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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
4500 SE Stark St
phone: (503) 232-8538
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 105 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you didn't know its neighbor next door had been there for some 30 years, you'd think this was one of those "chicken or the egg" kind of things. Did the kind beer store set up shop next to the killer pub or vice versa? Yes, the Horse Brass Pub located all the way through that door over there was here first, and they really compliment each other wonderfully. Had a great beer at the pub, I wonder if I can get that in a store, there you go...
It's really a great little beer store stocking a few hundred bottles. It's strangely deceptive in that the floor stock spread out across the floor units and wall mounted slelves is only one of each bottle, and then the staff grabs you what you need from coolers beyond your view. They hold a similar Belgian collection to that of that other beer store we visited in town just a few hours earlier, but less in American micros and world imports. Still, a very good selection of the regional goods from the Pacific states, and extending the long arm of far reaching micros. A small sign indicated that they were out Hoegaarden. "Oh no, whatever will I do?" remarked Phil mockingly alarmed. Ofttimes, he's a little smartass.
The rest of the store holds English goods and provisions. Biscuits & shortbread, dry food mixes, puddings, jams, preserves, teas, toffees, mustards, marmalades, sweets & confections; all the cool cadbury candies we can't get here. Jon was all silly over some version of the Kit Kat bar you can't get here in the states. They also sell hats, shirts, glasses and most important just now, mugs & tokens for the Oregon Beer Festival. Service is up to snuff and really has to be so, because they do all the running to get you your beer. Good store, nicely marked by the London Underground style sign out front.
09-10-2006 17:11:22 |
More by slander
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well holy crap. I call up the Rogue public house to check their hours and as for a good beer store in town. I'm directed here, assured that I will find just about anything I want. Damn right.
This place reminds me of a small gift shop, which isn't too far off I suppose. Probably about 7-10 rows of local micros and import singles line the back wall as you walk in. Two Jeroboams sit on the end of the counter, St. Feuillian Triple and something else...high double digits. Keep walking. Ciders to your left on the center island and meads across on the other side.
Now on to business. You've got all your local CA breweries (well not all, but a lot of them) on the left along with a good variety of other micros. Down to the right there is an amazing selection of imported beers, lots of Belgians.
Pick out which ones you want and try and remember all of them as you list them off the the guy at the counter who then travels into the back and snags them out of the cooler. Quick and efficient? Not so much, but cheers to almost guaranteed quality.
I'd most definatley stop by again if I ever (hopefully I do) make it back to Portland again. Did overhear that this place will be picking up and moving to a different location with some on-premise features. That could not hut.
06-01-2006 19:48:10 |
More by Skidz
District of Columbia
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visiting my cousin in Portland and he knew I was a fan of beer, so I was directed here. At first glance it looks small, with a strange assortment of international foods on the wall and bottles in the corner, but upon closer inspection I found one of the best selections I've found in the US. There is a big concentration of West Coast breweries, but also an amazing selection of hard-to-find (Des Rocs Imperial Tripel) and discontinued (St Feuillien Tripel) Belgian beers. The service is terrific as well. The owner takes you around and tells you how its organized, but this is easy to do on your own as its only single bottles on the floor (the rest is kept in the back) with prices clearly marked. He is great at giving suggestions too. What a great place!
01-09-2006 21:51:16 |
More by Toddv29424
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Decided to make a trek to this place the other day, its about an hour and a half drive from where I am. After getting lost twice and calling them and asking for directions, I finally arrived. They have a nice list going on their website for what all they have although I do wish it was kept a little more up to date, a couple of the ones that had caught my eye were out of stock. I really liked their system of write down what you want on a pad of paper and when your ready they fetch it all for ya. They had a really nice selection of imported beers, and micro's that arent available closer to home. The guy working there was quite helpful with some suggestions on what to try. Overall I found them to be a great store, not necessarily worth making a long trip for, but if your in the area, it really is worth the stop for the selection.
01-02-2006 09:18:49 |
More by Iguana
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Belmont Station presented a damned fine if somewhat West-Coast-centric selection. The set-up was rather intelligent for a small space - one beer of each type in stock out on the shelf with a price tag, with the bulk in the back (in refridgeration) where the helpful and knowledgable clerk would fetch what you wanted. Decent prices too. My only complaint would be that it's a bit weak on the Belgian side of things, but the bottles of 2001 Rogue RIS will silence me pretty quickly...
Note: ultra-convenient location for beer tourism - right next to the Horse Brass...
03-27-2005 03:11:46 |
More by Crotor
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Stopped by this bottle shop after attending the Holiday Ale Festival this past weekend. It has one of the best selections of regional, national and import beers that I have ever seen. Picked up way to much for the trip home, including a number of Barleywines and other winter warmers.The staff was extremely helpful and quickly put our selection together. I was very pleased to see all the beers are kept refridgerated and protected from light. If anyone is ever in Portland, they must add this to their list of places to go.
12-07-2004 15:47:57 |
More by NVbeer
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Ahhh, I got to pick up all the fun stuff I can't get on the East Coast. Moose Drool, Terminal Gravity IPA (yes, now by the sixpack,) Black Butte Porter, even a Governator, just for fun (I'll only drink it if he becomes President.) Impressive selection of other stuff too, lots of Belgians, British, domestics. Pricing was fair, a bit on the high side I thought for Portland but then again I guess I'm spoiled with distributor prices back home. Service was great, the setup (you pick off the shelf, they make a list and then bring it out) definitely works to their advantage, as you can rack up a trunkfull without realizing it. Lots of gifts, glassware, bar towels and snacks as well, overall a really cool place. Plus it doesn't hurt to be next to my favorite pub in Portland.
Note: Too bad I didn't have room in my suitcase for that 1.5 of Leviathan. Damn.
11-28-2004 23:10:07 |
More by PopeJonPaul
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
A beautiful bottle shop attached to the Horse Brass pub.
Most everything is offered by the single, so expect to pay more if you're looking to pick up by the six or 12. But why would you: oodles of PacNW and left-coast brews, most notably Bear Republic, Moylan's, Bridgeport, Full Sail, Rogue, Lagunitas, and tons o' English brew. It makes sense; the decor is decidedly anglo.
There are plenty of gems to be found as well, it was the first time i'd ever seen any Victory beers, and there was a good selection of DFH as well. The prices are relatively decent, but there are always alot of good specials to be had.
The guy working the counter was from my homestate and had a great demeanor and knowledge of his products. A winner.
Oh yeah, and the English swag was great too - tons of foodstuffs i've never seen this side of London.
11-09-2004 00:01:25 |
More by GreenWBush
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I always make a stop at Belmont Station and Horse Brass when I am in Portland, and never have been disappointed. Yes, John's Market has more beers, but the storage of beers in the back cooler insures freshness. Also the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
I recently noticed that some of the beer is of the collectable/archiveable variety. Fish brewing Leviathan and Poseidan (in 1.5L) were from 2002 (not made in 2003). Some of the belgians are also older (read better and more balanced).
To quote the Beastie Boys, this is one place you need to "Ch-check it out."
10-25-2004 15:46:25 |
More by damjadi
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3
A cool hole in the wall kind of place on Belmont, next to a good pub. Nice selection of beer! Not nearly good as John's Marketplace in Multnomah Village, but still pretty good. They focus on the more popular beers (popular with domestic/imported beer lovers- not swill drinkers) instead of having everything. Fun selection of British candy. Certainly worth checking out.
10-02-2003 00:23:02 |
More by HiroProtagonist
Belmont Station in Portland, OR
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