Cascade Brewing Barrel House | Portland, Oregon
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Cascade Brewing Barrel House
World Class based on 102 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

939 SE Belmont
Portland, Oregon United States 97214 [ print map ]
503 265 8603 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun.-Mon. Noon-10 PM. Tues.- Thu. Noon -11 PM. Fri.-Sat. Noon- 12AM.

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (10) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 4

Cascade Brewing Barrel House

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Beer Available At Cascade Brewing Barrel House (arranged by most recent)
Cascade Foudre Project #1 97, Cascade Black Cap Raspberry 98, Cascade Elderberry 99, Cascade Bourbonic Plague 99, Cascade Spring IPAnox , Cascade Pay Czech Pils IPA 81, Cascade Cranberry 97, Cascade Aviation Tartini , Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Barrel Aged Cellarman 99, Cascade Honeyed Combs , Cascade Apricot Ale 99, Cascade Strawberry 99, Cascade Noyaux 100, Cascade Manhattan NW 99, Cascade Cocoa Rojo , Cascade Blueberry 99, Cascade Sang Royal 100, Cascade Figaro 99, Cascade Kriek Ale 98, Cascade Tawny Port
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102 reviews for Cascade Brewing Barrel House
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  83%
 Selection  85%
 Food  76%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel  (31) Bergen, Norway | August 29, 2013
Nice taproom, with a very decent outer area, making it a very good choice on a sunny day in PDX. Surprisingly large tap list, and rotating casks, gives a choice of both easy drinking beers, sours and some barrel aged rarities. Very nice. Good service and fair prices, makes for an all-over decent value.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty  (211) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 17, 2013
Nice open seating with a patio out front. Quite a few options on tap and there were 2 "live" barrels where the taps are hooked up directly to barrels and poured that I thought was really cool. Service was great and politely asked us not to consume the food we brought in, but we could keep it there with us. We really enjoyed the sours they had on tap and got a few bottles to bring back with us, though they are pricey. Prices for samples were $2-3, so not bad.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn  (92) Waterloo, Ontario | August 7, 2013
Nice place with good ambiance and nice staff. Big selection from the brewery, but beers were quite expensive (especially from the bottle). Still I’d likely come back if I were in town; I enjoyed the sour beers I tried.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321  (23) Melboring, Florida | July 30, 2013
Stopped in for samples and a few bottles. Above average service and attentive. Lots of variety on draft and a decent food selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 10/20
johnbuck100  (19) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
Very underwhelmed. First, I am not a fan of sour beers so perhaps my low rating is unfair. dont expect to get a taste of anything - i felt like the bartender was the soup nazi when i had the audacity to ask for a taste of one of their 3 ipas. no, 2oz taste pours are $2 a piece. thats right, you need to pay $2 to decide you dont like a beer. cascade had 3 ipas on tap, but they were by far the most bland, hop-free offerings of IPAs that i encountered in Portland. they also dont allow dogs. i had no dog, but it was the first outdoor venue i came upon in Portland with that rule. Like I said maybe my low rating is unfair because not being a sour beer fan here is like ordering a burger at a seafood restaurant. that being said, with 3 IPAs sampled at $2 a taste, or $6 for 6 oz of beer, I left because none of the IPAs even reached a level of buying a proper pint.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83  (46) Portland, Oregon | July 25, 2013| Updated July 9, 2014
I have a love/hate relationship with the barrel house, I really do. On one hand, it’s a place dedicated to sours! On the other hand, it’s a place dedicated to similar tasting sours that are really pricey. Food is decent, but I can’t say when the last time I ever thought to go in and order something was. I know a lot of people love it here, but I mostly stop in for bottle releases for other people and then leave. Maybe if they didn’t make it seem like I was imposing on them for wanting to bring in a child...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
veuxtuunebiere  (11) | July 12, 2013
Belle ambiance avec un belle terrasse extérieure .... La spécialité sont bière sûre ... Le choix est très vaste et varié .... Malheureusement je ne peux pas vraiement evalué correctement puisque mon répertoire de bière sûre québécoise est très limité ( Solstice d’été , Coop V ) et que j’ai pas encore fait mon pèlerinage en Belgique mais personnellement j’ai pas trop aimé . Il faut qu’en même y aller .... pas le choix !!!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (240) bloomfield, Michigan | July 5, 2013
very airy open garage setting. lots of choices on tap. food and service were above average. very special place!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (796) Columbus, Ohio | July 4, 2013
(Visited 05/2013): Cascade Brewing is a brick building located on Belmont in the Buckman area of east Portland. Parking is available on the surrounding streets.

There is a patio outside, and an open entryway into the inside. The bar is along the rear wall, featuring barrel-top dispensers, and there are high tables, plus some booths along the wall. Beer menus behind the bar display what is available on draught, including current barrel offerings. The menu also lists which bottled beers (mostly sours) are available to take home.

The selection at Cascade is pretty robust, and samples are available of the nearly 20 beers they serve. Again the majority are of the Sour persuasion, including Noyaux, Blueberry, Kriek, Apricot and The Vine on my visit. Some more standard styles too, plus some specialty beers like Chocolate Bourbonic Plague, Luckië Charms and an Oatmeal Pale. Everything we sampled was good.

Service during our visit was very good. The server was well-versed in the beer menu and was friendly and attentive.

Food at Cascade is pretty good. We shared a cheese plate.

All in all this is one of the best beer spots to hit in Portland in my opinion.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rich916  (16) Rancho Cordova, California | July 3, 2013
Visited April 13th 2013. Located in an industrial are that adds to the appeal, Large picnic area with tables and umbrellas out front. Awsome varieties and large selection of exeptional Sours. Im definitely coming back!!

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