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Belmont Station

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

120 Reviews
Reviews: 120
Visits: 214
Avg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 1,310
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

4500 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon, 97215-1649
United States
phone: (503) 232-8538 | map
www.belmont-station.com

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Store:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Biercafé:
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Reviews: 120 | Visits: 214
Reviews by AylwinForbes:
Photo of AylwinForbes
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Dulcie and Aylwin's big beer adventure day 6 finds us in Portland and its environs. The chance sighting of a Belmont Station tee-shirt worn by our server at The Cup and Saucer on Hawthorne took us to this shop-cum-bar.

It's not much of an exaggeration to claim this as the best beer shop ever. Maybe it's because we are out of state that the selection seemed to amazing - stuff we never see in Illinois. It's all quality and all interesting.

The Bier Cafe is a massive bonus: you can drink any bottle there that you buy for a modest mark-up; or there is a small but very select range on tap (Oak-Aged Bastard and Hop Stoopid for example).

Some reviews (not on BA) had suggested the staff were arrogant (bastards); we did not find this to be the case, in fact they were friendly and helpful, though I can imagine they would not suffer fools gladly.

Further bonus: they carry a wide range of glassware and I was able to snag some of those Belgian glasses that I was almost dumb enough to pay huge sums on the internet for.

It's a must visit. Unless you are looking for a case of Old Milwaukee.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brian29
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of lpothier
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DanJan
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Always really liked this place. The one spot EVERYONE from Portland or visiting Portland seems to mention. Been there a couple times and I've never been disappointed. I love going to the Beer Cafe first to grab a couple samples or a pint before shopping. Tap list is solid top to bottom, representing a lot of different styles and breweries. I like how you can order different sizes to try a bunch or just focus on one beer. Food is tasty too! The bottle shop has an amazing selection that might be a bit pricey. Still, you can get a lot of great brews in one place so it's worth it. A great venue to visit or frequent.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Was very excited to visit this shop on a recent trip to Portland. Had heard many good things. Definitely a decent selection, but I wasn't blow away. Prices were a bit high for sure. I would go back, but not spectacular.

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Photo of cry96tears
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in to the bottle shop during a recent visit to Portland. Found several beers on my list, in addition to several more I wanted to try. I don't know if their selection is better than most, but they certainly have a lot of different beers. It's on my list next trip to Portland.

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Photo of BeerMeDrD
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JoeBond
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down THE best shop in Portland. Only possible gripe is some of the selection is scattered, but if you bring in your list (they have a list online updated every Tues and Fri), the staff knows exactly where to find all of the beers. Cash price is cheaper than debit. Cream of the crop in the city.

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Photo of JamLand
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Belmot Station recently on a vacation through the Pacific Northwest. This review is for the bottle shop only.

V: Pretty standard bottle shop.

Ser: Average. No one acknowledged me during my visit until I was at the register.

Sel: Good, but nothing too unique during my visit.

Overall, a very good shop that didn't seem to have anything unique while I was there. However, if I lived in Portland this would be a regular stop.

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Photo of kristinc
4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of WoostaBia
4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Yeti1979
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of schroeder1200
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of South2NW
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommyguz
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Benjhilmer
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of stumac
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.89/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

There is a reason why this is considered one of the best bars on the West Coast - because it is!

Love the vibe, love the staff, love the owners, and love the regular patrons. The biergarten in the back can't be missed during the summer months. And that Philly food cart is the perfect addition for food!

legendary...

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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
99 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.