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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Nondescript watering hole with a fantastic patio.

A & L Pub Specifically: Rainy Afternoons / Hangovers
5933 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97213
Dark cavernous North Tabor sports bar, certainly a Pittsburgh Steelers fan outpost.

Acropolis Steakhouse
8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Legendary strip club known for cheap steaks and alt dancers.

Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Historic theater features eclectic mix of live music, performance art, and film.

Alibi
4024 N. Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97227
Famed Portland tiki bar brimming with dark volcanic islandy charm. Located on the Max yellow line.

Ambassador Specifically: Karoake
4744 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213
A popular, quintessential Chinese Restaurant/Karaoke lounge, spruced up over the years.

Ararat (CLOSED)
5716 SE 92nd Ave. Portland OR 97266
Sadly, this place closed down. Armenian disco that attracts the whole eastern Euro bloc sect, often open until 6am on weekends.

Ash Street Saloon
225 SW Ash St. Portland OR 97204
Downtown dive venue with incredible sound.

Atlantis Lounge (Mississippi Pizza)
3552 N. Mississippi Ave Portland OR 97227
Oddly eclectic event boasting lounge attached to Mississippi Pizza Pub.

B-Side Tavern
632 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Nice dive on lower Burnside with a fantastic jukebox, patio, and colorful service.

Bar Avignon
2138 SE Division St. Portland OR 97202
First and foremost a wine bar, and a fine one at that.

Bar Bar
3943 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227
Mississippi Studios attached bar.

Bare Bones Bar
2900 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Friendly Belmont bar with stiff drinks and a killer jukebox.

Basement Pub
1028 SE 12th Ave Portland OR 97214
Popular neighborhood bar that isn't exactly a basement.

Basil Bar
3135 NE Broadway St. Portland OR 97232
Opens/Closes/Opens/Closes/Back Open

Basta's
410 NW 21st Portland OR 97209
Italian restaurant with a beautifully designed bar/lounge area.

Belmont Inn
3357 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Sports dive on Belmont, caters towards the day time drinkers, and night time U.F.C. crowd.

Berbati's
215 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
Spacious Greek themed bar in the heart of downtown.

Bernie's Bistro
2904 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Awesome southern bistro on Alberta with an expansive patio that even has a bar!

Beulahland
118 NE 28th Ave. Portland OR 97232
Cafe by day, quintessential Portland punk bar by night.

Biddy McGraw's
6000 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97213
As authentically Irish as one can get in the US.

Bill's Steakhouse
10227 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97220
Bar that serves steak on the way to the airport.

Billy Ray's
2216 NE MLK Blvd. Portland OR 97212
Friendly neighborhood bar on MLK with two-levels a plethora of pinball machines and a patio.

Binks
2715 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Tiny, ultra friendly Alberta bar with roll up garage door and sidewalk seating.

Black Cat Tavern
8230 SE 13th Ave. Portland OR 97202
One of the few remaining beer only taverns in Portland.

Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Two level bar and music venue with an enormous beer list.

Bluehour
250 NW 13th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Famous Bruce Carey restaurant with a separate lounge that's popular with those folks with $.

BOG (Bar of the Gods)
4801 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97215
The Gods are happy that this is their bar.

Bonfire Lounge
2821 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Nice dark little Stark gem.

Boogie's Burgers & Brew
910 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Recently opened burger joint with attached drinking trailer and HUGE patio.

Bossanova Ballroom
722 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Private two story venue, open only for fantastic eclectic shows and private parties.

Branch Whiskey Bar
2926 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Whiskey whiskey whiskey

Bucket Brigade Saloon
8012 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Nice, friendly sports bar that makes you forget that you're oh so close to 82nd ave.

Buffalo Gap
6835 SW Macadam Ave Portland OR 97219
Multi-roomed saloon with free live music most nights.

Bunk Bar
1028 SE Water Avenue Portland OR 97214
Subway's Jared Fogle Bar it is not. Sandwich shop of considerable repute opens up a neo-modern hipster mecca.

Bye and Bye
1011 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Vegan dream scene, though you wouldn't know it.

C-Bar
2880 SE Gladstone St. Portland OR 97202
Stylish SE bar with a better than average menu.

Candlelight Restaurant & Lounge
7334 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97213
Montavilla dive with cheap, stiff pours and a reputation for being just that (Not to be confused with the Candlelight downtown)

Captain Ankeny's Well
50 SW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97204
Captain Ankeny's serves as the pre-func/food court green room in the venue blocks of Old Town.

Casa Diablo
2839 NW St. Helens Rd. Portland OR 97210
Much hyped, nationally famous vegan strip club, notorious for the dirtiest dances and two girl sex shows.

Cascade Smoking Lounge
9691 SE 82nd Ave. Portland OR 97204
Private club that allows cigars, and Nat Sherman type cigarettes to be smoked on the premises...with cocktail in hand. Suck it, legislators.

Cassidy's
1331 SW Washington St. Portland OR 97205
Perfect pre-Crystal or post ART mainstay.

Central
220 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
"Hidden" (as in signless) classy little joint in the Ankeny Alley

Cheers Northwest
1502 NW 19th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Formerly known as an "Old man's bar," Cheers is now apparently marketing itself as a gastro pub.

Chopsticks Express
2651 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Portland's most beloved karaoke bar for the not so serious would be crooner.

Church
2600 NE Sandy Portland OR 97232
Heavy on the sin, just the way we like it.

Claudia's Sports Pub & Grill
3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
Whether you want to play a game of pool or watch a game on the TV, Claudia's is a good bet.

Clinton Street Pub
2516 SE Clinton St. Portland OR 97202
Friendly little dive with a great juke.

Club 205
9939 SE Stark St Portland OR 97216
3 stages occupied by one of the better looking array of girls in Portland.

Club 21
2035 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97232
Classic Portland dive/rocker green room. The gnome hut exterior boasts of currently unavailable "Steaks for Your Enjoyment."

Club Hollywood Sports Bar
4030 NE Halsey St. Portland OR 97232
The bar adjoining Hollywood Bowl.

Conquistador Lounge
2045 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Southeast sister to the venerable Matador.

Cosmo Lounge
6707 SE Milwaukie Blvd, Portland OR 97202
Sellwood dive freshly scrubbed from it's previous incarnation (Pogo's).

Country Bill's Restaurant & Lounge
4415 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Perpetually family owned vintage surf & turf lounge.

Crow Bar
3954 N. Mississippi Ave Portland OR 97227
Dark dive with a friendly crowd.

Crush
1412 SE Morrison Portland OR 97214
Chic, gay/gay friendly bar with excellent food and creative drinks.

Cruzroom
2338 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Fantastic little box on Alberta with great tacos.

Dante's
350 W. Burnside St. Portland OR 97204
Classic Portland Bar.

Darcelle XV
208 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Best and longest running Drag show in town.

Delta Cafe
4607 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Southern fare turned up to 11

Devil's Point
5305 SE Foster Rd. Portland OR 97206
South East Strip Bar for Everyone

Dockside Saloon & Restaurant
2047 NW Front Ave. Portland OR 97209
More of a blue collar lunch diner than a saloon, it opens in the wee hours, and closes even earlier.

Dolphin I
17180 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Milwaukie OR 97267
Host of the Miss Nude Oregon Pageant. 'Nuff said.

Dots Cafe
2521 SE Clinton St. Portland OR 97202
An Original Portland Hipster Hangout

Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Swanky, Hipster Hotel with Kick Ass Venue

Dragonfish
909 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Sushi restaurant in the bottom of the Paramount Hotel.

Driftwood Room
729 SW 15th Ave. Portland OR 97205
Intimate swanky bar inside Hotel deLuxe that is perfect for date night.

Driftwood Tavern (D's Bar)
6732 NE Sandy Blvd 97213
Sports bar brought to you by folks from the Mid-West.

Ducketts
825 N. Killingsworth St. Portland OR 97217
Small little student/rock/dive bar near PCC with decent patio.

Duke's Country Bar & Grill
14601 SE Division Portland OR 97236
Country bar complete with a mechanical bull brought to you by CEG.

DV8
5021 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Large 2 two stage strip club that never has a cover.

East Burn
1800 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Two level bar has an upstairs restaurant with patio featuring swings instead of chairs and downstairs bar with skee-ball.

East Chinatown Lounge
322 NW Everett St. Portland OR 97209
Upscale bar with DJs nearly nightly.

East End
203 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214
Rock n roll haven with two bars stocked with cheap beer and drinks served stiff. A music lovers paradise (DJs, live music, and a even record store!)

Ella Street Social Club
714 SW 20th Place Portland OR 97204
Decent bar near Timbers Stadium

Exotica
240 NE Columbia Blvd 97211
Upscale strip club with 4 stages.

Fez Ballroom
316 SW 11th Portland OR 97205
Big dance club with big personality.

Fixin' To
8218 North Lombard Portland OR 97217
You'll feel at home even if you're not a southerner.

Florida Room
435 N. Killingsworth St. Portland OR 97217
Great local bar for weekdays or weekends.

Fox & Hounds
217 NW 2nd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Laid back, aww-shucks bar with a primarily older gay clientele.

Fremont Ridge Inn
5103 NE Fremont St. Portland OR 97213
Unassuming neighborhood dive.

Gator's
6605 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97206
Friendly Neighborhood Dive

Genies
1101 SE Division St Portland OR 97202
Extremely popular (for a reason) breakfast/lunch/brunch spot with killer cocktails.

George's Corner Sports Bar
5501 N Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97217
Friendly little Interstate dive with much raved about burgers.

Gil's Speakeasy
609 1/2 SE Taylor St. Portland OR 97214
Small, hard to find bar with a huge personality.

Gladstone Street Pub
3737 SE Gladstone St. Portland OR 97202
One of the best places to play Cornhole in town!

Gold Dust Meridian
3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
Mid-century mod bar on 30th & Hawthorne.

Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Split into 2 separate areas: upstairs pool hall & an downstairs funk-tified dancing kind of place.

Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave Portland OR 97214
Beer Snobs and Wanna Beer Snob Dream

Ground Kontrol
511 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209
Play every arcade game under the sun with a beer or cocktail in hand after 5pm.

Harborside Pilsner Room Specifically: Happy hour food
0309 SW Montgomery Portland OR 97204
Home to Portland's branch of Full Sail Brewery, this McCormick and Schmick's has one of the best waterfront views in town.

Havana West
1308 SE Morrison Ave Portland OR 97214
The new name for Hal's Tavern. Neighborhood bar known for it's awesome shuffleboard table, Cuban food, and cheaper drinks.

Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
Spacious venue with friendly service.

Hawthorne Strip
1008 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97214
Strip Club You Could Take Your Mom To

Heathman
1001 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Elegant hotel bar and lounge with a great happy hour food menu.

Higgins
1239 SW Broadway 97205
One could say that this restaurant started the local organic movement in Portland.

Hobo's
120 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Tends towards a mostly gay clientele, far classier than the bump'n'grind meat markets of Vaseline Alley.

Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
Pretty much only open during events. Runs the gamut of live music, DJs, cartoon breakfasts and gay dance parties. Oh, and hipsters galore clog the sidewalk while waiting for admission or smoking.

Horse Brass Pub
4534 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97215
If only exempted from the smoking ban, the Horse Brass is perhaps the best American representation of a British pub thus far.

Huber's
411 SW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97204
Portland institution famous for distinctive Spanish coffee service and oddly, its menu full of turkey options.

Hung Far Low
2410 SE 82nd Ave Portland OR 97216
Known for its famous sign that was resurrected in Chinatown and for its cheap drinks.

Jack London Bar
529 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204
The Rialto's dark swanky basement lounge.

Jake's Grill
611 SW 10th Ave Portland OR 97205
One of the few places where smoking (cigars only, of course) is still allowed - old-monied atmosphere invites.

Joq's
2512 NE Broadway St. Portland OR 97232
Laid back, unpretentious, "Gayborhood" sports bar, far off the beaten cruise path in a rather barren stretch of NE Broadway.

Kask
1215 SW Alder Street Portland OR 97205
Gruner-associated bar with Alpine feel. Craft-distilled liquor, local wine & micro-brews abound.

Kay's Bar
6903 SE Milwaukie Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Classic bar on the right, diner to the left, just as our grandparents liked 'em.

Kelly's Olympian
426 SW Washington St Portland OR 97204
Stopping in for a drink in this downtown watering hole is a minor date with history...at 100+ years it is one of the oldest continually operating bars in PDX.

La Merde
301 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
The Montage's attached lounge, manned by seasoned industry vents with little patience for amateurs. Renowned for it's obvious Montage eats and packed trivia nights.

Landmark Saloon
4847 SE Division St. Portland OR 97214
Western themed saloon with a spectacular garden patio.

Langano Lounge
1435 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
Tiny under-patronized dive "lounge" with occasional live music and DJs.

Laurelhurst Market
3155 E Burnside Street Portland OR 97214
This restaurant, meat market and neighborhood bar knows its meat and its cocktails. Nothing here for you, veggies.

Limelight Lounge
6708 SE Milwaukie Blvd Portland OR 97202
Loosely lime-lit neighborhood bar in Sellwood.

Lion's Eye Tavern
5919 SE 82nd Ave. Portland OR 97266
Stands-tall-with-fists, it should be called. Cleaned up dive, charming and friendly, withstands the bottom of the barrel pressures surrounding it on SE 82nd.

Little Bird Bistro
219 SW 6th Portland OR 97205
Downtown fancy, French bistro with wine, cocktails and food.

Lotsa Luck
2136 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Little Powell Blvd. dive complete battered captains chairs.

Low Brow Lounge
1036 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
A dive island in an ocean of chi-chi codified boxes, the Low Brow is welcome respite. Expect double the surliness.

Lucky Devil Lounge
633 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Slightly upscale strip club, following the red fire theme of its sister bars, nonetheless featuring a bevy of tattooed and pierced beauties.

Lucky Inn
440 NE 28th Ave. 97232
Neighborhood dive leaning towards old punks, rockers, and skaters with a nicely did patio, cheap drinks and strangely, Italian food.

Lucky Strike
3862 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
If only it were a toasted cigarette, Lucky Strike is more restaurant than bar, known for its cheap & tasty noodle bowls.

Lutz Tavern
4639 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland OR 97206
Iconic, freshly re-opened Woodstock dive.

M Bar Specifically: Fantastic for date nights
417 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Teeny tiny neighborhood wine bar for drinkers absent of uptight oenophiles and nouveau sophisticates

Magic Garden
217 NW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97209
This Portland institution is a bar first, strip club second, and a much sought notch on every off-key travel writer's belt. Friendly, up close and personal dancers on a tiny stage.

Marathon Taverna
1735 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Sports bar in the loosest sense: games play on numerous TVs, Budweiser banners adorn, the day shift old-timers could care less; at night, TapouT bedecked youngsters from god knows hoot & holler.

Mary's Club
129 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Landmark downtown strip club (the first in Portland), leans toward a bygone burlesque as 3 generations of family work the bar & stage.

Matador (CLOSED)
1967 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Frequented by homeless alcoholics, punks, D list celebrities, and slumming suburbanites, the Matador sets the bar by which all other Portland dives are measured.

Matchbox Lounge
3203 SE Division St. Portland OR 97202
Every so often, a bar will open that serves food of repute, ushering in keyboard critics snapping close ups of their burger with a cellphone. This, my friends, is Matchbox.

McMenamin's Tavern & Pool
1716 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
Quite tolerable northwest McJoint, sans touring families and uptight 23rd throngs.

McPeet's
4501 NE Fremont St. Portland OR 97213
A pleasant change from the stuffy fuddy-duddy mode of Wilshire Beaumont, McPeets remains a perfectly capable and charming bar-bar.

Miss Delta
3950 N Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227
Hand crafted cocktails served up with a hodge-podge collection of swamp food. Excellent happy hour.

Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Portland OR 97227
Incredibly well designed venue with wide variety of acts.

Mock Crest Tavern
3435 N. Lombard Portland OR 97217
Bright, intimate blues bar in North Portland.

Moloko Plus
3967 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland OR 97227
Clockwork Orange inspired modernist lounge with an excellent atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Momo Bar Maximo
725 SW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97205
Not exactly a destination, though considering it's location, solid for sneaking a post downtown shopping happy hour drink, as evidenced by the crowd.

Moon and Sixpence
2014 NE 42nd Ave. 97213
English Pub in Hollywood, with few to none of the Americanized proto-British pub trappings.

Mount Tabor Theater
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97215
Fantastic, spacious Barmuda venue with nice dark sidebar with a reputation for dooming each successive owner to financial ruin. Still, it is a Portland institution.

My Father's Place
523 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214
SE greasy spoon dive/diner serves two purposes: Liquoring up the morning crowd as quickly as possible, and warding off the hangovers/cocaine induced morning insomnia amongst PDX's scenesters.

New Old Lompoc
1616 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
'Tis a brewpub designed for drinkers first, beer geeks second, with amiable yet edgy service and sporting a fantastic outdoor patio for smokers.

Night Light Lounge
2100 SE Clinton St Portland OR 97202
Sexy as hell is one way to describe this loin-loosening box of pure atmosphere.

North 45
517 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Swell back patio (non-smoking) and interesting drinks, tends toward the clean cut, pre-yuppie type crowd.

Northwest Public House
2327 NW Kearney St Portland OR 97210
Located in the old Laurelwood NW Public House, Northwest Public house boasts great beers on tap with an impressive wine selection. Gluten free options and Trivia on Tuesdays.

Occidental Brewing
6635 N Baltimore Ave Portland OR 97203

Old Barn
9656 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland OR 97219

Paddy's
65 SW Yamhill St Portland OR 97204
"Irish" bar with good food and the largest wall of liquor in Portland.

Pal's Shanty
4630 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97213
Historic Sandy Blvd shack, is a veritable sea-feed: pub grub style oysters/crab/prawns/chowder, you can almost feel the salty barnacles. Inexplicably closes early.

Pappy's Bar & Grill
1144 NE 82nd Ave Portland OR 97220
Evidently, having private locking bathrooms on 82nd creates a bit of a problem that rhymes with Seth. Still, the colorful regulars, surly staff, and lunch counter bar will make you smile.

Pause
5101 N. Interstate Ave Portland OR 97217
More beloved eatery than a drinkery, still, it's a family friendly pub with style, and in such a barren tract of Interstate, you could do worse.

Penguin Pub & Eatery
8117 SE 17th Ave Portland OR 97202
Historic little antarctic themed joined is about the best thing the far reaches of Sellwood has going for it.

Perch Tavern
7505 N Lombard St. Portland OR 97203
Surreal, woodsy, owl themed joint, with off-kilter regulars, and staff to boot, ergo, a must on any St. Johns crawl.

Pink Feather Restaurant & Lounge
14154 SE Division St. Portland OR 97236
If kitsch had volume, this one is turned up to 11. Family restaurant style dive serves up some of the stiffer drinks east of 82nd.

Ponderosa Lounge
10350 N Vancouver Way Portland OR 97217
Huge truckstop honky-tonk, offers free dance lessons, all things C&W.

Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave. Portland OR 97204
It's the view from the 30th floor! It's the happy hour! Boasted of equally by the white collar set to all out of towners. On a clear day, the view is grand...if you can get a seat.

Press Club
2621 SE Clinton Portland OR 97202
Coffee shop meets magazine store meets lounge with good live music on the weekends.

Produce Row Cafe Specifically: patio
204 SE Oak St Portland OR 97214
The working man's bar with 24 taps, a huge patio and occasional live music.

Pub at the End of the Universe
4107 SE 28th Ave Portland OR 97202
Working class haven for pool and darts.

Queen of Hearts
5501 SE 72nd Ave Portland OR 97206
Said to be the quintessential biker bar (for Portland), we've heard it's changed. Update soon.

Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Swell neighborhood bar with a covered heated upstairs patio (good for smokers) and a patio with a firepit downstairs.

Red Cap Garage
1035 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
Mainstay of the "Vaseline Alley," with loads of cheap offerings and debauchery.

Red Flag
344 NE 28th Ave. 97232
Small hipster bar with a kick-ass jukebox and good food.

Refectory
1618 NE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97230
Huge restaurant and bar with attached ballroom on the edge of Gresham where you never know what type of entertainment you'll encounter.

Renner's Grill
7819 SW Capitol Hwy Portland OR 97219
SW dive open since 1939.

Republic
222 NW 4th Ave 97209
Go for the Food

Rialto
529 SW 4th Ave Portland OR 97204
Huge pool room open since 1920 with OTB attached. Dancing to come soon.

Rialto Poolroom Bar & Cafe
14411 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR 97224
Sister bar of downtown's Rialto

Ringlers Annex Specifically: before shows at the Crystal
1223 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
McMenamins pub in a tiny three floored flatiron building.

Ringside Fish House
838 SW Park Avenue Portland OR 97205
The seaside companion to PDX institution Ringside Steak House, the Fish House boasts an equally legendary happy hour.

Ringside Steakhouse
2165 West Burnside Portland OR 97210
Upscale steak house with a tiny lounge that serves amazing late night happy hour bites.

Roadside Attraction Specifically: funky / great For Rainy Days Outside
1000 SE 12th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Funky, rambling, ramshackle bar with a kick-ass patio.

Rontoms Specifically: great patio
600 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Large hip, fashionable and modern bar/lounge with a huge patio and great happy hour food.

Roscoe's
8105 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97215
Local dive turned beer-centric bar complete with "Meet the Brewer" nights

Rose and Thistle Specifically: great patio
2314 NE Broadway St. Portland OR 97232
Everything you'd expect from a Scottish pub with the addition of a lovely patio out back.

Roseland Theatre
10 NW 6th Ave. Portland OR 97209
1300 person capacity live music venue in the heart of downtown.

Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave Portland OR 97214
Live music venue, lounge and bar in industrial SE.

Rum Club
720 SE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97214
Nice little mixo-snack bar around around the corn from Beaker & Flask.

Safari Show Club
3000 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202
Strip club with large deck complete with a pool!

Salvador Molly's
1523 SW Sunset Blvd. Beaverton OR 97239
Family owned restaurant with flavors from around the world with a dirt cheap happy hour menu.

Sandy Hut
1430 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97232
Portland institution patronized by all walks of life. Cheap!

Santa Fe Taqueria Specifically: margaritas
831 NW 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210
Tiny bar attached to a popular Mexican restaurant on NW 23rd.

Sapphire Hotel
5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Great date bar located inside a former hotel that was frequented by the ladies of the night.

Saratoga (Closed)
6910 N Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97217

Sassy's
927 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
One of the best known alt crowd strip clubs in Portland.

Saucebox
214 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Upscale lounge famous for its book of specialty cocktails featuring a pan-Asian menu.

Scandals
1125 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
Since 1979 Scandals is one of Portland oldest continuously gay owned and operated bars in Portland.

Scoreboard Tavern
4822 SE Division St. Portland OR 97206
Divey sports bar on SE Division.

Secret Society
116 NE Russell St. Portland OR 97212
Tiny upstairs bar housed in a former mason's meeting hall (thus the name) that serves up classic cocktails and European style eats.

Sewickly's Addition
4901 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
One of the anchors of Hawthorne's famed Barmuda Triangle, this bar pours them heavy and cheap.

Sextant Bar & Galley
4035 NE Marine Dr. Portland OR 97211
Divey little nautically themed bar, located (with sweet patio) right on the Columbia River.

Side Bar
3901 B N Williams Ave Portland OR 97227
Cozy New Old Lompoc tasting room adjacent to Fifth Quadrant. Free Peanuts.

Silverado
318 SW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97205
Portland's only all male strip club (after 10pm), catering to men. Women are welcome, but not exactly encouraged.

Skyline Tavern
8031 NW Skyline Blvd Portland OR 97229
Old-school bar on Skyline Drive with a huge outdoor space for horseshoes, BBQs and watching the sunset.

Slabtown
1033 NW 16th Ave Portland OR 97209
To quote Slabtown's Twitter profile: "Portland's only pinball dive and rock club, forgotten in the shadow of I-405."

Sloan's Tavern
36 N Russell St Portland OR 97227
Family owned bar with decor from the 70's. Closes early.

Slow Bar
533 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214
Small bar known for its killer burger and otherwise great food menu.

Someday Lounge Specifically: good venue
125 NW 5th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Two level lounge by day/evening, music venue or dance club by night.

Soobie's
333 SE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97233
Strip club in way-out SE with, despite its name, dancers without saggy boobs.

Space Room
4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Legendary upper Hawthorne bar known for its stiff drinks and awesome Portland murals.

Spare Room
4830 NE 42nd Ave Portland OR 97218
Huge bar with many cheap specials throughout the day and a wide variety of entertainment at night including bingo, karaoke, movies and live music.

Spirits
4037 NE Cully Blvd. Portland OR 97213
Super friendly neighborhood dive, and quite possibly the cheapest drinks in town.

St. John's Pub
8203 N Ivanhoe St. Portland OR 97203
Yet another McMenamins outlet with a movie theater.

Star Bar
639 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
Comfortable, casual inner Southeast bar with a great happy hour.

Stark Naked Pizza
2835 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Pretty awesome pizza place on SE Stark.

Starky's
2913 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Gay neighborhood bar catering mainly to the older crowd.

Stars Cabaret
4570 SW Lombard Ave Beaverton OR 97005
Upscale strip club chain.

Suki's Bar & Grill
2401 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97201
Fantastic dive below a Travelodge, just across the 405 from PSU.

Sundown Pub
5903 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Cozy vegetarian pub in St John's.

Sunset Strip
10205 SW Park Way Portland OR 97225
Couples friendly strip club.

Sweet Hereafter
3326 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
From the fine folks that brought you the Bye and Bye, Sweet Hereafter brings the Bye and Bye's delicious all vegan menu and sweet patio to the Southeast.

Swift Lounge
1932 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232
Quaint bar/lounge with upscale food and cocktails.

Tabla
200 NE 28th Ave 97232
Nice neighborhood restaurant with a lovely bar and an open kitchen.

Tanker
4825 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97215
Nautical/skatepark influenced sports bar in Barmuda, ably operated by seasoned industry vets.

Tapalaya
28 NE 28th Ave Portland OR 97232
Cajun/Creole restaurant that serves up their dishes tapas style.

Tennessee Red's
2133 SE 11th Ave 97214
SE neighborhood BBQ joint that shows movies on Sundays and Mondays and plenty of sports for the fans.

Thatcher's
7906 SE Stark St Portland OR 97215
Montivilla neighborhood bar with a variety of entertainment and a pledge to be the "local hangout."

The Farmhouse
3612 SE 82nd Ave Portland OR 97266
Large bar and restaurant on 82nd open 24 hours with Karaoke at 9pm daily.

The Hilt Specifically: Patio
1934 NE Alberta Portland OR 97211
Fairly regular bar on Alberta serving Greek food and pizza. Large patio on the street is good for people watching.

The Know
2026 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Nice little Alberta rock/art bar with loud shows.

The Liberty Glass Bar & Grill Specifically: Super sweet owners
938 N. Cook Ave. Portland OR 97227
Lovely bar located in a two story house that's adorned with antlers. Known for great food, bingo, and Tuesday night's Spaghetti Feed.

The Nest
1801 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Dive bar with pretty much the most diverse crowd in Portland.

The Observatory
8115 SE Stark St Portland OR 97215
Tiny upscale restaurant on the other side of Tabor, just shy of 82nd, that serves up some fine Happy Hour food.

The Old Shucking Room (Dan & Louis's)
208 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
Small all wooden lounge attached to Dan and Louis Oyster Bar, open since 1907!

The Original
300 SW 6th St Portland OR 97204
Modern upscale "dinerant" in the heart of downtown.

The Overlook
1332 N Skidmore St, Portland OR 97217
Lounge attached to breakfast/Greek diner-type joint.

The Slammer
500 SE 8th Ave Portland OR 97214
Laid back, no-frills SE local that's as popular with the warehouse workers as it is with the inner SE cool kids.

The Standard Specifically: Awesome Owner And Staff / Patio
14 NE 22nd Ave. Portland OR 97232
Portland Patio Favorite

The Vern
2622 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
Quintessential SE Portland dive.

Tiny's
1410 SE 12th Ave Portland OR 97214
Popular coffee shop that serves beer and sandwiches with a nice heated deck overlooking Hawthorne's hip food cart lot.

Tiny's Cafe
2031 NE MLK Blvd Portland OR 97212
Hip coffee shop that serves beer.

Tony Starlight's Supper Club & Lounge
3728 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97232

Trap
3805 SE 52nd Ave Portland OR 97206
Lower Foster Karaoke and Darts Paradise

Trigger
128 NE RUSSELL ST Portland OR
Bunk Sandwich creators go Tex Mex under the Wonder Ballroom

Tube
18 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Tiny little future chic turned hipsta-matic irony trailer. Always lovely 20 somethings, always good tunes spinning.

Tugboat Brewing Company
711 SW Ankeny St Portland OR 97205
Portland's oldest downtown brewpub features unfiltered Belgian Strong Ales,a tiny interior and quite a diverse crowd.

Twilight Room
5242 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Neighborhood bar that's popular with the U of Portland crowd.

Union Jack's
938 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Beloved Rock n' Roll Strip Club

Uptown Billiards Club
120 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
Exclusive old money era gentleman's billiard parlor sans any actual exclusivity, save for pricier food & beverages.

Valentine's
232 SW Ankeny St. Portland OR 97204
Cozy and comfortable downtown joint that feels like a living room, with two floors to throw back a cheap PBR can or a nice cocktail.

Victory
3652 SE Division St Portland OR 97207
European Bar with a Fine Menu

Vintage Cocktail Lounge
7907 SE Stark Portland OR 97215
Fine Crafted Cocktails

Virginia Cafe
820 SW 10th Ave Portland OR 97205
A Portland Institution

Watertrough
4815 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Under-utilized Hawthorne Watering hole

Whiskey Soda Lounge
3131 SE Division St Portland OR 97202
Pok Pok's Waiting Room

White Eagle
836 N Russell St Portland OR 97227
McMenamins bar with great arcitecture and character.

Wild Abandon
2411 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
Belmont Bistro with excellent fare, drinks, and service

Wilf's
800 NW 6th Ave Portland OR 97209
Classy jazz supper club with red booths adjacent to the train station.

Wimpy's
521 NW 21st Ave Portland OR 97209
Dark neighborhood dive in NW.

Wishing Well
8800 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Cheap Drinks and Eats

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St. Portland OR 97212
Northeast Music Venue

World Famous Kenton Club Specifically: Highly Recommended
2025 N Kilpatrick St. Portland OR 97217
Excellent NoPo dive with gruff but lovable service, colorful regulars, and frequent alt-country/rock acts.

XV (15)
15 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
Hipster joint in downtown's 4 block hipster/bridge and tunnel square.

Yamhill Pub
223 SW Yamhill St Portland OR 97204
Graffiti Loved Downtown Dive

Yen Ha
6820 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213
Super Vietnamese dive, scattered array of regulars from scenesters to con artists to weathered boozers.

Yes & No
20 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Downtown Hardwood Haven

Yur's
717 NW 16th Avenue Portland OR 97209
Awesomely cozy NW dive, unofficially the Radio Cab "lounge".

Zach's Shack
4611 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97215
Hot dog joint with patio and games.