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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
BA SCORE
96
world-class

186 Ratings
Ratings: 186
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 454
Beer Avg: 3.81
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @deschutespdxpub

Notes:
PLEASE DO NOT ADD BEERS UNLESS BREWED SPECIFICALLY AT PORTLAND PUB.
Main Brewery listing (Bend, Oregon) is here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/63 

Sunday - Monday 11am-10pm
Tuesday - Wednesday 11am-11pm
Thursday - Saturday 11am-12am

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-25-2008)
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Reviews by benito:
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4.08/5  rDev -6%

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.

benito, Dec 22, 2008
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This is my third time visiting this fine establishment with my wife and two boys in tow. This time around on tap, I had a Fresh Squeezed and an Obsidian Stout on nitro. The options on tap, including cask + nitro, are excellent. The establishment is up-scale, and makes you feel like you are in an up-scale dining establishment. The staff there are helpful and are looking to please the customers. I have been here for dinner in the past, but this time we were eating lunch. Once again, expectations were met, and the food was nothing less than exceptional. Great location, fine food, and fine beer = A place I will keep visiting.

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

I tend to bring my friends here who are not as well versed in beer, but it's still a place I'd bring even the most hardcore beer geeks! I love the selection of pub only beers they have rotating, always something interesting available. Highly recommend for any PDX beercation!

Port_Seat, Aug 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%

Stopped by the public house on a brief trip to Portland in spring of 2014. I liked this place! Deschutes has been my go-to 6 pack good beer for years and it was great to catch up on some of their new beers and experiments. Typical brewery atmosphere with all the solid deschutes beers and many great seasonals. Food was on par for a brewery. Not much else to say!

BenHesk12, Aug 07, 2014
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.