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Working Class Bars in Portland

Acapulco's Gold
2610 NW Vaughn St. Portland OR 97210
Relatively inexpensive Mexican restaurant and bar in the upper NW warehouse district.

Ace Tavern
8868 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97220
Run down cash only tavern.

Angelo's
4620 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97215
Cheap, friendly unassuming dive with a rock steady juke and a diverse hodgepodge of patrons.

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

Blackwell's Grubsteak Grill
1815 NE 41st Ave. Portland OR 97212
Cash only dive in the Hollywood district.

Blind Onion Pizza Pub
3345 NE Broadway. Portland OR 97232
Pizza place with free garlic. Beer only.

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.

Clyde Common
1014 SW Stark Portland OR 97205
Downtown bar located next to the Ace Hotel serving specialty cocktails and food.

Coasters
6015 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Awesome Mix of Hipsters and Locals

Commodore
1601 SW Morrison Portland OR 97205
Fortified island citadel of slovenly drunkenness, faithfully resisting the surrounding gentrification.

Copper Rooster
5827 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215
East Burnside dive not really near anywhere else.

Dilly's Bar & Grill
2002 SE Division St. Portland OR 97202
SE Clinton neighborhood dive.

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.

Double Dribble
13550 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97236
Topless bartenders and whipped cream dances.

Dream on Saloon
15920 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97233
Yet another strip club that's way out there.

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

Dusty's Bar & Grill
5902 SE Foster Road Portland OR 97206
Country/Cowboy bar

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

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

Goose Hollow Inn
1927 SW Jefferson St Portland OR 97201
Nice neighborhood joint known for its Reuben and that Bud Clark's family still owns and operates it.

Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill
5421 N. Greeley Avenue Portland OR 97217
Neighborhood bar with it all. Sports, VJs, Live bands and Poker Nights,

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.

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.

Irish Town
11600 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite F Vancouver WA 98684
Irish bar in a strip mall in Vancouver that also serves Asian food?

Jake's Place
8039 SE 17th Ave. Portland OR 97202
Divey charms abound (an increasingly more difficult find in Sellwood).

Jody's Bar & Grill
12035 NE Glisan St Portland OR 97213
Strippers and sports!

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

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.

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.

Mousetrap Tavern
2305 N Lombard St. Portland OR 97217
Cash only North Portland dive. You have been warned.

Nicolai St. Clubhouse
2460 NW 24th Ave. Portland OR 97210
Small friendly strip club, typically filled industrial area workers swilling their post shift drinks.

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.

O'Malley's
6535 SE Foster Rd. Portland OR 97206
Large sized neighborhood bar that is typically never too busy with good humored service, and a unique "custom art" jukebox.

Pallas
13639 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97236
Good lord it is out there, and with it come the unseemlier SE denizens. Dark as any other strip club, maybe darker, but the big old bar really is kind of fun to sit at.

Papa-Son's Bar
12525 SE Powell Blvd. Portland OR 97236
The slow muttering daytime geriatrics transitions into the mile-a-minute prattling of the night time tweakers, and somewhere your brain explodes, gray matter found in the Airstream smoking trailer.

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.

Pitiful Princess Gentleman's Club
12646 SE Division St. Portland OR 97218
A strip club with quite possibly the best name of the bunch.

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.

Reel 'm Inn
2430 SE Division St Portland OR 97202
Long standing neighborhood dive known for its chicken and Jo-Jos and cheap prices.

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

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

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

Rumpus Room
10555 SE Division St Portland OR 97266
Older regular crowd and loads of video crack.

Sam's Hollywood Billiards
1845 NE 41st Ave Portland OR 97212
Enormous and reasonably priced pool hall.

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

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.

Ship Ahoy Tavern
2889 SE Gladstone St Portland OR 97202
Though you can see the glory of the c-bar across the street, this bar is for those that prefer something a little more low key.

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

Skinn
4523 NE 60th Ave. Portland OR 97218
Formerly "JD's"

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.

Slim's Restaurant & Lounge
8635 N Lombard St Portland OR 97203
Dive bar in St Johns with a huge menu and live music usually of the acoustic vein.

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

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

Stanich's
4915 NE Fremont St Portland OR 97213
Long standing tavern that has what some consider the best burger in Portland. Entirely bedecked in sports pennants.

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 Decoy
10710 NW St Helens Road Portland OR 97231
Divey neighborhood bar just outside of Portland that serves chinese food, but isn't an Asian lounge.

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

The Liberty Glass Bar & Grill
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 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 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.

Tony's Old Time Tavern
1955 W Burnside St Portland OR 97209
One of the diviest bars in NW, if you consider Joe's Cellar is in the same hood.

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

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

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.

Twelve 22
3530 N Vancouver Ave Portland OR 97227
Now LV's Sports Bar and Grill.

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.

Utopia Lounge
1125 NE 82nd Ave Portland OR 97220
Dive bar within a Vietnamese restaurant.

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

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