Deschutes Brewery & Public House | Portland, Oregon
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Excellent based on 115 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: BrewGoblin (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 Chasiní Freshies 2013 - Amarillo 96, Deschutes Commuter Amber Ale , Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 97, Deschutes Ales for ALS Northwest Pale Ale , Deschutes Planťte Rouge 91, Deschutes Stock Ale , Deschutes Hefeweizen , Deschutes Altnomah Falls , Deschutes Cultivateur , Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA 99, Deschutes Foray Belgian Style IPA 93, Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Deschutes Black Butte XXIV 99, Deschutes Inversion IPA 94, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale 90, Deschutes River Ale 55, Deschutes Hop in the Dark CDA 98, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Deschutes Session Obsession , Deschutes Setbreak Farmhouse Ale
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115 reviews for Deschutes Brewery & Public House
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  79%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hogfodder  (34) Seattle, Washington | May 19, 2008
In a word, stunning. A virtual Oregon Beer Museum. I would give a 10 for ambiance if I could. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this should absolutely be on your must-visit list. First let me cut to the chase: this is more about the place and less about the beer. I was torn on what to rate them for selection because, well, itís all Deschutes. Which is fine, but I thought they might have more of their specialty stuff lying around. They had probably 12 taps. They did have their new (very highly rated) XX Porter flowing. That was a real treat. But not even a drop double IPA, which would have been nice. Everything else was pretty standard, but good. Bottom line: you need to come here and just SEE it. Amazing. Also, the food was some of the best pub grub Iíve ever had and prices were quite reasonable, unlike say Pike Brewery in Seattle. Probably one of the best Reuben sandwiches Iíve ever had, and Iím a freak for Reubens. Service was OK, but not special. Because the place is so big, it has a big staff and does high volumes. So my guess is it will be hard to get really good personalized service, especially if you want to get any juicy tidbits of info about the beers. One of the quirky things hereóIím curious to see how long this lastsóis a small copper chute that comes out of the wall about 9í above the back bar. Its purpose? You are supposed to throw tip money at it (coins). If you hit the chute, it funnels down and comes back out into a spittoon, the bar tip jar. I saw people throw coins from 20í away. Itís all fun until someone loses an eye.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator  (112) Tucson, Arizona | August 21, 2014
Super-busy, it stays crowded till close. Ambiance is fine, service is pretty good, too. Selection was nice, lots to choose from but no guest taps or bottles that I recall. Good food, not remarkable but tasty. Value was OK, expensive merch. Overall a good spot (go early or late)
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (738) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj  (24) Valparaiso, Indiana | July 29, 2014
Dinner on a Saturday night = one crowded joint. Luckily grabbed a small table in the bar section to throw back a couple before our table was ready. Vintage Black Butte as the specialty tap with a couple good cask offerings. Sadly the Mirror Mirror blew before I could get around to a snifter...those are the breaks. Anyway, ambiance was pretty cool - the wood carvings are amazing to look at it - just a bit too crowded to be a í5í. Service was acceptable if a bit slow - but pleasant, which is always good. Beer selection was quite impressive - about 18-20 taps and enough variety to accommodate just about anyone. Food was a slight disappointment - only 1 out of 4 people really liked what they got, and the prices arenít particularly cheap. Overall a good visit, though if I donít make it back, I wonít be too upset...
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun  (54) New Jersey | June 26, 2014
This is a very big brew pub, especially considering the size of other brewpubs nearby. I came here for a late lunch so it was not crowded but the service was attentive and awesome. Beer was obviously great and good surprising good. Definitely will be back
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
tiong  (80) Espoo, Finland | June 16, 2014| Updated June 17, 2014
Feels more like a massive restaurant than a brewpub, this place is huge. Still had to wait a couple of minutes for a table though, the place was packed on a Saturday afternoon visit. A decent selection of Deschutes beers on tap, some of their in-house smaller batches as well, but no limited release vintages or anything too special. Would have wanted to taste Abyss again, but it was not available. Food was okay, but a bit pricey. Centrally located, so I guess this is worth a visit if you are in Portland. Just donít expect to find anything too special here.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Strebs  (167) St. Louis, Missouri | June 16, 2014
Beautiful place that was packed with all different types, from families, seniors, young couples, and college kids. Very high energy level and the service was great. I was disappointed by the absence of the Abyss and Obsidian on the tap list, but I was pleasantly surprised how good fresh Black Butte tasted.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Odysseyalien  (10) New Jersey | May 12, 2014
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform  (38) Sweet Home, Oregon | May 5, 2014
This place is amazing. Beautiful woodwork and phenomenal service. Great limited brews on tap & in bottle. Food was fantastic. One of my favorite places that Iíve been !
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu  (84) Hirakata, Japan | February 14, 2014
Visited early on a Thursday evening, and, wow, was it ever packed with customers! Very busy bar area, with two TVs showing sports. So noisy that people had to shout to each other. Nicely designed, though, with massive wooden beams, ceiling fans, and NW-themed carved post and lintel "gates" into the dining area. 20 taps going: six "classics" / one seasonal / two casks / 10 "brewersís choices / one "pub reserve". Special bottles, too, including the latest Abyss. This place is great for trying pub exclusive brews, which wonít show up elsewhere and most of which are very good, some of which are great. Good, limited, pub food menu, with local ingredients and several items made with Deschutes beers or beer ingredients -- but food is a bit pricey here. The big problem is the crowds and the noise (hence the low ambiance score). Sort of a mix of families and very loud yuppies, with the yuppies barking and snarking at each other. I wouldnít even try to imagine what itís like on weekend nights. Go early and get out before it fills up.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
MrQuist  (3) Troutdale, Oregon | February 1, 2014

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