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Belmont Station

Not Rated.
Belmont StationBelmont Station
BA SCORE
99
world-class

156 Ratings
Ratings: 156
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.32%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 1,310
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

4500 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon, 97215-1649
United States
phone: (503) 232-8538

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @belmontstation

Notes:
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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ckeegan04

Texas

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%

My last day in Oregon, but first day in Portland. Having heard so much this was my first stop with my wife after we drove into town. Lunch time on a Saturday. A couple of people in the bar/restaurant side. Pretty decent crowd perusing the bottle shop. Ordered lunch and finally my first pint of PtE on tap. Excellent selection of 15 or so taps. Off the top of my head I remember PtE, Upright 4, La Folie, a Bear Republic offering, and a fair number of other regionals. My Pliny was served in a proper pint at a good temp. Lunch was quickly served. I had a decent club sandwich and my wife had a hummus plate. Food was decent, but nothing great. Finished up lunch with a 10oz serving of Upright 4. Very enjoyable bar experience. Then went to peruse the bottle shop...damn, good stuff. Tons of NW regionals including Pelican, HUB, Cascade, Midnight Sun, Laughing Buddha, Deschutes and many more. Also remember Cantillon, Russian River, New Belgium, Dupont and many others US micros and Euro imports. They also had the best glassware selection I have ever seen. Service was friendly but they were busy so I did not have a chance to chat with any of them. Overall a great place in a cool neighborhood. Good stuff.

06-18-2009 01:16:06 | More by ckeegan04
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Floydster

California

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%

This was sadly the last stop of my recent Oregon trip, it was a nice way to go out though, we got here around 7 pm and stayed for an hour or so, we walked through the bottle shop and ordered a beer first, Drake and I both ordered a Hopworks Noggin Floggin Bourbon Barrel Barleywine and it was fantastic, less than five dollars too, wish I could get a beer of this caliber for that price back home, sat at the bar for a while and looked over their fifteen or so taps, some other selections at the time were Pliny the Elder, Bear Republic the Grizz, New Belgium La Folie, and some other nice locals, cool little bar area and the best part is you can walk around the store with beer in hand, so we took advantage of that and did some browsing in the store, they had a great selection of bottles and tons of Oregon beers I had never even heard of, I wish I could have bought some stuff, especially some Hopworks, Heater Allen, Cascade, Lompoc, Pike, and Rogue, just hard when traveling and have no idea where to buy shippers or where a FedEx is, they do not sell styro boxes beware, nice selection of glassware, some Belgian ones that I have never seen before, really wanted to leave with a lot of beer but could not, this place was a serious tease in that respect, they had the best selection I saw while in Portland and yes some of their prices were high in the store, but the draft beers were inexpensive and that cancels things out in my book, I will certainly go back here next time I am up here, recommended

06-05-2009 01:12:55 | More by Floydster
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Docer

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -20.2%

Great joint to get a butt-load of bottled beer... although the prices are a little high compared to a close QFC, Whole Foods... etc... but a great selection... and they are always getting new stuff in on-tap and in the bottle. They update via twitter and their forum often as well which is nice... cleanliness can be an issue as i have heard from many at the bar... but other than that... can't say i have had any food there... it's about the beer! Nice place... just wish I had a place like it closer to home here in Gresham!

* Must say though the service side of things lacked for me a bit though, as a cashier felt it was more important to stand their chatting with a friend for nearly a minute and a half while I stood there with beers in hand to checkout. Also it's one thing to be a beer geek... but I found myself running into beer snobs working there. Kind of the attitude that it doesn't matter, people are going to go there anyway and buy their stuff.

04-22-2009 00:38:08 | More by Docer
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%

Holy F'ing Sh*t!!! This place is awesome!

Never have I ever been to beer store that is also a beer bar. I grabbed a glass of Alaskan Smoked Porter in the one room and walked into the beer store part with it. I spent 40 minutes perusing the pretty impressive beer selection while sipping my bevvie.

I loved this place. You can mix six packs, buy warm and cold six packs, bombers and singles. They also had tons of great glassware and a bunch of Oregon related beer shirts.

It doesn't get much better than Belmont Station if you're a beer lover.

02-21-2009 22:44:27 | More by indiapaleale
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jdense

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%

Along with the Bier Stein and John's Marketplace, an integral part of the Beer Store troika in Oregon and a must stop for anyone intent on filling their home cooler with divine beer offerings from around the world. Attached is a biercafe with 15+ often esoteric and hard to find offerings, such as Russian River Damnation. Holiday and seasonal offerings are predominant. The in-store staff is very helpful, but willing to stand aside as you peruse in amazement at the 1000 different beers. The cases are easy to navigate, divided by region, country of origin, etc. The prices are a bit higher than some other places. The food in the cafe is average at best, some sandwiches, soups, etc. The beauty of their new location is go straight south on 45th and voila 45 seconds later you're at the Horse Brass. A surefire daily double for any BA in PDX. Absolutely essential.

01-18-2009 19:37:24 | More by jdense
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -10.2%

Great place for beer. They have pretty much every beer that is available through distribution in Portland OR. Updated website and email's that keep you up to date with all the new releases from bottles of beers and what's on tap.

The beer on draught is what I really love about Belmont Station. Walk in get a beer on draught (usually about 10-12 draught to choose from), then browse the beer selection while you make your decisions.

The employees are willing to help and give suggestions and all of them make you feel more than welcome.

I have tried other beer stores in Portland none of which offer the same amazing experience that Belmont Station offers. Best beer store in Portland by far.

EDIT: SERVICE! You get two experiences at Belmont Station, the store which is very friendly and are willing to offer help. The Bier cafe is the complete opposite, here you get the inattentive, unwelcoming, just tell me what you want, i don't care, i hate being here i'd rather be staring at a white wall service. It always the same guy working he has been an employee for many years, i think he's tired of the job.

12-08-2008 06:11:25 | More by seanthornton152
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tbeck

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%

I had heard many things about this place so my first oppurtunity to head to the Portland area I had to get there. It is located in a fairly easy place not far off I-84. The place had a good street look. Walking was a pleasure. Everything was well kept and organized. The selection was the best I have seen to date. It was all about beer. I enjoyed overhearing many conversations people that knew a lot about beer and those trying to figure it out. The staff was very information and enjoyable to talk to. Although I did not have the time, I was informed that you could get a single walk next door try it and buy more if you were so inclined. They also had a good selection of glassware and clothing. I recommend stopping by this place.

12-08-2008 01:23:16 | More by tbeck
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev -4%

Definitely my favorite place to shop for beer in Portland. If it's your first time visiting, ask for some help in finding beer or getting suggestions. The staff doesn't go out of their way to approach you, but if you ask, they will do their jobs.

Otherwise, I don't find the prices to be unreasonable. Not as inexpensive as a place like New Seasons or Whole Foods, but considering the difference in selection, it's a trade I can willingly make.

The smartest thing to do here is to go to their website, and the beer blog in particular, if you're looking for any new releases. Or, if you're in the area and want to visit regularly, absolutely sign up for their newsletter. You'll get all the heads up on special releases like the Deschutes Reserve Series.

12-05-2008 16:17:55 | More by writerLJBerg
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Magpie14

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%

A grocery store feel and somewhat small and congested at times. Not a real concern considering the selection is more than ample and quality is rather good. I have no complaints about the service either. A wonderful lady recommended a few top-notch stouts and we exchanged conversation for sometime.

I had a beer on the bar side and it felt a bit like a soda shop or candy store atmosphere. It was alright, they have a bunch of taps (10 plus, if I remember right) and decent selection, not sure how often they alternate
Good place to buy brews and a well rounded number of imports, micros, wines etc...

Belmont is the premier store for Portland

11-30-2008 23:27:31 | More by Magpie14
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mugglesandhops

Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev -6.7%

Stopped by here the first night I was in Portland. It is connected to a beer store with TONS of good beers from around the world. You can buy bottles in the store then walk through a doorway and sit in the "Biercafe" and drink em', this was the first place I have been into like this I had a Victory Prima Pilz and a Green Flash IPA. They also have beers on tap, 10 or 15 can't really remember, but I had a Sierra Nevada of some sorts, I have it wrote down some place but don't have my notes on me. The barstaff was really knowledgeable, they knew there shit.

11-26-2008 20:51:40 | More by mugglesandhops
Belmont Station in Portland, OR
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