Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Active Beers: 77
Beer Ratings: 423
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 5
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by goatgoat:
3.78/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Another stop on my Portland tour.
It's open and friendly restaurant atmosphere. Lots of wood and this great wooden arches carved with scenes of the northwest. Somewhat impersonal though admittedly we didn't sit at the bar.
All the classic Deschutes offerings as well as some brewpub specials. I had the Big Rig Bitter, followed by the Bachelor Bitter on cask. Both excellent brews. The food was hit or miss. I had a very nicely done asparagus ravioli. But they had taken that classic misstep of fancying up the pub classic mac&cheese to rather unpalatable levels.
The server was well versed and friendly, but still impersonal. I didn't get the sense of 'beer geek' from her that I got from just about every other server I had during my time in PDX.
I'll still visit here my next time in PDX, if only to see what specials they have on tap. But there's too many other excellent and friendly places in the area to really devote much time here.
05-29-2010 17:46:24 | More by goatgoat
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
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