If you have come off the Fremont bridge and looked to your left as you go onto Kerby street you can’t help but see this huge brewery and it’s sign. Also you will see this beer all over town on taps and at bottle shops. Ecliptic is brewing some great stuff and making their mark in Portland for sure.
We had been to try their beer, but never to eat. We initially didn’t go to eat because the truth is many breweries don’t have amazing food and we wanted amazing food the night we went out. As we were sitting there enjoying our beer flight we kept seeing this food come out that looked pretty spectacular. The burger especially.
We finally made a point of returning just for the burger alone. As I begin to check out the menu the first thing I notice is Finger Steaks. Now most people might not know what these are, but I totally knew what these were. Finger steaks were a staple at all the fast food joints in Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho. We had the Red Steer that was known for these tasty treats and other fast food joints just followed along. Turns out the chef is from that area and wanted to bring these to the menu. It’s like a chicken strip, but with steak instead. I was thrilled to try these and want to say they were mighty tasty. We can’t wait to bring back the in laws as they will love this walk down memory lane as well.
As you know I’m a sucker for Brussels sprouts so we got those along with the Mussels and the burger that came with a choice of soup or fries. I must say I think this is the best food coming from a brewery in Portland. I have tried a few others that are supposed to be good, but these guys have got it figured out. And it’s not just because they have finger steaks, but I will admit that makes me happy.
I should say, we were impressed with the burger. The picture didn’t turn out, but it was great and we would definitely get it again, plus I loved getting a nice warm soup to go along with it.
- Atmosphere is great here. Very open and bright. In the summer it has a ton of outdoor seating.
- Service was great.
- Pricing was $14 for the burger and $7 for the Finger Steaks.
- It’s a brewery, so enjoy some beer with this meal.
- Ecliptic is located near the intersection of N Cook St and N Albina Ave off of Mississippi.