Portland’s Latest Beer Bar, Lombard House Opens Today

The front window of Lombard House as it greats visitors along North Lombard.
The front window of Lombard House as it greats visitors along North Lombard.

In craft beer there’s a cliché that everyone in the industry is so nice. One person that truly exemplifies this statement is Brian Koch. When we learned that he was opening up his very own beer bar we could not have been more excited for him. Brian has been behind the bar at many places here in Portland that includes runs at Roots Brewing, Upright Brewing, and The Commons Brewery. Now he is completely in charge of one with his new Lombard House located in St. Johns.

Lombard House officially opens its doors today at 2:00pm and will be open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Featuring ten taps, this draft list will be properly managed by Brian and features the gamut of beer styles. Best of all the prices are under $5 for most offerings. And for those that may want something less crafty, Lombard House will serve tall boys of Rainier.

Brian Koch proudly pours a beer at Lombard House, his very own bar.
Brian Koch proudly pours a beer at Lombard House, his very own bar that is now open for business at 7337 N. Lombard in Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood.

Inside Lombard House the space is a converted craftsman style home that features a solid piece of walnut as its bar top that came from Goby in Northwest Portland. Then there are a few tables and long bar rails that mark off half of the perimeter of the space.

However, the true highlight is the massive outdoor space. On the eastside there’s a nice deck that leads into an expansive back beer garden. With some nice weather forecasted for today and tomorrow there is no better time to check out Lombard House. Just remember, the outdoor space closes each day at 10:00pm.

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 2:00pm to Midnight
Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Sunday: Noon to 10:00pm

Here are some photos from last evening’s soft opening.

Proprietor Brian Koch along with local beer legend Charles Culp at Lombard House. Charles may be seen occasionally behind the bar during a daytime shift.
Proprietor Brian Koch along with local beer legend Charles Culp at Lombard House. Charles may be seen occasionally behind the bar during a daytime shift.
Ten beers will be on draft at Lombard House along with a few cans and bottles including Rainier.
Ten beers will be on draft at Lombard House along with a few cans and bottles including Rainier.
Brian Koch shows his roots in the Portland beer business with some vintage Roots Brewing tap handles.
Brian Koch shows his roots in the Portland beer business with some vintage Roots Brewing tap handles.
A great turnout for Lombard House soft opening. It is now open daily.
A great turnout for Lombard House soft opening. It is now open daily.
Two of our favorite beertenders, Tyler Vickers of Saraveza and Brian Koch.
Two of our favorite beertenders, Tyler Vickers of Saraveza and Brian Koch.
Owner Brian Koch is a huge Philadelphia fan and shows some of his support behind the bar at Lombard House.
Owner Brian Koch is a huge Philadelphia fan and shows some of his support behind the bar at Lombard House.
Lombard House offers a few tables and lots of bar rails for its patrons.
Lombard House offers a few tables and lots of bar rails for its patrons.
No need to go inside to order a beer. Along the eastside patio there is a service window for ordering beers at the bar.
No need to go inside to order a beer. Along the eastside patio there is a service window for ordering beers at the bar.
The side patio at Lombard House that leads to a massive back beer garden.
The side patio at Lombard House that leads to a massive back beer garden.
The back beer garden at Lombard House invites patrons to relax in the outdoors until 10:00pm.
The back beer garden at Lombard House invites patrons to relax in the outdoors until 10:00pm.

Lombard House
7337 N. Lombard
Portland, OR 97203

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