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Deschutes Brewery

210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2929
+1 503-296-4906
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Ranked #41 of 3,545 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fusing a distinct Northwest and classic Scottish Pub feel, this Pearl District destination has become a convivial gathering spot of beer and food lovers since its 2008 opening. The brew pub's 18 taps feature Deschutes mainstays plus a selection of seasonal and experimental beers developed and brewed on site exclusively for the Portland pub by brewer Ben Kehs. Executive Chef Jill Ramseier heads the kitchen team, crafting classic pub food taken to the next level. Jill matches our brewer's passion, creating dishes from scratch with the best possible local ingredients.
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Central California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I went to Deschutes on what must have been one of their busiest nights EVER! I believe they were celebrating their 25th or 26th anniversary on top of a Timbers home game. With that said, we slithered our way to the bar (to avoid the 2 hour table wait,) scored two barstools and proceeded to have some... More

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We showed up at 7pm with 7 people in our party and we expected to have a very long wait. We were pleasantly surprised when our table was ready in about 20 minutes! We tried many different beers and ordered numerous appetizers before ordering our entrees. Our server was awesome! I wish I could remember his name! He was friendly,... More

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Fresno, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Deschutes Brewery rates near the top of my list for breweries in Portland. I admit I'm partial to there IPA's but they also have a great menu. I ate lunch there one day (good burger) and dinner (steak and frites) on my birthday, the waitress even bought me a beer! Another advantage is the trolley stops and picks you up... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Obviously. But as a beer lover, the limited amount of time I spent at this brewpub was more than enough to convince me. Portland has many microbreweries and the staff at this one were happy to show us where the competition was located, which to me is very special. I had the Classic Six taster, with varying beers, all brewed... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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446 reviews 446 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very cool beer pub in a converted garage. Atmosphere is great and they even brew most of the beers on site. Huge selection of brews on tap and the sampler is a great way to try out a bunch. The beer is seriously delicious, no wonder its regarded as starting the microbrewery movement. The food was also pretty good. I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Deschutes has such a reputation you'll likely wait for a table. For some reason, I ended up here twice in Portland. Had a nice bowl of chili ($9!) first time; second time, salmon tacos ($19!),which were good, but way too much food for one diner. I liked the Twilight Summer Ale though. Come here for a beer and appetizer. I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pint of beer is $5 and delicious! Food is pricier than expected with beer cheaper than expected. You must get the brewery pretzel with creamy white cheese!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Although the Deschutes beer is starting to be available in the Midwest, going to Deschutes has been a right of passage for me when I go to Portland. Casual dining with great beers. Love the Black Butte Porter. This time I ordered a cheese board and it was nicely presented with cheese varieties, nuts, watermelon rinds and flatbreads. Yum!

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family had dinner at Deschutes Brewery while visiting Portland. It's a busy place, even on a Monday night! It was a really warm evening and we were seated outside, but it wasn't too bad. The outside tables are in the shade and it was great for people-watching. My kids and husband had really good burgers.Hubby and I each had... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Food good. Beer excellent. Service brilliant. Atmosphere? This is heaven. No hesitation in going back. A must visit when going to Portland.

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