The store itself has some funny stuff inside of it. It definitely is a market, and it does have a nice LITTLE beer cooler. Wow, the actual space where the sell the beer is TINY. With that being said, you would assume that I’m going to get into how crappy the selection is, but I can’t; they do so well, with the little space that they do have. Prices weren’t any higher, or lower, than any of their competitors. Given the fact that they only have so much space, they have great representation, beer wise. I wouldn’t expect to find a white whale here, but you’ll find some stuff that’s floating around everywhere else. They may have a couple of unique beers, that are hard to find in other places, but that’s not completely the case. Overall, great place, and I’d like to explore this part of Portland more. It’s in one of their many "pocket neighborhoods".
Small but excellent selection in the beer cooler of this grocery store. The staff is very friendly and you can find stuff here that no one else has (left). I got a bottle of a Cascade sour that no one else in Portland had. Close to County Cork and Alameda brewing. Prices on par with other stores in the city.
It’s hard to rate the ambiance on this one ....but there is little ambiance needed for a walk in beer cooler... the ambiance is great beer.
If Justin is a around, he has a lot of knowledge and provides great service (as do the checkers) but for the most part it’s a help yourself kind of place.
One of the best selection in Portland (next to belmont station and johns)
prices are just about retail price everywhere else from what i can figure. If lived in neighborhood I would go more often.
Walk in beer cooler. No problem, It was colder outside (below freezing I think). Really good selection. Must have been 15 or 20 beers I had never seen, let alone rated. Don’t forget to take a hand basket into the cooler. Didn"t run into the beer guy, but the dude in charge was ok for casual discussion. Hit Belmont Station and this place.
Small market with an excellent beer cooler that I actually missed seeing at first when I was in there. The selection is really jampacked and excellent for the small amount of space. Props for the "Deal Corral" as well.
This place is funny, it’s a small neighborhood grocery with a great beer cooler along the back wall. The selection is usually quite impressive, tons of Mikeller, Stone, Ale Smith, Russian River, and everything else you can want in Oregon. They also have a "Deal Corral" which holds stuff for some percent off. I recently got a Jackie Brown for $3 off the normal price! This is a fun place to visit when you don’t want to make the trek to John’s, Belmont Station, or all the way up to Vancouver.
3fourths (1571) Boulder, Colorado | November 18, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Very small beer cooler set against the back wall of a small grocery. The cooler room is probably 14 feet long by 8 feet deep - that small - but boasts a respectable selection that impresses with quality over quantity. Being so small there will of course be some things that you would expect that they have - meaning some rare releases that hit the Portland area - yet they don’t, but overall it’s a really good mix of high quality bottles, and prices are a little above average but still fair. Quite close to Concordia Alehouse and McMenamins Kennedy School.
I cannot believe how much this place has changed for the better over several years. I was amazed with some of the beers found here. Great beer selection with pretty extreme range. Total geek field trip-worthy. Orkney Dark Island Reserve for $29. I’m a total idiot for not buying that. Worth it. The beer is probably much better kept here vs. John’s Market, and possibly Belmont Station too. It’s in funky Fremont and you would never know this was a killer beer spot unless someone told you. I feel like I’m making a mistake writing about it because it is such an awesome hidden gem. Love the walk-in cooler setting. Service is only going to be good if you are there when Justin is. He’s the only one who knows what’s up.
troopie (71) Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon | May 4, 2007
Walk in beer cooler. Some space is wasted on macros available. They have a lekker selection of Belgians, and some craft beers that Belmont Station doesn’t have. A good beer trek should involve stops at both places.
John’s Market, Belmont Station, and Liquid Solutions have more extensive selections but this Mom & Pop market is a contender and their prices are very reasonable. Best of all...their beer buyer will bend over backwards to obtain requested beers. I absolutely love this place. Panil, Jolly Pumpkin, Drie Fonteinen and Fantome are just a few of the quality brewerys you’ll find represented here. I’m guessing that they have 300+ different beers. If you are heading to Concordia Ale House do yourself a favor and check out this gem.