Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Deschutes Brewery & Public House

Your Rating: None
Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
56,036 Ratings
Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(503) 296-4906 | map
deschutesbrewery.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-25-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
178
Reviews:
15,339
Ratings:
56,036
Linked Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.29/5
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
307
pDev:
15.62%
 
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Lobina
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of johnny5martini
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of StevanTheVegan
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of grey75t
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Adamnimmo
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jason_nwx
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of cbarrett4
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is without a doubt the best service of any busy brewpub in Portland. I have not once sat in the restaurant side because these bartenders are among the nicest and most attentive in the Pearl District.

Another plus: all of the rotating selections. Every time I return there is something new and EXCITING on tap. Black Butte XXIII, Mirror Mirror lost barrel, Abyss, experimental IPAs, XPAs, Blondes, Saisons, Trippels, Quads, wheat, CDA... the list is endless. And they are all GOOD.

This is the first place I take my out of town friends and family when they arrive in Portland for a visit.

On another note: I didn't rate the food because I am vegan, so I have really only had pretzels with no butter or cheese (yay for mustard!) or modified pizzas.

They have two TVs in the bar (and more in the restaurant) for sports games if you are into that.

This is a fantastic large scale brewpub.

 894 characters

Photo of tjcamm
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Pretzeloid
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of KES515
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kamikazeokami
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of cstapp
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of blastoderm55
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

All-around great experience. A must-visit in downtown Portland.

63 characters

Photo of kt620498
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

On a recent vacation to the Northwest I was able to make my way here. While I certainly can not pick one specific place that stood out as my favorite, this location certain has to be close. It is located in downtown Portland, just a few blocks off the main drag of West Burnside, and is very easy to get to. First thing you notice as approaching this brewpub is the lovely brick fa├žade, and large windows. Once inside the atmosphere is very open, tall ceilings and a lot of open space. I must say that the wood work inside this establishment is simply amazing, it really gives the brewpub a great outdoors type feel. Which I would imagine comes from the breweries hometown in Bend, Oregon. We took a seat at the bar, which gives you a great view of the copper tanks located inside the brew room. My first pint was their Echo Negro Black IPA which was a treat to drink, and my second pint was their Inversion IPA, which was good, but the Echo Negro was far superior. The food was amazing, I had the french onion soup and a pulled pork sandwich; both, as I said were amazing. If you're a French onion soup aficionado then you won't be let down here. During our entire stay in Portland which lasted four days, there were only a few places that even came close to the caliber of this brewpub. I would recommend this place to anyone, if you are traveling to Portland make sure you get here, you won't be let down.

 1,409 characters

Photo of bobbyhands
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ADZ1988
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of timlyon
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of NCBrewmaster
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of OMsweetOM
4.89/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Really great food and fantastic beer all had in a great place. The crab burger was stellar and my favorite experimental Hop-U-Py Portland were had here.

I love visiting the pubs to indulge in the experimental brews and savor delicious food. Breads are top notch having been made with spent grain from the brew process. Add to that Borlen beef (fed spent grain) and masterful chef creations with a glass (or few) to go with your grub. The logde-like decor with wood carvings and hanging hop vines are absolutely perfect!

Bravely done Deschutes

 544 characters

Photo of stumac
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of PdxBeerGeek
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

went here on date and tried the classic 6 sampler along with the red Chair. i liked the red chair, chainbreaker,amber and the white IPA. not a big fan of porters so nothing personal deschuttes it was a good beer just not one of my favorites. the red chair was very tasty. it was hoppy but still very crisp and with a nice mellow finish. the restaurant has a very nice decor inside and feels like being inside a snow lodge somewhere in tahoe. i enjoyed the adventure. next time i go out with a group of friends it will be here

 525 characters

Photo of Bubba83
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited Deschutes' new location on Friday May 9th for lunch. I actually haven't been to their Bend location, so I can't make any comparisons.

We arrived right when they opened at 11am, and were the 2nd table to be sat. This gave me time to explore the huge dining area and take pictures of everything. Our server Kari was awesome, attentive, and friendly.

Atmosphere was great, cool place that has that busy and fun vibe to it, plenty to look at and explore in the restaurant.

I got a sampler, six samples, 4oz a piece. The sampler system there was very smart, you write down what you want on a piece of paper numbered 1-6. They bring you a wooden holder with numbers in the bottom of each one, which correlate to the paper so there can't be any mistakes by the server.

The beer was excellent. The six samples I had were mostly on tap stuff I couldn't get in bottles from CA. St. Tanith and Mirror Mirror Barleywine stood out as favorites.

Food was also excellent, I know the two reviews before mine have called the food into question, but seriously, everything my party got was excellent. We had the turkey sandwich (amazing) a side of fries (really good) and a bbq chicken pizza (also good). Perhaps the fact that we ordered when it wasn't busy helped the quality of the food. I can only imagine how busy the kitchen gets at noon.

When we came in we couldn't imagine the place would fill because they have so many tables, but when we left a little after noon the place was entirely packed out and had a full waiting room of people as well as people waiting outside.

Overall this was honestly probably the best restaurant experience of my entire life. Thanks Deschutes!!!

 1,682 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland, OR
Brewery rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 56,036 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.