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 Bassett’s Own NWPA , Deschutes Brewery IRA , Deschutes Scarborough Amber , Deschutes PDX Vice 50, Deschutes Marionberry Wit 37, Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA 26, Deschutes Zarabanda 90, 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 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hogfodder  (34) Portland, Oregon | 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, it’s 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 I’ve ever had and prices were quite reasonable, unlike say Pike Brewery in Seattle. Probably one of the best Reuben sandwiches I’ve ever had, and I’m 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 here—I’m curious to see how long this lasts—is a small copper chute that comes out of the wall about 9’ 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 20’ away. It’s all fun until someone loses an eye.
gnoff  (544) Mölndal, Sweden | July 4, 2015
Visited early evening Wed July 1, 2015. Had a 5-10 minutes waiting list, even though the place is pretty big. Me and my friend got a table after a while, I had a 6 sample tray, she had the one beer. Didn’t eat. Part of the brewery setup visible from the restarant area. Service so-so. Fairly big selection of beers. Didn’t look at the food menu. Walked over from Tugboat, not far. After walked to Fat Heads, not far either. Also very close to Rogue. Very central, parking might be hard. Couldn’t get the free WiFi working. If I had the chance I’d go back again.
  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 I’d imagine it’s 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 that’s 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.

It’s sort of one of the iconic (Western) American breweries, so I’d say a stop here is necessary, just be aware that is a popular place and gets quite crowded.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial  (107) Twin Cities, Minnesota | June 28, 2015
Visited several years ago and my recent trip to the one in Bend reminded me I should rate the one in Portland too. Big place, excellent food, huge tap list with many pub-only offerings made on site. Cool place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut  (200) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | June 25, 2015
Came here around lunch time on. A beautiful Oregon summer day. Tables on the side walk, large open resturuant, with a long bar. I sat at the bar which seemed to be the bustle with activity. Had a sample of 6 beers for $9. The beer was pretty mediocre which is what Deschutes has boils down to. Small lunch menu. Food smelled good as it went by but I went else where for food as the prices were pretty high. Overall, I’d say if you in town stop by. If I lived in PDX I would not return after the first visit unless something awesome was on tap.... But would not hold my breath for that.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (478) Utah | June 22, 2015
RBSG stop. Big restaurant that was packed when we stopped by on Friday afternoon. Some seating outside. Service and beers are good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
empedokles  (53) , Sweden | June 1, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (606) Tampere, Finland | May 16, 2015
I was so impressed by Deschutes places in Bend I decided that we’ll visit the Deschutes in Portland too. And it was a good choice. There was nothing wrong with it. A huge and crowded brewpub in the centre of Portland. The service was OK, food good and beers tasty. So absolutely nothing wrong. Well, there was no wi-fi. But if you have a chance visit Deschutes in Bend.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Un arrêt obligé à Portland mais vous ne serez pas nécessairement renversés. Les bières de base sont inégales mais la Abyss 2008 et la Dissident 2009 ont sauvés la soirée. Belle place avec un certain niveau de chaleur. Content d’y avoir été.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome  (57) Somerville, Massachusetts | March 28, 2015
Large and busy. Okay selection of in-house beers. Nice but honestly nothing special comparatively.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter  (94) Corbett, Oregon | March 24, 2015
We had a couple brews here and a little food. It was all good as was the service. The selection is solid, but lacking if you want sours or Belgian style brews. If you haven’t been you should go, it’s an institution in PNW brewing.

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