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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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

182 Ratings
Ratings: 182
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
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:
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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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5/5  rDev +14.9%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

johnny5martini, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

StevanTheVegan, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Adamnimmo, Nov 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

jason_nwx, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

cbarrett4, Aug 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

tjcamm, Nov 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Pretzeloid, Sep 20, 2014
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KES515, Aug 10, 2014
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kamikazeokami, Mar 13, 2014
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cstapp, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

kt620498, Jul 26, 2009
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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ADZ1988, Nov 30, 2013
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timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +12.4%

Really great food and fantastic beer all had in a great place. The crab burger was stellar and my favorite experimental Hop-U-Py Portland were had here.

I love visiting the pubs to indulge in the experimental brews and savor delicious food. Breads are top notch having been made with spent grain from the brew process. Add to that Borlen beef (fed spent grain) and masterful chef creations with a glass (or few) to go with your grub. The logde-like decor with wood carvings and hanging hop vines are absolutely perfect!

Bravely done Deschutes

OMsweetOM, Jan 24, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +12.2%

went here on date and tried the classic 6 sampler along with the red Chair. i liked the red chair, chainbreaker,amber and the white IPA. not a big fan of porters so nothing personal deschuttes it was a good beer just not one of my favorites. the red chair was very tasty. it was hoppy but still very crisp and with a nice mellow finish. the restaurant has a very nice decor inside and feels like being inside a snow lodge somewhere in tahoe. i enjoyed the adventure. next time i go out with a group of friends it will be here

PdxBeerGeek, Dec 29, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +11%

I visited Deschutes' new location on Friday May 9th for lunch. I actually haven't been to their Bend location, so I can't make any comparisons.

We arrived right when they opened at 11am, and were the 2nd table to be sat. This gave me time to explore the huge dining area and take pictures of everything. Our server Kari was awesome, attentive, and friendly.

Atmosphere was great, cool place that has that busy and fun vibe to it, plenty to look at and explore in the restaurant.

I got a sampler, six samples, 4oz a piece. The sampler system there was very smart, you write down what you want on a piece of paper numbered 1-6. They bring you a wooden holder with numbers in the bottom of each one, which correlate to the paper so there can't be any mistakes by the server.

The beer was excellent. The six samples I had were mostly on tap stuff I couldn't get in bottles from CA. St. Tanith and Mirror Mirror Barleywine stood out as favorites.

Food was also excellent, I know the two reviews before mine have called the food into question, but seriously, everything my party got was excellent. We had the turkey sandwich (amazing) a side of fries (really good) and a bbq chicken pizza (also good). Perhaps the fact that we ordered when it wasn't busy helped the quality of the food. I can only imagine how busy the kitchen gets at noon.

When we came in we couldn't imagine the place would fill because they have so many tables, but when we left a little after noon the place was entirely packed out and had a full waiting room of people as well as people waiting outside.

Overall this was honestly probably the best restaurant experience of my entire life. Thanks Deschutes!!!

Bubba83, May 16, 2008
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4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

The best brewpub I have come across on my trip to seattle/portland area. The building was located downtown, near many other tourist stops (voodoo donut, rogue public house, powells city of books). The restaurant and bar area were very large, you could tell this place saw a lot of customer traffic. The decor was interesting, with a mix of industrial and hunting lodge. I really enjoyed the intricately carved wooden gates that were scattered throughout.

Service was very friendly and efficient, food was a notch above typical bar food. What really impressed me was the beer selection. They had 18 of their own beers on tap. Yes, 18. That is probably twice any brewpub I have ever been to. It was a nice mix of their standard offerings, seasonals, and brewpub only treats. I can't recall the last time I got a sampler at a brewpub, but this place called for it. Loved all of their beers I tried, this is as good as ay brewpub I have ever visited.

TastyTaste, Aug 16, 2010
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Weaselbob74, Jul 21, 2014
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DbbC, Apr 21, 2014
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JSuperman, Jul 28, 2014
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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.

mabermud, Aug 19, 2014
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mecmd, Aug 06, 2014
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Kurmaraja, Dec 20, 2013
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.