Nice location with plenty of pay parking right across the street. Excellent selection of their own beer including a few only available at this brewpub. This is a great place for beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers alike.
Very comfy interior, decorated quite extravagantly. Tried the sampler - 6 beers for $6.50 - excellent value. Though Deschutesí more experimental, bigger beers were mostly not on tap. Still, good opportunity to sample some of their brewpub-only concoctions. Worth the visit if youíre in the area.
Very nice place inside, much larger than most brewpubs. Still, itís a bit on the commercial side. Extensive selection of Deschutes brews, including some specials unique to this location. Food was very good, as was the service. Will go again, if only for the reliable quality of Deschutes ales, which is enhanced by having them served up fresh.
I went here on a business trip with some co-workers. This has a nice open space. The food is pretty good; I had the tuna melt, for those of you who actually give a shit. The beer is pretty good. They had a few "one-offs", but nothing that was mind-blowing. The service was good, considering the size of our party. I canít say that I had a bad experience, whatsoever. It just wasnít that memorable. It was fairly busy, and quite honestly, it was busy every time I walked by, so business must be great. Anyways, stop by, but if youíve had all of their beer offerings, youíre going for the atmosphere, and the few special beers that you can get here and nowhere else.
A real hoppiní joint. I really liked the wood carved gates and the openness of the restaurant. It was a little like a Hard Rock Cafe though as far as catering to the masses. Iíve drank Deschutes for many years now so It was nice to get to the brewery. Their sampler was one of the best Iíve seen. It included all their specialty beers, high gravities, casks and really anything you wanted that was on tap. Fun place to hang out with non-drinkers too.
Couldnít make it to Bend, but was very impressed by their space in downtown Portland. Huge place with a surprising number of taps and a great atmosphere. The set up at the bar is weird, and doesnít really allow for chatting with the staff, but itís well worth anyoneís time.
Sat at the bar for a few beers. The place is nice, clean and open feeling with big, high ceilings. Service at the bar was very good and the employees seemed to be knowledgeable about the beers and offered samples. Selection was good, all the regular beers with a nice list of pub only one offís. Prices were decent and pours were good. Nice place overall, I was just a bit disappointed in the quality of the pub only beers, they all seemed to taste the same and a lot of them had a soapy/medicinal quality.
2010-06. Visited on a busy Sunday evening last June, we had a bit of a wait to get in but were happily situated eventually. Outside there was a loud concert going on; inside the rooms were bustling with happy customers. Service was friendly and fairly quick, considering. We tried the elk meatballs in melted goat cheese, the marionberry ginger cobbler, and a couple 6-glass samplers of their own brews. Quite a range of beers were available, my favourite probably being the Hop in the Dark CDA. Glad to have visited but would probably return on a less busy night.
Big and busy place. They had a big selection of own beers on tap and seems that printed beer menu is updated daily. I had a sampler - you can choose any 6 beers. Service was good and quick. There is a separate disk in the hall where you can buy merchandise and bottles to go,
(Visited 02/2010): Visited twice during our long weekend in Portland - first for lunch directly from the airport, then again a couple days after the Jubelale 2010 release (we missed out on bottles). The Public House is located on 11th and Davis, and there is metered parking available all over the place.
Inside there is a gift shop right next to the host stand, and once past that area the space opens up a lot. The bar is on the left side offering a view of brewing equipment behind glass. There is table seating in the rest of the area. The look and feel is kind of a hybrid lodge/industrial, with lots of wood and a stone fireplace coupled with exposed pipes and brushed metal. It works. The bar has a chalkboard showing what beers are available.
As for the beers, Deschutes offers a sampler for $7.50 and you can pick which beers you want. The menu seemed to be pretty up to date as far as what beers were available. Not surprisingly all the beers are well-made, and they run the gamut from Organic Amber to a Black IPA to the Porter and everything in between. My favorite beer of the trip was the Jubelale 2010 on draught on the second visit.
The server at lunch was knowledgeable on their beers and even gave recommendations on brewpubs in the Mt Hood area where we were visiting a couple days later. Any suggestions are welcome on a first visit to Portland where you canít swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery/brewpub.
The food at Deschutes is solid. My "gyro" burger and my wifeís burger were both really good.
Overall this place definitely needs to be at the top of anyoneís "to-visit" list on a Portland trip.