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!

Upcoming Events

Oregon Cider Week
Saturday, Jun 24
Cider and Doughnut Pairing Party
Saturday, Jun 24
Oregon Craft Beer Month
Saturday, Jul 01
Sixpoint Brewery Tasting
Saturday, Jul 01
  • 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:

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

June 15, 2017: New Arrivals

10 Barrel Mosaic IIPA
Alameda Admiration IPA
Ale Apothecary El Cuatro
Ale Apothecary La Tache
Ale Apothecary Ralph
Ale Apothecary Sahalie
Base Camp S’mores Stout Cans
Beachwood Amalgator IPA
Beachwood System of a Stout
Breakside River Pig Lager
Epic Mild Mountain Ale
Incline Compass Rose Cider
LooWit Shadow Shinobi IPA
Melvin Asterisk DIPA
Modern Times Oneida
Modern Times Tetra City
Mystic Table Beer
Oakshire HellShire VII
Pelican Udder Tugger
Royale & Walkabout Brewing R & R Recreational Ale
Santiam Jean Peche Lambic
Santiam Pirate Stout
Three Magnets Little Juice Smoothie IPA Cans
Three Magnets Dust Storm IPA Cans
To Ol Mr. Blue
To Ol Sur Simcoe
Wild Ride Apricot Sour Ale

Restocked Items

Culmination Elation IIPA
Ft George 3-Way
Heretic Make America Juicy Again IPA

June 8 2017: New Arrivals

Anthem Watermelon Summer Cider
Atlas Pineapple Mango
Clown Shoes Crasher in the Rye
Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch
Crooked Fence Blue Footed Booby
Culmination Hopberry IPA
Heretic Make America juicy again
Heretic Agony Sour
E9 Brewery Nectarbery Farmhouse
E9 Brewery Selcouth
Ecliptic Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine
Epic Blizzard Conditions NE IPA
Ex Novo Family Matters
Gigantic Ginormous: African Queen Hops
Guzman Sidra Riestra
Jester and Judge Hard Tea Cider
Machine House Stinging Nettle Barleywine
Machine House Gold
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berlinner Weiss Apricot
Mikkeller/ Lilleo William Rear Ale
Modern Times Monsters in the Park Hop Chocolate
Propolis Konga
Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime
Royale Summer Ale
Rubens Crikey IPA
Rubens Expat IPA
Rubens Summer IPA
Rubens Gose
Santiam Brewing Bloody Hell
Terminal Gravity Eagle IPA
Three Magnets Little Juice Smoothie IPA
Three Magnets Duststorm IPA
Urban Family St Anthony’s Fire Rye Farmhouse
Urban Family Ruby Soho
Urban Family Wild Rosehip Farmhouse
Viuda de Angelon Sidra Brut
Viuda de Angelon Sidra de Pera
Wingman Hop of the Walk IPA

Restocked Items

Boddingtons Cream Ale
Clown Shoes Space Cake
Clown Shoes Baked Goods
Good Life Sweet Ass
Ninkasi Tricerahops
Royale Pilsner

June 1 2017: New Arrivals

2 Towns Hop & Stalk
2 Towns Prinkle Me Pink
Baerlic Woodworker Black Grove
Baerlic Test Flight Session IPA
Baerlic Lighweight Double IPA
Bavik Super Pils
Claim 52 Fluffy IPA
Claim 52 Kolsch
Fort George 3-Way IPA
Left Handed Brewing Good JuJu
Lompoc Proletariat Red 12oz Can
Modelo Especial
Mystic Brewery Fernetical
New Holland Black Tulip
Prairie Birthday Bomb!
Prairie Phantasmagoria IIPA
Ruse Silence Seeker Gose
Seattle Cider Berry
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across The World Case
Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale 12oz
Silver Moon Salty Bog Cranberry Gose
Silver moon Tropic Zombie IPA
Stiegl Lemon Radler
The Bruery Guava Libre
The Bruery Saule
The Bruery Melange

Restocked Items

Block 15 Sticky Hands
Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider
Hi-Wheel Lavender Lemon
Left Handed Brewing Extravert IPA
Modern Times Fruitlands Blood Orange & Hibiscus
Redstone Meadery Passionfruit Nectar
Rekorderlig Wild Berry Hard Cider
Silver Moon Mango Daze
Way Beer: Sour Me Not Caju

  • 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!

Upcoming Events

Oregon Cider Week
Saturday, Jun 24
Cider and Doughnut Pairing Party
Saturday, Jun 24
Oregon Craft Beer Month
Saturday, Jul 01
Sixpoint Brewery Tasting
Saturday, Jul 01
  • 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:

    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

    June 15, 2017: New Arrivals

    10 Barrel Mosaic IIPA
    Alameda Admiration IPA
    Ale Apothecary El Cuatro
    Ale Apothecary La Tache
    Ale Apothecary Ralph
    Ale Apothecary Sahalie
    Base Camp S’mores Stout Cans
    Beachwood Amalgator IPA
    Beachwood System of a Stout
    Breakside River Pig Lager
    Epic Mild Mountain Ale
    Incline Compass Rose Cider
    LooWit Shadow Shinobi IPA
    Melvin Asterisk DIPA
    Modern Times Oneida
    Modern Times Tetra City
    Mystic Table Beer
    Oakshire HellShire VII
    Pelican Udder Tugger
    Royale & Walkabout Brewing R & R Recreational Ale
    Santiam Jean Peche Lambic
    Santiam Pirate Stout
    Three Magnets Little Juice Smoothie IPA Cans
    Three Magnets Dust Storm IPA Cans
    To Ol Mr. Blue
    To Ol Sur Simcoe
    Wild Ride Apricot Sour Ale

    Restocked Items

    Culmination Elation IIPA
    Ft George 3-Way
    Heretic Make America Juicy Again IPA

    June 8 2017: New Arrivals

    Anthem Watermelon Summer Cider
    Atlas Pineapple Mango
    Clown Shoes Crasher in the Rye
    Clown Shoes Mango Kolsch
    Crooked Fence Blue Footed Booby
    Culmination Hopberry IPA
    Heretic Make America juicy again
    Heretic Agony Sour
    E9 Brewery Nectarbery Farmhouse
    E9 Brewery Selcouth
    Ecliptic Space Ghost Golden Session Barleywine
    Epic Blizzard Conditions NE IPA
    Ex Novo Family Matters
    Gigantic Ginormous: African Queen Hops
    Guzman Sidra Riestra
    Jester and Judge Hard Tea Cider
    Machine House Stinging Nettle Barleywine
    Machine House Gold
    Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berlinner Weiss Apricot
    Mikkeller/ Lilleo William Rear Ale
    Modern Times Monsters in the Park Hop Chocolate
    Propolis Konga
    Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime
    Royale Summer Ale
    Rubens Crikey IPA
    Rubens Expat IPA
    Rubens Summer IPA
    Rubens Gose
    Santiam Brewing Bloody Hell
    Terminal Gravity Eagle IPA
    Three Magnets Little Juice Smoothie IPA
    Three Magnets Duststorm IPA
    Urban Family St Anthony’s Fire Rye Farmhouse
    Urban Family Ruby Soho
    Urban Family Wild Rosehip Farmhouse
    Viuda de Angelon Sidra Brut
    Viuda de Angelon Sidra de Pera
    Wingman Hop of the Walk IPA

    Restocked Items

    Boddingtons Cream Ale
    Clown Shoes Space Cake
    Clown Shoes Baked Goods
    Good Life Sweet Ass
    Ninkasi Tricerahops
    Royale Pilsner

    June 1 2017: New Arrivals

    2 Towns Hop & Stalk
    2 Towns Prinkle Me Pink
    Baerlic Woodworker Black Grove
    Baerlic Test Flight Session IPA
    Baerlic Lighweight Double IPA
    Bavik Super Pils
    Claim 52 Fluffy IPA
    Claim 52 Kolsch
    Fort George 3-Way IPA
    Left Handed Brewing Good JuJu
    Lompoc Proletariat Red 12oz Can
    Modelo Especial
    Mystic Brewery Fernetical
    New Holland Black Tulip
    Prairie Birthday Bomb!
    Prairie Phantasmagoria IIPA
    Ruse Silence Seeker Gose
    Seattle Cider Berry
    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across The World Case
    Sierra Nevada Ovila White Ale 12oz
    Silver Moon Salty Bog Cranberry Gose
    Silver moon Tropic Zombie IPA
    Stiegl Lemon Radler
    The Bruery Guava Libre
    The Bruery Saule
    The Bruery Melange

    Restocked Items

    Block 15 Sticky Hands
    Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider
    Hi-Wheel Lavender Lemon
    Left Handed Brewing Extravert IPA
    Modern Times Fruitlands Blood Orange & Hibiscus
    Redstone Meadery Passionfruit Nectar
    Rekorderlig Wild Berry Hard Cider
    Silver Moon Mango Daze
    Way Beer: Sour Me Not Caju

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