i have a personal preference (nostalgic) for the original pub (or brewery) in Bend, but this place is pretty sweet. perhaps a little too poular/busy, but the service is great. the wood carvings are incredible. the beer is fantastic, and there is a huge selection of good food. even the hand dryers in the bathroom, made by Dyson, are badass. like mini jet-engines!
Visited several years ago and my recent trip to the one in Bend reminded me I should rate the one in Portland too. Big place, excellent food, huge tap list with many pub-only offerings made on site. Cool place.
This is a must stop on any visit to Portland. During me recent travels there it was suggested by some locals that these guys were the big guys in town and that somehow that made them less cool...less "worthy"...well they make great beers...and yes...their place in very neat in a "big brewpub" way...but so what. They still have good food...great beer (large selection) and large but very interesting "digs"...especially for any craftbeer tourists visiting Portland.
I like this place, very ’Alaskan’ feel to it with the exposed wood pillars and beams and carvings. Probably a bit too much for the PNW city folk.
All the great Deschutes beers, plus seasonals and a great menu. A step above burgers/pizza pub food and this is why I enjoy it. It does get crowded and is not a dive.
Bathrooms could probably use a tighter cleaning schedule but hell, it’s just a bathroom. I’ve never had an issue in my several stops there and last had Abyss while on tap. Unreal!
One of the much better upscale brewpubs.
The brewery tour was top notch; Everything was laid out well and you really got a good sight of a fantastic working brewery. Guides were great. Free samples of BBXXI, Red Chair and some of the standards. Nice gift shop.
The Public House was a great place for dinner - good food, good service, and an enormous selection of small-batch experiments. Great atmosphere and located right in the heart of historic Bend.
Each is a must-see.
Visited here in August ’12. Great downtown location, economical parking nearby. Beautiful decor with high ceilings, big windows with a view of passers by, plenty of brass. Had about 15 of their beers on taps with a few specialties like their Black Butte Anniversary. Food and service was outstanding - I had a spent grain pizza. Prices were not outrageous considering the location. Would be a regular stop if I worked in downtown Portland.
One of my favorite breweries in Portland, OR. The atmosphere is very open and upscale. Seating is usually pretty quick unless you’re there for a release like The Abyss, where it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour to get a seat. It’s worth the wait IMO no matter what. They always have solid beers on tap, the service is great, and I’ve (so far) never had anything to eat there that wasn’t delicious. They have a lot of offerings for vegan/gluten-free as well, which is nice. Overall, this is a must see for any beer lover visiting Portland, OR.
Awesome stop in portland. Typical brewpub but more polished and with a sweet copper brewing facility within. Most of their food incorporates their beer in some form or fashion. All their beers in tap and a couple bonus ones that are unique to the brewpub.