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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.37/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I drove down to Portland from Seattle yesterday, and while a trip to John's wasn't my only objective, it was right at the top of the list. Never having been there before, I really wanted to check it out.
I was not disappointed. It is basically a giant convenience store with a little deli and a huge selection of wine and beer. The atmosphere is basically shelves and shelves of beer; how can you argue with that? There must have been a thousand to fifteen hundred brews available -- just a monster selection.
The quality and variety were great as well, although for me this was particularly the case because of all the brews that are distributed in Oregon and not in Washington (both local Oregonian stuff as well as other brands from around the country). I limited myself to twelve bottles and am now kicking myself -- guess I'll just have to get back down there again soon.
Service was pretty limited, but the store is laid out well and I didn't have any trouble finding anything. The guy up front (John himself, perhaps?) was dealing both with us in line as well as phone customers, so his chances to be out on the floor were limited.
I am going to make John's a must-stop every time I'm in Portland from now on.
04-14-2013 16:54:31 | More by flagmantho
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