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

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

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

Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland OR 97214
McMenamins theater on Hawthorne, great sidewalk seating for (1) people watching on a warm day, (2) cheap movie watching,(3) not much else.

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

Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark St. Portland OR 97215
1200 beers by the bottle, 16 taps, and oddly on Stark Street, not Belmont.

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

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

Bread and Ink
3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97214
Long-standing bistro on Hawthorne.

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

Casa Del Matador Southeast
2424 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Not THE Matador on W. Burnside. Not THE Matador on W. Burnside.

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

Chapel Pub
430 N Killingsworth St Portland OR 97217
Exactly what you would expect from a funeral home converted to a Mc-Bar.

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

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.

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.

Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Swanky, Hipster Hotel with Kick Ass Venue

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!

Flirts
8439 NE Columbia Blvd Portland OR 97220
Cougar hotel bar! Who could want more!?

Goose Hollow Inn Specifically: Portland history buffs?
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.

Higgins
1239 SW Broadway 97205
One could say that this restaurant started the local organic movement in Portland.

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.

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

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...

Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave. Portland OR 97211
It is an unwritten municipal code that all citizens are required to bring first time Portland visitors to this converted elementary school housing many "bars".

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.

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.

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

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97214
Dog friendly brewpub, all trappings to be expected.

Lucky Labrador Tap Room
1700 N. Killingsworth Portland OR 98217
Same as the other Lucky Labs, located in NoPo.

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.

Mash Tun
2204 NE Alberta St. Suite 101 Portland OR 97211
Rare anymore, it would seem, that a brewpub caters to, well, adults. Mash Tun fits the bill perfectly.

McFadden's
107 NW Couch St. Portland OR 97209
McFadden's is now closed

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.

Noble Rot
1111 E. Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Impeccably designed wine bar with rooftop patio.

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

Olive or Twist
925 NW 11th Ave Portland OR 97209
By all accounts, a fantastic Martini bar with a completely trite and off-the-mark name. Yeah, we read Dickens and we don't seem to remember starving orphans hopped up on pricey martinis.

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

Pints
412 NW 5th Ave Portland OR 97209

Pope House Bourbon Lounge
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.

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.

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

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

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 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).

Rock Creek Tavern
10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd Hillsboro OR 97124
Yet another McMenamins, this time in Hillsboro.

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

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.

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 II Specifically: Lost and stumbling around
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.

Slappy Cakes
4246 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97215
Make Your Own Pancakes breakfast spot with tasty drinks.

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.

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

Stanich's
4915 NE Fremont St Portland OR 97213
Long standing tavern that has what some consider the best burger in Portland. Entirely bedecked in sports pennants.

Stars Cabaret
4570 SW Lombard Ave Beaverton OR 97005
Upscale strip club chain.

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!

The Lamp Specifically: people going to see a show
3023 SE Milwaukie Blvd Portland OR 97202
Pre and Post-Aladdin shows bar. Or during an Aladdin show, if the opener sucks.

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 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.

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

Tugboat Brewing Company Specifically: see beer snobs
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

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.

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

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

Yolo Lounge
412 SW 4th Ave. Portland OR 97204