Deschutes Brewery & Public House - Portland

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Portland Public House

Our Pub’s distinct Northwest style brings a taste of Central Oregon to the heart of Portland and is a popular destination for great beer, delicious food and a relaxed urban atmosphere.

The brew pub’s 26 taps feature Deschutes mainstays plus a selection of seasonal and experimental beers developed and brewed on site exclusively for the Portland pub by our brewers.

Led by Executive Chef Jill Ramseier, our talented culinary team creates classic pub food taken to the next level. Matching our brewers’ passion, they create dishes from scratch with the best possible local ingredients.

Love our food but want to eat at home? We’ve partnered with CAVIAR, a delivery service that will bring fresh food from our pub to your home.
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CD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and of course delicious Beer

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Deschutes before heading to a Blazers game. We were pleased with a great dining experience down town. The only off putting part of our visit was being approached for spare change on our way in AND on our way out of the restaurant by a loitering citizen.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food even better beer

AR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Ambience and rustic deco were nice. Drink selection not varied for non-beer drinkers. Spicy chicken and waffles were more chicken drowned in buffalo sauce. Server was horrible and inattentive.

MN
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large party- great service

CJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Good for big groups and families. Menu is on smaller side. Our group thought the burgers were great but also on small side. Kids loved the house root beer.

c
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was simply the best, wish I had caught his name. He noticed it was my fiances birthday and went above and beyond with just a simple candle and a free beer. Can't beat that. Small menu and a bit pricey for what you get but we would definitely be back. Thanks again!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands favorite brewery and it was great for Valentine’s Day dinner.

LW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I mean, we WERE able to get a reservation for Valentine's Day, but my Coho salmon was dry and rubbery, and the dill spaetzle was kinda like damp then dried breadcrumbs (maybe it's supposed to be this way?). My friend had a burger that he enjoyed. I should try again on another night (as this place has a lovely reputation). But I would never get the salmon again.

CA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here before going to the Armory at least a dozen times a year. Always great food and beer! The interior is beautiful with lots of carved wood.

1
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend from Texas came into town and we thought this would be a great place to take her. We were not disappointed.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

KB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but a limited menu. The focus is on the beers but overall, a great place for good beer, food and friends.

MM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good. The food was excellent. The price was within reason.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Helpful waitstaff. We were visiting from out of town but will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better beer

G
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A get together with family members who were part of a group on town for a bar Mitzvah

LK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , many beer choices. Gluten friendly. I kept wanting those delicious looking soft pretzels being served around us. But, our food was great too.

t
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great location for a small bite with great ales on tab. Conveniently located in downtown Portland very close to Portland Center Stage in the Armory.

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable date night! Very quick service and the food was delicious! We did beer flights which were a really nice way to become more familiar with the menu. We started with the appetizer board and then my husband had the pub burger and I the Crab roll. Normally would have not picked the crab roll, but I am so glad I did it was delicious!

M
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted vegetable salad was great. I added chicken which was also very tasty. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Great dinner! Will go back

OT
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We arrived to a noisy and
Crowded atmosphere, there seemed to be adequate staffing, however, the time between the greeting by the waiter and the delivery of both food and drinks seemed longish.
That being said, we would go back.

AV
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre-play celebration spot! We had a great time. The table for 10 is a little tight for 10, however

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was slow and inattentive, salad was overdressed, bloody Mary was terrible (FYI the beer is not a chaser, it’s in the drink). Overall very disappointed and we won’t be back anytime soon.

S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deschutes is a must--creative and delicious craft beers with equal attention to creative and delicious food. Moreover, the servers are almost always friendly, competent, and knowledgeable. And the ambience could not be more appropriate. Expert hand carving contributes to a unique Oregonian feel.

JH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time there! Our server was great and the food was very good!

b
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

To he honest, my recommendation is based solely on the garlic fries at this point. We were at Deschutes 3 years ago and was so excited to be back and enjoy their burgers and brews. We were disappointed by the food to be honest and it wasn't great value. We would prob go back for the fries or appies but not dinner. Service was good despite a packed Saturday night! Handled an incorrect order efficiently but no offer to discount meal and only remade part of the meal.

SO
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was amazing! Would totally recommend to anyone!

RS
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The whole dining experience can be summed up by the arrogant server who, when I asked for a cup of decaf coffee, responded, "this is a brewery not a coffee shop, we don't have decaf coffee." This set the tone for the evening. Is it that outrageous to ask for a cup of decaf coffee in a full service restauarnt?

Deschutes Brewery & Public House - Portland
Responded on October 31, 2019

That is totally unacceptable! I will reach out to you - thank you for providing your email address. Kitra Musick - General Manager

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RP
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. The crab salad was wonderful as was the bread that came with it. The pork over grits was also delicious. My husband loved the beer. Good service.

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place I ate at 6-7 years ago and remembered fondly. I came back for a quick trip as we passed through town and was blown away, just as good, maybe better. Food is out of this world, not just your average pub fare. Just amazing. Very loud and busy even on a Thursday so I was very happy I had a reservation.

TF
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were just going for a work lunch, (no beer), so maybe this review isn't your typical patrons.
The atmosphere and service were good, no complaints.

What did surprise me and the other 3 guests were the lack of any healthy type proteins or dishes.
It felt like 80% of the menu was red meat. Could really use more variety in the menu.
Otherwise a nice lunch.

P
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really enjoy their beer and casual dining experience.

PN
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great variety and stellar service!! What a great place to visit

HD
New England
59 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to great beer (I recommend the pale ale), the food was wonderful (crab roll and chicken and waffles). The marionberry cobbler with cream cheese ice cream was the star, however!

BR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very, very disappointed. I took two business guests from China for what I hoped would be an evening to showoff a local restaurant. The food was OK, but I was embarrassed by the incredibly poor service. Our waitress was surly and conveyed, very clearly, that she really wasn't interested in providing service or answering our questions about the beer and the food. I had to apologize to my guests for her behavior.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House - Portland
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Bryan, I'm truly sorry to hear about your experience. I was able to determine the server you had that evening and I assure you I will be following up with her. That is definitely not how we train our employees to serve our guests. If you want to give us another chance I would love to have you join us again with a complimentary gift card for the trouble. Thank you very much for letting us know about your experience so we can make sure it doesn't happen again. Sincerely, Kitra Musick, GM

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MP
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about Deschutes is to love. We visit every time we visit Portland.
Unfortunately, the beloved pretzel with cheese ,this time, and we visited twice, was lacking.
Not enough cheese and not "broiled" enough.
Hope it was a glitch. We commented.
No problem. Will go again and order again.

RD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and attentive service. Only down side is noise levels are so high, difficult to converse and hear what is being said.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter got 2 dishes wrong!

C
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Service was really lame but food was fine. Not as good as it used to be. Felt a bit like we were just. A number..... nonetheless we came and are and left satisfied.