John's Market

John's MarketJohn's Market
John's MarketJohn's Market
Store

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, Oregon, 97219-3761
United States

(503) 244-2617 | map
johnsmarketplace.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.29
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
95
pDev:
12.82%
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Reviews by JoeBond:
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JoeBond from Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Huge selection, I walked out with 8 stouts (7x22oz and 1x22oz) including a midnight sun berserker and a boulevard smokestack imperial for a shade under $75, I was a happy camper. Very large selection, staff was friendly and asked if I needed help without being pushy as I sure a lot of their clientele are just there to browse (I know I was).

May 01, 2015
More User Reviews:
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jan 09, 2020
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PrynneCabin from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Sep 12, 2018
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von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

There’s a ton of aisles with lots to choose from. Skip your way on to the back of the store and the goods are piled up. Lots of local distro and quality at that. Def one to hit when making your rounds in the area.

Jul 07, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Sep 07, 2017
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Atreyu from Oregon

2.99/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Mar 27, 2017
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devilmakesthree from Oregon

4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 28, 2017
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South2NW from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Feb 18, 2016
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Jan 18, 2016
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lpothier from Oregon

4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jan 11, 2016
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jason_nwx from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Oct 30, 2015
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hopheaddeluxe from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

huge selection.

Oct 03, 2015
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SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.12/5  rDev -27.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

Vacation trip leads me to Oregon! Where do I go, well, when in Portland, I went here.
Yeah, sure its got a convenience store vibe, but once one looks past an unsanitary looking dusty store, the selection is out of his world! The quality seemed mediocre, yeah, I had to hunt a bit for bottles that didn't have dust on them or expired. The service seemed alright, but then again, I usually know what I'm looking for and don't ask as many questions as I probably should. No one who worked there, actually asked me any questions. Eh, might be back, nothing spectacular.

Aug 03, 2015
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tjcamm from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 22, 2015
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SeeingMeansMore from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Jun 18, 2015
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ccnorthwest from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great bottle shop, very helpful staff.

Jun 14, 2015
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Yensan from Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Mar 30, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Jan 14, 2015
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Harvest06 from Oregon

2.06/5  rDev -52%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4

Vibe: The first thing I notice is that it has a convenience store vibe. Chips, soda, ect are what you see at the front of the store. Next is bright uncovered florescent lights conveniently ruining the beer. Next I notice is the dust on the bottles and the entire building looks like it couldn't pass a health inspection. Closer inspection shows IPA's with drink dates 1 1/2 years past! But hey, a place can have a trashy vibe as long the ale is good quality and to go right?

Quality: The storage conditions are room temperature - hot in the summer, cold in the winter, under bright florescent lights, past expiration dates. I made the mistake of buying an ipa and it tasted like skunked sweet malts with the hops faded.

Service: I walked up to the register to ask about if an ale was in stock. The guy at the register pretends to be on the phone for several minutes but he's just chatting with someone at the other end. I ask if they have a specif beer in stock. His answer is he doesn't know and he gives me a why the hell should he know anything about beer look. I ask if there's anyone working who knows or can check. He pages the manager. Several more minutes go by. I ask him to page again. Finally he says, “he must be on a smoke break”. I walk out. Next try, I ask the manager about some specialty stouts. He claims he's “holding them back” ie not selling to me now them so he can charge more later. He names a few well known ones he's "cellaring" (like he knows what that means) and says “and a lot of other shit”. Very professional right? The staff in general know little to nothing about craft beer beer, had no concern for customer service and were overall trashy people.

Selection: On first look John's appears to have a very respectable collection. 1500 different beers is impressive even by Portland standards. Unfortunately it is hasn't been stored correctly and much of it is well past its drink by date - in some cases years past. The fresh stuff should be ok and the rest will be hit and miss at best. The large selection means turnover is slow and they don't bother to destroy expired products. Much of the ale is from out of country or out of state – I'd avoid all of this as its likely gone bad. Some of the Oregon ales should be fresh. Most of these you can get many other places. Also there's very little rhyme or reason to where a particular beer is stocked.

Jan 09, 2015
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areucrazy from Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.6%

Dec 13, 2014
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Lobina from Arizona

5/5  rDev +16.6%

Nov 28, 2014
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HopHead84 from California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

Nov 26, 2014
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botanu from Oregon

4.32/5  rDev +0.7%

Sep 22, 2014
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artoolemomo from Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Aug 16, 2014
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cherche from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Jul 18, 2014
John's Market in Portland, OR
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 95 ratings