Whole Foods Market - Pearl

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83  (91) Portland, Oregon | May 6, 2016
I try not to rate supermarkets because, for the most part, I donít really consider them beer stores. However, this Whole Foods deserves a rating because it has concentrated on building a beer store within its confines. And they have an ample selection in a large walk-in cooler (with some of the barrel aged stuff on a rack in the front) which often causes me to peruse rather than try to find anything specific. Service, when Iíve needed it, has been good, and the value is typical of Whole Foods - pricier, but not unreasonable. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock  (250) Stockholm, Sweden | March 20, 2016
Visited every day during my visit to Portland in March 2016. The location was excellent, around five minutes walk from my hotel. (Marc Spencer) The beer selection was the best that I have ever seen in a Whole Foods Store, a lot of locals from Oregon but also from other parts of USA and other countries. (the rest of the store was also very good) I especially liked the cold room with all the beers, a room like that is not possible in Sweden due to alcohol laws. I am used to high prices in Sweden so the prices at this store were ok. Really well worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, California | June 22, 2015
Pretty big sized store in the more downtown area of Portland. Not too far from places like Rogue and Lardo.

They had a growler station upstairs, but the real action is in the walk in cold box downstairs. There are also some select beers outside and a number of ciders over in the wine section. Sake there, too.

I thought the selection was pretty good, but being from out of town, so much is new to me. They donít seem to do singles here, so you can either get large format bottles or six/four packs. But, a good selection of beers from all over Oregon and Portland itself. They had some special releases like Hellshire V out on the shelves. The pricing was a little less attractive here than other places, but not exorbitant by any means.

I donít know that youíll find anything too crazy here, but itís worth a stop for some solid bottled beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (376) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Dans le milieu de peloton des Whole Foods cŰtť sťlection. Un arrÍt intelligent comme díhabitude mÍme si Áa peut Ítre plus cher. Ya toujours des chances de trouver des perles qui disparaissent plus vite dans les autres boutiques.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (735) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 28, 2013
Awesome bottle selection - the best of Portlandís Whole Foods, though the prices are a bit higher than Belmont Station and other bottle shops. They seem to have a few things Belmont runs out of more quickly. Definitely worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow  (129) Ottawa, Ontario | November 14, 2013
So visited this my first day in Portland because we needed a couple of things for the condo and it was near where we already were...pleasantly surprised by what they had in stock including some stellar finds like 2013 Beserker and Artic Saison. Also had a nice selection of locals and other west coast brews and nothing was too expensive. Iíd say if you are downtown visit this place to at least see if they have anything special and because its probably close and you can definitely get some good beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
notalush  (390) Denver, Colorado | December 16, 2011
Typical Whole Foods vibe - walk in cooler stocked with an impressive of local brews - lean on the imports, but that is not why you are here - fairly nice selection, and close by all the desirable downtown locations - nice place to stock up if you are staying near downtown.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1528) Boulder, Colorado | November 3, 2011
walk-in cooler is a mix of local, regional and import. a few things not seen elsewhere in town, decent prices and a knowledgeable beer-dude running the place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic  (96) Portland, Oregon | May 12, 2011| Updated January 25, 2012
This has totally changed since Iíve first visited. The walk in cooler is now stocked with an array of local and international brews. A good place to stock up on some of the smaller, local brewers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey  (74) Bellingham, Washington | October 18, 2010
As far as Iím concerned, this is the best place to buy bottled craft beer downtown Portland. All the other markets and shops I went into had painfully limited selections. The selection at this Whole Foods is probably equal to some other Whole Foods, but it may be better than most. I could be biased, though, especially since I just moved from Colorado to Washington state, so at least a third or more of the beers were new to me. Many six-packs and lots of 22-oz bombers, which seem to be popular in the PNW for some reason. I was able to find plenty of new beers to try from Hub, Silver Moon, Speakeasy, Oakshire, and many others. The "beer guy" I spoke with was super friendly and helpful. He even brought out a couple fresh hop ales from the back for me that hadnít even made it to the shelf yet. Then, the cashier was just as friendly, as she strongly suggested I hit the new Cascade Barrel House ... which I already planned to do. Regardless, the vibe was very cool. Prices were better than I expected. Overall, if youíre downtown Portland and donít want to bother driving to bottle shops farther away, this place is definitely worth your time and money.

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