Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 438
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 5
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bfarr:
3.85/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
A big family style resteraunt in the Pearl District just a block over from Powell's books so you have an extra reason to go. Nice looking interior with some nicely carved archways, it really lacks any sort of welcoming feel. It's busy all the time so they know they don't have to make any sort of attempt to get you to come back. They only carry their beer which is okay because they have several experimental beers available for something different. Service from my server was lackluster but some of the other staff seemed more helpful. I will say though, you MUST have the yellow-bellied burger. It's $15 but worth every penny.
10-24-2011 20:59:03 | More by Bfarr
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
It is now a tradition for my group to go to the Deschutes brewpub in Portland every year after Oregon Brewers Festival. Of course, this means I've only ever been there when it was packed to the gills, but frankly I think that adds to the atmosphere.
They have about 20 taps lined up, including two cask offerings. Most of these are brews that they also offer in bottles, but there are a few pub-only choices. I went with the cask Stock Ale, which was a fine beer indeed. They had Black Butte XXVI on tap while I was there, which is still a bit young but quite tasty indeed.
Service at the bar was quite prompt and friendly despite the chockablock nature of the crowd in there; I was impressed. The atmosphere was great with a lot of beer lovers having a good time. The Pearl is a great neighborhood for a place like this; I always have a good time at the brewpub.
I enjoyed the food there, although a compatriot of mine had egregiously over-salted ribs. But, really, I don't go to Deschutes for the food.
07-25-2014 23:53:56 | More by flagmantho
Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.