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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
153 Beers
43,577 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 212
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 5
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

210 NW 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States
phone: (503) 296-4906

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Reviews by benito:
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I love Deschutes. They make great beer. The public house has exceptional food. Two of my favorite nights I've had since moving to Portland last summer have taken place, in part at least, at Deschutes. One of those was the Abyss release party. The table next to mine left and abandoned what we estimated to be 50 oz of untouched Abyss on the table. Fearless beer advocates (and stingy bastards) that my friends and I are, we asked our servers if we could snag their leftovers. Holy, we found ourselves in Abyss heaven. If that doesn't endear a place to you, then what does?

The food is exceptional--from the house made soft pretzels to the house-cured meats plate to the special Abyss-inspired menu they served at the release party. The service, as I suggested, is good humored and attentive.

In addition to the regular Deschutes lineup, they often tag on seven or eight in-house brews (not bottled or available elsewhere) and one or two that have been sent over from the Bend pub. Their Fresh Hop Mirror Pond and Fresh Hop "Goschie's Sterling" were two of the best beers of last fall; currently, they're offering a delicious beer called Black Pearl Ale, that straddles the line between mild and porter. And, of course, The Abyss is on tap.

I do not, however, like the Pearl. I am glad the Pearl District exists. I am glad that an otherwise ignored part of Downtown has been economically jumpstarted. And I am glad that this has been done without negatively impacting low-income communities, like so gentrification so often does. But I just don't like the vibe. I'm always keenly aware of when I've crossed into that part of town, and even a good--actually, exceptional--brewpub rubs me a little bit the wrong way. Maybe I'm too influenced by my socialist-leaning and hipster friends, but I bristle at the yuppy excesses and prices of everything Pearl. And therein lies my love/hate relationship with the Deschutes Public House.

Move this place to any other part of Portland and it would be heaven on earth.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bradschafer
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Eternal218
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmwats
2.8/5  rDev -35.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 5

if you enjoy being treated with contempt, you're in luck. here's your destination.

Photo of dpkpr
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A must visit when in Portland. Great selection and a few special offerings. Food was better than average if a little on the bland side.

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.