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4th Down Bar & Grill
424 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204
Sports bar in downtown.

Al's Den
303 SW 12th Ave. Portland OR 97205

Artbar
1111 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Classy bar inside the Portland Center for the Performing Arts catering to theater-goers

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

Bailey's Taproom Specifically: Broadway
213 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Loads of beers.

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

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

Bistro 921
921 SW 6th Ave. Portland OR 97204
Completely unremarkable hotel bar.

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

Blitz Pearl
110 NW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Low key, multi storied sports bar in the Pearl.

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

Brasserie Montmartre
626 SW Park Ave. Portland OR 97205
Upscale french restaurant and bistro with live music

Camellia Lounge
510 NW 11th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Pearl tea house that specializes in tea/liquor concoctions.

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.

Casey's Nightclub & Lounge
610 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209
Casual gay lounge in Old Town

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

CC Slaughter's
219 NW Davis St. Portland OR 97209
On a scale of 1-10, 1 being there may be some gays holding hands here, and 10 being you will definitely see naked gay boys, this is an 11.

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

Champion's
1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland OR 97201
Marriott hotel sports bar, mostly filled with traveling business types.

Cheerful Bullpen
1730 SW Taylor St. Portland OR 97205
Sports bar just a stone's throw from Jeld-Wen. Too bad they named themselves after baseball, since baseball left our fair city.

Cheerful Tortoise Specifically: PSU
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.

Club Rouge
403 SW Stark St. Portland OR 97204

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

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

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

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97205
Even if you hate'em, the McBros have a great downtown music venue.

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.

Departure
525 SW Morrison St. Portland OR 97204
Chic rooftop restaurant and lounge atop the Nines Hotel

Deschutes Brewery Pub
210 NW 11th Ave. Portland OR 97214
Enormous warehouse space furnished with reclaimed wood houses one of Oregon's most famous brewery and pub.

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.

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.

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

East India Co. Bar and Grill
821 SW 11th Avenue Portland OR 97205
Exactly what it says. Indian grill with a bar that has cheap happy hour food.

El Gaucho
319 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Popular and expensive steak house linked to the one in Belltown, Seattle.

Element
1135 SW Morrison St Portland OR 97205
Newish downtown "Martini bar" and dance club that's a fav of the younger Blazers.

Embers
110 NW Broadway Portland OR 97209
Queer-ish Dance Club

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

Fulton Street Pub
618 SW Nebraska St Portland OR 97239
Another McMenamins, this one in John's Landing. Also the home to the creation of Hammerhead Ale.

Gilt Club
306 NW Broadway Portland OR 97209
Expensive, but tasty cocktails in a chic setting.

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.

Groove Suite
440 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Multi-room lounge with dancing and sofas thrown in intermittently.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Jake's Famous Crawfish
401 SW 12th Ave. Portland OR 97205
100+ year old landmark extents an excellent happy hour to the mostly corporate/tourist set.

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.

Jimmy Mak's
221 NW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Long standing Pearl District jazz club.

Jinx
232 NW 12th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Exactly what you would expect from a Pearl District lounge with a four letter moniker.

Jones
107 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209

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

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...

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.

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

Kit Kat Club
231 SW Ankeny Portland OR 97204
Formerly Ted's/Berbati's Pan

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

Lola's Room
1332 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Bouncy floor dance club, heavy on the 80s, set beneath the Crystal Ballroom.

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.

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.

Mazatlan
2050 SW Morrison St. Portland OR 97205
Completely ordinary Mexican restaurant/bar with no real discerning qualities, other than the clientele's perplexed stares at Ella St. Social Club patrons across the st.

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.

Morton's Steakhouse
213 SW Clay St. Portland OR 97201
Certainly not a happening spot, it is a corporate steakhouse whose patronage, we suspect, comprises entirely of traveling businessmen in town for the convention. Decent HH, pricey drinks.

Mother's Velvet Lounge
212 SW Stark St Portland OR 97204
Exactly as described in name, this is a matronly parlor for brunching and/or a date with yo mama.

Mummy's Specifically: PSU
622 SW Columbia St. Portland OR 97201
Damn near impossible to find, but look for the orange door that descend into this Egyptian crypt. Always empty, always friendly.

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

Pazzo
627 SW Washington St Portland OR 97204
Downtown bistro that's popular with the suits for happy hour.

Peter's Bar & Grill
5701 NE Fremont St. Portland OR 97213
An often disused Northeast neighborhood sports bar, serves as an impromptu waiting room for the new Fire on The Mountain.

Pints
412 NW 5th Ave Portland OR 97209

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.

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

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

Red Star Tavern
503 SW Alder Street Portland OR 97214
Decent hotel bar with floor to ceiling windows and a huge whiskey selection.

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

Ringlers Annex
1223 SW Stark St Portland OR 97205
McMenamins pub in a tiny three floored flatiron building.

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

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.

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 Specifically: PSU
1717 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97204
Rogue Ales PSU

Ron Jeremy's Club Sesso
824 SW 1st Ave Portland OR 97204
Downtown swingers/sex club.

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

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
309 SW 3rd Ave Portland 97204
Expensive steakhouse chain.

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

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

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.

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 II
225 SW Broadway Portland or 97205
Kind of a sports bar sans many sports fans, awkwardly fitting into it's place just up the street from landmark mainstays.

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.

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.

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

Stanford's
1831 SW River Dr. 97201
Local stuffy chain with a pretty decent happy hour.

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

Sungari's Dragonwell Bistro
101 SW Yamhill Street Portland OR 97204
Kick-ass Chinese restaurant.

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.

Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro Specifically: Waterfront
0315 SW Montgomery St Portland OR 97201
Waterfront bistro and wine bar.

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

Trader Vic's
1203 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Legendary tiki chain of a bygone era risen from the ashes.

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.

Urban Farmer
525 SW Morrison St. Portland OR 97204
Farm to Table dining in the Nines Hotel

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.

Vault Martini
226 NW 12th Ave Portland OR 97209
Stylish lounge in the Pearl that boasts a huge book of specialty cocktails.

Veritable Quandary
1220 SW 1st Ave. Portland OR 97204
Upscale downtown eatery featuring seasonal cuisine.

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

Whiskey Bar & Lounge
31 NW 1st Ave Portland OR 97209
Old Town Dance Club

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

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