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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.

Ambonnay Champagne Bar
107 SE Washington Street Portland or 97214
Cozy hideaway wine bar features curated champagnes & sparkling wines in a romantic industrial space

Apex
1216 SE Divison St Portland OR 97202
Cyclist friendly, with a nice sized patio, sporting 50 taps.

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

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

Barrel Room Rockin' Show Bar
105 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Dueling piano bar in the heart of the amateur nightclub zone.

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

Beech Street Parlor
412 NE Beech St Portland OR 97211
An old house converted into a bar, this hidden gem has a decent outdoor patio and a classic home style feel.

Blue Moon
432 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
One of the Better McMenamin Choices

Boedecker Cellars
2621 N.W. 30th Ave Portland or 97210
Awesome Urban Winery located in NW industrial badlands. Don't let the terrain fool you, check out this little spot and taste some great wines from husband and wife due Athena and Stuart Boedecker. $15 tasting fee. Check out Portland Short Bus for Wine Tours! portlandshortbus.com

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.

Casa Del Matador Southeast
2424 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Not THE Matador on W. Burnside. Not THE Matador on W. Burnside.

Cheerful Tortoise
1939 SW 6th Ave. Portland OR 97201
Right next to PSU, this would be downtown's Animal House, if, say, there were actually a university in Portland that had said fraternities.

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

Clay Pigeon Winery
815 SE Oak S Portland or 97214
Industrial-chic wine bar & tasting room spotlighting bottles & provisions made in Oregon.

Cooper's Hall
404 SE 6th Ave Portland or 97214
Rad space with lots of wine options and beer options to go. They hold private events here on the weekends so be sure and check their website.

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

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

Dig A Pony
736 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214
Freshly opened hipsta mecca on Grand Ave.

Dirty
35 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Meat market for suburban set, located in the heart of the date rape district.

Dixie Tavern
34 NW 3rd Ave Portland OR 97209
Rock/urban cowboy themed bar is neither a tavern nor a rock bar, teeming with suburban 20 somethings eager to swap DNA and exotic diseases.

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

Expatriate
5424 NE 30th Ave portland or 97211
Hip lounge serving global bar bites & swanky cocktails amid a black walnut bar & Asian touches

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

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

Holman's
15 SE 28th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Old fashioned bar & grill with a sweet outdoor patio.

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.

Hutch on Holgate
4515 SE 41st St. Portland OR 97202
Alas, HoH is now closed.
Rustic sister bar of the Hutch Tavern, with a fanstatic mineshaft/cabin style basement.

Jolly Roger
1340 SE 12th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Sports bar and dive in uber-hipster zone. Expect a very mixed crowd.

Jones
107 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209

Kells Irish
112 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
Perfect for when you and 300 other amateur hour weekend warriors simply must have an authentically Americanized Irish bar experience...

Kingston
2021 SW Morrison St. Portland OR 97205
Sports bar with tons of rooms next to Jeld-Wen.

Lay Low Tavern
6015 SE Powell portland or

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

Loyal Legion Pub
710 SE 6th Ave portland or 97214
Contemporary bar located in a historic building, offering Oregon-brewed beer, sausages & spirits.

Luc Lac
835 SW 2nd Ave Portland or 97204
Popular counter-serve offering pho, banh mi & other Vietnamese favorites in a stylish setting.

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

Marathon Taverna Specifically: Night Shift
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.

Migration Brewing
2828 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97232
Beer-only microbrew joint's fantastic beers attract early afternoon beer geeks & patio sun-seekers.

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

Muu Muu's
612 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Muu-Muus is quite possibly the best of the alphabet blocks: inventive comfort food & excellent atmosphere with just enough edge to scare away the amateurs.

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.

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.

Nite Hawk Cafe & Lounge
6423 N Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97217
Large North Portland dive delivers as it did in it's glorious smoke filled past, albeit with a shiny new surfaces that do little to mask it's true nature.

Noble Rot
1111 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Impeccably designed wine bar with rooftop patio.

Pairings Portland
455 NE 24th Ave Portland OR 97232
Wines sold by the glass or bottle with a focus on food compatibility, tastings, classes & events

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

Ringlers Pub
1332 W Burnside St Portland OR 97209
Huge McMenamins pool hall and weekend dance club below Crystal Ballroom.

Rock Bottom Brewery
210 SW Morrison St Portland OR 97204
Run of the mill national microbrewery chain with average food and less than desirable beer. You won't find many true locals here (read - popular with the suburbanites and tourists).

Rogue Hall
1717 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97204
Rogue Ales PSU

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

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

Scooter McQuade's
1321 SW Washington St Portland OR 97205
Popular pre-Crystal Ballroom shows and post-Timbers matches bar known for its potent Jello shots.

Seven Bridges Winery
2303 North Harding Ave Portland or 97227
Tiney PDX Urban Winery located next to a powerpoint and loading docks. Take the risk and see what all the fuss is about...beautufil red wine blends from WA. Nary a white wine in sight. $15 tasting fee. Check out www.portlandshortbus.com for Urban Wine Tours!

Shanghai Tunnel
211 SW Ankeny Portland OR 97204
Always reliable downtown (and mainly downstairs) bar with great food, great staff and a nice sidewalk patio. Part of the legendary Shanghai Tunnels of yesteryear.

Silver Dollar Pizza
501 NW 21st Ave Portland OR 97209
Neighborhood Pizza and sports bar on NW 21st.

Space Room Lounge and Genies Too
4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Legendary upper Hawthorne bar known for its stiff drinks and awesome Portland murals. Diner attached (Genies Too) for some stiff drinks and yummy food.

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

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

TeSoAria
4003 N Williams Portland or 97227
Fun wine bar from Southern Oregon planting their roots here in PDX. Live Music, wine club and tapas. Excellent service and snacks. Every Tuesday is Pizza and wine night.

The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13th Ave portland or 97202
Chic canteen pouring wine by the glass & beer on draft, serving tapas & hosting tastings.

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
14 NE 22nd Ave. Portland OR 97232
Big fucking deals, pinball, monthly photo booth contest. Come visit when you're sober and wish you weren't.

Thirsty Lion Pub
71 SW 2nd Ave Portland OR 97204
"British" themed nightclub by CEG.

Touche
1425 NW Glisan St Portland OR 97209
two story part bar, part restaurant, tucked into industrial badlands in NW.

Trifecta
726 SE 6th Ave portland or 97214
Stylish hangout features upscale American fare & inventive cocktails in a low-lit, modern interior.

Trio Club
909 E Burnside St Portland OR 97214
Bohemeth Karaoke joint mixed in with some DJ nights.

Triple Nickel
3646 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
Popular Belmont bar known for stiff drinks and dart tournaments.

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.

Twilight Cafe & Bar
1420 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202
SE diner with "attached" music venue hosting a wide variety of music.

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

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.

Vendetta
4306 N Williams Ave. Portland OR 97217
Open airy concrete "art box" with a hell of a patio.

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