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4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
Much better than the downtown location. This is a Fred Meyer super store that has home selection, a bakery, deli, etc...even a sushi carousel.
The beer selection is nice and spans a couple walls. There is even a hard cider selection here. The organization is nice and the store is well stocked. Everything from a nice selection of singles to 6 pks, 12 pks, and usually something on feature, be it Widmer Deadlift or Ninkasi Spring Reign. All the good local stuff is here from Deschutes to Hopworks.
The service is usually good. Fred Meyer tends to hire mostly quality clerks for the most part.
05-19-2010 04:13:49 | More by djbreezy
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
Had not been here since they rennovated the place several years back. While this place had a fairly decent selection in the past, I was completely blown away by what I saw today.
The beer and wine selection is now located near the SE Hawthorne entrance. The amount of room they've allocated to the beer selection is nearly mind blowing, with pretty much everything in cold boxes. I took a look initially at the cold box near the exit, and my initial reaction was "well this is pretty solid." Then I looked to the right and saw that the cold box beer selection runs off to your right for another 50 yards. Selection is outstanding, and this day included everything HUB and Ninkasi bottle, Deschutes mirror mirror, red chair and Black Butte XXI... and the list goes on and on. Import selection is also pretty good, with a nice selection of Belgians (at least by NW standards).
As for service... this is a grocery store (among other things), so don't expect Belmont Station service. Still, this is a very solid place with prices that are comparable to the lowest you're likely to see in Portland. Very, very impressive....
12-27-2009 23:57:17 | More by John_M
4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
Well I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of beer at this location. There's about 8 feet of shelf space for domestic "organic" single bottles, another 4 for imported "organics", and then about 12 feet for standard imports. Beyond that, the wall stretches for about another 20 feet featuring domestic singles (almost all bombers), and then about the same amount (maybe more) for six packs.
Now, there aren't a lot of rare gems unless you just happen upon a release like Deschutes Black Butte XXI. And, there aren't a lot of east coast breweries either - it's a very west coast, and even Oregon/Washington selection.
The prices were good, however, and in comparison to a lot of other stores (including the best known, individually owned store just a few blocks north), you could save a buck or two (or five!).
Service is very good, but knowledge is a bit lacking for BA's who know what's going on. For that kind of service you'll have to head a few blocks north...
So, overall, it's pretty good store with a great selection and great prices in a great part of town (just about a block or so from McMenamin's Bagdad and Bridgeport. Worth checking out!
07-30-2009 01:24:25 | More by NeroFiddled
Fred Meyer in Portland, OR
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.