Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

BEER AVG
3.92/5
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & BrewpubCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
PLACE INFO

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

7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Portland, Oregon, 97225
United States

(503) 296-0110 | map
cascadebrewing.com

Notes:
Hours:
Dining Room:
Mon-Sat 11:30am - 10pm
Sun 11:30am - 9pm

Den:
Mon-Fri 4pm -11pm
Sat 10am - 11pm
Sun 10am - 10pm

Added by sinistersteve

BEER STATS
Beers:
122
Ratings:
14,060
Reviews:
2,558
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
4.52%
 
 
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I do not even know where to start with this place, Drake and I were complaining about how long of a rail/bus ride it was from where we were staying in Portland but none of that mattered by the time we left here, just to give an overview of what this place is like, the eating area and bar is upstairs, the brewing area is downstairs with a den-style bar outside of it as well, they sell bottles of Cuvee, Apricot, Blackberry, Kriek, Vine, and Sang Royal currently, they have an awesome outdoor area with a bunch of tables, grass area, and barbeque pit, you cannot beat the atmosphere here, I will start off by saying that Ron and Curtis are two of the funnest brewers to be around of all time, as well as being very generous and inviting, we got here around 11:30 am and did not leave until well after 6:00 pm, that is saying a lot for how short of a time slot we had for the trip, this was hands down my favorite beer stop in Oregon, and perhaps ever, I went here with the expectation of trying a new beer or two, not a couple dozen, Ron came out of the brewing area to greet us, then we sat down at a small bar and some of the famed Mouton Rouge, great sour by the way, we started talking and soon realized that his daughter goes to the same very small school Drake and I graduated from, quite the coincidence, we had a few more beers there including a Belgian porter called Bain de Brugge and then Vienna Delight, then we "angered" Ron and he took us into the barrel room where over one hundred and thirty oak beasts currently reside, plans for three hundred total in the future, we grab a snifter and start tasting stuff straight from the wood, one of only a few times I have ever done this anywhere and it was simply awesome, we tried several things that have not been released yet and might not ever will, after that we made our way into the freezing cold storage room where I tried my favorite beer of the whole trip called Gold Yeller, wow that is an amazing sour and will sure wow people when it is released, we had some other great things in there like Nightfall and their Saison as well, later on we went outside and talked about our beer experiences and opened some vintages of his Apricot and Vlad the Impaler which I had enjoyed previously at last year's Strong Ale Festival in Carlsbad, later on we went back inside and had a bottle of a 2005 vintage barleywine that Drake and Ron had grabbed out of their storage room, we had a few more beers and some food, talked some more, and then were on our way, I could not even believe what we were able to see and do here, their beer is absolutely amazing and it frustrates me that it does not get the respect it deserves yet, give it time though as people will start to figure out how good this stuff really is, they do not use brettanomyces in their beer but the lacto they use gets better results in my opinion, it is also easier to work with and allows to experiment more and more, I expect huge things from this brewery in the future and hope I can keep in touch with these guys, I can go on and on and on about how much of a blast IO had at this place, do yourself a favor and pay them a visit

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.66/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of gordavidson
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Taby
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

About 20 sours and 6 other beers on tap at the time of my visit. Although sours are not, in general, a favored style for me, I was very impressed with every beer. Inviting staff and nice beer-centric venue. I was also impressed with the food and ordered or saw passing by on its way from the kitchen.

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Photo of JPNesker
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Purdue
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Sour Beer. What this place is all about, and they come through with a huge array and weekly specials.

I am rating the Bar as the upstairs is more of a family environment. Ambiance is okay, great view of the Brewery itself which I can appreciate, and leads me to rate a bit higher than deserved.

Quality is top notch. As Sours go, you may get a batch or a year that may not be the same as what you had before. These Beers mature in different ways.

Service is awesome in the Bar. Nothing more to be desired. This is not a place to get drunk though, they adhere to the OLCC to the T.

Selection is great, over 20 Sours in bottle and several that are tap exclusive, plus 13 rotating taps that range from Bourbon Barrel Aged Porters to West Coast IPAs, Pilsen erst, and all other sorts of specials, all brewed either in house or by Cascade Brewing, the parent company. Highlight is the Honey Ginger Lime Sour, 6.52% abv, and a great way to ease into Sours Beer, but please explore as there is so much complexity to the style.

Food is hit or miss. Menu is fine for pub fare but, the inconsistencies and obvious turnover in kitchen staff leads too a roulette of quality. Food is an afterthought to the beer. Highlights are the Pretzel and Sausage Fondue app.

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

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4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DanoBear
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We stopped in on vacation for tastings. We sat at the bar on a weekday night with a decent crowd. The bartender made the visit awesome. We love sours but he loved them even more. He was geeked about explaining everything we were willing to hear about the brewery. A must visit if you're in town.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DougT
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of SadMachine
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub in Portland, OR
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