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715 Inn
715 NE Broadway St. Portland OR 97232
You probably would not have set foot in it, had you known it was there in the first place. Your loss.

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.

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

Agenda
2366 SE 82nd Ave. Portland OR 97216
Former Steinhaus made over into an 82nd Ave rock bar.

Anchor Bar
11915 North Center Ave Portland OR 97217
Sports bar off the beaten path with tons of ridiculously cheap specials running daily.

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

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

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

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

Bear Paw Inn
3237 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland OR 97202
Portland's home for the hopeless, this little SE dive is a bizarre ride to bottom.

Belmont Inn
3357 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Much more than just your average sports bar. This place has a bit to offer for everyone. From karaoke and trivia to pool and pinball. round it out with 25 beers on tap and you've got a good bar.

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.

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

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

Blue Diamond
2016 NE Sandy Blvd . Portland OR 97232
Small dive on Sandy with live Blues a few times a week.

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

Brooklyn Park Pub
3400 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland OR 97202
Neighborhood dive with a whiskey club.

Candlelight Restaurant & Lounge Specifically: Cheap Drinks
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)

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.

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 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."

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.

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.

Crackerjack's Pub
2788 NW Thurman St Portland OR 97210
Relatively large but cozy bar on the outskirts of Nob Hill.

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

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.

Domenic's Bar & Grill
16065 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Milwaukie OR 97267
Enormous sports bar in Milwaukie with pretty much everything sports related you could ask for, plus Karaoke and Live Music!

Don's Dugout
11642 NE Halsey St. Portland OR 97220
Huge sports bar out by the airport.

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

Dreams & Memories
3944 NE Cully Blvd Portland OR 97213
Cinder block dive with a great name and a gritty environment.

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.

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

Farmer's Barn
7421 N Denver Ave Portland OR 97217

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

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

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!

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.

Greek Village Tavern
301 NW Murray Blvd Portland OR 97229
More of a bar than a Greek restaurant.

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.

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

Hawthorne Strip
3532 SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202
Strip Club You Could Take Your Mom To

Hi Hat Lounge
11530 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR 97223
Chinese restaurant and lounge now under new ownership.

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

Hour Glass Pub
7401 NE Glisan St Portland OR 97213
Apparently where old drunks take their kids to teach them how to grow up just like them.

Interstate Bar & Grill
4234 N Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97217
N. Interstate dive easily mistaken for an automotive battery store.

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).

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

Katie O'Brien's
2809 NE Sandy Blvd. Or 97232
This place is your quintessential neighborhood bar. With 34 carefully chosen beers on tap and comfy leather chairs to recline In while watching the (insert sportsball team here) game, you'll never want to leave.

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.

Kenton Station
8303 N Denver Ave. Portland OR 97217
Unassuming run of the mill pub & grill in Kenton. Closes early.

Knuckleheads (CLOSED)
6526 SE Foster Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Biker bar on Foster.

Laurelthirst Pub
2958 NE Glisan St. 97232
Divey little box renowned for its frequent folksy, bluegrassy acts.

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.

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

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
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.

Marie's
8727 N Lombard St. Portland OR 97203
Offensively well lit, and mauve painted, neighborhood bar in St. Johns. You can almost smell the perm chemicals.

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.

Maui's on Williams
3508 N Williams Ave. Portland OR 97227
Cheap & friendly aquamarine cinder block box adorned with Hawaiian imagery restores warmth on cold a day.

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.

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

Montavilla Station
417 SE 80th Ave Portland OR 97215
Perhaps too divey even for the skater/rocker crowd at Roscoe's, Montavilla Station's respiteful down-market confines serve its purpose with unintentional perfection.

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

Mt. Scott Pub
6001 SE 72nd Ave. Portland OR 97206
Mt. Scott neighborhood dive through and through, heavy on the regulars, with occasional adventuring kids.

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.

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.

Nob Hill Bar & Grill
937 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
"But the burgers...". What about'em? Completely ordinary. Still, as sustainable eateries and posh boutiques completely zone out the fun, it is good to know that this shithole stubbornly survives.

Northside Lounge
1730 N Lombard St. Portland OR 97217
Dumpy little ramshackle joint with stiff'n'affordable drinks, naturally attached to a Chinese restaurant. Regular rummies 'round the bar, naturally.

O'Brien's
519 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
A completely regular old sorta sports bar, loosely golf themed, rarely busy.

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.

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.

Panic Room
3100 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97232

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.

People's Bar & Grill
7901 NE Glisan Portland OR 97213

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.

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

Pub 181
18415 SE Division Gresham OR 97030
Under new ownership. We'll have to check it out.

Railside Pub
5301 NE Portland Hwy Portland OR 97218
Out of the Way Rock Bar

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

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.

Republic
222 NW 4th Ave 97209
Go for the Food

River Roadhouse
11921 SE 22nd Ave Portland OR 97222
Pool hall and music venue with pinball, golden tee and daily shot specials located in Milwaukie.

Roadside Attraction
1000 SE 12th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Funky, rambling, ramshackle bar with a kick-ass patio.

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

Rovon Inn
6129 NE Fremont St Portland OR 97213
Neighborhood dive with cheap drinks. CASH ONLY - ATM on site.

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

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

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.

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

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
7827 SW 35th Ave Portland OR 97219
Neighborhood bar with a Chicago sports theme and free peanuts on Thursdays.

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.

Side Street
828 SE 34th Ave Portland OR 97214
A bar tucked away in the booming neighborhood of Belmont. Good food and a comfortable atmosphere make this bar a great spot to get away from the more bustling bars of belmont.

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

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.

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.

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.

Smokey's Tavern
5522 SE Foster Rd Portland OR 97206
Creepy looking bar on Foster.

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

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

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.

Sweet Home Bar & Grill
2824 N. Lombard. Portland OR 97217

Tartan and Thistle
2105 SE Washington St. Milwaukie OR 97222
Scottish themed bar in Milwaukie with a Queer night on Wednesdays.

Tavern On Denver
8234 N Denver Ave Portland OR 97217

Ten Till One Tavern
4915 NE Fremont St Portland OR 97213
The bar portion of Stanich's.

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.

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

The Lamp
3023 SE Milwaukie Blvd Portland OR 97202
Pre and Post-Aladdin shows bar. Or during an Aladdin show, if the opener sucks.

The Lovecraft
421 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214
As evidenced by it's name, the Lovecraft is a horror themed bar. It's also a tea shop by day?

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 Vern
2622 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
It's not the $1.50 PBR that you want, it's the 1.50 PBR you deserve. Want to enjoy cheap drinks in a seedy paradise? The Vern is your place. The staff is great. Drinks are cheap.

Tired Feat Tavern
8431 SE 82nd Ave Portland OR 97206
Dive that may or may not still be structurally sound.

Tom's 39th St. Sports Pub
3871 SE Division Portland OR 97202
Low rent sports bar attached to an old man's diner.

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.

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.

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

Wilshire Tavern
4052 NE 42nd Ave Portland OR 97213
Friendly cash only beer and wine bar.

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

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.

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

Your Inn
7004 N Catlin Ave Portland OR 97203
For Reals NoPo Neighborhood Bar

Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Funky Milwaukie Bar

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