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Bars For People in Their 20s in Portland

Aalto Lounge
3356 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Unfinished yet refined modernist box that consistently squeezes in always-attractive creative class wastrels.

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

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.

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

Bitter End
1981 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Popular bar for the pre/post Timbers crowd. Recently re-opened.

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

Boiler Room
228 NW Davis St. Portland OR 97209
Karaoke bar in the heart of the of the Old Town's amateur zone.

Branx
320 SE 2nd Ave. Portland OR 97214
Rotture's downstairs pool/gaming room.

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.

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 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.

Couture Ultra Lounge
28 NW 4th Ave Portland OR 97209
Chic "Ultra-lounge" right in the heart of the weekend downtown douchebag zone.

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

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

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.

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

Lotus Cardroom
932 SW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Perfect around happy hour, CEG's finest establishment slowly transforms from downtown 9-5 drone lunch crowd, to bump'n'grind meat market in a span of 6 hours.

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.

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

LV's Sports Bar and Grill
3530 N Vancouver Ave Portland OR 97212
Formerly known as Twelve 22, this bar has apparently cleaned itself up and now serves soul food and burgers while showing all the games on the big screen.

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.

Mudai Lounge
801 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232
The marriage of Ethiopian restaurants and hipster/rocker hangouts is becoming a common theme in Portland, Mudai is no exception.

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.

Portland Frat House
818 SW 1st Ave. Portland OR 97204
Warning - 18 and over strip club. It does not serve alcohol! However, there was an OLCC filing for it. Maybe soon.

Qube
108 SW Pine St Portland OR 97204

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Society
204 SW Yamhill St. Portland OR 97204
Two level nightclub that's probably exactly the same as the other zillions of clubs that have been housed in this space.

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

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

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

The Crown Room
205 NW 4th Ave Portland OR 97209
Extremely loud bar/venue that's awkwardly designed in layout, but has a wide variety of events that cater to a wide crowd.

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.

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

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