Johnís Marketplace | Portland, Oregon
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Johnís Marketplace
Excellent based on 77 ratings
Type: Beer Store

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, Oregon United States 97219 [ print map ]
503 244 2617

Hours: Daily 7:00am-10:00pm

Mayor: maxwelldeux (11) | Bottles: 300+

Johnís Marketplace

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Beer Available At Johnís Marketplace (arranged by most recent)
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA 88, Logsdon Fresh Hop Seizoen 99, De Garde Petit Desay 97, Crux Half Hitch 98, Crux Outcast IPA 97, Crux Off Leash 78, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011: 25th Anniversary Version 95, ∆gir Lynchburg Natt 100, Klamath Basin Backroad Vanilla Porter 66, Oregon Trail Bourbon Barrel Porter 97, Flat Tail Seriously Low Budget Imperial Saison , Traquair House Ale 97, Preminger 6, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel 100, Upright Four (#4) 94, St Feuillien Triple 98, Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale 97, Klamath Basin Notch Eight IPA , Anderson Valley Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale 80, Upright Six (#6) 93
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77 reviews for Johnís Marketplace
 Ambiance  59%
 Service  69%
 Selection  91%
 Food  67%
 Value  78%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv  (24) Portland, Oregon | November 19, 2013
Johnís Marketplace is a huge place packed with beer. If all or even most of their offerings were available in 12 ounce bottles, Iíd give full credit for selection. Most of their bottles are bombers, and while they have many hundreds if not well over a thousand beers, Iím not always sharing a bottle and donít want a bomber. Many excellent beers here. For the bottles they do have as 12-ouncers, you can buy them as singles or make your own 6-pack for a 5% discount.
ahanova33  (1) Sequim, Washington | October 25, 2013
I LOVE this store! They have many kinds of beers from everywhere. I favor Czech beers and I can get them in kegs to go!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
raphael  (48) Portland, Oregon | August 4, 2013
Itís an old grocery store thatís overfilled with beer, wine and groceries. How they fit so much in such a tight space is beyond me. Top international selection in town. Fair price. knowledgeable and friendly peops
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83  (46) Portland, Oregon | July 25, 2013
How do you rate Johnís? Itís like a fat girl whoís also rich. Selection is huge, but half of it is undrinkable. Prices are fair, but the place is a complete dive. (It has the smell of a cellar, and I donít mean that in a positive way.) I typically get decent service if I ask, but I also think Iíve been lied to on a number of occasions when Iím told they donít know what beer Iím talking about. I dunno, Iíll stop in once in awhile because itís on my way to a friendís house, but I wouldnít recommend it if you can go elsewhere.
3fourths  (1414) Boulder, Colorado | July 8, 2013| Updated November 1, 2013
I have now given up on Johnís after so many visits through the years. The selection is vast but nearly all bottles are stored WARM on shelves and out in the LIGHT. I see a lot of old releases collecting dust, and the sight of green Saison Dupont bottles sitting out in such a bright environment makes me shiver. I walked out without spending any money because I canít risk throwing it away on bottles in such bad shape. And in a town like Portland, there are so, so many other options where the beer is kept cold, out of light, and stock is rotated at a good pace. Scroll past.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
douglas88  (260) Portland , Oregon | March 23, 2013| Updated April 18, 2015
Well this place looks more like a trucker hangout then an amazing beer store, but it is indeed amazing. Almost certainly the best or most amount of different beers Iíve ever seen. Shelves upon shelves of it. It is a bit tight and hard to spend the hours there I would like to. Tons of local stuff, and also a strong British and Irish section. Reasonable prices. Really great place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
This market store that looks like nothing except a place with an interest for vintage boards from the outside is actually both extraordinary and frustrating. Indeed, it probably stocks the greatest selection I have seen in any of the Pacific West Coast states. Rarities from abroad, plenty of local stuff, a lot of breweries from elsewhere in the US, there must be well above one thousand brands here. I would not be surprised if they stock twice as many labels as Belmont Station on the opposite side of Portland. Nevertheless, itís a frustrating spot for quantity seems to be ruling over quality. Indeed, a lot of the bottles we have bought and consumed within days after purchase were seriously oxidized and must have been hanging around the shelves for several months. In a land whose reputation stems before anything from hoppy beers, that does not work at all. In Portland, I generally want to discover a brewery I donít know about through their IPA and Johnís is doing them a disservice by offering old and stealeing IPAs.. although to the stores defense, rare are the products on which any bottling, fabrication or best by date is clearly mentionned. This brought forward a lot of frustration, but not enough to discount the store entirely. Only, when you go looking for rare Logdson, Lost Abbey, Deschutes, Alesmith, Alpine, Guineu, Baladin, lambics or whatever you fancy, please focus on bottles that can survive many months on the shelves.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
PorterPounder  (335) Tallahassee, Florida | August 12, 2012
Visited here in August í12. For a Floridian, the selection was phenomenal and affordable. You name it and they most likely have it. Everything was available in singles and categorized very nicely by country and style. Very reasonable prices. Walked out of there with 27 new beers and spent less than $75 A beer geekís paradise.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property  (30) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 8, 2012
Great service, great selection - just be sure to check the bottling dates on the IPAs. A hidden gem.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mcberko  (469) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 10, 2012| Updated March 17, 2015
Absolutely mind-blowing selection in this place, superior to even Belmont Station - probably because not too many people know of this place and some rare specialty items last much longer here. Just make damn sure (!) the IPAs are fresh as some of the stock can be sitting there a while. Super friendly and helpful staff with an obvious passion for craft beer. Canít recommend this place enough.

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