Deschutes Brewery & Public House

Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

210 NW 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States

(503) 296-4906 | map
deschutesbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.09
Beers:
213
Reviews:
16,131
Ratings:
58,774
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
324
pDev:
15.42%
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Sammy from Canada

3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Gorgeous place, an absolute contribution to this great beer city. Beautiful carvings into the interior wood. Full regular selection plus some seasonals, lots of reserve bottles to go. Great service.

Aug 23, 2019
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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A large selection of beers including many pub-only, one off beer offerings. Food is solid and the location is large enough to handle a good size crowd. Has the feel of a chain (TGI Fridays) but much better. I was there for the beer so the feel meant little.

Feb 25, 2019
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socon67 from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Nice spot in the Pearl District. 26 taps of their offerings, including brewery only stuff. Crowd is relaxed die-hard craft. Love the ability to buy stuff on the way out. Always wanted to get to Oregon and this was a highlight.

Feb 13, 2019
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A great place to drink a beer. Huge selection, 26 beers on tap. A wide variety of beers. Our server knew all the different beers well and told us about all of them. A good time.

Sep 24, 2018
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HipCzech from Texas

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Cavernous, bustling brewpub in the Pearl District (Portland, OR) filled with Northwest decor. Wide selection of core and one-off brews on draft served as 0.3 and 0.5 liters in 6X 4 oz sample trays, as well as ages bottles. All of Deachutes classics and some tasty variations including cask and nitro.

Jul 04, 2017
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Phigg1102 from New York

4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This was easily one of my best brewery/taphouse restaurant experiences. Great selection of beers, huge restaurant area with incredible food. Two Abyss varients available for to go purchase. Awesome environment!

Aug 12, 2016
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edhizdeid from Washington

3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Monstrous place in the heart of downtown. I went there since my wife is a big Deschutes fan and it was packed on a Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere was fine but the staff was not very attentive. It took us several times to get out beers and when we decided to eat at the Pub it took a long time to order our food, get our food or be able to get to any waiter. Having said that, the people were friendly when they dealt with us. The food was pretty good but a little overpriced as far as I am concerned.
The beer selection was very cool. You had your classics, your seasonals, your special one and the wonderful Pub Series (you must try one of those!)
Overall, a good experience.

Jul 21, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Went here on my our last evening in Portland, and my wife and I had a great time. The beer was great and loved the food. Service was great, but noticed food service was much faster than drink service. Had an Armory XPA from cask along with the Stoic from the tap. Set outside and enjoyed the great weather (much better than my part of Texas in July!) and people watching. Portland is great for people watching. Had a great time!

Jul 18, 2016
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Kubishark from Maryland

4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This place is big and loud and kinda jarring at first since I tend to prefer more intimate comfy and cozy places. So busy we had to wait for 30 minutes or so to get in and get a table. Well that wait turned out to be well worth it, and my hesitations about the grand scale of the place soon melted away. This place was packed for a reason. Delicious beer and delicious food, friendly and interesting staff, and a cool space to hang out. If I ever visit Portland again, I'm going here again 100%.

Jul 01, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

so cool to make it into this place, i know its not the original or the large brewery, but its a cool space, one of my favorite breweries for the last bunch of years, and a full list of amazing beers. too busy for a seat, so we just stood in the bar area and sucked them back. a huge space, almost like an old warehouse or something, but it has tons of character, medals adorn the walls, some amazing northwestern themed wood carvings hang in the middle of the space and divide the bar from the restaurant areas, and the brew house is visible through windows behind the bar. its absolutely packed, but their draft list is enormous. twenty or more beers pouring. i was absolutely blown away by the pinot suave, while their range of ipas was also quite impressive. service was irrelevant because it was so busy, but it wasnt bad at all. i spent most of the whole time feeling like i was in the way because of how busy it was, but the beers made the experience well worth it. that pinot sauve, served in a teku, as just a joyous drink. i still am really keen to check out the original deschutes spot, but this is a destination in its own right, very cool they have this place in portland to visit. absolutely worth it to poke in for a few beers when in the area!

Jun 13, 2016
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

One of the fun beer places to check out when in Portland. The selection is really good, especially when they have The Abyss and its variants on tap. Food is a bit pricey, but still tasty. Our waitress was very attentive and made the visit a treat. Very busy, so come early. Definitely one of my beer highlights in Portland.

Apr 18, 2016
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I've been here a few times now and have never been let down. Many great beers on tap, including ones only available at this location. It can be a very crowded place during peak weekend hours, but the staff does their best to accommodate everyone. The last time I was there we ate food in the bar area and the staff helped us navigate the close quarters to get a seat. The food is solid bar/American style and great portion sizes. If you're looking for a relaxing beer drinking experience, this probably isn't the place, but with Deschutes it's hard to beat the quality for the price.

Feb 23, 2016
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DanJan from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Been here many times, most recently for the release of Abyss 2015 and its variants. Always enjoyed it, either for a quick beer or a couple hours of dinner and brews. I love the wood carvings throughout and the overall warmth the place exudes. Staff is friendly and quick and the food is excellent. I only wish they offered some more different beers. While you can taste most anything Deschutes brews, there's not a lot of experimental or one-off stuff. But that's really my only complaint. Stop by if you ever have the chance.

Jan 25, 2016
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DanoBear from Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I'm not a fan of Deschutes...just being honest. We went for other breweries but figured we should stop in since Portland = Deschutes. Beer was as expected but food was great. We each had pub style food but there were plenty of other "nicer" options. I had an elk burger for the first time. Atmosphere was cool northwest.

Jan 07, 2016
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Beersnake1 from California

4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Really seems like a restaurant rather than a brewery. Huge place, and the tap list was fine. Very family friendly, and the service was good. Food was above average.

Jan 06, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Monday before Christmas, December 21, 2015
Place is packed.
Parking is a challenge
Beers are excellent, but you can easily get in stores
Not really worth the hassle is you are not staying in downtown Portland

Dec 23, 2015
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Cool place right in downtown Portland. Was super busy when I was there. There was some good beers, this is a good brewery even if it has been a little underwhelming lately. A few things unique to the place they don't bottle. Ultimately though, it falls short of being a beer destination to plan a vacation around.

Some of the single hop, cask varieties are ok, I tend to like more barrel aged selections and those seem few and far between. Food was decent, good salmon.

Nov 27, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Well it was an interesting place at best, big open area, some barrels strewn about, big wooden beams with hard carved totem things. The place was very busy as expected. Decent bartops, old wood, 18ish taps on, 2 casks, all their own beers. Decent selection but nothing really special. Handful of bottles, lots of stainless and copper throughout. Bartenders were typical, fairly attentive and helpful, friendly. Didn't get any food, typical beer prices though. Tap list in general was a bit meh, but decent bottles to purchase. No water provided until I asked.

Oct 01, 2015
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JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR on Thursday August 30, 2015.

The public house was packed on a Thursday night and there was a waiting line, but we got a table for 2 in about 10 minutes. There were tables outside, but we took an inside table.

There was a nice selection of beers available, many on draft. I had two pints of the Black Butte Porter, which were excellent. The waitress was very helpful. She answered all of our questions and was very friendly.

Although they were packed, we received our drinks quickly. The food was also served quickly. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, and did not feel rushed.

I had the crab roll, which was very tasty. My friend had the Elk burger which was good as well.

There are many brewpubs in Portland (which is great for beer lovers). Deschutes is one that I will want to go back to again. I hope to go back and try their Obsidian Stout. The beer was great, and the food was good for a brewpub. Beer selection was good too.

Aug 01, 2015
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

The classic stop in downtown PDX. This place is REALLY busy even during the week and even at off time. the atmosphere is fairly "corporate: feeling but still cool. The beer selection was excellent, within seemingly 15 (?) different offerings on tap. The downside is that those options all seemed to be different variations of pale ales. Aside from Black Butte, the recent anniversary beer and a pilsener, everything was a pale ale/red ale/IPA/DIPA. Was surprised that Obsidian wasn't available. I would have also liked to have seen more barrel aged options available.

Aug 01, 2015
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

We were in town for the Oregon Brewer's Festival, this was a must-stop on our list of breweries to hit - and they certainly didn't disappoint. A very nice selection of brews to pick from including rarities. The food kicks ass too. The bartender was quick and helpful. Absolute blast. Wish this NC boy lived closer.

Jul 27, 2015
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Lane_in_ID from Idaho

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Had lunch here on 6/25/15. Great brewpub. So many beers on tap, food was really good, cool decor. The urinals are HUGE. Parking is a drag in the Pearl District. Highly recommended.

Jul 19, 2015
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guityler83 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Deschutes was a find on a trip to Portland and I'm a huge fan of the beers (Mirror Pond is probably my favorite Pale Ale). The public house is in a busy walking area in the city and with in a few block radius of about 5 other breweries so it made for a nice little walking tour.

When we walked in it was near the dinner rush so all the seating was taken including the bar so we grabbed a few stools in the bar-ish area with a large wooden table top that stretched he length of the walkway. Not the most comfortable spot but it would do. The service was slower then average since it was so busy - it took about 15 minutes to get our first round and another 10 after we finished to get another. We didn't get food so I can't comment on that ( but it was looking good )

The beer selection was slightly higher then average with there flagship beers 6 or 7 one off batches and a few bottle only releases. I went with a flight of Brewer's Choice which was mostly the one off batches, which included a Belgian single, a couple IPAs, a saison and couple others I can't recall. All very fresh and great on this day of beer tours.

The decor/vibe was plane jane.. I had higher hopes i suppose. Very mutch a restaurant feel with not much character except for the brick walls and view of the brewing settup behind the bar.

Jun 04, 2015
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HankBuddy from Utah

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

High energy, Friday lunch crowd during a mid-April rain storm. Mostly full house, but cheerful, helpful service.
I chose the Red Chair NWPA (nitro), which turned out to be outstanding - nicely hopped, full delicious flavor. Highly Recommended! Maybe it was where we were seated, but I cannot remember seeing a very wide selection of draft brew offerings. There was a bottle menu that was very extensive, and had some great strong ale and seasonal choices.
Good menu selection for food. Great pub burger. Very attentive and helpful staff. I have not been to the main facility in Bend, but our experience here was excellent!

May 22, 2015
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

We had a couple brews here and a little food. It was all good as was the service. The selection is solid, but lacking if you want sours or Belgian style brews. If you haven't been you should go, it's an institution in PNW brewing.

Mar 24, 2015
Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 58774 ratings