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Cascade Brewing Barrel House

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

68 Reviews
Reviews: 68
Visits: 202
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

939 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2519
United States
phone: (503) 265-8603 | map
www.cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com

Notes:
Place added by: msubulldog25 on 09-24-2010

Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

"Subject to change with little or no notice."
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Reviews: 68 | Visits: 202
Reviews by Mebuzzard:
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.8/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Diagonal from the Green Dragon in East Portland...or whatever you call it. Large open doors connect the outside seating to the inside. Row of booths along the inside left side. Small bar.

Good selection for sour beers, all have a different twist and are pretty darn good. I had several, but too much sour for and I'm not feeling well. So i stopped.

Service isn't not good, but a bit "quippy". No worries, but some people could be persuaded to leave b/c of this. Not me. I had beer to drink.

Nice prices, although the samples were petite for the price. If you're there to sample all of their beers, better split it between days. It's either a pint or a thimble. Food? Not sure...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanJan
3.99/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I've been here a few times and for the most part they are very consistent. The beer selection will always be excellent. A wide variety of great sours, some cool vintages of older beers and some standard IPAs and stouts they've started offering recently. Food is equally solid and pairs nicely with the high ABV and intense flavors Cascade offers. I think the service and vibe can be lacking at times. It's just not an overly exciting places. Great beer and a great place to drink some solid beers, but not a place you'd go to with the intention of staying that long. Nice outdoor patio area in the summertime though!

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Photo of flagmantho
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

On a recent trip to Portland I was pleased to finally visit the Cascade barrel house, having been stymied in this effort during my previous trip. I am glad to say I was not disappointed at all; I got to try some great beers including one that is available at the taproom only (Yay! Rare Cascade!) and they were all delicious. The bar staff were knowledgeable about the beer, and the place seemed to be full of other beer geeks (this may be a plus or a minus for you). I am absolutely going return here on my next visit to Portland.

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Photo of Brian29
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rcamp28
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rsvlbrwr
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Ok, when I die I want my ashes to be scattered here. Visited recently on a trip to Portland from Sacramento where I had heard of Cascade sours but never tried any (very expensive by the bottle in Sacramento ($30+). We shared a couple of sampler trays and were blown away by most of the beers. Loved the pricing of the bottles and availability of aged ones too. Brought several bottles back with me. Also, high marks for the pleasant and quick service.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MizzDizz
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of flexabull
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of (if not) the best spot I made it to on my recent try to PDX.

Vibe is just a pretty standard looking pub, nothing special, but it was easy to find a place to park and sit inside so that's a plus.

Quality is top notch. One of the better sour makers out there, and everything I had a sample of was excellent. They also had a very good selection, upwards of 20+ beers were available.

Service was great. The guy that helped us was super helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. One of the better people I've run into working at a brewery in some time.

Would come back here in a heartbeat, outstanding.

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Photo of tjcamm
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I visited Cascade Brewing Barrel House recently on a vacation through the Pacific Northwest.

V: I loved the vibe of this place with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Ser: Service was sold but nothing special to speak of during my visit.

Sel: Great selection of their standards, limited releases and a few vintage offerings.

Overall, a great place to visit in Portland and a classic. if you like sours, you have to visit Cascade when in Portland.

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Photo of kristinc
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jlindros
4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome place. Big open area, tall trusses, many taps, 14 sours, 2 live barrels, and 8 regular beers for taps, all Cascade beers. Prices are good, compared to the cost of bottles. Bartenders are very friendly and very knowledgeable. Great beers!

Didn't get any food. Nice granite like looking bar tops, tables made from old barrels, and lots of old timey music playing, like lots of Johnny Cash. And they served water. Such a great place I went back at the end of the night!

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nichol
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

If you're in Portland, you MUST come here. Not optional, even if you -think- you don't like sours. You haven't had a Cascade sour. They are a true pioneer, and I hope more brewers catch on to what they're creating and help this trend spread, building and growing from it. I'm amazed and their variety and complexity. Every beer is unique and distinct. And utterly delicious. The few days I was in Portland, I had to keep coming back for more and had to try a new one every single time, never being disappointed by any of them. The servers and bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful in answering questions. The music is spot on for the location and is tasteful for everyone. The -only- disappointment was that the growlers are filled right off the tap. But, that just meant I had to get a crew together once I got back home to Utah so we could enjoy it while it was still fresh. I also splurged on some bottles - the expense was worth it because there's no place I've experienced anything like it. Truly unique. Lovely experience, and I'm making it a point to come back soon. My new favorite brewery and my new favorite type of beer.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

2015-08-30
Visited here with my wife and kids. My wife loves sours, and this is now by far her favorite place in Portland.

We had a good experience. Not the greatest place for chaotic kids, but we stuck it out anyway. Just too many alluring beers to walk away.

It's not cheap. But, it's sours, at a bar, so this is to be expected. Service was good. Our waitress was nice, knowledgeable, and fairly attentive.

Excellent place to visit. If you like sours and you're in Portland, you're a fool to miss this place.

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Photo of Yeti1979
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of schroeder1200
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of esimonoff
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of witts2000
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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