I cannot believe how much this place has changed for the better over several years. I was amazed with some of the beers found here. Great beer selection with pretty extreme range. Total geek field trip-worthy. Orkney Dark Island Reserve for $29. Iím a total idiot for not buying that. Worth it. The beer is probably much better kept here vs. Johnís Market, and possibly Belmont Station too. Itís in funky Fremont and you would never know this was a killer beer spot unless someone told you. I feel like Iím making a mistake writing about it because it is such an awesome hidden gem. Love the walk-in cooler setting. Service is only going to be good if you are there when Justin is. Heís the only one who knows whatís up.
Visited on 11th November 2014. Supermarket with an excellent range of bottles from CA and OR plus a good range of international offerings. The staff were really friendly, especially as we had a local with us, and he tracked down bottles of the latest Sticky Hands for us. Definitely worth a stop if nearby. Youíll find something you like.
Visited on Tuesday 11/11/14 around 3.30pm.
Basically an out of (down) town supermarket with a great bottle selection. Approx 25/50% in the main store, the bulk in a self contained chilled room at the rear.
Selection spans a good range from the US particularly CA - Bruery etc, and lots as you would imagine from OR, Block 15, Cascade, Logsdon etc.
Lots of European offerings as well from Mikkeller and many more.
The beer guy was very friendly and helpful and hit us up with some bottles of Sticky Hands which had yet to reach the shelves.
Solid store well worth visiting, we took it whilst bar hopping between Columbia River and Alameda. Also grab yourself a block of the peanut butter fudge they sell at the checkout - boom !
Finally hit this place up. Great selection. A tiny packed to the brim cooler, quite a lot of beer really. Have plenty of good stuff, some rarities and as others have mentioned their long time beer guy Justin is awesome. Certainly a great place to shop.
This place was a bit out of the way, but had the Sucaba I was looking for so swung over. Great little grocery store with a walk in cooler that could not have been packed any tighter with beer. The stuff they had was excellent though, just wish I had more room in my luggage to take things home. Great service that was friendly and somewhat knowledgeable about beer even though the beer guy was not there.
The PDX insiderís store. First, I am biased because I have a good relationship with the beer buyer Justin. Itís a grocery store, so donít expect much in the way of ambiance, but Iíve always had great service here when I ask about things. Selection is typically solid, and theyíll hang onto bottles for a bit longer due to being out of the way. Prices are average for around town, which is to say, thereís not much room to complain. I frequent this place at least twice a month, and Iím very glad I do. Recommended.
Smallish grocery store with a beer selection thta impressed me. They seem to have the best Belgium beers. Almost al of the Trappist beers and the best Flemish old ales (Rodenbach, Duchesse de Bourgohne to name a few). Iím not that familiar with the local beer market in Portland, but I got what I came in for.
The store itself has some funny stuff inside of it. It definitely is a market, and it does have a nice LITTLE beer cooler. Wow, the actual space where the sell the beer is TINY. With that being said, you would assume that Iím going to get into how crappy the selection is, but I canít; they do so well, with the little space that they do have. Prices werenít any higher, or lower, than any of their competitors. Given the fact that they only have so much space, they have great representation, beer wise. I wouldnít expect to find a white whale here, but youíll find some stuff thatís floating around everywhere else. They may have a couple of unique beers, that are hard to find in other places, but thatís not completely the case. Overall, great place, and Iíd like to explore this part of Portland more. Itís in one of their many "pocket neighborhoods".
Small but excellent selection in the beer cooler of this grocery store. The staff is very friendly and you can find stuff here that no one else has (left). I got a bottle of a Cascade sour that no one else in Portland had. Close to County Cork and Alameda brewing. Prices on par with other stores in the city.
Itís hard to rate the ambiance on this one ....but there is little ambiance needed for a walk in beer cooler... the ambiance is great beer.
If Justin is a around, he has a lot of knowledge and provides great service (as do the checkers) but for the most part itís a help yourself kind of place.
One of the best selection in Portland (next to belmont station and johns)
prices are just about retail price everywhere else from what i can figure. If lived in neighborhood I would go more often.