So good, my server was very knowledgeable on celiac requirements. He checked with the sous chef before letting me put in my order. The sous chef ensured he would take care of it.. and he did, no problems! I will definitely be back for the bacon jam burger with gf fried fries.
I explained my burger needs to be gluten free, so they served me a patty with spring salad topped on it, they forgot the condiments on my burger as well. I was confused and tried talking with the waiter. He told me after the fact that they don’t have gluten free buns and they don’t do lettuce wraps. Over priced for what you get and zero communication between the staff. No apologies either, just a take it or leave it attitude.
gluten free beer, IPA. really good. no dedicated fryers or spaces. gets pretty busy, i’m not 100% sure i would trust it unless you’re getting something simple like a salad. three stars because i don’t like when places label things that are GF when they’re really not.
Great gluten free options. Had the pub burger and it was delicious!
They accommodate food allergies. I called to ask about their menu and they put the chef on the phone. He said he would accommodate my daughter’s peanut, tree nut, and wheat allergies. She ordered the ribeye with mashed potatoes and fried green beans. We also ordered the pork and grits. Everything had great flavor! So good! My husband loved the beer choice our waiter recommended. This place is awesome and the atmosphere was so relaxed.
They DO have a dedicated fryer per my server today! The fries with manchengo and aioli were delicious. I had a cider and the burrata and beets salad - the granola croutons were left off. Great food and great service.
House made GF bread? Yes!! Elk burger is outstanding. Staff is amazing, knowledgeable, honest! No, they don't have a GF fryer but every server tells you that right away. Props for honesty and knowledge. Not celiac friendly. Beer is amazing!
I wish they would bring back the gf ale. Not an ipa fan. EDITED TO UPDATE: I feel they used to be safe and ever since about a year or two ago, they have changed their menu and food handling practices in terms of shared fryer, etc. I only will drink the beer now with extreme caution and since there are other safer, GF breweries in town, there is no reason to go there unless your there with out of town folks. Bummer! I deleted the part about being yummy and celiac safe. I’m sure it’s still yummy, but way too busy for safe celiac measures.
Great drink options. 2 ciders and GF IPA. I was really disappointed that they no longer have a separate fryer. Cannot get Pig Wings, French Fries, anything fried :(. Please please get a separate frylator
A lot of GF options for both food and drink. Server was very knowledgeable of allergy list and double checked everything with the chef.
Very little I could eat (they managed to give me a steak with kale chips on the side, that's it.) Also had the gluten free beer. I got VERY sick. Don't know if it was the food or the beer... they make the beer around a bunch of gluteny beers, so I'm sure it's not 100% safe. Will never eat here again!
They share fryers.. had mashed potatoes..have gf beer on tap and cider
FYI: there's no longer a dedicated fryer.
I have celiac disease and my wife and I have eaten here more times than I can count. Awesome burgers, fries and a sorghum beer that is great. always awesome service. never have had a reaction. Love this place!!
I've gone here three times. The first two times went great, but the last was during a very busy night and I got very ill. Celiacs take caution when it's crowded.
I have Celiac disease and ate at the Pearl Deschutes brewery with no issues. Our waiter was knowledgeable about cross-contamination and told me their cooks are too. They have a separate fryer and a few good GF beer options.
Was nervous given we went on a busy Saturday night and it's a brewery! Experience was excellent. Waiter very knowledgeable and kind. My daughter who is very sensitive did not get sick. We ordered very simply- burger with no sauces and plain fries.
gluten free IPA, mid rare burger with amazing bread, fries, good service. happiness.
The best steak frites - and a dedicated fryer
Several gluten free options. Their gf bun was great. Super soft. They had GF Groundbreaker IPA #5 on draft as well as a cider made in their main brewery. Both were great. The waitress was great at helping with questions. Ate here two nights. Would go back again!!!!
Meh. I was hear 4 years ago and it's more or less the same. They offer gluten free bread for your sandwich/burger and that's fine. They didn't have any gluten free beer (just cider). The food was ok and service was ok. I'd recommend trying one of the many many other places with gf options that Portland has to offer.
One of my best GF meals ever! Server was super knowledgable. Highly recommend.
Best gluten-free beer ever! My favorite place to eat in Portland. Super yummy burgers and fries (try the garlic ones). And super yummy desserts. Try the GF peanut butter icebox pie. Also very kid friendly.
Love the choices. They even had a GF crusted bread like a baguette. I had the elk burger on a GF bun. Super good bread and salad. Great GF beer. Awesome.
Celiac friendly and great food! The gf beer on tap is a dedicated gf tap line, so no cross contamination! I also appreciated how CELIAC aware the staff is.
I have been told by several servers there that there fryer is not a dedicated gluten free fryer but "gluten burns off at such a high heat so it's safe." That is not how it works and could make someone with celiac severely sick!! They may have other things that are safer but I have to give them 1 star for the misinformation they are passing on!
Great food!!! I have celiac and didn't get sick afterwards. I order a burger and the bread was really good (I think they make it in house)! So much better than any gluten free bun you can buy at a store!
Gluten free beer was great! I had the grill cheese and tomato soup! So good!
More stars!! Loved this place is incredible and reliable, they understand!
celiac friendly! knowledgeable and helpful wait staff for dietary restrictions, especially celiac. the kitchen and cooks followed through, I was not gluten'd.
Had a huge GF menu and a delicious GF beer in on tap! They have a disclaimer about the kitchen being open-air so cross contamination is a possibility but that is true at any kitchen that's not 100% GF and the waiter took extra care (beer came with a special rubber band around it to identify). As a highly sensitive celiac I had no symptoms after eating here! And it was delicious!
Incredible house made burger bun. Wonderful gf beer! Delicious choices, can't go wrong!
Had a delicious GF Steak Caesar Salad. It was perfect and just what I needed. Lots of gluten free options and staff was open to my questions regarding celiac safety.
I have celiac disease and ate here with no problems. The food was amazing and the waitstaff was very knowledgable. We will definitely go back when we are in the area again!
Great food. I liked the GF beer. I ate the spinach and beet salad with salmon. It came with GF breadsticks that were a nice treat!
best rating possible no question because they have gf beer on tap!
Went here twice while in Portland. All around great experience, great food and great beer! Didn't have any issues!
Has separate GF menu. Very much enjoyed the chimichurri fries (appetizer) and the Mango Black Bean Chili. Chili came with a wonderful GF bread (substitute for the cornbread that came with the non-GF option). Just disappointed with portion sizes...seemed a bit small for the price...otherwise would have given a 5 star. VERY busy on a Saturday night. Although it was loud, it was a place that still allowed you to talk at the table.
Great food. They once made a cross contamination error during a rush, but usually have great practices. Good beer too!
Wow-great variety of gluten free including beer! The bread tastes house made.
The best GF bun!! Going back a week later! They have goat cheese for dairy-free humans. Just beer and wine.. No liquor.
Nice variety for the whole family & it was absolutely bustling. Love that it's kid-friendly without being an annoyance to non-parents.
Yummy! Had the grilled cheese dipped in ranch and the red sauce they give you with a cider. I was a happy girl! They are kid friendly too!!
I'd skip the wings, but the grilled cheese is great. So is their aioli that comes with the gluten-free fries.
Gluten free beer on tap and some great food options.
Absolutely love this place. The GF beer on tap all the time is amazing. Food is your typical bar food but they have GF rolls which are pretty decent (just a little delicate and easy to fall apart or get soggy).
Great burger and fries. Buns fall apart easily.
Absolutely amazing! Great gluten free menu complete with tap gf beer AND the best house made gluten and dairy-free bread/buns ever! Sadly, they said they can NOT sell just the bread/buns, so whoever wrote the previous review saying you could was mistaken. I highly recommend the quinoa burger and fries :)
They will even sell you their hamburger buns which make incredible French toast! This place is awesome! Try the sweet potato fries.
There IS a dedicated fryer but it is right next to the regular fryer so they are very cautious when coaching people. I am very sensitive, never gotten sick. Yesterday I was feeling like bar food, had a GF beer, GF buffalo wings and fries... be warned, that's enough food for two!
They have certain items on their menu listed as ‘gluten friendly’. I was really excited about the dedicated fryer for fries when we arrived but apparently they share the basket with gluten items, so I didn’t risk it. The gluten free beer was tasty.
They have a gluten free menu. Our outstanding waiter Howard gave us all the details. They have a dedicated fryer for gluten free fries, although I wasn't blown away by the fries. They also have gluten free buns and a gf IPA-style beer which was better than most gf beers I've had.
This is a great place for everyone - gluten free people, friends, children, everybody. My husband (not gfree) favorite beer on the planet, plus great gluten and gluten free food. I went there twice on my trip - had the gluten free steak salad and the hamburger. Both were great. They say they can't guaruntee 100% that there is no cross contamination, but I had no problems. I suggest if you are worried, to stick with things like the steak salad that don't have any bakery type items in the dish. But seriously, I love this place.
Always a place for a beer and a gf elk burger! But things have changed on the beer side. Stopped by to have a beer and found they are no longer making gf beer. Making a cider instead. Left wanting the beer they have had for almost 10 years. Food is still good and always have the gf menu
They do have a separate GF menu but they let you know there is no way to be 100% sure of no contamination since it is a working brewery. I stuck to a salad to be safe. They have ciders and one GF beer that was just okay. They serve it with a colored rubber band around the pint class so you feel more secure that it's the GF one, although I do get nervous drinking a draft beer. My brother (also Celiac) ordered a cider that tasted more like a beer and felt sick later. He thinks he may have been served the wrong drink but it's hard to say.
Deschutes Brewery in Bend seems very intent on being at least "Gluten-free Friendly" while not claiming to have a dedicated fully Gluten Free Kitchen. The current chef seems to have brought this restaurant a long way toward gluten-free knowledge! We spoke to him about it when we ate there and he said it was a personal interest of his due to his son's food allergies. The staff is very well-informed.
While they have a gluten free menu, I question how safe it is. Fries are listed on GF menu, but cooked in same fryer as everything else, so not GF. After questioning the waitress I was able to order safely (I think!) but think they need some work to be GF. The Portland location is much better about it.
My husband, a doctor in Central Oregon specializing in celiac disease and food allergies recently did a gluten-free review on Deschutes Brewery after dining there. In a nutshell, even though this restaurant offers a "gluten friendly" menu, the food does not appear to be safe for those with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease. This may be a decent place for those who have gone gluten-free as part of the ever growing fad, however for those with a serious sensitivity or celiac disease Dr. Kremer does not recommend dining here.
The BEST gluten free beer I have ever had. It's a pale ale with hops you expect. My guess is that it could be passed of as a normal pale ale and none would know. I can't wait till they start bottling it. It will put the other brewers thinking!