Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Deschutes / Harpoon EHOP8%2/2/2016
Deschutes Pub Reserve Series: Sour Quad12%2/1/2016
Deschutes The Abyss - Rye Whiskey11.5%1/30/2016
Deschutes Four Winds Dry Hopped Lager5.4%1/19/2016
Deschutes The Abyss - Cognac11.5%1/15/2016
Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA5%11/20/2015
Deschutes Furiously Fast - Dry Hopped Lager4.9%11/20/2015
Deschutes Pub Reserve Series: Cultivateur7.5%11/14/2015
Deschutes The Specialist10%11/14/2015
Deschutes Smoked Gose6%11/9/2015
Deschutes Pub Reserve Series: Black Butte≥12.6%11/6/2015
Deschutes / Hopworks India Red Lager6.5%9/7/2015
Deschutes Black Butte XXVII11%8/28/2015
Deschutes Rosemary Vanilla Cream Ale3.8%8/7/2015
Deschutes Plum Runner9.4%8/3/2015
Deschutes Azacca NWPA6.4%8/2/2015
Deschutes Sour Pumpkin Biere de Gourde10.3%7/23/2015
Deschutes Drought Harvest6.5%7/22/2015
Deschutes Fadeaway Amber Ale6.5%7/22/2015
Deschutes Hoppy Pilsner5%7/22/2015
Deschutes Bassettís Own NWPA6%7/22/2015
Deschutes India Red Ale6.5%7/22/2015
Deschutes Scarborough Amber7.3%7/20/2015
Deschutes PDX Vice4.4%7/20/2015
Deschutes Marionberry Wit5.6%7/20/2015
Deschutes Zarabanda6.3%7/4/2015
Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA5.6%7/4/2015
Deschutes Obsidian Stout6.4%7/4/2015
Deschutes Pine Mountain Pilsner5.2%7/4/2015
Deschutes Pinedrops IPA6.5%6/28/2015
Deschutes The Stoic11%6/21/2015
Deschutes Hop Henge IPA7%6/21/2015
Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine11%6/20/2015
Deschutes Jubel 201510.4%5/5/2015
Deschutes Inversion IPA6.8%5/5/2015
Deschutes Grateful Deaf CDA7.2%5/5/2015
Deschutes Chucklehead (2015 Symposium Ale)5.2%5/5/2015
Deschutes Winter Harvest Farmhouse Ale6.8%5/5/2015
Deschutes Twilight Ale5%5/5/2015
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6.4%4/11/2015
Deschutes The Eyes Have It5.2%3/25/2015
Deschutes Meridian Piquant4.6%3/25/2015
Deschutes Jubelale6.7%3/12/2015
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale5%3/9/2015
Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale6.2%3/9/2015
Deschutes Dissociator Doppelbock6.5%3/9/2015
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII10.8%2/15/2015
Deschutes Fruit Stripe NWPA5.5%2/14/2015
Deschutes Desert Heat6.4%2/14/2015
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2222) Washington, Washington DC | January 3, 2009
Nice atmosphere, young crowd. Lots of Deschutes brews, including some apparently unique to this pub. Good service Did not try the food, but it looked like above average pub grub. Worth trying.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1496) Boulder, Colorado | June 12, 2008| Updated July 8, 2013
Deschutes in the Pearl goes the way of Henryís 12th St. Tavern... big, beautiful, polished, family friendly, posh-beer-geek, which can certainly be nice. Sure I enjoy these types of places, but this is where the inexperienced downtown drinkers migrate to after work, which I guess is a good thing since it keeps the true gems of Portland a little more real. Having said that, Deschutes in Portland is a nicely design, high-ceilinged, fancy sort of beer spot... the tap list is sure to please - more regulars, a few seasonals and a few special small batch releases. The wood carved columns in the dining area add some PNW character but do see a bit out of place. Thereís a ton of money behind this place, no doubt, and Deschutes is a big boy in the PNW, and they knew exactly what they were doing by opening this pub. Sure to be a hit with everyone on their first visit, and especially suitable for groups and families, but I tend to prefer the smaller, more authentic beer geek places in Portland, which is just as well, because once the Pearl yuppies invade your favorite pub, itís no longer your favorite pub.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1227) San Leandro, California | June 29, 2015
Pretty large brewpub that has a slightly more upscale restaurant feel to it than you might often find in such a place. Classy decor, but still fits into the Portland feel with lots of wood and kind of an open feel to it.

The place was packed at lunch time on a Friday, and Iíd imagine itís almost always that way. We kind of rushed our stop here due to the schedule and how long it took to get seated. But, things worked out. They have a good number of house taps on and you can do preset flights or make your own of anything thatís on tap. A bunch of seasonals/brewpub beers as well as the year round offerings.

Service was pretty good, but again, sort of felt rushed during the whole visit...not so much by the stuff, as just the internal clock. The server was just find.

Itís sort of one of the iconic (Western) American breweries, so Iíd say a stop here is necessary, just be aware that is a popular place and gets quite crowded.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | October 18, 2013
It was packed to the rafters when I initially passed by so came back another time...yep this place gets busy, no doubt. Grabbed a spot at the bar and sampled my way through a few beers. Some lovely fresh hop beers in the mix, being that time of year in the beer calender. I didnít pay too much attention to the surrounding space but itís clear Deschutes has dropped some serious coin here. Food was well overpriced for what youíre getting. Still, itís worth a visit to at least get a few beers in.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (932) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 8, 2012
Beautiful place, enough to wow even a non beer drinker. Service is always great, the bartenders are amazing and what I rate others against. Selection is their own, but they make great beer, especially the casks and experimental taps. Food is described well, but rarely lives up to the hype, especially for the price.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (879) Tourist Town (West), England | November 24, 2012
Visited on Weds 07/11/12 around 8pm. We had to wait for a table for 15 minutes, the place was pretty packed, although the wait line seemed to tick over fairly well. Large single roomed venue with a partition down the middle. Good selection of Deschutes beers and all available in 4oz samples to aid the ticking! Service was fine bearing in mind they were pretty busy. My only complaint was that the beers were a bit samey in terms of ABV, all 5 and 6% jobbies - would have been good to have had one or two stronger offerings on tap! Definately worth popping by on a PDX crawl. The food looked pretty good although we held out for the Burrito at the mexican take away opposite Baileys!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 4, 2014
The interior is large and surprisingly lively even on a hot and sunny day. We made the mistake of sitting on the sidewalk, and later realized that inside was actually better. Anyway, the highlight was they had on a very good low ABV hoppy ale (called Dry-Hopped Table Beer) and that was really good yum. The other beers we tried were alright, nothing special. In any other town of course this would be an awesome place but the bar in Portland has become high and the old school breweries are getting beaten by the young blood. Regardless, there are actually not that many good beer establishments in the Pearl and this is a worthwhile stop for sure.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (807) Columbus, Ohio | April 4, 2011| Updated July 4, 2013
(Visited 02/2010): Visited twice during our long weekend in Portland - first for lunch directly from the airport, then again a couple days after the Jubelale 2010 release (we missed out on bottles). The Public House is located on 11th and Davis, and there is metered parking available all over the place. Inside there is a gift shop right next to the host stand, and once past that area the space opens up a lot. The bar is on the left side offering a view of brewing equipment behind glass. There is table seating in the rest of the area. The look and feel is kind of a hybrid lodge/industrial, with lots of wood and a stone fireplace coupled with exposed pipes and brushed metal. It works. The bar has a chalkboard showing what beers are available. As for the beers, Deschutes offers a sampler for $7.50 and you can pick which beers you want. The menu seemed to be pretty up to date as far as what beers were available. Not surprisingly all the beers are well-made, and they run the gamut from Organic Amber to a Black IPA to the Porter and everything in between. My favorite beer of the trip was the Jubelale 2010 on draught on the second visit. The server at lunch was knowledgeable on their beers and even gave recommendations on brewpubs in the Mt Hood area where we were visiting a couple days later. Any suggestions are welcome on a first visit to Portland where you canít swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery/brewpub. The food at Deschutes is solid. My "gyro" burger and my wifeís burger were both really good. Overall this place definitely needs to be at the top of anyoneís "to-visit" list on a Portland trip.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (700) Kansas | November 9, 2015
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Big sprawling spot on a corner in downtown. A bunch of wood everywhere, and a huge bar and dining room. The place was packed with locals, tourists, business people, really all sorts of folks. I was lucky enough to secure a spot at the end of the bar, and the bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. 14 beers on draft, regular rotation as well as quite a few seasonals and brewpub only one-offs. All of the food coming out looked solid, though I didnít eat. Worth a stop, particularly if you are a Deschutes fan like me.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (694) , England | November 12, 2015
Visited on a Monday night in November 2015. Huge dining hall with ornate decorations festooned around. It looks great and is clearly popular with the local crowd as we had to wait a couple of minutes for a table. Tried a sampler tray which had a mostly special beers on. Food was excellent and prices not too steep. If you want to try Deschutes beer and are in Portland then this is the place to go!

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