • Seasonal Blackberry Cider

    Seasonal Blackberry Cider

    Now on tap

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    Roasting beans from small-farm growers

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

About 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

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

Spirits Menu  Menu

Located on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue, the Bottle Shop offers more than 800 bottles – rare, local and otherwise – for your choosing. Our selection includes beer, ciders, wine, sparkling wine and McMenamins spirits. Take bottles to go, or stay a while and we’ll open them onsite for you to enjoy at our tables indoors or out.

Or choose from one of our 20 rotating McMenamins' and guest beers and ciders on tap. Stay for a pint, get your growler filled, or a try a Crowler® of your choosing. We’ll pour and seal a 32-ounce Crowler to go, and it will last up to six months. A Rubinator (Ruby + Terminator), perhaps?

So stop in, have some samples, and pick up necessities for your bar or as gifts. We also offer a discount on each case of 24 McMenamins cans;  get your case of Ruby cans, Hammerhead cans, or a mix, for $60.

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

McMenamins 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 $10.00
*Brewmaster’s Reserve is not discounted, due to its limited availability
 
McMenamins Crowler Tuesdays
Come in and get a fill of the Tuesday Crowler special. Price varies depending on type:
• Regular Beers $5.00
• High Gravity Ales $6.00
• Edgefield Seasonal Cider $8.50
• Cidermaker’s Reserve $13.00
*Brewmaster’s Reserve is not discounted, due to their limited availability
 
Cider Growler Wednesdays
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of the Wednesday special.
• Edgefield Cider $15.00
• Edgefield Seasonal Cider $15.00
• Cidermaker’s Reserve $24.00
*Cidermaker’s Reserve is not discounted, due to its limited availability

Guest Growler Thursdays
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any Guest Beer for $5.00 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 $8 
High Gravity Ales $9
Brewmaster's Reserve Ales $12
Edgefield Ciders $9.80
Cidermaker's Reserve Ciders $12.75
Guest Beer & Cider on Draft Price will vary


 

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.

New Arrivals

These are fresh off the delivery truck, though they could be gone tomorrow:

July 14 2017: New Arrivals

AleSmith & Pizza Port Logical Choice IIIPA
Clown Shoes Space Cake IIPA
Evil Twin Big Ass Money Stout
Evil Twin Coco Jesus
Oakshire Citrafonix IPA
pFriem Sour IPA
Stone R10 Orange Vanilla
Stone W00T Stout
Wildcraft Peach
Wildcraft Plumb

Restocked Items

Guinness Stout
Jester & Judge Pineapple Express
Melvin Hubert MPA
Modern Times  Black House Coconut
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
Rainier & Reubens Pils

July 7, 2017: New Arrivals

Belching Beaver Milk Stout Nitro Bottle
Belching Beaver Swerve POG IPA
Deschutes Black Butte XXIX Porter
Ex Novo Hazy Galaxy Eliot
Gigantic Solid hoppy Wheat
Gilgamesh POK POK
Gilgamesh Lager
Golden Valley the Word From the Wood
New Holland Smores Stout
Old Town Sun Dazed Kolsch
Old Town Summer of '74
Pelican Queen of Hearts
Pelican Sun Flare Dry Hopped Pale
Seattle Cider Berry

Restocked Items

21st Amendment Hell of High Watermelon
Jester & Judge Pineapple Express Cider
Old Speckled Hen
pFriem Pilsner
Portland Cider Sangria

June 29, 2017: New Arrivals

Alpenfire Calypso
Alpenfire Pirate’s Plank
Alpenfire Glow
Amager Envy
Amager Sloth
Amager Pride
Amager Gluttony 
Amager Greed
Amager Lust
Amager Wrath
American Solera: Foederville
American Solera: Ground Shaking
Anchorage The Nectar Saison
Anchorage Nelson Sauvin Saison
Atlas Pineapple Mango
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Block 15 Anthem of the Sun
Crooked Fence Aviator Raspberry Blond
De Garde/ E9: The Road
De Garde: Imperial Hose
Het Anker Carolus Indulgence
High-Wheel Blackberry Habanero
Laurelwood Boysenberry Berliner Weisse
pFriem Mexican Lager
pFriem Summer Pale
Sixpoint Bengali IPA
Sixpoint Sweet Action
Sixpoint Crisp
Southern Tier Chocolate Orange
Spite Blackberry Pear
Timothy Taylor Boltmaker
Timothy Taylor Landlord
Trinity Caucasian
Trinity Hype Forager IPA

Restocked Items

Block 15 Sticky Hands
Boddingtons Cream Ale
pFriem Helles Lager

June 22 2017: New Arrivals

2 Towns Cot in the Act
Ballast Point Vanilla Fathom IPL
Coalition Spacefruit IPA
Coronado Guava Islander IPA
Evil Twin Chili Jesus 
Evil Twin Pint Lemonade
Evil Twin A is for Apricot
Firestone Walker Leo vs Ursus
Founder Doom
Hair of the Dog Adam
Hair of the Dog Fred
Hi-Wheel Strawberry Rhubarb 
Lagunitas Dark Swan Sour
Lagunitas Lagnator Lager
Maui Coconut Porter
Pfungstadter Helles
Pfungstadter Lemon Wit Radler
Reissdorf Kolsch
Reverend Nat’s Revival Dry
Stillwater Insetto Italian Plumb Sour
Stillwater Wavy IIPA
Stone Ghost Hammer IPA
Three Magnets Big Juice Smoothie IPA
Urban Family Tropic Tart
Woodbox Heritage 8 Cider
Woodbox Summer Hibiscus Cider

Restocked Items

Founder All Day IPA
Freemont Brewing Lush IPA
Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA
Lagunitas 12th of Never
Ruse Architect Saison
Three Creeks Crowd Pleaser IPA

  • Seasonal Jam Session ISA

    Seasonal Jam Session ISA

    Now On Tap Across the Land

  • Seasonal Blackberry Cider

    Seasonal Blackberry Cider

    Now on tap

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    Roasting beans from small-farm growers

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

Hours:
Sunday–Thursday from 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.

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

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

    Spirits Menu  Menu

    Located on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue, the Bottle Shop offers more than 800 bottles – rare, local and otherwise – for your choosing. Our selection includes beer, ciders, wine, sparkling wine and McMenamins spirits. Take bottles to go, or stay a while and we’ll open them onsite for you to enjoy at our tables indoors or out.

    Or choose from one of our 20 rotating McMenamins' and guest beers and ciders on tap. Stay for a pint, get your growler filled, or a try a Crowler® of your choosing. We’ll pour and seal a 32-ounce Crowler to go, and it will last up to six months. A Rubinator (Ruby + Terminator), perhaps?

    So stop in, have some samples, and pick up necessities for your bar or as gifts. We also offer a discount on each case of 24 McMenamins cans;  get your case of Ruby cans, Hammerhead cans, or a mix, for $60.

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

    McMenamins 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 $10.00
    *Brewmaster’s Reserve is not discounted, due to its limited availability
     
    McMenamins Crowler Tuesdays
    Come in and get a fill of the Tuesday Crowler special. Price varies depending on type:
    • Regular Beers $5.00
    • High Gravity Ales $6.00
    • Edgefield Seasonal Cider $8.50
    • Cidermaker’s Reserve $13.00
    *Brewmaster’s Reserve is not discounted, due to their limited availability
     
    Cider Growler Wednesdays
    Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of the Wednesday special.
    • Edgefield Cider $15.00
    • Edgefield Seasonal Cider $15.00
    • Cidermaker’s Reserve $24.00
    *Cidermaker’s Reserve is not discounted, due to its limited availability

    Guest Growler Thursdays
    Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any Guest Beer for $5.00 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 $8 
    High Gravity Ales $9
    Brewmaster's Reserve Ales $12
    Edgefield Ciders $9.80
    Cidermaker's Reserve Ciders $12.75
    Guest Beer & Cider on Draft Price will vary


     

  • 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.

  • New Arrivals

    These are fresh off the delivery truck, though they could be gone tomorrow:

    July 14 2017: New Arrivals

    AleSmith & Pizza Port Logical Choice IIIPA
    Clown Shoes Space Cake IIPA
    Evil Twin Big Ass Money Stout
    Evil Twin Coco Jesus
    Oakshire Citrafonix IPA
    pFriem Sour IPA
    Stone R10 Orange Vanilla
    Stone W00T Stout
    Wildcraft Peach
    Wildcraft Plumb

    Restocked Items

    Guinness Stout
    Jester & Judge Pineapple Express
    Melvin Hubert MPA
    Modern Times  Black House Coconut
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
    Rainier & Reubens Pils

    July 7, 2017: New Arrivals

    Belching Beaver Milk Stout Nitro Bottle
    Belching Beaver Swerve POG IPA
    Deschutes Black Butte XXIX Porter
    Ex Novo Hazy Galaxy Eliot
    Gigantic Solid hoppy Wheat
    Gilgamesh POK POK
    Gilgamesh Lager
    Golden Valley the Word From the Wood
    New Holland Smores Stout
    Old Town Sun Dazed Kolsch
    Old Town Summer of '74
    Pelican Queen of Hearts
    Pelican Sun Flare Dry Hopped Pale
    Seattle Cider Berry

    Restocked Items

    21st Amendment Hell of High Watermelon
    Jester & Judge Pineapple Express Cider
    Old Speckled Hen
    pFriem Pilsner
    Portland Cider Sangria

    June 29, 2017: New Arrivals

    Alpenfire Calypso
    Alpenfire Pirate’s Plank
    Alpenfire Glow
    Amager Envy
    Amager Sloth
    Amager Pride
    Amager Gluttony 
    Amager Greed
    Amager Lust
    Amager Wrath
    American Solera: Foederville
    American Solera: Ground Shaking
    Anchorage The Nectar Saison
    Anchorage Nelson Sauvin Saison
    Atlas Pineapple Mango
    Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
    Block 15 Anthem of the Sun
    Crooked Fence Aviator Raspberry Blond
    De Garde/ E9: The Road
    De Garde: Imperial Hose
    Het Anker Carolus Indulgence
    High-Wheel Blackberry Habanero
    Laurelwood Boysenberry Berliner Weisse
    pFriem Mexican Lager
    pFriem Summer Pale
    Sixpoint Bengali IPA
    Sixpoint Sweet Action
    Sixpoint Crisp
    Southern Tier Chocolate Orange
    Spite Blackberry Pear
    Timothy Taylor Boltmaker
    Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Trinity Caucasian
    Trinity Hype Forager IPA

    Restocked Items

    Block 15 Sticky Hands
    Boddingtons Cream Ale
    pFriem Helles Lager

    June 22 2017: New Arrivals

    2 Towns Cot in the Act
    Ballast Point Vanilla Fathom IPL
    Coalition Spacefruit IPA
    Coronado Guava Islander IPA
    Evil Twin Chili Jesus 
    Evil Twin Pint Lemonade
    Evil Twin A is for Apricot
    Firestone Walker Leo vs Ursus
    Founder Doom
    Hair of the Dog Adam
    Hair of the Dog Fred
    Hi-Wheel Strawberry Rhubarb 
    Lagunitas Dark Swan Sour
    Lagunitas Lagnator Lager
    Maui Coconut Porter
    Pfungstadter Helles
    Pfungstadter Lemon Wit Radler
    Reissdorf Kolsch
    Reverend Nat’s Revival Dry
    Stillwater Insetto Italian Plumb Sour
    Stillwater Wavy IIPA
    Stone Ghost Hammer IPA
    Three Magnets Big Juice Smoothie IPA
    Urban Family Tropic Tart
    Woodbox Heritage 8 Cider
    Woodbox Summer Hibiscus Cider

    Restocked Items

    Founder All Day IPA
    Freemont Brewing Lush IPA
    Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA
    Lagunitas 12th of Never
    Ruse Architect Saison
    Three Creeks Crowd Pleaser IPA

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