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Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Active Beers: 121
Beer Ratings: 6,554
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
phone: (503) 296-0110
Mon-Sat 11:30am - 10pm
Sun 11:30am - 9pm
Mon-Fri 4pm -11pm
Sat 10am - 11pm
Sun 10am - 10pm
(Place added by: sinistersteve)
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Reviews by Floydster:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I do not even know where to start with this place, Drake and I were complaining about how long of a rail/bus ride it was from where we were staying in Portland but none of that mattered by the time we left here, just to give an overview of what this place is like, the eating area and bar is upstairs, the brewing area is downstairs with a den-style bar outside of it as well, they sell bottles of Cuvee, Apricot, Blackberry, Kriek, Vine, and Sang Royal currently, they have an awesome outdoor area with a bunch of tables, grass area, and barbeque pit, you cannot beat the atmosphere here, I will start off by saying that Ron and Curtis are two of the funnest brewers to be around of all time, as well as being very generous and inviting, we got here around 11:30 am and did not leave until well after 6:00 pm, that is saying a lot for how short of a time slot we had for the trip, this was hands down my favorite beer stop in Oregon, and perhaps ever, I went here with the expectation of trying a new beer or two, not a couple dozen, Ron came out of the brewing area to greet us, then we sat down at a small bar and some of the famed Mouton Rouge, great sour by the way, we started talking and soon realized that his daughter goes to the same very small school Drake and I graduated from, quite the coincidence, we had a few more beers there including a Belgian porter called Bain de Brugge and then Vienna Delight, then we "angered" Ron and he took us into the barrel room where over one hundred and thirty oak beasts currently reside, plans for three hundred total in the future, we grab a snifter and start tasting stuff straight from the wood, one of only a few times I have ever done this anywhere and it was simply awesome, we tried several things that have not been released yet and might not ever will, after that we made our way into the freezing cold storage room where I tried my favorite beer of the whole trip called Gold Yeller, wow that is an amazing sour and will sure wow people when it is released, we had some other great things in there like Nightfall and their Saison as well, later on we went outside and talked about our beer experiences and opened some vintages of his Apricot and Vlad the Impaler which I had enjoyed previously at last year's Strong Ale Festival in Carlsbad, later on we went back inside and had a bottle of a 2005 vintage barleywine that Drake and Ron had grabbed out of their storage room, we had a few more beers and some food, talked some more, and then were on our way, I could not even believe what we were able to see and do here, their beer is absolutely amazing and it frustrates me that it does not get the respect it deserves yet, give it time though as people will start to figure out how good this stuff really is, they do not use brettanomyces in their beer but the lacto they use gets better results in my opinion, it is also easier to work with and allows to experiment more and more, I expect huge things from this brewery in the future and hope I can keep in touch with these guys, I can go on and on and on about how much of a blast IO had at this place, do yourself a favor and pay them a visit
06-05-2009 00:24:57 |
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More by jaydoc
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of the last breweries I tried before flying home and I must say, it is the best in town. That is saying much because there are like a million of them around. Their sours are amazing and a must try. If I had more time , i would come back and try everything they have on tap. If you have time, check it out, you wouldn't regret it.
09-04-2013 06:14:40 |
More by Charliechu
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited on a sunny Friday June day. Big garage door was open with full picnic tables in front. Our server gave us a great description of sour beers, very insightful. On each visit to the table he was happy to answer questions and give advice for our next round of samples. I'm not a big fan of sours, but if anyone is representing the style properly, this is the place; they have a big variety on tap all made right here. A good selection of regular beers as well, don't start with the sours they'll ruin your palate for the regular brews. We didn't order food, there's just a small selection of appetizers, 3 sandwiches and 3 salads on the menu, so don't plan on satisfying a big appetite.
06-15-2013 02:11:40 |
More by dmorgan310
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Finally had a chance to stop in here 2 Sep 2012 as part of the almost never ending (despite the best intentions of interlopers) CA-OR beer tour Aug-Sep 2012 edition.
Restaurant upstairs, bar down. Sparsely occupied early Sunday evening. Was nice of them to switch the TV, but service was slow otherwise.
Three things to add: the tasters were shot sized and $2, seemed a bit pricey; food was kind of average; staff happy to switch TV from golf to BU-SMU football game.
Original review 31 Jan 2012:
Did not stop in here in person, but I ordered several bottles from here for A's birthday a while back. While in transit, one of the bottles was compromised; the cork failed and leaked about half the beer out.
I called and left a message about the state of the bottle that I had received. The owner got back to me within a day. I had ordered the last of one of the apricot vintages (that was the damaged bottle), and they could not replace it exactly. So he suggested that I wait a few weeks and offered a Vlad or Burbonic in exchange. I picked the Vlad, but they graciously sent both to me. Beer was reasonably priced but shipping was a bit expensive.
Great customer service and great beers, I can't wait to stop in here in person the next time I'm in Portland.
01-31-2012 03:36:48 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
One of the musts of my visit to Portland, the beers did not disappoint... as the reviews here can attest. This was around noon on a Sunday so many people weren't there. The place had a rustic vibe to it. Service at the upper level bar was ok, but the guy on the lower level was exemplary, giving me a beer after a visit and even offering to photograph me in the brewery. I didn't try any food there because I had to hit a Burgerville up the street. I was told of the Barrelhouse downtown and would probably visit there before this, especially on a Tuesday night when they run specials. Note: same beers, no condemnation of the place, just a better taste of the city and of the beers.
11-13-2011 07:24:55 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Overall Raccoon Lodge is a decent place to grab a bite and beer. It's rather large and tends to cater to a broad range of clientele, not just the beer lovers. You'll bump into a lot of kids upstairs.
I prefer the downstairs bar. Good selection of beer. Good food with some vegetarian options as well.
Service downstairs was nice. The staff is friendly and appears knowledgeable.
Of note: The cascade barrel house is a far superior location with a greater variety of beer, better service, and much more knowledgeable staff.
08-28-2011 21:44:07 |
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