Belmont Station

BA SCORE
99
world-class

228 Ratings
Belmont StationBelmont Station
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
5.12%
 
 
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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.22/5  rDev -6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
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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Belmont Station in Portland, OR
4.49 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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