Breakside Brewery

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Breakside BreweryBreakside Brewery

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

820 NE Dekum St
Portland, Oregon, 97211
United States

(503) 719-6475 | map

Opened May 2010.

Sunday: 12-10ish
Monday: 3-10ish
Tuesday: 3-10ish
Wednesday: 3-11ish
Thursday: 3-11ish
Friday: 12-11ish
Saturday: 12-11ish

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-16-2010

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Reviews by slander:
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Way up north from where we were, in a residential neighborhood that’s changing (evident by Phil sitting across from me). ‘Are you sure we’re in the…’ and there it was on the corner. Careful not to park in front of that guy’s driveway. Friday afternoon, Portland play...

Corner place of a bricky orange facade, with a yellow inlay and wood trim. Penned out front, 5 long slat wood tables with benched accompaniment on, well, the things look Jengaish, with pieces absent here or there. Off to the side above bicycle parking, there’s piping to a raised barrel platform, piping drop run to another barrel; a total water reclamation show. All this running from the rooftop garden, and feeding the plantings above the awning of rain barrels.

2 paneled garage doors up to the inside space, seemingly triangular, and a front side entrance on the corner. Concrete floors, and 2-tone grayish walls & ceiling, or seemingly so. Wood barrels with vertical boards listing house regulars, seasonals, & guest taps. Slight bar counter space off the 2 upright pillars, and 5 stooled barrel tables across the floor. To the rear, a straight bar laminate topped over something concretelike, with a panel base, and iron pieced foot rails. Seating for about a dozen on hightop chairs, plus a shorty end of seating another 3 on lows. The barback unit is a stretch of alternating vertical 4 x 8 blackboards listing tap selections & swag, narrower mirror panels, and shorty wide boxed shelving for growlers & shirts. Drop copper cone lamps over the bar, and spots from the ceiling. TV’s in the corners showing the kick off of the Olympics. It’s involved. Framed mappings from an atlas in the hallway to the bathrooms off the bar, one of which is east coast hero New Jersey, and others about. Up a ½ flight of stairs to a perch where the kitchen lives, and a seating space with a dozen tables & booths, and a large party table on center. Good views over all that is below.

2 towers of 6 each along the bar, a dozen in all. 4 house regulars (Wit, 4.4%, coriander, a bit of chamomile; Dry Stout, 4.2%, roasty, chocolatey, dry, pleasant; Aztec, 9.4%, Strong Ale with cayenne, habarnero, & serrano, light heat, Win!; IPA, 6.9%, citrus, pine, and some good bitterness, a nice IPA), 3 seasonals (Yakima Valley Sour Ale, 3.2%, meh, okay, not so meh, just lightly sour; Old Woody, 9.2%, Old Ale, molasses, it’s real fuckin’ good for 9%+; Smoked Porter, 5.8%, decent body, light smokiness), and 5 regional guest taps; 4 beers (Double Mountain Kolsch, Terminal Gravity IPA, Everybody’s Local Logger, The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale), and a cider (Two Towns Cider). Played the sampler game; comes with 4 regulars and you choice of 2 more, served on a 6-slat paddle. The Dry Stout, Aztec, IPA, & Old Woody were the best of ‘em.

And food. Jon ordered the nachos with pulled pork (they were really goddamn good), Phil, the Chipotle tomato soup, and I stupidly ventured unto the fire roasted jalapeno poppers stuffed with a blend of cheeses, chorizo, and whatever turns wayward children around. It was a bad pepper scene, almost as bad as the St Anselm Shishito incident of past pain. What I didn’t (read: couldn’t) eat of them were boxed to go so that Annie could sample and tell people she defeated them.

Jennifer Connelly served and was pleasant, lovely, funny, and all that. She likes the sour, but was liking, too, on the IPA. And a bar manager type guy came around, asking what we liked, too. Nice folks, although some guy then showed up and started fiddling tunes. I don’t know if it was sanctioned or what, but nobody batted an eye. Good neighborhood feel, and the drink was on.

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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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Slabtown site: Awesome first impression with the outside mural and architecture. Same inside with very simple but impressive modern and elegant designs.

Very friendly hostesses sat us immediately, and some one gave us just the right amount of time before ordering some samples, then ultimately our beers. A Stay West IPA and a Chunky Monkey BA Stout for the Mrs. and I to share. Both were outstanding.

Split the fish and chips which was good, but ultimately we came here for the beers and the vibe and they were both outstanding. Can't wait to go to Dekum down the street from my house next! Cheers.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

15th stop on the 2017 West Coast Beer Tour (Oct 11). 22nd & Raleigh location. Looks almost brand new.

High ceilings, smallish late lunch crowd on a Wednesday. Industrial but nice decor. Doesn't seem to be dog friendly. A dozen or so Breakside beers on tap, half of which are made in house here. Small food menu, I had the bratwurst sandwich. Beers are $6-7/pint or six 5oz samplers for $12. Merch & beer to go. Decent service.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Breakside was a bit of a letdown in terms of selection as their board had been cleared out of all but their flagship IPA the evening of my visit. In terms of hoppy beers that is. Service was top notch. Try the house made habanero ketchup. Hope to return and spend some more time here on my next Portland visit.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

One of Portland's newer additions to their substantial beer scene, Breakside has three locations; this one on Dekum, is an open and rather atmospheric venue with a sleek wooden bar and a nice patio, where patrons can admire the quiet neighborhood. Breakside Dekum offers a large array of taps - and bombers to go (I took home two.) During my lunchtime visit, I enjoyed a pint of Lunchbreak Session, a tasty IPA and their hearty stout. Though somewhat out of the way, it is accessible by Portland's wonderful bus system - in this case, Bus 75. Excellent. Hope to try the other two locations in a subsequent trip (or two.)

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Portland, OR has many breweries within the city limits. Of those which have a place to enjoy a pint, I have been to thirty-nine of them. Without a doubt Breakside is the best. From the beers ( all delicious, many the best of their style in town), to the food, to the vibe, they have no equal. If you live here, or are just visiting, you must come here. See Portland at its best.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

this place is awesome, i see why the portland folks are so proud of it, we had a couple of amazing beers here, a blast chatting with the locals, a tasty snack, and overall just a really cool thing they have going on here. busy patio area and a long bar is nearly full as well when we walk in, quite a humble location. this was one of the few portland breweries i knew much about before the trip, since they send so much different beer to colorado. amazing to think it comes from here, although i think they may have a production facility in town too right? huge beer list in here, maybe 15 or more drafts and an impressive bottle list as well. the belly laugh elder flower brett beer was one of the best beers i have ever had in my life, period. i also dug the grapefruity session beer called lunch break, but it was hard to choose just a few in here because they all looked inventive and delicious. we had a little bite to eat in here too which was yummy, but the menu had a lot of enticing options. service was quick for how busy they were, definitely professionals back there e=behind the bar. this place is a portland staple, and its not to be missed when you are hitting the breweries up there. i was amazed how good the beer was, well ahead of already high expectations. that belly laugh was memorable. definitely on my list of places to revisit next time i am up there...

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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Right in the middle of a neighborhood. I didn't have any expectations going in but left happy and a fan. Beer was good and we took a few home to Ohio. Staff was personable. Seemed like a neighborhood fav...why not given the great beer?!

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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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Breakside Brewery in Portland, OR
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