The interior is large and surprisingly lively even on a hot and sunny day. We made the mistake of sitting on the sidewalk, and later realized that inside was actually better. Anyway, the highlight was they had on a very good low ABV hoppy ale (called Dry-Hopped Table Beer) and that was really good yum. The other beers we tried were alright, nothing special. In any other town of course this would be an awesome place but the bar in Portland has become high and the old school breweries are getting beaten by the young blood. Regardless, there are actually not that many good beer establishments in the Pearl and this is a worthwhile stop for sure.
Visited after dinner on a Tuesday. Big sprawling spot on a corner in downtown. A bunch of wood everywhere, and a huge bar and dining room. The place was packed with locals, tourists, business people, really all sorts of folks. I was lucky enough to secure a spot at the end of the bar, and the bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. 14 beers on draft, regular rotation as well as quite a few seasonals and brewpub only one-offs. All of the food coming out looked solid, though I didnít eat. Worth a stop, particularly if you are a Deschutes fan like me.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This is a bigger sized brewpub with lots of dining area which we enjoyed, since the bar area was full. It was a Monday night and things were bustling, but not slammed packed. There was a good array of quality beer to choose from. Service was helpful and the salmon mac and cheese was tasty along with perhaps the best hummus plate Iíve had. I canít complain.
I was so impressed by Deschutes places in Bend I decided that weíll visit the Deschutes in Portland too. And it was a good choice. There was nothing wrong with it. A huge and crowded brewpub in the centre of Portland. The service was OK, food good and beers tasty. So absolutely nothing wrong. Well, there was no wi-fi. But if you have a chance visit Deschutes in Bend.
I greatly enjoyed my visit at Deschutes. Their enormous and spacey restaurant is located in the old brewery district in what is now a beautifully restored (awesome windows) industrial loft with very high ceilings. It was a bit disappointing to fall upon such early closing times, but we later came for lunch and the place was pretty much packed. The food was excellent, well-thought, tasty, in perfect size and more than a few interesting choices featured in the menu. The beer selection is nothing short of stunning. Youíre at Deschutes and itís one of the most trustworthy brewery around. Everything they do is good, yet theyíre not afraid of venturing into national brewing trends and doing it much better than most. So you have at least 15 beers on tap, 2 on cask and many of them youíve never heard of. The amped-up black butte was worthy of its smaller brother, the pils was one of the best Iíve had in the last few months. The prices remain democratic. Perhaps not the friendliest place, itís just too big, but a place Iíd dine in frequently given the chance.
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.
Very cool spot. Big beer hall with plenty of character, even if itís manufactured. Flight of 6 available for $9, not bad. Found a few beers I hadnít tried, but most of the beers are commonly found in stores/bars.
Visited early evening Wed July 1, 2015. Had a 5-10 minutes waiting list, even though the place is pretty big. Me and my friend got a table after a while, I had a 6 sample tray, she had the one beer. Didnít eat. Part of the brewery setup visible from the restarant area. Service so-so. Fairly big selection of beers. Didnít look at the food menu. Walked over from Tugboat, not far. After walked to Fat Heads, not far either. Also very close to Rogue. Very central, parking might be hard. Couldnít get the free WiFi working. If I had the chance Iíd go back again.