Deschutes Brewery & Public House | Portland, Oregon
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Excellent based on 127 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, Oregon United States 97209 [ print map ]
503 296 4906 | twitter

Hours: 11am - 11p Sun-Wed, 11am-12am Thur-Sat

Mayor: Travlr (4) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 8

Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Beer Available At Deschutes Brewery & Public House (arranged by most recent)
Deschutes / Hopworks India Red Lager 91, Deschutes Black Butte XXVII 99, Deschutes Rosemary Vanilla Cream Ale , Deschutes Plum Runner 81, Deschutes Azacca NWPA , Deschutes Biere de Gourde , Deschutes Drought Harvest , Deschutes Fadeaway Amber Ale , Deschutes Hoppy Pilsner , Deschutes Bassettís Own NWPA , Deschutes Brewery IRA , Deschutes Scarborough Amber , Deschutes PDX Vice 50, Deschutes Marionberry Wit 37, Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA 26, Deschutes Zarabanda 89, Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA 83, Deschutes Obsidian Stout 98, Deschutes Pine Mountain Pilsner 85, Deschutes Pinedrops IPA 92
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127 reviews for Deschutes Brewery & Public House
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  71%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2041) 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.
3fourths  (1458) 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  (1137) Orange County, 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  (1045) 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  (878) 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  (856) 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!
Beershine  (828) 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  (797) 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 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 25, 2009
I greatly enjoyed my visit at Deschutes. Their enormous and spacey restaurant is located in the old brewery district in what is now a beautifully restored (awesome windows) industrial loft with very high ceilings. It was a bit disappointing to fall upon such early closing times, but we later came for lunch and the place was pretty much packed. The food was excellent, well-thought, tasty, in perfect size and more than a few interesting choices featured in the menu. The beer selection is nothing short of stunning. Youíre at Deschutes and itís one of the most trustworthy brewery around. Everything they do is good, yet theyíre not afraid of venturing into national brewing trends and doing it much better than most. So you have at least 15 beers on tap, 2 on cask and many of them youíve never heard of. The amped-up black butte was worthy of its smaller brother, the pils was one of the best Iíve had in the last few months. The prices remain democratic. Perhaps not the friendliest place, itís just too big, but a place Iíd dine in frequently given the chance.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (653) Denver, Colorado | April 27, 2010
This is a bigger sized brewpub with lots of dining area which we enjoyed, since the bar area was full. It was a Monday night and things were bustling, but not slammed packed. There was a good array of quality beer to choose from. Service was helpful and the salmon mac and cheese was tasty along with perhaps the best hummus plate Iíve had. I canít complain.

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