Visit Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Your Taste Buds Will Thank You

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Ram restaurant Building

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the popular eighties sitcom Cheers. Everyone loved that show and the idea of a friendly neighborhood watering hole where “everybody knows your name.” The problem is that such places rarely exist in reality. Getting all of those elements right consistently – good atmosphere, good service, good food and drink, and that something extra that keeps people coming back for more – is almost impossible. But fortunately for Wilsonville, the search is over. We’ve got the RAM Restaurant & Brewery.

You must be wondering what’s so special about the RAM. Isn’t it just another sports bar? Isn’t it just a chain restaurant like so many others? The answer is a resounding “No!” The RAM is so much more than the sum of its parts. Let me tell you why. First and foremost, The RAM is family-owned. The first one opened in Lakewood, Washington in 1971 and though they’ve branched out from there, the family ownership and the home base of the brand remains the same all these years later.

Burger, fries and a beer

The location here in Wilsonville is also 30% employee-owned, a very unique thing in this industry and a key factor in making this such a special place. Our location has consistently performed at such a high level over the years that the owners wanted to reward them. They wanted to give back to their hard-working employees and they did so by giving them part ownership. This means that when you go into the RAM in Wilsonville, the friendly people who greet and serve you there actually have skin in the game. They are invested in their work and take pride in it, and it really shows. From their comfortable atmosphere and superior customer service to their delicious food and fantastic drinks, they are not just another sports bar chain.

Their unique business model is one factor that makes this place a standout, but their amazing food and drink really help put it over the top. Their flagship lineup of beer is a particular point of pride at the RAM. Of course they carry all of the standard varieties of domestic beer you can get anywhere else, but if you’re there you might as well try one of their own house-crafted brews! They’ve been brewing since 1995, and their top notch team of brewers have won over 100 awards and medals for their amazing recipes.
Everything on tap is brewed in-house, from their standard – favorites that are available year round, including their original and authentic BigHorn German Hefeweizen – to their seasonal favorites like Cinco Pattas (on tap now!) and IPA for ALS. This last offering is a fantastic beer with a fantastic purpose: $1 from every pint sold goes to ALS research! There are too many options to list here, but suffice it to say that they have something for even the pickiest beer connoisseur. If beer’s not your thing, choose a cocktail from the full bar. We recommend the Proud Mary, which is a terrific Bloody Mary with additional delicious goodies. FYI: all of their beers and the Proud Mary are served in 18 oz “pints” versus the standard 16 oz. Talk about bang for your buck!

The proprietors of Ram's Restaurant

When it comes to food, the RAM is known for their delicious and creatively customized burgers, but they have a widely varied menu with options to please everyone. Start with a tasty appetizer, like the Crispy Calamari or Beer Cheese Fondue with Pretzels. Then choose your main dish from a selection of tacos, fish and chips, hot sandwiches, mac & cheese, salads and more. For dessert, their Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie or Mile High Mud Pie are great ways to end the feast. They also have daily specials like All-day Happy Hour on Mondays and Burger Day Wednesdays, so check out their online menu to see what today’s special is.

The staff (and owners) at the RAM take the health of their patrons and team very seriously. Kelly VanMatre, the store leader in Wilsonville, wants everyone to rest assured that they are following all recommended guidelines and precautions (a maximum of 10 people per table, all tables 6 feet apart, masks required, etc.) to keep everyone safe Their hours are cut back slightly (7am-9pm) but they are still open 7 days a week. They are doing everything in their power to uphold their consistently high standards of quality and service.

Kelly and his team also want to thank the community of Wilsonville for the continued support during these unprecedented times. He offers his sincerest gratitude and well-wishes to the entire community. Please come support this local gem, and you may just eventually make it the place where everyone knows your name!

The RAM Restaurant & Brewery is located at 29800 SW Boones Ferry Road, at the intersection with Wilsonville Road. You can call them at 503-570-0200, or get more information and see their menu online at