The first successful location of the First National Taphouse opened in Eugene, Oregon just over a year ago in May of 2013 but is already branching out to open a Southwest Portland location near Portland State University. The new taphouse and bottleshop will open near SW 5th and College Way.
First National Taphouse made news in Eugene not only for their beer selection but also their use of “stock market pricing” ie the more popular/frequently ordered beer the price would rise while the less ordered dip in price and all fluctuate. This pricing model won’t be making the leap to the Portland location, one of which owner Jennifer D’Annunzio plans to be a model for more locations on the west coast.
The concept First National plans with the PDX location is more of a full service, high end pub, with a bottle shop and growler fills. The new spot will have some irish influence in the food but focus on locally sourced ingredients with happy hour, lunch, dinner & late night menus 7 days a week, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.