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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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BEER AVG
3.82/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
171
Reviews:
14,112
Ratings:
51,294
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
280
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
0.71%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
5
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

210 NW 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States

(503) 296-4906 | map
www.deschutesbrewery.com

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Reviews: 106 | Ratings: 280
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I stopped in with my boss, our plan was to have a beer or two and then go somewhere else for dinner. So much for plans, we had such a good time; we ended up staying for over 4 hours!

The long bar is to your left as you enter. There are dining areas to your right. I liked the high ceilings and all the windows as they give this place a very open, airy feeling.

We sat at the bar and received really excellent service from the three bartenders that were manning the bar. They all had plenty of beer knowledge, made good suggestions, were free with samples and were also very friendly and funny.

They had 6 regulars on tap plus an additional 6 or so rotators. They also offered some good bottle selections. I really enjoyed the fresh squeezed IPA, The Hop Henge and a big red whose name escapes me.

The food was great. I liked their take on wings, loved the big pretzel and really liked their soup.

All-in-all, a great experience for us. I realize Portland has a ton of good places and I think this one is in the top echelon. .

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevindp9
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

One of the fun beer places to check out when in Portland. The selection is really good, especially when they have The Abyss and its variants on tap. Food is a bit pricey, but still tasty. Our waitress was very attentive and made the visit a treat. Very busy, so come early. Definitely one of my beer highlights in Portland.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Butchnasty
4.75/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ryoc3516
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mrpitrolo
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.24/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of EmilyKay
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I've been here a few times now and have never been let down. Many great beers on tap, including ones only available at this location. It can be a very crowded place during peak weekend hours, but the staff does their best to accommodate everyone. The last time I was there we ate food in the bar area and the staff helped us navigate the close quarters to get a seat. The food is solid bar/American style and great portion sizes. If you're looking for a relaxing beer drinking experience, this probably isn't the place, but with Deschutes it's hard to beat the quality for the price.

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Photo of Junichi
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of chitowntink
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.41/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanJan
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Been here many times, most recently for the release of Abyss 2015 and its variants. Always enjoyed it, either for a quick beer or a couple hours of dinner and brews. I love the wood carvings throughout and the overall warmth the place exudes. Staff is friendly and quick and the food is excellent. I only wish they offered some more different beers. While you can taste most anything Deschutes brews, there's not a lot of experimental or one-off stuff. But that's really my only complaint. Stop by if you ever have the chance.

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanoBear
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I'm not a fan of Deschutes...just being honest. We went for other breweries but figured we should stop in since Portland = Deschutes. Beer was as expected but food was great. We each had pub style food but there were plenty of other "nicer" options. I had an elk burger for the first time. Atmosphere was cool northwest.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of gandres
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Monday before Christmas, December 21, 2015
Place is packed.
Parking is a challenge
Beers are excellent, but you can easily get in stores
Not really worth the hassle is you are not staying in downtown Portland

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Photo of dmk82
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Cool place right in downtown Portland. Was super busy when I was there. There was some good beers, this is a good brewery even if it has been a little underwhelming lately. A few things unique to the place they don't bottle. Ultimately though, it falls short of being a beer destination to plan a vacation around.

Some of the single hop, cask varieties are ok, I tend to like more barrel aged selections and those seem few and far between. Food was decent, good salmon.

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
94 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.