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Belmont Station

Belmont StationBelmont Station

Taps: 24 / Bottles: 1310
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

129 Ratings
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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gwfrankpsu

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A beer lover's dream - wonderful selection of beer, one of the best. After moving from Portland, OR to Portland, ME, I was in need of a NW beer infusion. The people at Belmont Station worked with me and I recieved four cases of NW Christmas beer in early December - I'm still holding some for next (this) year.

08-18-2002 05:04:13 | More by gwfrankpsu
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damjadi

Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I always make a stop at Belmont Station and Horse Brass when I am in Portland, and never have been disappointed. Yes, John's Market has more beers, but the storage of beers in the back cooler insures freshness. Also the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
I recently noticed that some of the beer is of the collectable/archiveable variety. Fish brewing Leviathan and Poseidan (in 1.5L) were from 2002 (not made in 2003). Some of the belgians are also older (read better and more balanced).
To quote the Beastie Boys, this is one place you need to "Ch-check it out."

10-25-2004 15:46:25 | More by damjadi
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Visiting my cousin in Portland and he knew I was a fan of beer, so I was directed here. At first glance it looks small, with a strange assortment of international foods on the wall and bottles in the corner, but upon closer inspection I found one of the best selections I've found in the US. There is a big concentration of West Coast breweries, but also an amazing selection of hard-to-find (Des Rocs Imperial Tripel) and discontinued (St Feuillien Tripel) Belgian beers. The service is terrific as well. The owner takes you around and tells you how its organized, but this is easy to do on your own as its only single bottles on the floor (the rest is kept in the back) with prices clearly marked. He is great at giving suggestions too. What a great place!

01-09-2006 21:51:16 | More by Toddv29424
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bentreen

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I didn't get a chance to visit Belmont station, but thanks to the BA directory, I was able to tell my parents where to find good beer in Portland to bring home to Vancouver, BC. (such a good kid, huh?). They have about 1200 beers at any given time and, according to my Dad, they have everything grouped by region with a big Oregon section (understandably). My Dad picked up Supplication, Sanctification, and Damnation from Russian River, as well as Sublimely Self-Righteous from Stone Brewing for me. I'm not sure how big of a deal this is to folks in the U.S. but it's a big deal to me as I can't get any of these beers in BC. Pretty stoked to try these....

05-02-2011 07:25:17 | More by bentreen
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I have been to Portland only once, but from what I have heard this is THE place to buy beer in Portland. It sure seems that way - I went completely bugflip and spent more than $140 stocking up on brewskis to bring back to Atlanta, including extras to trade or share. Their beer selection is first-rate, and their service is outstanding. The fellows there were very happy to point me towards the best beers from Oregon, and help me load up my little ol' Ford Focus with enough beer to get Godzilla making Virginia fence. This is a must whether you live in Portland, or pay a visit there!

08-11-2011 22:16:53 | More by Cyberkedi
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I paid my second visit to Belmont Station yesterday and remain completely impressed with this location. A small corner grocery type store just filled to the brim with awesome craft beer. The help was fantastic and basically acted as my personal shopper. In fact, I really had two of the employee's attention the entire time I was in the store.
Among the most impressive local bomber selection I've ever seen. Limiting myself to 12 bottles was a chore and I wish I could ship multiple boxes home.

Prices are somewhat reasonable and they offer a discount for cash. This is a mandatory stop for any craft beer geek going to Portland. Just plan on shipping a box home and embrace it.

One of my favorite stores ever.

11-11-2009 15:44:24 | More by Reagan1984
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chwilliams

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I drive an hour to get to Belmont Station because there is no reason to buy beer anywhere else. They've got the spread, from rare Belgians, the latest from Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, a selection of Russian River, and stuff from all over Oregon, including rarities and seasonals. Top that off with folks who use UV-inhibiting glass on their coolers to keep the beer fresh and you've got a winner.

The only thing I don't buy there is Deschutes because i just drive an hour or two the other way to visit them in Bend :)

09-27-2009 21:24:08 | More by chwilliams
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

what a gem of a beer store!!! stopped by on the way from hood river to newport, and wow, i am glad i did. the best of the best are on the shelves here, with very little i wasn't interested in. stellar selection. very good local presence. picked up a ton of Upright and Russian River as well as some Fantome and Boon products. a beer geek's dream store. staff was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and truthful. a little bar with about ten taps featuring mostly local beer attached to the store that you can order from while shopping and talking to the staff. didn't try the food, but it looked like the cheese and cured meats were proper (and i'm sure they were considering the quality of everything else there). kind of a local corner store/deli vibe. very unassuming/humble for what it was and everything was priced fairly. my required stop from now on in Portland!!!

04-02-2011 13:06:41 | More by timtim
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isaac

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I love Belmont Station and, though I can get several of my favorite beers at the local specialty food store, I can't help myself from coming back to this small shop, time and time again. Whether it is their pretty extensive collection of American Micros and Belgians, the friendly and helpful staff, or just the pleasing, slightly air-conditioned place itself, Belmont Station is a must for people in Southeast Portland. As much as I've learned on this website, if not for this store, I would not have the practice to talk about beer and really feel like I'm learning.
Really, the ideal beer shop for me.

edit: the new store is amazing! i don't know if they've added to their selection, but with all the new, glass-door fridges it sure seems like it.
now, if only we could get some russian river up in portland...

11-18-2006 23:15:55 | More by isaac
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loren01

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Nice little bar/beer store in the middle of Portland. Excellent selection of both local beers and beers from around the country and world. Selection is not as good as John's Marketplace but John's selection is flat out rediculous. They also sell some pretty sweet glassware as well. The little bar connected to the place only has 4 beers on tap, but they are 4 very well chosen beers. I was lucky enough to get an Abyss while I was there, I think it was like 4.50 a glass, you really can't beat that at all. Its a good thing I don't live near this place or I would be there way too much I think. Check this place out for sure if you are ever in Portland.

05-23-2007 07:23:50 | More by loren01
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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
99 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.