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Clear Creek Distillery

2389 Northwest Wilson, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)
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Ranked #33 of 130 activities in Portland
Type: Breweries
Most recent review
- Dec 29, 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you are into fruit spirits this is a must. I was invited for a tasting and was happy to go, this is incredible. Steve gave us a complete tour and shared what it takes to make a Top shelf Spirit. Clear Creek has many different Spirits, My personal favorite is the Oregon Cranberry, the Pear is a very close... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

I've been meaning to get here for many years and finally made time today, boy am I glad I did and boy am I disappointed it took me so long. I was welcomed to the tasting room by none other than the owner Steve who founded Clear Creek in 1985 having enjoyed eau d' vie when spending time in Europe... More

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Bend, OR
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147 reviews 147 reviews
26 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Making a visit to the tasting room to try and buy more varieties of Clear Creek products than the too few available at our local liquor store was at the top of our "to do when next in Portland" list. In Portland for a few days last week, off we went to Clear Creek. Highly recommend their products, turning up... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Really interesting things going on here! Craft spirits from locally grown fruits. Friendly and informed staff. I would advise to try the Douglas Fir Eau de Vie, it really grows on you! Great time!

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Kirkland, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you like craft distilleries, a visit to Clear Creek is a worthwhile excursion. They make many kinds of spirits from local Oregon fruits. I have tried this myself with fruit from my backyard, and they provide a gold standard to shoot for. Good to go with several people, as you can only taste five (state regulation), so with more... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of brandies and liquors from their distillery. Some are sweet, some dry, and it was a nice experience. Doesn't last past a half hour, and is a nice change of pace. I would advise to skip the Pine flavor infused brandy, but the others, especially the pear were decent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time doing something different, liquor tasting at 10am is always good! I wish I could remember the name of the woman who gave us the tutorial of the products that they make because she was informative and nice to visit with. We left with two delicious bottles of liquore and will look for their beverages when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We dropped by the distillery to pick up some eau to vie for a friend, and ended up sampling a wide range of liqueurs and grappas. We not only learned a great deal, we acquired some interesting items and had a wonderful time. A bit out of the way, but a stop not to be missed when visiting Portland.

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I stopped by here one afternoon. They have some excellent brandies and eaux de vie. Free samples of some nice liquors including a Marc de Gewürztraminer that I tried that was as good as some I had in Germany a few years ago. I bought a few bottles while I was there. The woman that was working the tasting room... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Clear Creek Distillary was started by Steve McCarthy to help his pear growing faamily in Hood River. He started the Pear eau d'vie with a Pear-in-the-Bottle by placing bottles over tiny pears in the orchard. He opened a distillery in NW Portland (recently moved to the NW Industrial area), and soon had a line of prized distilled spirits. He cooperated... More

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