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Belmont Station

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Belmont StationBelmont Station
BA SCORE
100
world-class

178 Ratings
Ratings: 178
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
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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Photo of slander
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

If you didn't know its neighbor next door had been there for some 30 years, you'd think this was one of those "chicken or the egg" kind of things. Did the kind beer store set up shop next to the killer pub or vice versa? Yes, the Horse Brass Pub located all the way through that door over there was here first, and they really compliment each other wonderfully. Had a great beer at the pub, I wonder if I can get that in a store, there you go...

It's really a great little beer store stocking a few hundred bottles. It's strangely deceptive in that the floor stock spread out across the floor units and wall mounted slelves is only one of each bottle, and then the staff grabs you what you need from coolers beyond your view. They hold a similar Belgian collection to that of that other beer store we visited in town just a few hours earlier, but less in American micros and world imports. Still, a very good selection of the regional goods from the Pacific states, and extending the long arm of far reaching micros. A small sign indicated that they were out Hoegaarden. "Oh no, whatever will I do?" remarked Phil mockingly alarmed. Ofttimes, he's a little smartass.

The rest of the store holds English goods and provisions. Biscuits & shortbread, dry food mixes, puddings, jams, preserves, teas, toffees, mustards, marmalades, sweets & confections; all the cool cadbury candies we can't get here. Jon was all silly over some version of the Kit Kat bar you can't get here in the states. They also sell hats, shirts, glasses and most important just now, mugs & tokens for the Oregon Beer Festival. Service is up to snuff and really has to be so, because they do all the running to get you your beer. Good store, nicely marked by the London Underground style sign out front.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Belmont Station was the first stop on our intense beer tour of Portland. And what a stop!

I entered through the "Bier Cafe", where the tap list is quite outrageous: HUB Kentucky Xmas, Struise Black Damnation, Blackberry Albert, Deschutes Black XXIII, Ninkasi Pravda, Goose Island Class of 88, Full Sail Imperial Porter '12... good shit! Bartenders are not the friendliest folks, but they are efficient enough. The bar section of the station is small and a bit cramped, but I still found room at the bar. The best is to go next door and browse for brews while drinking beer.

The retail area is also small but so chock-full of goodies, you won't believe it. There is a barrel-aged section, including Eclipse, Big Bad Baptist, Double DBA and Rye on Rye. Also a variety of Alesmith barrel-aged stuff and even a vintage shelf with a 2007 Abyss for 40 dollars.

Service here is much friendlier and helpful than at the bar. Prices are high, no doubt. Quality is obscene. This place is wow!

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Well I'm really surprised that this isn't listed as a beer store, but I guess I get it. You can get a pint and a bite too, so OK. Let's start with that. Decent tap selection to say the least. On the other hand, Portland is not short on bars that have a killer line-up. And with the Horse Brass so close, I doubt I'd stop here for a pint unless I was buying beer. It's kind of basic deli-looking, and it doesn't really have a bar atmosphere - it's a tasting room (although I should note that I've only been in during the day).

Onward to the other side of the place, the one with the many coolers and shelves full beer!!! They've got a very decent selection of local brews, and general area brews, but so does everyone else (Whole Foods, Fred Meyer's, etc.) in the area. Where they excel are the imports. Unless you're heading to John's, you probably won't find this kind of stuff anywhere else.

That leaves us with service and value. The service is extremely knowledgeable, and right-out-there helpful. I personally don't need to be sold on anything, or need any help with selections, but I was given plenty of unsolicited suggestions that might have been helpful if I wasn't so "in the know". And that service was based on simply eyeballing what I'd looked at and picked-up, which is, in my opinion, about the best you can do as far as service goes - so kudos for that!

As to price, I thought the beers at the Cafe were totally in-line, and even less than I'd paid elsewhere; but the bottled beers were a touch higher than the chains - keep in mind, that only applies to the local beers, because the chains don't have a lot of specialty imports.

So, overall, I'd recommend a trip to check it out, either before or after you've stopped in at the Horse Brass.

Photo of Dogbrick
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Belmont Station is my kind of beer destination. It is located on the eastern outskirts of Portland on Stark Street. There is street parking and a small lot but a walk may be in order given how busy this place seems to be even on weekday evenings.

Upon entering the store after passing the "1000 beers" sign it is almost sensory overload. The bottle shop is lined with coolers and has shelves in the middle. In addition there is a small section devoted to glassware and accessories. In an adjacent room there is a small bar/tap room with seating.

The beer selection in the store is outstanding. The shelves/coolers are somewhat divided by region/country, with the Oregon stuff being in the first cooler. Pretty much any crafy brewery you can think of is represented, but just a few are Old Lompoc, 10 Barrel, Deschutes, Rogue, Roots, and Hair of the Dog from Oregon. Other US microbrews like Stone, Alesmith, Lost Coast, and on and on are available. In addition, imports from Belgium, Germany, Russia etc are represented. Another bonus on our visit was a tasting table set up by Old Lompoc with samples.

In the tap room is a great array of beer from the likes of Old Lompoc, 10 Barrel and others. The atmosphere in the tap room is darker and more conducive to relaxing with a pint. Also an incredible array of tap handles second only to Falling Rock in Denver.

Service on both sides of the store is excellent.

We did not try any food on our visit.

Overall I really cannot find much I would change about this place. It is an absolute must-visit on a Portland visit.

Photo of John_M
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I have only given the service here a score of 5 because that's as high a score as allowed.

I've visited Belmont Station on many occasions, both at the "new" currrent location and its old home next to the Horsebrass. I sort of miss the funky atmosphere of the old store, but have to concede that the layout at the new store (where you can actually now help yourself to beer out of the cold box) is vastly superior.

The selection here is just outstanding, with the store carrying just about everything imaginable and/or available from the NW. They also have a decent selection of Alaskan beers, including a good selection of products from Midnight Sun. OK, Belmont Station does not have as good a supply of Belgians as some stores I've seen here in Maryland, but I'm sure that has more to do with availability in the NW market then anything else. In any event, suffice it to say that they still have what anyone would call a very good selection of beers from Germany, Belgium and England.

One of the things I really like about the new store is the addition of the cafe next door. As I understand it, you can pay to have anything in the store opened up in the cafe (there is an in store price and a take out price), and the cafe also has 3 or 4 beers on tap as well.

The service here is just exceptional and really can't be beat. I've always found the folks here quite friendly, and the level of beer geekdom knowledge unparalleled. On one occasion Chris (the manager here) let on that he had inadvertently received some Fantome beers that for whatever reason he wasn't allowed to sell in the store, so he notified local BA's that he had the beer availabe if they wanted to buy it. Picked up two bottles of fantome Circus that I never would have been able to try otherwise.

As others have noted, there are now roughly 16 beer on tap here. Other than Bailey's on the West Side, I'd be hard put to think of a beer bar with a more diverse, or electic beer selection. This place is excellent... what else can I say?
What else can I say. This place is just fabulous.

Photo of GJ40
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Belmont Station has a great selection of beer including quite a few from Belgium, Germany and the West Coast. Most of them are even refrigerated. I spent several minutes exploring and then I was helped by Mitzi who really knew her stuff. Being from the east coast, I was looking for west coast beers that I could take back to the hotel. I picked up Green Flash West Coast IPA, Green Flash Imperial IPA and Rouge St. Rogue Red Ale.

They also have an area where you can drink your purchases on the premises. It had a nice vibe that really made me wish I lived in the area.

This place is well worth a visit.

Photo of sholland119
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A great beer store in Portland, OR. As residents of Pa, a case only state, it is always exciting to travel to a place where we can get a wide selection of singles. This place is awesome!

While small, the beer store side of the place is jam packed with a great selection of beers. About 10 coolers with domestics, Belgians and other Europeans and a bunch of unrefrigerated shelves filled with more goodies.

We were looking to get a variety of local brews but most of the labels were unfamiliar to us. Fortunately the beer guy was eager and willing to suggest some good locals. Selections from Ninkasi, Lazy Boy and Alameda filled the cart, along with fresh hop ales from familiar names Bridgeport and Deschutes. In all, we grabbed enough beer to fill 3-12x12x16 boxes. And the tab for all of it came to just $130, crazy cheap in my mind. When we stopped back a couple days later to get some RR Salvation at the Biercafe, we discovered the Earthmonk that we had missed the first time through. This drove up the per bottle average a bit but if there is ever a beer that is a bargain at $19 for 12oz, this is it.

The biercafe was not open on our first visit (midweek, early afternoon) so we stopped back on Saturday to visit that side. The quesadilla we had was tasty enough but the Salvation we washed it down with was the real highlight.

A great place not to be missed.

HV

Photo of dirtylou
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

rolled in here on a Sunday afternoon on a recent trip to PDX - Belmont station is split into 2 rooms - a killer bottleshop and a small taproom with 16 taps

My review will focus on the bottleshop as I wasnt in much shape for drinking during my visit.

Coolers line the exterior walls with lots of dry storage in between.

The selection of imports, primarily Belgians, seemed to be a bit more diverse than in Seattle. Other highlights of the selection that are not available in Seattle included Alesmith, Anchorage, Jolly Pumpkin and some of the smaller Oregon micros.

Prices were all fair and sometimes $1-$2 cheaper than I see locally in Seattle. A marginal discount is available if you pay cash.

Sweet place - will try to swing through at the conclusion of future portland weekends to ensure my beer stash remains at an excessive level

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.8/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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

Yeah this place is a real gem. If you're not from the area, I'd imagine a GPS is needed to find it, as it's right in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, with no other shops really within a block or two. The shop isn't that huge, but somehow they manage to Tetris in an amazing selection of beers; many rarities abound. The biercafe next door keep a good selection on tap...obviously the owners know a lot about the beer scene, and make their choices appropriately. I interacted with much of the staff, and they ranged from surly/snobby to friendly/accommodating, so I suppose I'd say service is hit or miss. Can't really complain. Of course a lot of the beer is pricey, but the prices are reasonable if you look at them in a relative sense. Definitely a must-hit venue if you're in the area.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Love the combination of bar and bottle shop. Only real negative was the restricted hours for the cafe/bar side only, which was a real pain. Yes the place is open earlier in the day, but only for bottles to go. Given the location near Horsebrass this is an easy and requisite stop when making one's way out here on that damn bus.

The staff was very polite and helpful with my selections. I appreciated the suggested glassware options for sale as well, and it's not often that I find a bottle shop that has a decent selection of glassware.

Prices weren't too bad, especially for Portland area, but seemed a wee bit high for what I pay in PHoenix. I did not eat anything on my visit, so I can't comment or provide a score for that.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%

A wonderful store – one of the best beer stores I’ve been to in America.

I cabbed it from downtown to meet and trade with the very generous Portland BA, maltmaster420 who does the beer ordering for Belmont Station. He wasn’t in at the time I showed up but he left me 2 bottles of Abyss so I couldn’t complain. I handed off a couple New Glarus fruit beers to BA Yoko, another employee (gotta love stores with multiple BA workers), and the next thing I knew I was drinking aged Fantome Saison from the tap. Racer X was also on tap as was some very local, but unexciting brew. Had I been there a few days earlier I could have enjoyed the Abyss on tap as well. The staff was really laid back and chill. We chatted as they prepared sandwiches for some folks and I learned quite a bit about the local beer scene from them. This all took place in a small café that makes up one half of the establishment.

The other half of my trip to Belmont took place in the adjoining room, which was about the size of your average small liquor store. Unlike your average small liquor store, however, this place was entirely devoted to beer. The center isles are stacked with six packs. Three of the four walls are coolers containing singles, bombers, and 750s. I probably found more then 50 beers I wanted to try. Everything local you could imagine was found in these coolers at good prices. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California were totally covered. There were dozens upon dozens of great Belgians for sale and lots of interesting stuff from Scandinavia, Brazil, Germany, and other countries as well. The staff was with me the whole time pointing out rarities and unknown local delights. I could have maxed out my credit card for sure.

Luckily for my pocket book, I was planning on walking all over the NE side of Portland for the rest of the day and I didn’t feel like carrying dozens of bottles of beer with me. I settled on a bottle of Golden Valley VS Brut, the Champagne de Bier from the BA Mag cover and some Obsidian Stout. After that I hopped down the block to the uncanny Horse Brass Pub.

Note: All bottles are priced for in house and take out consumption, another nice touch.

Photo of spointon
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I visited Belmont Station beer store and Biercafe while in Portland on 3/24/2010.

As a biercafe this place is certainly improved by the fact that it is attached to the Bellmont Station bottle shop and they will allow you to buy anything in the store and drink it in the biercafe for a modest fee of $1.50!

The neighborhood is cool and cozy. It actually feels like a neighborhood where people might stroll down the block to enjoy a great beer at Bellmont Station.

The cafe itself is a pretty tiny place, with a small bar and about a dozen 2-4 person tables. There were also 3-4 tables on the sidewalk out front but they were already taken when we got there. The crowd was a mix of ages from 20s to 50s during my visit (early evening on a Wednesday). Lots of craft tap handles and cool tin signs adorned the walls. Service in the cafe was friendly and I got the impression the servers wanted us to have a good time there. Service in the beer store was incredible, with one of the workers helping us find everything and even making some really quality suggestions.

The tap beer list was not huge, but it had some real gems from the Northwest and also from across the country. Lots of one-off beers and a rare cask ale or two. I'd say about 15 taps all together. But of course 1,000 bottles next door ready to be cracked open helps if you can't find anything you like.

Prices were very reasonable, and they even offered different sized glasses at different prices.

The bottle shop side of this operation was small but well organized and had a ton of great beer at very fair prices.

All in all this is an outstanding little place and one I would kill to have down the street from my house. Pretty much the definition of a beer destination in my opinion.

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of seanchai
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Floydster
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I had about 8 hours in Portland the other day. I was without a vehicle. I said "drop me off at Belmont Station". They open at 10am. I had it all worked out, I was gonna walk down Belmont Street, hit up Horse Brass, then Cascade Barrel House.

They were getting a huge shipment of beer when I went in soon after the place opened. Cases everywhere. Employees were cool and helpful. They even held my beer while I walked all over town.

Large selection of stuff. I'll probably kick myself for not getting any Logsdon Saizon Bretta or Oak Aged Saizon Bretta, but whatever, I just can't spend that kind of money on a style I'm marginally into. Cans are all in one cooler. Most ipas are in the fridge, there's a few bombers that aren't. Tons of Abacus. Some local barrel aged stuff. The bar next door don't open until noon, which was kind of a bummer to sit and wait around for.

I have no idea how they decided to organize the place, I walked around many times, still seeing things I didn't in the first few circles around the store and aisles.

They charge you like the 2% amount they have to pay a card company, so bring cash if you wanna save a little bit of money.

Overall, I found the place to have a very good selection of beers, high quality, great service. I'm pretty much stopping in every time I'm on this side of Portland. Solid stuff without any attitude.

Photo of Goldorak
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I had plenty of time to digest my samples from my visit to Hair of the Dog while my girlfriend was having an absolute blast sampling the wines at the chick-oriented winery right next door. It's a strange coincidence that both our favorite booze-related moments happened literally a few moments and a few yards apart! So we were both in a chipper mood - she even more so, the chicks at the winery were pretty generous on those pours - and since we crossed Stark Street we decided to take the detour and check out the selection at Belmont station. We got a spot right in front of the door. It's split in two, a bar/tasting room section to the left, the store to the right. Too bad I had to drive, the ambiance looked inviting. The store is quite well organized, locals, American micros, Belgians, others, all were sectioned off. Prices were well identified on the shelves. A helpful and savvy employee asked if I needed help. He noticed my Alchemist t-shirt and we talked about the brewing scene in Vermont. Some other customer recognized it too and joined in. I guess it's at that moment that I realized how much of a Beer town PDX is. Prices were relatively fair. Sure, some of the imports and east coast stuff were pricy, but for the extra transport, and the already hefty price these Beers command even straight from their source, it seemed reasonable enough. Highly recommended.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

* UPDATE * As of June 2008, The Biercafe now has 16 rotating taps!

We've now visited Belmont Station/The Bier Cafe at least a half dozen times at their new location on SE Stark, so I feel comfortable giving an accurate review.

Relocated from their old outpost on SE Belmont (hence the name) adjacent to the famous Horse Brass, the new place has a much different feel than the old one. First and foremost, its much more spacious and full of natural light. Reach-in coolers line the walls and several aisles worth of singles, 4 & 6-packs, snacks, specials and closeouts, etc. fill one half of the building. A corner of the store adjacent to the check-out counter is dedicated to a large selection of glassware, as well as T-shirts and other paraphernalia.

Beer displays are well-marked and coolers are organized based on style and country of origin. Two different prices are clearly marked, one for on-premise consumption and a cheaper one (generally 15-25% less) for "Beer to Go". Bottle count is now over 800 [UPDATE: well over 1000 bottles, as of early 2008], with plenty of kegs available, too. They also have occasionally held free tastings by beer distributors (Shelton Bros., Merchant du Vin, etc) and they've been packed.

A welcome addition is the Bier Cafe, run by the affable Wade (now aka "Some Dude", based on his description in the recent Willamette Week review...). 4 tap handles pour some generally outstanding specialized beers, ones that are typically rare and/or unavailable in bottles. recent offerings varied from aged Stone RIS, Houblon Chouffe, Fantome Saison, Deschutes The Abyss & Mirror Mirror, several from local small brewers like Double Mountain. Most kegs don't last more than a week, so it seems one always finds something new. There was a limited opening of the cafe half of the building occurred not long after the Jan 2007 relocation, but the cafe has blossomed since it's 7-day-a-week lunch & dinner expansion in April. The menu is limited, typically soups, salads and sandwiches but ingredients are fresh, everything is made to order and prices are reasonable. Items range generally from $5-8. If scoring for food were a category (and it should be now) I'd give a strong '4'.

The store and Bier Cafe walls are festooned with colorful artwork and a growing collection of mostly European beer signage. Seating in the cafe is about 10 sturdy barstools, a few tables and some outdoor seating beneath umbrellas. A small library of beer books, periodicals (including BA Magazine) and board games makes it easy to pass the time here, as does the laid-back vibe of classic rock and banter with employees and other patrons alike.

Speaking of employees, these guys and gals know their beer and are quite helpful/friendly (several active BA's in the group, too). On more than one occasion I've witnessed an overwhelmed-looking out-of-towner, spouse, etc. being patiently waited on by one or more of the BS staff.

The place still has a sorta 'clean' new-ness, but with each visit, I notice it feels a little more comfortable and lived in... Generally, an excellent place to shop and now a friendly, relaxing place to hang out for beers and some food.

Highly recommended when in Portland!

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

One note: bring cash. Prices are cheaper if you pay cash, probably about 40 cents per bottle. If you're buying an ass load of beer, keep this in mind

Jumper Jebus, this place is deceiving. A small corner store--with horrible parking--connected to a small cafe type area. It's a beer store. Beer. And lots of it. My ideal shop.

Coolers on either side, maybe 6 or 7 doors per side. Aisles in between, maybe 4 of those. So, not all that big, but beer sits everywhere. Stacks, coolers, shelves, floor. A lot of small time Oregon brewery brews around here, which is very nice.

Dudes working there like beer and are helpful. Next door is the cafe, with beer...to drink. That's enough for me, but it goes a step further and offers some rarities and goodies.

Wish I had more money and time to spend in here. Walked away with a case plus a mix 6er for just over $100. Gulp

Photo of jera1350
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jdense
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of indiapaleale
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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.

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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
100 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.