Upscale Portland Bars

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820 N. Russell St. Portland OR 97227
Owned by nationally renowned mixtress Lucy Brennan, you will be in the presence of greatness.

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

Angel Face
14 NE 28th Ave, portland or 97232
Bartenders prepare drinks to each patron's flavor preferences at this polished European-style haunt.

0470 SW Hamilton Court Portland OR 97239
Sipping the vino on the SW Waterfront, expect to be surrounded by the often atrocious waterfront date crowd.

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

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

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

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!)

Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Ave Portland OR 97214
Belgian bier lover's paradise located just off of Hawthorne.

Bit House Saloon
727 SE Grand Ave Portland OR 97214
Saloon featuring fancy stuff. Is it really saloon?

Box Social
3971 N. Williams Ave Portland OR 97277
For lack of better a description, another "specialty cocktail lounge in a box".

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

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

Burnside Brewing Company
701 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97214
Clean upscale brew house.

Cascade Brewing Barrel Room
939 SE Belmont St. Portland OR 97214
Microbrewery/brewpub specializing in sour beers

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

Cerulean Wine
1439 NW Marshall St Portland or 97209
Industrial-chic wine bar & restaurant with patio seating serving a diverse menu of seasonal eats.

1001 SE Water Ave Portland OR 97214
Fancy-pants restaurant in the East Side Industrial district with huge windows that open on nice days.

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

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

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.

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

5424 NE 30th Ave portland or 97211
Hip lounge serving global bar bites & swanky cocktails amid a black walnut bar & Asian touches

Grand Central Bowl
808 SE Morrison Portland OR 97214
Over priced bowling brought to you by CEG, yay.

Hamlet Cocktail Bar
232 NW 12th Ave Portland OR 97209
Tucked away little bar that specializes in ham sandwiches and sherry.

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

4057 N Mississippi Ave portland or 97227
swanky upscale bar specializing in crafty cocktails. Brunch on the weekends.

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.

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

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

La Moule
2500 SE Clinton St, Portland or 97202
Arty brasserie featuring creative mussel dishes & other Belgian staples, plus beer & cocktails

Laurelhurst Market
3155 E Burnside Street Portland OR 97214
This restaurant, meat market and neighborhood bar knows its meat and its cocktails. Nothing here for you, veggies.

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

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.

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

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

Paley's Place Bistro & Bar
1204 NW 21st Ave, portland or 97209
Intimate, upscale spot for regional NW fare made from local ingredients in an elegant Victorian.

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.

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.

3936 N Mississippi Ave Portland OR 97227
Upscale spot that serves up tasty cocktails and takes reservations for (7) or more via OpenTable. Serves as more of a restaurant that strictly bar. Pairs wine/food and events all month.

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

Relish Gastropub
6637 SE Milwaukie Portland OR 97202
An upscale gastropub in an old yellow funeral parlor, or more recently, the brief home of The Woods venue, in Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood

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.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
850 SW Broadway Portland 97205
Expensive steakhouse chain.

Sapphire Hotel
5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland OR 97215
Great date bar located inside a former hotel that was frequented by the ladies of the night.

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

Secret Society
116 NE Russell St. Portland OR 97212
Tiny upstairs bar housed in a former mason's meeting hall (thus the name) that serves up classic cocktails and European style eats.

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

401ne 28th Portland OR 97232
This reletively new German bar was recently named best bar in Portland by Willamette Week. 18 German beers and authentic German food make this a great place to have a nice dinner and a good beer.

Swift Lounge
1932 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232
Quaint bar/lounge with upscale food and cocktails.

28 NE 28th Ave Portland OR 97232
Cajun/Creole restaurant that serves up their dishes tapas style.

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 Goose
2725 se Ankeny Portland OR 97214
This upscale Mexican bar is the perfect place for dinner and drinks. If the fantastic food isn't what you're looking for, then the staggering number of different types of tequila (about a hundred) will surely be up your alley.

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

The Observatory
8115 SE Stark St Portland OR 97215
Tiny upscale restaurant on the other side of Tabor, just shy of 82nd, that serves up some fine Happy Hour food.

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 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.

726 SE 6th Ave portland or 97214
Stylish hangout features upscale American fare & inventive cocktails in a low-lit, modern interior.

Trio Club
909 E Burnside St Portland OR 97214
Bohemeth Karaoke joint mixed in with some DJ nights.

2448 E Burnside St portland OR 97214
Mediterranean style restaurant with yummy greens and scrumptious drinks. Takes reservations (via Resy).

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.

Victoria Bar
4835 N Albina Ave portland OR 97217
swanky new bar with good eats and dranks.

3652 SE Division St Portland OR 97207
European Bar with a Fine Menu

11700 SE 7th St Vancouver WA 98683
Wine bar and cellar attached to Cinetopia serving over 100 varietals of wine by the taste or glass.

Vintage Cocktail Lounge
7907 SE Stark Portland OR 97215
Fine Crafted Cocktails

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

Yakuza Lounge
5411 NE 30th Ave Portland OR 97211
Izakaya at 30th and Killingsworth with a rad patio.