Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 431
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 5
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by canucklehead:
British Columbia (Canada)
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a big place but on a Wednesday Afternoon it was pretty full. The high ceilings and lots of wood make it pleasant and airy. Lots of cool art around including big carved logs that represent Eastern Oregon scenes. The beers are solid with the usual Deschutes line up plus a few experimental beers plus a cask ale. I liked the fact that Deschutes has stepped up its game to the point where it produces the most sought after beer in the PNW (Black Butte XX which I got a bottle of from my waiter). The service was great with a real friendly waiter who gave us lots of tips about Portland. Food was very good with my girlfriend and I splitting yam fries and a veggie burger. The prices seemed reasonable but being Canadian I might be biased due to our high cost of beer. All in all a great place.
07-22-2008 00:28:32 | More by canucklehead
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4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
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 158 ratings.