As promised, the "world's largest selection of draft beer" chain Yard House opened up shop last week in the Pioneer Place Mall, taking over the space formerly home to Saks Fifth Avenue. If you find yourself inside the sprawling, 400+ seat restaurant, chances are its not for the "skinny" cocktail menu, but instead the 130-beer tap list, pouring out in three drink sizes (topping out at the half-yard; the chain's namesake yard glassware was discontinued a few years ago). On the bar menu, which separates beers by tasting notes ("Dark and Roasted," "Bitter, Piney, Floral": Four house beers (including a Belgian Tripel) and pours from Oregon breweries like 10 Barrel, Base Camp, Good Life, and Pfriem.
Yard House is open now. Hours of operation: 11a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday; 11a.m. to 1:30a.m., Friday and Saturday.
· Yard House [Official site]
· All Previous Yard House Coverage [Eater PDX]