John’s Marketplace

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Beers At John’s Marketplace

NameABVEntered
Southern Tier Cherry Gose - Imperial Sour Ale8.3%1/6/2018
Evil Twin / Westbrook Maple Bourbon BA Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break10.5%12/17/2017
Boulevard Snow & Tell6.3%12/10/2017
Breakside Pilsner5.2%11/18/2017
Block 15 Sticky Hands IPA - The Hop Experience Ale 8.13%11/16/2017
Fremont Lush IPA7%11/16/2017
pFriem Extra Pale Ale6.5%11/14/2017
Breakside What Rough Beast6.8%11/14/2017
pFriem IPA7.2%11/13/2017
pFriem Dank IPA7.8%11/13/2017
Breakside IPA6.8%11/13/2017
Breakside Wanderlust IPA6.7%11/13/2017
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla11.9%9/30/2017
Unibroue Éphémère Sureau (Elderberry)5.5%9/28/2017
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/3)10.5%9/24/2017
Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb5.2%9/23/2017
Hair of the Dog Matt12.5%9/17/2017
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%9/16/2017
Santiam Pirate Stout7.9%8/27/2017
Crux PCT Porter5.5%8/27/2017
Three Magnets Brass Froggy8.2%8/25/2017
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale9%8/24/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: The Sixth Glass Quadrupel10.2%6/10/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Tell-Tale Tart6.2%6/9/2017
Dogfish Head Fort18%6/7/2017
21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA7.75%6/6/2017
Ordnance Bläckfisk Imperial Stout9.5%6/2/2017
Deschutes The Dissident11.4%5/30/2017
Logsdon ZuurPruim7.2%5/29/2017
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale9%5/21/2017
Speakeasy Betrayal8.2%5/7/2017
Victory 21st Birthday IPA6.1%4/23/2017
Gigantic / Three Floyds Axes of Evil6%4/23/2017
Alesong Rhino Suit12.2%4/9/2017
Occidental Hefeweizen4.5%3/16/2017
Smog City The Nothing10%1/29/2017
Full Sail IPApaya6.2%1/16/2017
Sound Kanacitra5.5%1/11/2017
Crooked Stave L'Brett d'Or7%1/9/2017
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5%)8.5%1/6/2017


78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter  (124) Corbett, Oregon | September 18, 2014
I’ve visited John’s Marketplace a few times over the years whenever I’m in town. Since the last time I visited they’ve let the beer and wine take over more of the store. The grocery section: gone. They have more beer in refrigeration, good. Their international selection is incredible. Lots of Belgians to choose from, lots of Oregon and California. Go get lost in the aisles of beer.
70
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bvc  (103) Washington | August 16, 2014
Used to come here back in the middle to late 2000 when you could find old bottles of stuff like Fantome and Cantillon on the shelf regularly. Those days are gone and these days you find old beer on the shelf and usually stuff that shouldn’t be like Pilsner or IPA. These days with other top quality bottle shops in town, not worth the drive out from downtown IMO.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Odysseyalien  (15) New Jersey | May 12, 2014
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic  (113) Portland, Oregon | January 5, 2014
A pretty weird spot with a massive selection. The prices are pretty good but I’d be wary of freshness here. The staff are knowledgeable but pretty creepy. Much like the building itself. Didn’t eat or anything.
86
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Gription79  (53) Bountiful, Utah | January 4, 2014
The place looks like a crappy little super market, but it has one of the best beer selections we’ve ever seen. Decent prices, and a mind numbing variety to choose from. We <3 John’s.
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow  (87) Seattle, Washington | December 29, 2013
John’s marketplace is basically an oversized, brightly lit if a bit run-down convenience store. If Bottleworks is Seattle’s version of Belmont Station, North Star Beer Market is Seattle’s version of Johns Marketplace. Cases and cases of west coast options, some hard to find. A much bigger selection of Belgians than I’ve seen elsewhere in Portland. You get the sense that by hunting through the dusty back shelves you might find some interesting rarities -- but it’s not clear how appropriate the conditions would have been for aging over time.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brentv  (31) Portland, Oregon | November 19, 2013
John’s Marketplace is a huge place packed with beer. If all or even most of their offerings were available in 12 ounce bottles, I’d give full credit for selection. Most of their bottles are bombers, and while they have many hundreds if not well over a thousand beers, I’m not always sharing a bottle and don’t want a bomber. Many excellent beers here. For the bottles they do have as 12-ouncers, you can buy them as singles or make your own 6-pack for a 5% discount.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
ahanova33  (1) Sequim, Washington | October 25, 2013
I LOVE this store! They have many kinds of beers from everywhere. I favor Czech beers and I can get them in kegs to go!
82
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
raphael  (87) Portland, Oregon | August 4, 2013
It’s an old grocery store that’s overfilled with beer, wine and groceries. How they fit so much in such a tight space is beyond me. Top international selection in town. Fair price. knowledgeable and friendly peops
62
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83  (111) Portland, Oregon | July 25, 2013
How do you rate John’s? It’s like a fat girl who’s also rich. Selection is huge, but half of it is undrinkable. Prices are fair, but the place is a complete dive. (It has the smell of a cellar, and I don’t mean that in a positive way.) I typically get decent service if I ask, but I also think I’ve been lied to on a number of occasions when I’m told they don’t know what beer I’m talking about. I dunno, I’ll stop in once in awhile because it’s on my way to a friend’s house, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you can go elsewhere.
20
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 1/20
3fourths  (1571) Boulder, Colorado | July 8, 2013| Updated November 1, 2013
I have now given up on John’s after so many visits through the years. The selection is vast but nearly all bottles are stored WARM on shelves and out in the LIGHT. I see a lot of old releases collecting dust, and the sight of green Saison Dupont bottles sitting out in such a bright environment makes me shiver. I walked out without spending any money because I can’t risk throwing it away on bottles in such bad shape. And in a town like Portland, there are so, so many other options where the beer is kept cold, out of light, and stock is rotated at a good pace. Scroll past.

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