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Bars With an Older Crowd in Portland

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.

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

Alibi Specifically: Afternoons
4024 N. Interstate Ave. Portland OR 97227
Famed Portland tiki bar brimming with dark volcanic islandy charm. Located on the Max yellow line.

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

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

Broadway Grill & Brewery
1700 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232
Totally unremarkable brewpub in the Lloyd district, easily missed, and even better avoided.

Buffalo Gap
6835 SW Macadam Ave Portland OR 97219
Multi-roomed saloon with free live music most nights.

Carmichael's Pub & Grill
12740 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR 97223

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.

Cider Mill Lounge
6712 SW Capitol Highway Portland OR 97219
Sports bar with live music and trivia, featuring the area's last Fryer Tuck's chicken.

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.

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.

Concordia Ale House
3276 NE Killingsworth St. Portland OR 97211
Beer geek/family haven in Concordia

Country Bill's Restaurant & Lounge
4415 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland OR 97206
Perpetually family owned vintage surf & turf lounge.

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.

Edgefield
2126 SW Halsey St Troutdale OR 97060
Popular McMenamins destination for live music and weddings. Two golf courses, several pubs, movie theater, a soaking pool, two restaurants and a hotel. Sheesh!

Elk Rock Bar & Grill
14211 SE Mcloughlin Milwaukie OR 97268
By the looks of their website, We'd probably avoid this bar.

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

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

Gustav's
10350 SW Greenburg Rd Portland OR 97223

Havana West Specifically: by day
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.

Heathman
1001 SW Broadway Portland OR 97205
Elegant hotel bar and lounge with a great happy hour food menu.

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

Horse Brass Pub
4534 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97215
If only exempted from the smoking ban, the Horse Brass is perhaps the best American representation of a British pub thus far.

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.

Hutch Tavern
4606 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97213
Off the beaten path on 47th & Glisan, in it's confines you'll find off duty hospital staff, and a handful of relatively quiet regulars.

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.

Marathon Taverna Specifically: Day Shift
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.

Morrison St. Bar & Grill
1205 SE Morrison St. Portland OR 97214
Nondescript bar catering to the older crowd. You've driven by it 100s of times with no intention of stopping, and frankly, we wouldn't blame you.

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

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.

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.

Oaks Bottom Public House
1621 SE Bybee Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Part of the Lompoc empire, this small, sleepy brewpub lulls you to complacency, perhaps a bit too much, before you realize: holy shit, Sellwood is a bit off the beaten path.

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

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.

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.

Pause
5101 N. Interstate Ave Portland OR 97217
More beloved eatery than a drinkery, still, it's a family friendly pub with style, and in such a barren tract of Interstate, you could do worse.

Pints
412 NW 5th Ave Portland OR 97209

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

Refectory
1618 NE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97230
Huge restaurant and bar with attached ballroom on the edge of Gresham where you never know what type of entertainment you'll encounter.

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

Rheinlander & Gustav's
5035 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR 97213
German themed beer hall with good inexpensive food at 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.

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.

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

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

Savoy
2500 SE Clinton Portland OR 97202
Bistro and lounge well known for great food, especially great happy hour deals.

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.

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.

Siam Society
2703 NE Alberta St. Portland OR 97211
Upscale Thai restaurant housed in a former sub-power station.

Side Bar
3901 B N Williams Ave Portland OR 97227
Cozy New Old Lompoc tasting room adjacent to Fifth Quadrant. Free Peanuts.

Silver Dollar Pizza
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.

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

Sports Den (The Mark)
9900 SW Canyon Rd. Beaverton OR 97225
Cigar and sports bar in Beaverton.

Starky's
2913 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97214
Gay neighborhood bar catering mainly to the older crowd.

Tabla
200 NE 28th Ave 97232
Nice neighborhood restaurant with a lovely bar and an open kitchen.

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!

Tavern On Denver
8234 N Denver Ave Portland OR 97217

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 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 Orient
1025 NE Broadway 97232
Small lounge in a Chinese Restaurant with one TV always showing sports.

The Overlook
1332 N Skidmore St, Portland OR 97217
Lounge attached to breakfast/Greek diner-type joint.

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.

Tillicum Club
8484 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland OR 97205
What's in a name anyway? Certainly, a worthwhile spot if you have a DD to take you to Portland's fringes.

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.

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

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9920 NE Cascades Parkway Portland OR 97220
An airport hotel bar in the Cascade Station/Ikea mega-box complex.

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.

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