About Us

Pioneers in the brewing industry

Steelhead Brewing Co. is one of the pioneers of the microbrewing industry as the first major brewery in Eugene, Oregon and the first and only brewery in Burlingame, California. Both restaurants are built in the downtown historic district within their city. Their charming aesthetic combines with Steelhead’s classic American comfort food and modern craft beers to create an exceptional dining experience for the whole family.

When our owner, Cordy Jensen, opened the doors to our original brewery and accompanying Steelhead Brewery restaurant in Eugene in 1991, and our second location in Burlingame, California, in 1995, it was with legacy of restaurant ownership behind him.

Eugene, Oregon, local turned restauranteur

Cordy is a Eugene, Oregon, local and the son of restauranteurs. His parents were also pioneers in the restaurant business, as the owners of Eugene’s first drive-in, Bev’s Bar-B-Q, which opened in 1939. Cordy worked at Bev’s growing up, and after a youthful jaunt into drag racing and a stint in the U.S. Army, Cordy returned to Eugene in 1969 to be closer to his family and became the owner of his parent’s second restaurant, Bev’s Steak House.

From that moment onward, Cordy made business ownership and management his life. He has now had ownership stake in more than 14 businesses including the Steelhead Brewery restaurants and local breweries, McKenzie Brewing and its California counterpart, Steelhead Brewing Co, which he owns with partner Tony Killough.

The Steelhead Brewery Restaurants

Both Steelhead Brewery restaurant locations feature a full bar, premium microbrews and family friendly dining. Whether you need a place for a large party gathering or a spot to watch a Pac-12 football game, we’ve got the space, the food and the atmosphere for a fantastic evening.

Come enjoy some stellar fish tacos, your own private, catered party room or banquet hall, or grab a beer with your coworkers at your local Steelhead Brewery restaurant. We’re your destination for fantastic food, phenomenal staff and great, local beer.