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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.

Bardot
626 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Global wines, plus beer, cider & small plates are served in intimate digs with an on-site wine shop.

Barlow
737 SW Salmon St portland or 97205
1920s-inspired cocktail spot with a vintage vibe offering refined small plates in classy surrounds.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

District
220 SW Ankeny St Portland OR 97204
Chic lounge with a Roaring '20s vibe, craft cocktails & a light fare menu, plus DJs on the weekends.

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.

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.

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.

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. Now a full scale restaurant with tea service on Saturday's.

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.

Jackknife
614 SW 11th Ave portland or
Bar at the Sentinel Hotel offering cocktails & creative small plates in a clubby, throwback space.

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.

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.

Kask
1215 SW Alder St Portland or 97205
Cool craft cocktail bar with Alpine-accented small plates & a nightly punch in a hip saloon space

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.

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

Mama Mia Trattoria
439 SW 2nd Ave. 97204

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.

Multnomah Whiskey Library
1124 SW Alder St Portland OR 97205
Comprehensive Whisky collection boasting over 900 bottles. Other spirits available as well.

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.

Old Town Pizza
226 NW Davis St Portland OR 97209

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

Pasha
11830 Kerr Pkwy Lake Oswego OR 97035

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

Pepe Le Moko
407 SW 10th Ave portland or 97205
Intimate spot for the Grasshopper cocktail made with ice cream, oysters & other gourmet bites. Underground lil speakeasy.

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 Wine Bar and Tasting Room
526 SW Yamhill St, Portland portland OR 97204
Bright shop specializing in small-batch Oregon & Hawaiian tropical-fruit wines, plus tastings.

Quality Bar
931 SW Oak St Portland OR 97205
The brainchild of Sizzle Pie creators (located right next door!), Quality Bar mixes up creative cocktails and offers their neighbor's full pizza menu.

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

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

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
850 SW Broadway Portland 97205
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
19 NW 5th Portland or 97209
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.

Sky Club at 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.

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
735 SW 1st Ave Portland OR 97204
Kick-ass Chinese restaurant.

The Green Room
1122 SW Alder S Portland or 97205
Quaint little spot attached to the Multnomah Whiskey Library.

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.

The Society Cafe & Lounge
203 NW 3rd Ave portland OR 97209
Located in the lobby of the Society Hotel is the Society Café & Lounge, a lounge, cafe, and bar, featuring fresh pastries, wine, coffee and beer from some of Portland’s finest, as well as a fully stocked bar.

Thelonious Wines
516 NW 9th Ave, Portland OR 97209

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

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.

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