The Portland Deschutes Pub is beautiful, they spent a lot of money on this place and so far have been rewarded with a wait every night Iíve tried to go. The main downside here is parking, itís the Pearl and as such you must park at least 32 miles away from your destination, despite that itís a great place.
They have all the usuals on tap and usually something interesting as well, last time I was in they had the new 2009 release of Mirror Mirror and a 2005 release, it was fun to compare the two.
The service is, well, hard to rate. Sometimes I get a great waiter that is attentive and friendly, other times they are surly and donít actually wait on you. Last time I was in the bar I waited 25 minutes for the waiter to come back to me after I told him I wanted something, he never showed so I paid my tab and left. I was going to buy several bottles and order a keg, oh well.
Stopped here for dinner after a cross-country flight. First stop in PDX. Great-looking older building with interesting decor and a nice bartop. Great service, attentive, friendly, and easy with the samples to make sure you get something you like. Had the elk burger; everything down to the homemade pickles were fantastic. A must-visit.
Didnít realize I hadnít rated this before. Visited on Sunday the 19th. Was able to get a seat in about 15 minutes, which was surprising given the fact that the public house is usually packed and it was Fatherís Day. Iíll take it though.
This is a really well-designed pub, with a lot of woodwork and a similar brick aesthetic as the addition to the Bend pub. Iíve usually had good service here, and the food is always excellent. (On my recent visit, i had the arugula salad with gorgonzola, bacon lardons, strawberries, and vinagrette).
The beer is typical Deschutes - which mean itís of high quality - but because this is its own brewery, and one much smaller than Bend, there are fewer specials on tap. Never been a problem for me, however.
Still, I really enjoy visiting here, and would do so more often if there was a better chance of getting a seat in under an hour.
A nice little neighbourhood bar with a busy movement of customers. The beers are somewhat standard fare and nothing exciting but itís a nice atmosphere. We got there as the Timber Army spilled out into the streets. Ordered a Bruin Ale - which is okay.
Visited after lunch on a Thursday in March 2016. The place was a big beer hall and rather crowded. I made my own flight with six beers. The beers were decent or better. The service was friendly and good, I got one sample for free, thanks! Located very close to my hotel, Marc Spencer. (around five minutes walk) A nice place to visit in Portland.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | March 21, 2016
Same spacious layout as the Bend location, perhaps a little more casual. Extremely busy. Not as many limited releases/specials as they had in Bend. A bit disappointing really.
Big modern brewpub in the Portland rustic/industrial style. Not the most personality Iíve ever seen in a brewpub, but not bad for a mainstream place. Very helpful, friendly bartenders. Big taplist, maybe a third to a half brewed on premises, including some "pub exclusives". Focus is definitely on the hoppy beers. You can do a pre-picked flight or make your own. Small food menu, but covered the bases. Elk burger was fantastic. Normal prices. Great place.
Great place in downtown Portland Or. Great atmosphere, excellent beer, good food and service. Can tend to get very crowded, I found luck during off hours. They have a huge selection of their own beers, tons of IPAs and decent food and service.