Moon & Sixpence British Pub

2014 NE 42nd Ave
(503) 288-7802
get there via trimet
find a bike route

photo, Watching England vs. Paraguay at 7 AM, by Audrey Eschright
Watching England vs. Paraguay at 7 AM, by Audrey Eschright
On first impression, darkness, smokyness and continental service (read, leisurely) mark this british style pub with full bar. But the Moon and Sixpence is a very pleasant combination of british style and portland stylee with a huge open back porch, fun music, board games and darts, and even, perhaps best of all, bicycle parking inside. I love the fact that people bring their bicycles into the bar in inclement weather, and through the bar to the patio in nice weather.

Like a real British Isles public house, the M&S is really visually interesting. Or overwhelming. I prefer to think the former. Beer signs elbow photos elbowing bookcases and chalkboards and beer towels.

They have wine, and obviously the full bar (specialty drinks are $4.75-$6), but this place is about the beer on tap. Though the last time I was there, there was a large group of guys drinking Kokanee ($2) from bottles.

There are 20 taps, served generally in imperial pints. These are listed on a chalkboard behind the bar with name and alcohol by volume. Here's what they had when we were there.

  • two Belgians (Lindeman's Framboise and a rotator, $5.50 a glass)
  • 2 casks (North Coast's Red Seal and a rotator, $4.50)
  • imports ($4.50)
    • Smithwicks
    • Bass
    • Newcastle Brown
    • Stella Artois
    • Strongbow Cider
    • Boddingtons
    • Guinness
  • and of course micros ($4)
    • Terminal Gravity IPA
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Boont Amber
    • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Anchor Steam
    • Elysian ESB
    • Amnesia Porter
    • Pelican Cream Ale

They also have bottled beer, sorted by style, ranging from $2-$12.50, including 22 classic belgian and farmhouse ales, and 6 trappist ales.

They do have food here, but it's british pub food, and not gastropub food by any means. Things like the fish and chips (these being not-quite steak fries) and sausage rolls are reliable and tasty. Snacks are under $5, cold sandwiches under $7, entrees under $9.

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April 26, 2006 | Permalink | Comments (1)


velid said:

I like this place. Very laid back, no pretentious people, and opportunities to chat with the bar staff about Chomsky. And good beer!

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