This place was absolutely packed and that added to a lively ambiance. Service at the bar and the table was prompt, quick, and well deserving of a nice tip. The Bretterweiss on tap was amazing. Food was excellent. I don’t recall what I ate (unfortunately their website doesn’t have a menu), but it was quite delicious and I’d definitely eat there again. This place is right down the street from Powell’s bookstore. My girlfriend had the Abyss on nitro.
Enjoyed a sampler tray here after spending several hours in Powell’s books - damn, that place is huge! - anyway, this is a nice spot - homey, log-cabin-esque interior - high ceilings and hardwood everything - a little piece of rustic mountain cabin in the middle of Portland - many of the standard Deschutes brews, plus about 8 taproom exclusives - friendly and attentive staff - food is fairly good (I had some lamb sausage) - prices on the beers are good, but the food is a little steep - a very solid spot.
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 Deschutes’ more experimental, bigger beers were mostly not on tap. Still, good opportunity to sample some of their brewpub-only concoctions. Worth the visit if you’re in the area.
Very nice place inside, much larger than most brewpubs. Still, it’s 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 can’t say that I had a bad experience, whatsoever. It just wasn’t 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 you’ve had all of their beer offerings, you’re going for the atmosphere, and the few special beers that you can get here and nowhere else.
A real hoppin’ 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. I’ve drank Deschutes for many years now so It was nice to get to the brewery. Their sampler was one of the best I’ve 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.
Couldn’t 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 doesn’t really allow for chatting with the staff, but it’s well worth anyone’s 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 off’s. 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.