Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 438
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 5
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is without a doubt the best service of any busy brewpub in Portland. I have not once sat in the restaurant side because these bartenders are among the nicest and most attentive in the Pearl District.
Another plus: all of the rotating selections. Every time I return there is something new and EXCITING on tap. Black Butte XXIII, Mirror Mirror lost barrel, Abyss, experimental IPAs, XPAs, Blondes, Saisons, Trippels, Quads, wheat, CDA... the list is endless. And they are all GOOD.
This is the first place I take my out of town friends and family when they arrive in Portland for a visit.
On another note: I didn't rate the food because I am vegan, so I have really only had pretzels with no butter or cheese (yay for mustard!) or modified pizzas.
They have two TVs in the bar (and more in the restaurant) for sports games if you are into that.
This is a fantastic large scale brewpub.
08-07-2011 23:26:16 | More by cbarrett4
5/5 rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
On a recent vacation to the Northwest I was able to make my way here. While I certainly can not pick one specific place that stood out as my favorite, this location certain has to be close. It is located in downtown Portland, just a few blocks off the main drag of West Burnside, and is very easy to get to. First thing you notice as approaching this brewpub is the lovely brick façade, and large windows. Once inside the atmosphere is very open, tall ceilings and a lot of open space. I must say that the wood work inside this establishment is simply amazing, it really gives the brewpub a great outdoors type feel. Which I would imagine comes from the breweries hometown in Bend, Oregon. We took a seat at the bar, which gives you a great view of the copper tanks located inside the brew room. My first pint was their Echo Negro Black IPA which was a treat to drink, and my second pint was their Inversion IPA, which was good, but the Echo Negro was far superior. The food was amazing, I had the french onion soup and a pulled pork sandwich; both, as I said were amazing. If you're a French onion soup aficionado then you won't be let down here. During our entire stay in Portland which lasted four days, there were only a few places that even came close to the caliber of this brewpub. I would recommend this place to anyone, if you are traveling to Portland make sure you get here, you won't be let down.
07-26-2009 05:20:19 | More by kt620498
Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.