Belmont Station

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99
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126 Reviews
Belmont StationBelmont Station
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

4500 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon, 97215-1649
United States

(503) 232-8538 | map
belmont-station.com

Notes:
Store:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Biercafé:
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
225
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
5.11%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
1,310
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 126 | Ratings: 225
Photo of arizcards
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This was the first stop after landing at PDX yesterday before heading out to the Mount Hood area for the week.

Vibe was OK, store is fairly small considering the inventory carried.

Quality was excellent, top notch regional and national brews available.

Service was awesome from the two guys I dealt with. THe first guy, despite how busy they were, took time with myself and other customers to answer questions and provide recommendations.
The second guy who checked us out provided restaurant recommendations and provided lively conversation about the general scene in Oregon.

Selection was superb with a focus on Oregon brewers but top notch regional and national craft brewers were well represented.

This is a can't miss spot to hit, especially if you out of the northwest region of the country!

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Photo of edhizdeid
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great bottle with a really good NW / West Coast selection. Very helpful staff as well. The adjoining bar had a great tap list and a good vibe. Definitely worth a stop if you are in town.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Vibe was good and waitstaff really know their products on the bottle side and tap room. Service equally as good with recommendations and beer info provided when needed. Selection on bottle side is good (but not stellar in my opinion) but tap side is average (one plus was Pliny the Elder on tap for $5.50/pint).

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Photo of elNopalero
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

So many bottles! And in such an orderly, well curated selection. This is how an amazing bottle shop should be--a wide range of bottles at all different price points, easy to find and navigate, with plenty of cold storage to boot. What makes them even better is this:
I came back for something I picked up early in my trip that my hosts drank, accidentally. It had sold out elsewhere. While the bar was still open the bottle shop had closed minutes before my arrival. The manager was able to grab my selection and then ring me up at the bar. Score! Day saved.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

This place is always so fun to visit. I've lived in Portland 15 years & have been deeply connected with its beer serving establishments. This place is top shelf in my opinion. Great selection of beer from around the world in the store & an excellent selection of rotating taps at the pub. Great neighborhood hang out vibe & a beer lovers heaven. Outdoor tables available & the sandwiches have always been good. I love this place! Clearance beers for cheap & discounts if you pay with cash at the store. Mixed six packs are allowed, which is way cool. Go visit if you are in Portland.

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Photo of rjd722
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Can't wait to get back here! When I was in PDX with the girlfriend we made a stop at Belmont Station before dinner so we only stayed for about 15 minutes and I didn't get to really spend time at the bar area. For an out-of-towner, the selection was almost overwhelming because of how much high quality local OR beer was available. Only in town for a couple more nights, I grabbed a 4-pack of Block 15 Sticky Hands and a bottle of Crux Half Hitch Mosaic DIPA. The Sticky Hands was a recommendation by the employee who was more than happy to help me look for a good local beer.

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Photo of DanJan
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Always really liked this place. The one spot EVERYONE from Portland or visiting Portland seems to mention. Been there a couple times and I've never been disappointed. I love going to the Beer Cafe first to grab a couple samples or a pint before shopping. Tap list is solid top to bottom, representing a lot of different styles and breweries. I like how you can order different sizes to try a bunch or just focus on one beer. Food is tasty too! The bottle shop has an amazing selection that might be a bit pricey. Still, you can get a lot of great brews in one place so it's worth it. A great venue to visit or frequent.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Was very excited to visit this shop on a recent trip to Portland. Had heard many good things. Definitely a decent selection, but I wasn't blow away. Prices were a bit high for sure. I would go back, but not spectacular.

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Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in to the bottle shop during a recent visit to Portland. Found several beers on my list, in addition to several more I wanted to try. I don't know if their selection is better than most, but they certainly have a lot of different beers. It's on my list next trip to Portland.

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Photo of JoeBond
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down THE best shop in Portland. Only possible gripe is some of the selection is scattered, but if you bring in your list (they have a list online updated every Tues and Fri), the staff knows exactly where to find all of the beers. Cash price is cheaper than debit. Cream of the crop in the city.

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Photo of JamLand
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Belmot Station recently on a vacation through the Pacific Northwest. This review is for the bottle shop only.

V: Pretty standard bottle shop.

Ser: Average. No one acknowledged me during my visit until I was at the register.

Sel: Good, but nothing too unique during my visit.

Overall, a very good shop that didn't seem to have anything unique while I was there. However, if I lived in Portland this would be a regular stop.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

There is a reason why this is considered one of the best bars on the West Coast - because it is!

Love the vibe, love the staff, love the owners, and love the regular patrons. The biergarten in the back can't be missed during the summer months. And that Philly food cart is the perfect addition for food!

legendary...

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Photo of blastoderm55
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Outstanding bottle shop with top notch tap selection. Had two PtE and an Italian sandwich for under $20. Bottle selection second to none and priced. Dry well. A must stop in Portland.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
5/5  rDev +11.1%

If I leaved nearby I couldn't pay my rent. Thank god I only get to visit this gem once a year when I visit my brother in Portland. Fantastic service. Fantastic selection. Fantastic prices. Even bottle shop should visit this place and take note.

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Photo of Brackh
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Not real sure how you could say something negative about this place. Visited here from Georgia over the summer. Absolutely ridiculous selection. The best part was grabbing a pint from the bar and then just wandering around in the tiny store looking at all the beer. Staff was friendly and super knowledgeable. Went here five times in seven days while in Portland. Great spot to grab a pint or to pick up some of the best beers from the northwest.

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Photo of mabermud
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%

This place is out near older suburbs. The draft selection is excellent, the bar and seating area are decent, and the bottle selection is outstanding. During our visit we picked up a few bottles of rare Apothecary brews. I will definitely visit this establishment again when we come down to visit Portland.

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Photo of stouts4me
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

The Atmosphere here is awesome , lots of beer lovers looking for a new beer, or ordering a nice craft tapper next door and walking in and shopping while enjoying it.

Hard to beat this quality, a lot of the best brews in enough quantity to satisfy everyone.

Service was as expected in the bottle shop, and also in the taproom.

Selection is enormous! Takes a lot of time to inspect and select from the beers represented from each brewery.

No fiord here, I think you can bring it in, if you want.

To me, the prices seem fair, but I am from out of town, just excited to see all the variety!

Love this place, so many beers, lots to take in, walk out a lot lighter.

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Photo of terence
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Belmont Station is great place to get your bearings on the Portland and other Pacific Northwest offerings. The place is divided up into two sections, a bottle shop and a Biercafé.

The bottle shop has a outstanding selection. The coolers are divided by regions. Singles may be purchased from their six packs. Free cardboard sixpack holders are near the front cooler. There is also a small discount on most beers if you use cash.

The Biercafé offers 20+ beers on tap. The bartenders were pretty friendly and knowledgeable. The vibe of the crowd was pretty chill. The beer menu offers a flight of day, consisting of 4 small pours for $8. Most beers on tap are available in smaller pours, allowing an opportunity to try a few new beers.

There is also a back patio where the Italian Market food truck resides. The bartenders can take your food orders.

Great place to get a lot of good stuff in one location.

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Photo of jonblake
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite beer bars in Portland. The selection is fantasic while the environment is very modest and laid-back. The bartender was awesome and made us feel very welcome even though I was with a minor (something I found was not usually the case in Portland bars; a result of very strict drinking laws, I imagine). I recommend Belmont Station as a must go to anyone looking for the best beer places in Portland.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Belmont Station was the first stop on our intense beer tour of Portland. And what a stop!

I entered through the "Bier Cafe", where the tap list is quite outrageous: HUB Kentucky Xmas, Struise Black Damnation, Blackberry Albert, Deschutes Black XXIII, Ninkasi Pravda, Goose Island Class of 88, Full Sail Imperial Porter '12... good shit! Bartenders are not the friendliest folks, but they are efficient enough. The bar section of the station is small and a bit cramped, but I still found room at the bar. The best is to go next door and browse for brews while drinking beer.

The retail area is also small but so chock-full of goodies, you won't believe it. There is a barrel-aged section, including Eclipse, Big Bad Baptist, Double DBA and Rye on Rye. Also a variety of Alesmith barrel-aged stuff and even a vintage shelf with a 2007 Abyss for 40 dollars.

Service here is much friendlier and helpful than at the bar. Prices are high, no doubt. Quality is obscene. This place is wow!

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Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

My go-to when visiting Portland. Nearly un-paralleled selection (and I love that they post the full list on the website), helpful staff, decent pricing. Only negative I can come up with is that the popular stuff will fly off the shelves here faster than other shops because of its popularity. But impressively they are able to keep most beers I'm looking for on the shelves!

Best bottle shop in Portland!

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Photo of devilmakesthree
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stellar place to drink. Reasonable price, great selection, pleasant atmosphere, and an incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Portland has many fine drinking establishments, but few are as comprehensive and comfortable as Belmont Station. A personal favorite place to drink in Portland, and highly reccomended to any beer fanatic passing through town.

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Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

There are a lot of places to get bottle beer or draft in Portland. Though none have a selection of bottles like Belmont Station. They claim to have more than 1200 beers in stock and usually it's much more than that. On the current bottle list they have it above 1300!

Inside the building you have a bottle shop and then attached to that you have bar that serves rotating taps. They have a patio in the back and when the weather is nice or at least not down-pouring there are tables out front. The two sides are attached so all you have to do is walk to and fro between the bottle shop and bar. You can even pick up a bottle in the shop and drink it in the bar.

Service is pretty good. Most of the people that work there are really nice and helpful. My wife has had to go in there on occasion to pick stuff up when I was at work and they were super helpful. Then again most of them know us too. Usually they put new stuff up front however there isn't a 100 percent guarantee of that. I don't believe they have a "new" location set up which I wish they would. However their website has a complete list of bottles they have and it's pretty accurate though it's not real time. They also update their main page with what beers they got in both new and restocked and it is listed with the date and day. They get shipments in Tuesdays and Fridays.

You can also put in special orders on most beers though some things we can't get which is really sad. I've ordered something on Monday and it was there by Friday. If you want to check to see if they can order a beer and don't want to go into the store I suggest you call in. They seem to not respond to emails, at least I've never got one back.

Overall this place is the best place to get bottles in Portland. They have a huge selection and usually get a lot of hard to find beers and limited editions. Usually there isn't a limit though if there is they post it ... usually.

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Photo of SportsProphet
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I went here with my cousin from Ca. He is a beer judge and a friend of his recommended this place. I have never seen a selection like this in my life. He said he's only been to 1 or 2 places that was better...that's how this experience was. If you've never been here before, I highly suggest it. The service was amazing based on what my cousin knows about beer. They even opened the beers in the pub area adjacent to the bottle shop. It was Outstanding!

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Yeah....awesome place but kind of Twp sides of the coin here. The growler fill side was off the charts awesome. They gave us tastes and talked to us about the GREAT selection. The bottle shop side whole it had an awesome selection, the guy working that side was kind of rude and seemed to be preoccupied.

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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
4.5 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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