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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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Docer

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$

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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eatabagofbooger

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$

Although the bar is a bit small and often overcrowded, I like the all wood construction, the decor consisting of beer memorabilia, and the dark, but not too dark atmosphere. It's a very comfortable place to have a beer when it's not too crowded. The selection is as good as everybody says-not the best in town, but darn close. Bonus points for usually having something on cask. The only blemish to this otherwise great place is the service. Even once I had been coming around enough for the servers to recognize me, they were still quite rude and unfriendly. Expect long waits to get a beer or to cash out, even when there are no crowds. The taplist and proximity always draw me back here eventually, but I have tried to stop going here on more than one occasion due to the service.

08-24-2010 17:59:02 | More by eatabagofbooger
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MilwaukeeCrusher

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$

I was told this was the place to go by others and they were right... a rather impressive selection. I started pulling bombers from shelves and coolers, leaving them in group so I could take up somehow together. Evidently this is a bad thing, as I seemed to get a surly remark when asking for a box to put them in... or it they have a maximum bottle policy for selling beers. Was happy to find bottles of beers of some of the smaller breweries I would not make it to, and stayed away from the imports. Spent between $100 to $200. I might go back again, but not if I learn of another couple places with complimentary selection with better service.

11-13-2011 08:43:26 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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matylight

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

It seems that one of the commandments for the Portland beer lover is to stop into this place. While I can certainly recommend it and it's definitely worth seeking out, it doesn't quite live up to the hype for me.

I didn't have time to sit down at the bar for a beer from one of their several taps but the store is impressive indeed. The place is nothing fancy, several coolers and shelves housing the claimed 1000+ bottles. Certainly the selection is impressive and the prices are relatively fair for the Portland area. The only knock I can issue to the place is that the service was a bit lacking. We walked in without so much as a nod from the lady behind the counter and not once did she stop to ask us if we needed any help. Oh well. Still walked away with some cool stuff.

As my wife and I live in Corvallis (about 90 minutes away) it makes more sense for us to go to John's Market which holds nearly as many bottles and slightly better service. Once again, though, Belmont Station is certainly worth a stop and maybe one day I'll get a chance to sit down at the bar.

09-16-2011 00:44:10 | More by matylight
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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

A cool hole in the wall kind of place on Belmont, next to a good pub. Nice selection of beer! Not nearly good as John's Marketplace in Multnomah Village, but still pretty good. They focus on the more popular beers (popular with domestic/imported beer lovers- not swill drinkers) instead of having everything. Fun selection of British candy. Certainly worth checking out.

10-02-2003 00:23:02 | More by HiroProtagonist
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sinistersteve

Oregon

4/5  rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Not a bad place to get some great beer on the East side of town here in Portland. Although, I do wish they had a way of having the customers write down their request. Perhaps a simple note pad could to the trick, especially if you're planning on purchasing several different styles of beer.

Update 10-05-2002: Well, I still wished they had a piece of paper lying around so they don't forget what you requested. They missed my Bigfoot Barleywine today. They also double dinged me for the beer deposite.

08-17-2002 09:30:37 | More by sinistersteve
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Crotor

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Belmont Station presented a damned fine if somewhat West-Coast-centric selection. The set-up was rather intelligent for a small space - one beer of each type in stock out on the shelf with a price tag, with the bulk in the back (in refridgeration) where the helpful and knowledgable clerk would fetch what you wanted. Decent prices too. My only complaint would be that it's a bit weak on the Belgian side of things, but the bottles of 2001 Rogue RIS will silence me pretty quickly...

Note: ultra-convenient location for beer tourism - right next to the Horse Brass...

03-27-2005 03:11:46 | More by Crotor
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4/5  rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

The Belmont Station is a nice store/drinkery but it sure seemed cramped on the beer store selection side. I would like to have stayed and enjoyed some beer there which you had to pay more to drink there which makes sense from an overhead perspective. I did eat or get served a drink there but there isn't folks there to help you out if you have any questions. You should know your stuff going in there.

Overall a nice local stop for some hard to get microbrews but I will buy local on the west side of town. If I lived nearby I would frequent but being 20 miles away I will hit JM's. Prices were reasonable, it is worth a visit.

01-03-2008 01:36:09 | More by cswhitehorse
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

Probably the third best bottle shop in PDX, but an impressive selection of a wide range of beer. They also have 16 or 17 rotating taps (I think 16 taps and one cask actually) which offer some pretty amazing beer. I once had RR Temptation, Supplication, and Consecration side by side by side =)

The glassware selection is the best in town by far. If you are looking for proper stemware then this is where you go. (Props for the massive Karmeleit man-chalice!)

The selection pales compared to John's Market, but the fact that they have the taps definitely puts them on a different level.

08-28-2011 21:56:57 | More by cbarrett4
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | $$

First place we stopped in town on our way to The Horse Brass. Friendly service from the bar side as we sampled a small glass of beer before shopping around. Nice tap list with a variety of Washington brews as part of Portland Craft Beer Week. Reasonable prices.

The store side was cram packed with beers. The selection here is seriously ridiculous. I could have spent hours in here searching all of the breweries/beers. Prices seemed fair. I would say about half of the beer here was in a cooler and the overall organization of the store was great. They even had some vintage bottles of things for sale.

My only complaint was on the store side service. The guy stood behind the counter the whole time and never asked us once if there was anything we needed help with. While it's nice to not be bothered, I believe an employee should ask everyone looking if they need help at least once. We were the only ones in the entire store.

Great place overall, just beware of the service on the store side.

06-14-2013 17:04:36 | More by jera1350
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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
99 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.