Deschutes Brewery – Portland

Mom and I had time to visit Powell’s City of Books and have lunch before getting on the Coast Starlight train. With recommendations from the hotel and from the very friendly book clerk who shipped our many books, we went directly to Deschutes Brewery from Powell’s.

They gave mom a sample to taste and she chose the Chainbreaker White IPA. I went with their house made root beer and ginger ale. The ginger ale could use some ginger but the root beer had a lovely bite.

We started with the pretzel. The cheese sauce was Monterey Jack with cream cheese with a rim of stone ground mustard. The pretzel was hot and yeasty and salty and we ordered another one to go!

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And, of course, I forgot to take the picture before we started eating it.

For the main meal, I went with the daily special BBQ brisket. The meat was juicy and tender and it was served on a brewery baked bun. The pub fries were cooked to perfection.

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The service was excellent – helpful in describing the brews and the menu and getting things to us quickly.

I would definitely recommend this brew pub.

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