Belmont-Station.com a bottle shop and bier cafe in Portland, Oregon.
BELMONT STATION: Beer Store & Biercafe located in Portland, Oregon.
Beer store with 1,000 beers, ciders, and meads. Craft and imported beers from the Pacific Northwest and the world. Imported teas, candies, and condiments. Gifts for the beer lover. T-shirts and brewery glassware. As of 2007, the addition of a Biercafe with 12 rotating specialty draughts, serving sandwiches, soups and snacks.
Belmont Station was founded by graphic designer and entrepreneur Joy Campbell and Don Younger, publican of the world famous Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon. Belmont Station opened in 1997 to showcase the astounding variety of local craft beer and imported beers available to Oregonians.
Joy Campbell served as general manager at Belmont Station from 1997-2007. Initially the store was located next door to the Horse Brass Pub, and the two businesses held countless events in concert. For a number of years, Belmont Station shipped beer, beer that was often unavailable in other states, which resulted in strong name recognition among craft beer enthusiasts throughout the country.
Belmont Station started with 300 beers and now has up to 1,000 beers in stock. The business is also known for lively, free beer tastings and expertise on the subject, as well as a strong emphasis on customer service. Campbell and Younger were well known to welcome beer enthusiasts from around the world for daylong adventures to the plethora of beer hot spots in Portland.
In 2005, with the acquisition of an Oregon state license to sell kegs, it was clear that a larger location was in order. When a neighborhood grocery store with adjoining coffee shop became available for lease, the owner of the building contacted Campbell and plans to relocate began.
In 2007 the store moved to the new, larger location with adjoining bier cafe. A share of the company was purchased by Carl Singmaster, owner of the now defunct Manifest Records of N Carolina, who currently serves as general manager. Through the years, staff members have included many individuals who went on to become beer journalists and master brewers.