Johnís Marketplace | Portland, Oregon
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Johnís Marketplace
Excellent based on 76 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: 5000 (14) | Bottles: 300+

Johnís Marketplace

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Beer Available At Johnís Marketplace (arranged by most recent)
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011: 25th Anniversary Version 92, ∆gir Lynchburg Natt 100, Klamath Basin Backroad Vanilla Porter 57, 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) 95, St Feuillien Triple 98, Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale 98, Klamath Basin Notch Eight IPA , Anderson Valley Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale 81, Upright Six (#6) 94, Upright Flora Rustica 98, Lindemans Cassis Lambic 86, Klamath Basin Defiance Double IPA , AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97, Liefmans Cuvťe Brut (was: Kriekbier) 97, Flat Tail Tailgater Kolsch 49
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76 reviews for Johnís Marketplace
 Ambiance  59%
 Service  69%
 Selection  92%
 Food  67%
 Value  78%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

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  (46) 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  (43) 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  (1380) 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
douglas88  (245) Portland , Oregon | March 23, 2013
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  (318) 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 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mcberko  (364) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 10, 2012| Updated April 12, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
NewDroidOrder  (1) , | January 31, 2012
I love living right down the road from this place. I stumbled upon it on my 21st birthday and have been a regular customer ever since. People complain about the service but I guess I just havenít had any problems with them. The dudes that work there just do whatever, they donít go out of their way to help you out which is fine with me, itís my adventure I donít need someone hounding me. Iíve asked for some help and the guy showed me right what I wanted. The selection in this place is absolutely mind blowing. I go in there a few times a week and I am still amazed by everything that they have in this place.

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