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 wish they would bring back the gf ale. Not an ipa fan. But yummy and celiac safe beer and food. Just confirm about the fryer first.
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.
Loads of gluten free options, lots of food, good prices, knowledgable staff and tap GF beer.
Fantastic GF beer and a great GF menu all at a very reasonable price. Can't wait till I'm in Portland again.
Mmmm grilled cheese! My fave thing to order here
I had a burger and their bread was amazing. It was soft and fluffy, foccacia style bread. My daughter had a grilled cheese on it too. A lot of menu options!
Delicious GF beer and a good selection of gluten-friendly menu items!
Amazing! Had a cheeseburger and fries plus triple chocolate meltdown dessert!! Gfree beer on tap!
Had the tuna melt, which was excellent. It was so nice to have gluten free bread that tasted GOOD and the price was similar to their other meals. Being more of a Henry's or Corona kind of beer drinker I didn't like their gluten free beer. It was a bitter grapefruit-like beer. However their beer sampler gives you six 4-ounce choices for $6.50! I will definitely return.
A MUST for anyone hungry for a GF beer and burger. Great selection. Also really great salsa to go with their tortilla chips.
really good selection and fantastic attention to how serious cross contamination is! definately will go back! they had a gluten free ipa beer on tap! yay!
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.
good options and it tasted great1
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.
The waiter seemed very knowledgeable when i asked what the gluten free beer was made of he asked if i was celiac and brought me a gluten free menu. It was small but i was glad to have something safe. He recommended to avoid the fryer because of cross contamination and suggested a side salad with oil and vinegar. I got a burger with gluten free bun and salad. Not sure how safe it is for celiacs but there is a dedicated menu and the waiter was looking out for my best interest
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. The full review can be found on our local website:http://www.bendwellnessdoctor.com/gluten-free-restaurant-reviews/ 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.
Limited menu but decent GF beer
Has a "gluten free" menu, but I got VERY I'll from eating "gluten-free" here. Food isn't that great anyway....Bend has better places to eat.
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!
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