The Commons Brewery

The Commons BreweryThe Commons Brewery
The Commons BreweryThe Commons Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

630 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2372
United States

// CLOSED //

Notes: ***Formerly known as Beetje Brewery***

tasting hours are:
Th & Fri: 5-9-ish
Saturday 2-9-ish
Sunday 2-6
** Sorry, no minors.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
54
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
1,247
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.22
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
78
pDev:
10.43%
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Reviews by bdajedi:
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bdajedi from Bermuda

4.97/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 21, 2017
More User Reviews:
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festizio from California

4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Nov 23, 2017
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KalbHOMEBREWS from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Feb 02, 2017
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 09, 2017
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BenHesk12 from California

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Some of the best farmhouse, saison, and fruity belgian styles in town. The fruit is always done with class and never overpowering. It's got the warehouse vibe and isn't a great place for a date, but you absolutely need to try their beer, especially when they collaborate to make a rare hoppy beer or a stout, it is fantastic.

Nov 19, 2016
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Sep 20, 2016
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cd34 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Aug 20, 2016
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crob3888 from California

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Aug 08, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went here after Cascade for more "normal" beers. Enjoyed their Urban Farmhouse Ale very much, and my wife had their Pilsner. They had a nice cheese, nut, and chutney board which we all enjoyed. The one server asked our opinion which we gave freely and honestly. He was kind enough to give us more nuts - very nice! Great people and great beer! I brought a bomber of the Urban ale home.

Jul 18, 2016
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SmokingWood from Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Jul 17, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

this was one of my favorite brewery visits on our recent oregon trip, such an amazing space in an old corner building that i think was a furniture showroom or something. vaulted wooden ceilings with open rafters, exposed brick everywhere, a long bar, seating in big old windows all around the outside, some barrels as tables, a smaller brew house in the front and a lager capacity operation in the back. very well laid out, beautiful space, so comfortable to be there and chill out with some of their incredible beers. all of the beer was awesome, i mean really really good. they had a few session types on that were great, some bretty funky stuff, as well as a dark rye saison. my favorite of all though was the myrtle, what a sensational brew. seems like saisons and such are their game, but they had a whole range of them, definitely something for everyone here. service was friendly enough, but not real chatty for how quiet the place was. it was a really wonderful place to spend a few hours on a friday afternoon, taking it all in and enjoying some of the best beers in oregon. i am surprised these guys havent gotten more attention from the beer community outside of the northwest, all of their beers were inventive and dialed in. such a cool place to hang too. this might be my first stop when i return to portland. a must visit brewery if you are in the area!

Jun 04, 2016
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elNopalero from California

4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Tasty vegetarian grilled cheese potato mushroom sandwich. The tasting room is sparse but welcoming. The beers were all amazing in their own right. I’d of course love to return.

May 21, 2016
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Just down from Cascade, The Commons is a natural for sampling. They have a really good selection and all the beers are terrific. Lots of pride in this smaller brewery. The brewing area is easy to check out. They serve a cheese plate that compliments the beers well. The bartender explained all the beers very well when I asked about them.

Apr 18, 2016
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Butchnasty from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 03, 2016
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Chris-1911 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Mar 04, 2016
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tim007007 from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Mar 04, 2016
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DanoBear from Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

We went based on a recommendation from a hair of thr dog bartender. No regrets but I wasn't wowed. Industrial bare bones feel. They had several saison which isn't a fair test since they're just average to me. Food was good. Had a great beer cheese dip. Cool that the tanks were open and visible from the seating area.

Jan 07, 2016
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 22, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Neat place between Hair of the Dog and Cascade Barrelhouse. Mostly Belgian farmhouse style, fairly light in general. Newer building but guess they just moved here. new brick, rustic oldish wood beams, nice corner view with many windows. Tap room is in the middle of the brewery, the stainless setup on one side, barrels on the other, new plywood to portion off the bathrooms and bar. Bartender was busy but helpful and knowledgeable, the one thing he didn't know he went and asked for me. 8 of their beers on tap, 2 guest beers, a few bottles to purchase. Neat places, def check it out if you're in the area. Decent prices.

Oct 01, 2015
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kristinc from Canada

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Sep 26, 2015
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John_Squires from New York

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Sep 14, 2015
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Sep 06, 2015
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Yeti1979 from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 30, 2015
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schroeder1200 from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Aug 27, 2015
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South2NW from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 06, 2015
The Commons Brewery in Portland, OR
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