Deschutes Brewery & Public House | Portland, Oregon
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Excellent based on 131 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: BuckeyeBoy (5) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 8

Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Beer Available At Deschutes Brewery & Public House (arranged by most recent)
Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA 22, Deschutes Furiously Fast - Dry Hopped Lager , Deschutes Cultivateur 97, Deschutes The Specialist , Deschutes Smoked Gose , Deschutes Black Butte≥ , Deschutes / Harpoon EHOP , 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
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131 reviews for Deschutes Brewery & Public House
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  78%
 Food  79%
 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, 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 10, 2015
Very cool spot. Big beer hall with plenty of character, even if itís manufactured. Flight of 6 available for $9, not bad. Found a few beers I hadnít tried, but most of the beers are commonly found in stores/bars.
theisti  (667) 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 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Clembo1957  (101) Smethwick, England | October 12, 2015
My first port of call visiting Portland. Very busy seats at the bar are usually at a premium. The $9 sample tray is a good way to sample a good selection of beers
gnoff  (555) MŲlndal, 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. Didnít eat. Part of the brewery setup visible from the restarant area. Service so-so. Fairly big selection of beers. Didnít 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. Couldnít get the free WiFi working. If I had the chance Iíd go back again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (1171) 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 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  (207) 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, Iíd 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  (484) 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  (54) , Sweden | June 1, 2015

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