Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Cascade Brewing Barrel HouseCascade Brewing Barrel House
Cascade Brewing Barrel HouseCascade Brewing Barrel House
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

939 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2519
United States

(503) 265-8603 | map
cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com

Notes: Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

"Subject to change with little or no notice."
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
255
pDev:
7.02%
View: Place Reviews
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Reviews by Doug6322:
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5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I have been to about 25 different breweries and hands down Cascade was the best, great selection, great service and awesome beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ttpfau
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

a special place
back in time with the classics of sours. must stop if you like these beers.

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Photo of andypeters1971
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brother_rebus
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of denver10
4.24/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BerryKumquat
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of pbbpbb
4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of smela3
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Roustabout
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Humble yet formidable, blessedly untrendy temple of the Tart Arts. Splendiferous list of inventive barrel sours (some upwards of 8 years old and all the better for it). Old World knowledge and homebrew playfulness on display. Severly underrated—both in Portland rankings and national sour landscape—likely as a result of Web-1.0-era optics.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Relaxed, friendly, and fairly cozy and small considering how well known these guys are. It was late and a quiet week night in January, so there wasn't all that much going on. Really friendly staff, happy to talk about the beer; considering they were just wait-staff, they were quite knowledgeable. Food was pretty good...I had the korean tacos and the kale salad.

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Photo of AlexCarls
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Sabtos
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

What a cool place! The clean, spacious interior is light colored and wood-centric with booths, high tops, a medium bar, and a few muted TV screens. Outdoors there is a huge urban beer garden--Portland really knows how to do the beer scene! Walk up to the bar and place your order, or belly-up and watch the action, which amps up rather shortly after open.

On our visit, service was extremely knowledgeable and skilled, pouring up to 30 taster glasses all at once from the massive wall of taps, adeptly and rapidly. This is not something you get to see often. The tap wall includes two large holes within which two actual live barrels have been shoved, with screw valves to release beer straight to glass right before your very eyes. The other taps are designed to look just like the barrels, so it all seamlessly flows together.

They have an absolutely insane list of beers on tap, too. The week we were here, fresh hops were all the rage and they not only had fresh hop IPAs of their own, but 3 fresh hop funky beers, which is something I'd never heard of before. For anyone out there that sees Cascade's bottles on shelves but balks at the price, this is an excellent place to get a broad selection and see for yourself the kind of quality they actually produce. I was able to try around 20 Cascade beers I hadn't had before, and loved them all--some new, some fresh, some classic, and some many years old. One was over 7 years old! It's absolutely bonkers, and so much cheaper than going full bore on a bottle you're not sure about. But then you realize, they're all so good, you start looking at the bottles in a whole new light--which haven't I had, or which did I enjoy the most?! A new conflict has arisen.

Food here is varied and good, and they even pickle their own veg with their own beer--something I'd not heard of before. However, I'd advise against it if that's all you're having with all these sour beers. It's good as a side dish to other more hearty things, but if you're primarily here to go through the list sampling, adding more tart solids to your gut just doesn't work all that well with a belly full of beer. Who needs food anyway?!

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Photo of BeanBump
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Sour beer heaven. On a recent trip to Portland, I made sure to stop by Cascade 3 times in as many days. I regret nothing. World-class sours a-plenty! On any given day they offer about 20 beers, 17 or so are sours and you honestly cant go wrong. I did stray from the sour path ever so slightly and tried a milk stout as well and it was also fantastic. Clean tasting room, friendly staff and you cant beat the selection. When in Portland, this is a must.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of abagri
4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of bdajedi
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland, OR
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 255 ratings