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21st Avenue Bar & Grill Specifically: 21st
721 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Nondescript watering hole with a fantastic patio.

23 Hoyt
529 NW 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210
Fancy Farm to Table Cuisine

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

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

Andina
1314 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Peruvian food served up with tasty Pisco Sours, live jazz nightly.

Bar Mingo Specifically: 21st
811 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97210
Reasonably priced Italiano on NW 21st.

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

Bartini Specifically: 21st
2108 NW Glisan St Portland OR 97210
Tiny martini bar accompanying Urban Fondue (as opposed, to say, Rural Fondue - hot chee' straight from the goat's teat!)

Basta's Specifically: 21st
410 NW 21st Portland OR 97209
Italian restaurant with a beautifully designed bar/lounge area.

Besaw's Specifically: 23rd
2301 NW Savier Ave. Portland OR 97210
Popular eatery in NW with a bustling breakfast crowd that, according to them, obtained the first liquor license in Oregon.

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.

Blitz Sports Pub Specifically: 21st
305 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Another Blitz - this one on NW 21st.

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

Bluehour
250 NW 13th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Famous Bruce Carey restaurant with a separate lounge that's popular with those folks with $.

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

Bottoms Up
16900 NW Saint Helens Rd Portland OR 97231
Strip club outside of Portland on highway 30

Bridgeport Brewpub
1313 NW Marshall St. Portland OR 97209
Bridgeport's sterile flagship brewpub in the Pearl.

Brix Tavern
1338 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
Pearl District lounge/sports bar with a VIP loft area.

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 Specifically: 23rd
1438 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
Not THE Matador on W. Burnside. Repeat. Not THE Matador on W. Burnside.

Casa Diablo Specifically: Industrial Area
2839 NW St. Helens Rd. Portland OR 97210
Much hyped, nationally famous vegan strip club, notorious for the dirtiest dances and two girl sex shows.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Darcelle XV
208 NW 3rd Ave. Portland OR 97209
Best and longest running Drag show in town.

Davis Street Tavern
135 NW 5th Ave. Portland OR 97209
More restaurant than tavern, for sure.

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.

Dockside Saloon & Restaurant Specifically: Industrial Area
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.

Dragonfish
909 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Sushi restaurant in the bottom of the Paramount Hotel.

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

Emanon
1000 NW 17th Ave. Portland OR 97209

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.

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

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.

Harvey's Comedy Club
436 NW 6th Ave Portland OR 97209
Portland's oldest and entirely painful comedy club is marketed primarily by auto-dialers offering you 12 free tickets. Thank a clueless friend, you get what you pay for.

Henry's Tavern
10 NW 12th Ave Portland OR 97209

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.

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.

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

Kell's Brew Pub
210 NW 21st Ave Portland OR 97209
According to the OLCC filing, Kell's Irish is opening up a brew pub at this address. Not currently open.

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.

Le Happy
1011 NW 16th Ave. 97209
Dark, tiny little crepe restaurant/bar, fulfills the PDX requirement for quirky irreverence. Open late for a post drinking session snack, or PBR nightcap.

Life of Riley Tavern
300 NW 10th Ave. Portland OR 97209
Not so much a dive, but as far as down to earthiness in the Pearl, the closest thing you will get aside from the Low Brow.

Low Brow Lounge
1036 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
A dive island in an ocean of chi-chi codified boxes, the Low Brow is welcome respite. Expect double the surliness.

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby St. Portland OR 97209
Crunchy, dog-friendly brew pub.

M Bar Specifically: 21st
417 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Teeny tiny neighborhood wine bar for drinkers absent of uptight oenophiles and nouveau sophisticates

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.

Matador (CLOSED)
1967 W Burnside St. Portland OR 97209
Frequented by homeless alcoholics, punks, D list celebrities, and slumming suburbanites, the Matador sets the bar by which all other Portland dives are measured.

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.

McMenamin's Tavern & Pool Specifically: 23rd
1716 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
Quite tolerable northwest McJoint, sans touring families and uptight 23rd throngs.

Mission Theatre
1624 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
McMovie theater with balcony seating, $3 movies, and other frequent events.

Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge
1020 NW 17th Portland OR

Muu Muu's Specifically: 21st
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.

New Old Lompoc Specifically: 23rd
1616 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
'Tis a brewpub designed for drinkers first, beer geeks second, with amiable yet edgy service and sporting a fantastic outdoor patio for smokers.

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

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.

North 45 Specifically: 21st
517 NW 21st Ave. Portland OR 97209
Swell back patio (non-smoking) and interesting drinks, tends toward the clean cut, pre-yuppie type crowd.

Northwest Public House
2327 NW Kearney St Portland OR 97210
Located in the old Laurelwood NW Public House, Northwest Public house boasts great beers on tap with an impressive wine selection. Gluten free options and Trivia on Tuesdays.

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

On Deck Sports Bar & Grill
910 NW 14th Ave Portland OR 97029
Rooftop Pearl District sports bar (meaning, too damn clean) that has most packages, and an expansive rooftop patio.

Pints
412 NW 5th Ave Portland OR 97209

Pope House Bourbon Lounge Specifically: 21st
2075 NW Glisan Portland OR 97209
At some point, it had to happen: A bourbon cocktail focused and derby themed bar would open in a NW Victorian home, and yes, bourbon flights are available.

Pyramid Ale House
2730 NW 31st Ave Portland OR 97210

Qube
108 SW Pine St Portland OR 97204

Republic
222 NW 4th Ave 97209
Go for the Food

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

Ringside Steakhouse
2165 West Burnside Portland OR 97210
Upscale steak house with a tiny lounge that serves amazing late night happy hour bites.

Rogue Ales Public House
1339 NW Flanders St Portland OR 97209
Relatively basic brewpub and distillery - an ultimate destination for traveling beer geeks. Go on your birthday and get a free t-shirt!

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

Santa Fe Taqueria
831 NW 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210
Tiny bar attached to a popular Mexican restaurant on NW 23rd.

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

Seres
1105 NW Lovejoy St Portland OR 97209
Organic sustainable Chinese restaurant with a gluten-free menu (gluten free Chinese?!) located predictably in the Pearl.

Serratto
2112 NW Kearney St Portland OR 97210
Upscale Italian restaurant with a huge bar in NW.

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

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.

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."

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

Tanuki
413 NW 21st Ave 97209
From their website: "Please note that an izakaya is a place for adult relaxation and socializing. We do not allow children in our establishment." Score!

Teardrop Lounge
1015 NW Everett St 97209
Schmancy, beautiful cocktail lounge in the Pearl that specializes in every detail of a perfectly crafted cocktail.

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.

The Decoy Specifically: Linnton
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 Paragon
1309 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97209
Nice Old-school Pearl District restaurant with a large bar area and porch/street seating. Perfect for scenesters on First Thursday.

The Ram's Head
2282 NW Hoyt St Portland OR 97210
Yet another McMenamin's. This time on NW 23rd Ave.

Tony's Old Time Tavern Specifically: Burnside
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.

Touche
1425 NW Glisan St Portland OR 97209
two story part bar, part restaurant, tucked into industrial badlands in NW.

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

Tryst
19 SW 2nd Aeve Portland OR 97204

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.

Underdogs Sports Bar Specifically: 21st
2100 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209
Historic Nob Hill Pharmacy refurbished into a sterile pool hall.

Uptown Billiards Club Specifically: 23rd
120 NW 23rd Ave. Portland OR 97210
Exclusive old money era gentleman's billiard parlor sans any actual exclusivity, save for pricier food & beverages.

Vino Paradiso
417 NW 10th Ave Portland OR 97209
Unpretentious NW Wine Bar, soon to change names to Coppia.

Voicebox
2112 NW Hoyt St. Portland Or 97210
Private booth karaoke parlor, beer/wine/sake only.

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

Wilf's Specifically: Union Station
800 NW 6th Ave Portland OR 97209
Classy jazz supper club with red booths adjacent to the train station.

Wimpy's
521 NW 21st Ave Portland OR 97209
Dark neighborhood dive in NW.

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

Yolo Lounge
412 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204

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