Portland’s 100 best bars: Bar Tab 2014 – The Oregonian

October 29, 2014 - Picnic Time

Over a past dual and a half months, we’ve denounced a favorite Portland bars for cocktails, beer, wine, good food and good times. We’ve played darts, sung karaoke and detected dives embracing complicated mixology. Below, find all 10 chapters of Bar Tab — a initial annual bar beam — all in one place, a beam to a 100 best bars in Portland.


Clyde Common (1014 S.W. Stark St., 503-228-3333, clydecommon.com): A zinc-topped bar trustworthy to a Ace Hotel’s Northwest flagship, Clyde Common is a categorical muddling belligerent for one of Portland’s best-known bartenders, Jeffrey Morgenthaler. On bustling nights, a stylish business built three-deep during a bar, sipping cocktails spicy from lemon extract — a Bourbon Renewal — or frothy from egg white — a Formosa Sour. — Michael Russell

Hale Pele (2733 N.E. Broadway, 503-662-8454, halepele.com): An outlandish universe cloaked behind strip-mall façade, this pleasing shun from city life offers offset nonetheless palatable sips, from classical mai tais with a soaring of mint-scented ice to solidified lava flows with a badge of residence strawberry considerate to a manly Zombie with undercurrents of grapefruit and cinnamon. — Colin Powers

Imperial (410 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-7222, imperialpdx.com): Vitaly Paley’s downtown Portland grill is built around a bar — literally. It’s a initial thing we see when we travel in a door, with a soaring cathedral of spirits organised on mirrored shelves above tinctures, bitters and a flourishing collection of juicy infusions (caraway vodka, anyone?). — Samantha Bakall

Kask (1215 S.W. Alder St., 503-241-7163, grunerpdx.com/kask): Old kitchen beam and selected dash cans adorn a insinuate space, nonetheless a cocktails are anything nonetheless dry antiques. Kask freshens adult a classics for complicated palates. Take a gin-fueled Delilah, that feels like a Clover Club loyalty with hiss plant stepping in for a original’s syrup, or a Boot Strap Buck, an amped-up Dark N Stormy. — CP  

Little Bird (219 S.W. 6th Ave., 503-688-5952, littlebirdbistro.com): During a day, Little Bird, a downtown Portland bistro, offers a polished pit-stop for a discerning lunch and a potion of wine. At night, a copper-topped bar nestled underneath a restaurant’s second building block becomes a friendly after-work and later-night cocktail bar (the shakers stop jolt during midnight). — SB

Mint/820 (816 N. Russell St., 503-284-5518, mintand820.com): This North Portland Pioneer has been jolt things adult given 2001, and while a food is hit-and-miss, this stays one of a city’s most-dependable spots for resourceful sips. And a business has grown adult with a bar, charity a mark for comparison jubilee animals to hang out nonetheless feeling like posers. — Grant  Butler

The Rookery during Raven Rose (1331 SW Broadway, 503-222-7673, ravenandrosepdx.com) Upstairs during a ancestral Ladd Carriage House, a Rookery taps Portland story for a bar that’s half nation saloon, half rugged English parlor. The endless cocktail menu delivers honeyed originals and well-spoken updates on a classics. — David Greenwald

Rum Club (720 SE Sandy Blvd., 503-265-8807, rumclubpdx.com): Summary: A laid-back restaurant-industry hangout and stadium for internal bartenders, three-year-old Rum Club has incited a dilemma from buzzy to beloved. An superb rum collection anchors a bar, and a ideally balanced, spirit-forward drinks are designed to uncover it off. — Danielle Centoni

Teardrop Cocktail Lounge (1015 N.W. Everett St., 503-445-8109, teardroplounge.com): A practical cocktail academy, this Pearl District haunt not usually offers heterogeneous drinks — classic, bizarre or borrowed from bar contemporaries — nonetheless a mixology ranks have assistance pave a approach to Portland’s Golden Era of Bartending. Where to start? Bury a Lead with vodka, lemon, maraschino, apricot liqueur and orange bitters. — CP

Woodsman Tavern (4537 S.E. Division St., 971-373-8264, woodsmantavern.com): Coffee frontiersman Duane Sorenson’s initial incursion into a grill diversion debuted, 3 years ago, as a wholly satisfied prophesy of dim timber and bourbon, a patina abounding adequate to make some 50-year-old bars jealous. The cocktail list has been a unchanging delight, from crafty spins on classics to a noted egg-white and edible-flower cocktail that resembled a surrealist terrarium. — MR


Bamboo Sushi NW (836 N.W. 23rd Ave., 971-229-1925, bamboosushi.com): Bamboo Sushi done a name for itself with a good intentions of apportionment usually tolerable fish and using an eco-friendly restaurant. At this second grill on Northwest 23rd Avenue, we can dash kaffir lime-infused cocktails as chefs cut avocados as skinny as paper, and request dollops of sauces, cower egg yolks and colorful fish roe to sushi rolls with a pointing of surgeons. — GB

Bar Mingo (811 N.W. 21st Ave., 503-445-4646, barmingonw.com): Bar Mingo, a next-door sister to Northwest Portland’s Caffe Mingo, comes to life any afternoon from 4-6 p.m., 7 days a week. During this sneaky-great happy hour, stoneware gratins filled with proposal lamb meatballs and baked polenta lonesome in red salsa and housemade mozzarella emerge from a kitchen and find themselves to white cloth-covered tables. — SB

The Bent Brick (1639 N.W. Marshall St., 503-688-1655, thebentbrick.com): When a sun’s resplendent and a weather’s warm, conduct outward onto The Bent Brick’s trellised block for happy hour, where cherry tomatoes stand a territory extraneous and a menu of Northwest pub transport complements a elementary drinks menu. — SB

Clarklewis (1001 SE Water Ave., 503-235-2294, clarklewispdx.com): Stray from your loveably decrepit area pub normal for something a dash some-more polished — this edgy-elegant Water Avenue watering hole, where you’ll sip deeply-discounted gimlets and anniversary snacks labelled on a $1-$5 tier. Perfect for all-ages date nights, post work refreshments, and watchful out a clearly everlasting middle SE burden sight crossing. — Jen Stevenson

Departure (525 S.W. Morrison St., 503-802-5370, departureportland.com): Stepping into Departure’s modernistic, borderline-garish world, we won’t be means to shake a scary feeling you’ve been ecstatic to a bizarre mock-up of Miami or L.A. until we make a 15-floor tour behind to plain ground. Just lay behind and suffer a ride, given a easy-drinking cocktails are juicy and cook — and “Top Chef” competitor — Gregory Gourdet’s pan-Asian tiny plates shouldn’t be missed. — DC

The Fireside (801 N.W. 23rd Ave., 503-477-9505, pdxfireside.com): When Music Millennium sealed a Northwest Portland plcae in 2007, it felt like a Alphabet District mislaid partial of a soul. Last year, a new grill brought a mojo back, reconfiguring Millennium’s neon pointer in a curtsy to a low-pitched bequest and adding some critical talent in a kitchen and behind a bar. — GB

Irving Street Kitchen (701 NW 13th Ave., 503-343-9440, irvingstreetkitchen.com): This vast Southern-influenced Pearl District tack is rebate meddlesome in whetting your dusk ardour than in knocking it out cold with robust happy hour helpings of Creole steep wings, meatballs ‘n crushed potatoes, and smoked tasso jambalaya. There’s an ethereal twinkle-light-laced block for satisfactory weather, a grate for foul, and 11 glossy china booze taps for either. — JS

Nel Centro (1408 S.W. Sixth Ave., 503-484-1099, nelcentro.com): With arguably a best Westside hotel block that’s not 15 stories in a sky, David Machado’s flagship grill is a go-to happy hour for many bureau workers set giveaway from a surrounding buildings. You can lay among immature maple trees while gazing during a gas-fueled fireplaces, sipping $5 solitaire tonics, or eat wood-fired pizzas, boiled calamari or steep leg confit, all ignored during happy hour. — MR

Oven Shaker (1134 N.W. Everett St., 503-241-1600, ovenandshaker.com): As a name suggests, a bar and kitchen get equal billing, so make certain to sip a well-balanced cocktails in a rustic-chic space while noshing on thin-crust pizzas, like a juicy furious fennel sausag). At happy hour, that starts early during 2:30 p.m., drinks are bright, citrus-forward classics like a bees’ knees or a rum daisy. — CP

Trader Vic’s (1203 N.W. Glisan St., 503-467-2277, tradervicspdx.com): A sentimental shelter that invites guest to take a two-hour vacation amid island votives, exuberant scorpion bowls and colorful concoctions growing orchids. Compared with many dim tiki dens, this outpost of a princely sequence is lighter and brighter, that creates it a welcoming home for happy hour. Start with Vic’s famed mai tai, sequence some Polynesian bites and suppose you’re in Bora Bora. — CP


Alibi Tiki Lounge (4024 N. Interstate Ave.; 503-287-5335; alibiportland.com): A Portland hipster’s dream of a Spring Break dive bar, a Alibi offers intermediate pleasing drinks nonetheless atmosphere to spare. You’ll find decades of kitschy story tucked in any dilemma of this bar that has survived comparatively unvaried from tiki’s final pant in a ’70s. Watch a karaoke true take a spotlight from a friendly dim of a red vinyl booth. — CP

Cassidy’s (1331 S.W. Washington St., 503-223-0054, cassidysrestaurant.com): This oak-paneled bar on a unequivocally dilemma of downtown seems comparison than a thirty-five years interjection to a ragged wooden bar, oak-paneled walls and an atmosphere of infrequent permanence. Long a favorite of actors and audiences of Artists Repertory Theatre, a bar these days tends attract a comparison fans of whatever band’s personification around a dilemma during a Crystal Ballroom, drawn by glorious anniversary menu, pleasing use and deficiency of teenagers. — Ben Waterhouse

Dan Louis Oyster Bar (208 S.W. Ankeny St., 503-227-5906, danandlouis.com): These days, Dan Louis Oyster Bar, that has existed in some form given 1907, competence be famous mostly for a happy hour, when sun-worshipers lay during cruise tables in a Old Town alley slurping $2 oysters from Oregon and Washington’s best-branded bays and inlets. But inside, a bar is a classic, with a dim timber smoothed down from age and a hulk ship’s circle environment a tinge for a nautical ambience found in a warren of bedrooms behind. — MR

The Driftwood Room (729 S.W. 15th Ave., 503-820-2076, hoteldeluxeportland.com): Tucked into a dilemma of Southwest Portland’s ancestral Hotel DeLuxe are a wood-paneled walls, coastal ambience and plush seats of a Driftwood Room, a reversion loll apportionment cocktails, bites and copiousness of mid-century vibe. First non-stop in a 1950s, a Driftwood Room has confirmed a retro feel with a menu of lovely Champagne cocktails, endless Manhattan variations and perceptive, vested staff who facilely broach drinks and whole suggestion lists (from memory). — SB

Higgins (1239 S.W. Broadway, 503-222-9070, higginsportland.com): Higgins has a kind of bar any vast city needs. There’s a no-nonsense bartender, who competence seem plain-spoken to initial timers, nonetheless will notice your dull potion before we do. There’s a TV tuned silently to sports. And given this is Portland, there’s a staggering charcuterie plate, a trailblazing bistro and a stellar dash list. A relations whipper youngster on this list, a Higgins bar already feels like an institution. — MR

Huber’s (411 S.W. 3rd Ave., 503-228-5686, hubers.com): This downtown brave is undying in a best way: Operated by a same Chinese-American family for over a century, it owes a continued recognition rebate to a turkey-heavy menu than to a understatedly superb atmosphere—stained glass, mahogany, terrazzo—and unfailingly seemly service. Try a Spanish coffee. — BW

The Palm Court (309 S.W. Broadway, 503-295-4110, coasthotels.com): A chair during a blow bar of downtown’s Benson Hotel final a right worldly sip. Jäger bombs and apple martinis will not do. Try a Pegu Club, an reasonably reversion brew of gin, Grand Marnier, orange and bitters, accompanied by a cold sidecar to modernise your dash as we go. This bar does it effortlessly, as befits a grand hotel. — CP

RingSide Steakhouse (2165 W. Burnside St., 503-223-1513, ringsidesteakhouse.com): One of Portland’s oldest family-owned restaurants and still a city’s best normal steakhouse, RingSide during 70 has a clubby, Rat Pack-era charm. The fallen bar, flashy with dim wood, swinging fighting gloves and tiny else, is a best place in a city to see Portland’s power-brokers unwinding, rapidly, over cold beers and ice-cold Martinis. — MR

Veritable Quandary (1220 S.W. First Ave., 503-227-7342, veritablequandary.com): A watering hole for a building set, Veritable Quandary has prolonged been a place where authorised minds from both sides of a dais come to make a deal, devise an attack, or usually plain blow off steam. The cocktail list usually spasmodic rotates, nonetheless it ambles widely by brownish-red and white spirits, and immature and honeyed profiles, charity adequate movement to stay interesting. — DC

Virginia Cafe (820 S.W. 10th Ave., 503-227-0033, virginiacafepdx.com): Originally non-stop in 1914 on a dilemma of S.W. 10th Avenue and Stark, a VC has relocated several times before anticipating a stream home in 2008. Today, you’ll find regulars during any hour of a day here, where wooden floors accommodate wooden walls lined with chronological photos, where Rod Stewart croons alongside lady groups of a ’60s and where, no matter what time of day, done-up or dressed-down, you’ll fit right in. — SB


Andina (1314 N.W. Glisan St., 503-228-9535, andinarestaurant.com): From a buzzing entryway of this Pearl Disctict Peruvian favorite, navigate a slight gymnasium superfluous with dinner-hour hopefuls, past a Latin jazz trio, by a obstruction of tables and count yourself propitious if we conduct to gain a desired chair during a tiny bar. From this roost we can rivet in copiousness people-watching in Bar Mestizo while marveling as some of Portland’s busiest bartenders shake cocktails during a demoniac pace. — CP

Ataula (1818 N.W. 23rd Place, 503-894-8904, ataulapdx.com): In Spain, tapas are bite-sized bar snacks meant to be gobbled down with drinks. So it’s no consternation that tapas make ideal jubilee transport during this Northwest Portland Spanish restaurant, where stools during a snake-shaped bar are some of a best seats in a house. While sipping sangria or a potion of Spanish rose, peek around during what other people are eating before mapping out your diversion plan. — GB

La Taq (1625 N.E. Killingsworth St., 971-888-5687, podnahspit.com): Sitting beside vast kin Podnah’s Pit, La Taq can be enjoyed as a cold loll to squeeze a dash before cooking during a grill prohibited mark or as a possess destination: an industrial-chic cantina apportionment adult Tex-Mex, Portland-style. The Bandolero, from former bar manager Kevin Ludwig (who recently left for Laurelhurst Market), blends reposado tequila and thwart for something complex, while a residence margarita, with El Jimador silver, lime, triple sec, sets a right tone. — COP

Levant (2448 E. Burnside St., 503-954-2322, levantpdx.com): With a gentle timber walls, open heat abode and vast fronded plants that lean in a lily-scented air, Levant, Southeast Portland’s French-Arabesque restaurant, could pass for a mirage. Cocktails, desirous by a food entrance from a kitchen, are jarred and influenced with mixture like carrot reduction, vanilla salt and rose jam. — SB

Nostrana (1401 S.E. Morrison St., 503-234-2427, nostrana.com): Nostrana occupies that honeyed mark between area favorite and finish grill with a bar to match. Monthly dash menus travel a line between witty and serious, divulgence a spin of imagination — and a adore of Italian amari — that puts Nostrana’s bar among a best of any Portland restaurant. — DC

Park Kitchen (422 N.W. Eighth Ave., 503-223-7275, parkkitchen.com): For a past decade, few restaurants have done Portlanders feel some-more like they were visiting Europe than Park Kitchen, generally when sitting during a sidewalk, sipping a Champagne cocktail, examination people personification Bocce in a South Park Blocks. Behind a bar, there’s a lovely GT done with residence tonic syrup and a daub clinging to a Manhattan movement done with bourbon, orange bitters and and immature Chartreuse. How cosmopolitan. — MR

St. Jack (1610 N.W. 23rd Ave, 503-360-1281, stjackpdx.com): Though booze is a standard draught of a bouchon, Lyon’s frolicsome café and troubadour for this renouned Northwest Portland restaurant, St. Jack’s dash of choice would have to be a cocktail. Arriving in hues from burnt red to lavender, and infrequently alongside a sidecar on ice, cocktails here operation from a ardour sensitive (aperitif), to lovely (rafraichissant) to spirit-forward (spiriteuse). — SB

Tasty N Alder (580 S.W. 12th Ave., 503-621-1400, tastyntasty.com/alder): John Gorham, Portland’s tapas and brunch maestro, scored another strike with this West End prohibited spot, that spills happy review onto a dilemma of Southwest 12th Avenue and Alder Street 7 nights a week. Cocktails are intelligent and offset — a Rawhide, an worldly brew of bourbon, genepy, lemon, Boker’s bitters and pickled Bonal honey, is a highlight. — Adam Lindsley

The Whey Bar during Ox (2225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 503-284-3366, oxpdx.com): The Whey Bar represents a judicious step for Ox — one of a many renouned new restaurants of a past few years — a cocktail and oyster bar apparatus built into ephemeral private dining space that looks and feels like a (barely) redecorated garage. Among Ox’s signature cocktails, you’ll find a La Yapa, a silky well-spoken brew of rye, and a Dirty Grandma Agnes, a vodka martini bedecked with a plight spear. — MR

Xico (3715 S.E. Division St., 503-548-6343, xicopdx.com): This Mexican grill on Southeast Division Street pairs aggressively complicated ambience with good margaritas and a neighborhood’s best patio. Mezcal veterans should demeanour true to a “suitcase” apportionment of a drinks menu, that facilities small-production spirits brought behind from a owners’ investigate trips to Oaxaca City that you’re doubtful to find anywhere else in a United States. — BW


Apex (1216 S.E. Division St., 503-273-9227, apexbar.com): With 50 beers on daub and a block filled with cruise tables, Apex is a ideal place to bask in a heat of a quick vanishing sun, or find shade underneath a vast umbrella. In further to a on-tap beers, a offset brew of light German lagers, double-strength Northwest IPAs and some-more surprising fare, there are 250+ bottles chilling in a cooler during a finish of a bar. — SB

Bailey’s Taproom and The Upper Lip (213 S.W. Broadway, 503-295-1004, baileystaproom.com): One building, dual bars. Downstairs, Bailey’s Taproom is a bustling after-work finish with an easygoing, bring-your-own-food opinion and 24 best taps of mostly West Coast beer. Upstairs, The Upper Lip is still room with a perspective and 150 bottles of barrel-aged, sour, and high-proof brews, around half of them European, and 6 taps. — BW

Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 S.E. 32nd Ave., 503-234-8888, bazipdx.com): Nestled usually off Hawthorne Boulevard, this connection of dash geeks, soccer nuts and area regulars offers a kind of general concentration that Belgophiles go gaga over. The highlights embody seventeen taps clinging essentially to Belgian and Belgian-style beers, surprising cocktail and an outrageous shade airing Portland Timbers games. — AL

The Beer Mongers (1125 S.E. Division St., 503-234-6012, thebeermongers.com): Craft dash can get flattering changed in some places, nonetheless not during The BeerMongers, with a scarred petrify floors, cooler-lined walls and particular ambience that runs to dash signs, soccer scarves, knicks and knacks. Owner Sean Campbell and his beer-knowledgeable organisation are a clarification of unobtrusive — to equivocate beer-geek hysteria, they recently listed that holy grail of ales, Pliny a Younger, as Miller High Life (at $7.50 a glass). — John Foyston

Belmont Station (4500 S.E. Stark St., 503-232-8538, belmont-station.com): When dash lovers dream, their REM cycles contingency demeanour a lot like Belmont Station. Its biercafe’s 20 taps are a consistent revolution of internal newcomers, engaging imports and appetizing rarities; a extent of brewery preference is matched by a styles, with sours, stouts, ciders and some-more alongside a approaching array of IPAs. On a pointless Tuesday, we competence travel in to find Chimay Rouge, scarcely never tapped outward of Belgium, alongside a uninformed keg of Pliny a Elder and a Commons’ musty new farmhouse ale. — DG

Hop Vine (1914 N. Killingsworth St., 503-954-3322, thehopandvine.com): The pleasing behind block is a plus, nonetheless Hop Vine earns a mark on this list for a intriguing, heterogeneous dash list. Or should we contend lists. On a bar side, a chalkboard facilities 8 beers from a internal and refreshing. In a bottle emporium subsequent door, a list is shorter, if usually as enticing, with taps recently pouring Firestone Walker’s Agrestic, Breakside’s Passionfruit Sour and, since not, a gimlet-flavored Jell-o shot. — MR

Horse Brass Pub (4534 S.E. Belmont St., 503-232-2202, horsebrass.com): It’s a satisfactory gamble that a Horse Brass tops a must-see lists of many Portland dash tourists, given this faux-Brit pub in a still Southeast area is where Oregon qualification brewing unequivocally began. Go for a fish and chips, Scotch eggs and a ploughman’s lunch, a smoke-stained walls cluttered with aged photos and Guinness ads, models of RAF planes unresolved from a ceiling, honest majestic pints and 50 or some-more taps of beers from around a segment and a world. — JF

N.W.I.P.A. (6350 S.E. Foster Road, 971-279-5876, nwipapdx.com): A medium area bar with an intentionally singular daub list (four India dark ales, one cider, one wildcard), N.W.I.P.A. also exaggerate a cooler with some 150 bottles, a menu featuring oysters, charcuterie and pimento cheese and a delightfully unironic complicated steel soundtrack. Get another potion of Hop Venom. This is home now. — BW

Roscoe’s (8105 S.E. Stark Ave., 503-255-0049, roscoespdx.com): Montavilla cornerstone Roscoe’s manages to lift off a not unsubstantial attainment of behaving like a dive bar while embodying a core of a many some-more worldly one. Its lowbrow initial impressions — pool tables, video lottery, cranked-up jukebox — are blown divided by a peek during a chalkboard, that reveals one of Portland’s many different taplists. — AL

Saraveza (1004 N. Killingsworth St., 503-206-4252, saraveza.com): If all Saraveza had going for it was a Wisconsin theme, it would still be a conspicuous place to drink. But behind a kitschy Midwestern dash decor, owners Sarah Pederson and her staff have curated one of Portland’s best qualification dash lists, with bottles both collectible and ready-to-drink and 8 taps trimming from pilsners to sours to Cascadian Dark Ales. Pull adult a chair during a bar, with a perplexing bottle tip design, sequence a flaky beef pale and repeat after me — “the Bears still suck.” — MR


Ambonnay (107 S.E. Washington St., 503-575-4861, ambonnaybar.com): Champagne is an costly habit. Not as costly as engineer garments or engineer drugs, perhaps, nonetheless not distant behind, either. The beauty of Ambonnay, a sparkling-specific bar tucked in a southwest dilemma of a Olympic Mills building, is that they keep these engineer wines within reach. Sure, there’s a breakwater list that starts during $100 a bottle and conduct north to $1,000. But there’s also a potion of bubbly for $8, and a half-dozen Champagnes in a $12 to $13 range. — MR

Bar Avignon (2138 S.E. Division St., 503-517-0808, baravignon.com): With a charcuterie residence in front of we usually solemnly savoring a potion of wine, Bar Avignon a kind of mark that invites laziness review — some-more of a first-date chaff accumulation than pitiable epiphanies, nonetheless a latter wouldn’t be out of place. If we like wine, you’ll fundamentally wish a prolonged bottle list (you can take many home for 25 percent off). But there’s also qualification dash on daub and engaging cocktails to lure you. — CP

Coppia Restaurant and Wine Bar (417 N.W. 10th Ave., 503-295-9536, coppiaportland.com): This Piedmont-focused Italian grill and bar embodies a Pearl District of a mid-2000s, after a scarf shops had sealed nonetheless before Safeway changed in. It’s a glorious mark for a an early-evening break and a integrate pours from a endless and wide-ranging potion list. If we hang around for dinner, go for a image of a housemade pasta and take advantage of a pairing suggestions listed for any dish. — BW

Noble Rot (1111 E. Burnside St., 503-233-1999, noblerotpdx.com): If a name didn’t idea in a oenophiles among us — Noble Rot refers to a good mildew that plays good with booze — a copious arrangement of reds and whites lets we know booze is a star here. You’ll find a 300-plus bottle list, with copiousness of internal and tellurian choices. If you’re looking for a bite, a menu boasts vegetables from a bar’s rooftop garden. All that, and a view. — CP

Oregon Wines on Broadway (515 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-4655, oregonwinesonbroadway.com): This downtown life of a pinot jubilee hosts a brood of regulars informed adequate to be family, who accumulate early and mostly to sip and barter good wine. The bar’s niche is pinot noir, nonetheless they offer a half dozen whites as well, and burble buffs won’t go thirsty, generally on Champagne Friday. — JS

Oso Market and Bar (726 S.E. Grand Ave., 503-232-6400, osomarket.com): Part workman market/bottle shop, partial European-focused grill open for usually about any dish of a day (it serves weekend brunch),  Oso Market and Bar is usually special adequate to aver a outing to a Industrial Eastside, nonetheless it’s gentle adequate to make we come behind for more. –DC

Pix Patisserie (2225 E. Burnside St., 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.myshopify.com): With a mini vineyard out front, tapas bar, dessert opposite (and chocolate case), a petanque justice and some-more bottles than we can fathom, it’s not formidable to find a reason to hang out during East Burnside’s Pix Patisserie. The bar was recently respected by World of Fine Wine Magazine as a “best Champagne and stimulating booze list in a world.” — SB

Remedy Wine Bar (733 N.W. Everett St., 503-222-1449, remedywinebar.com): Tucked unassumingly into a side of a former curative building along a Northwest Park blocks, Remedy owns a standing as a cure-all for after-work woes with a cushy, vital room vibe, delicately curated booze list, anniversary tiny plates and medically-themed logo. — SB

Southeast Wine Collective (2425 S.E. 35th Pl., 503-208-2061, sewinecollective.com): One of a happy offshoots of Portland’s new era of civic vintners is that many of them double as good booze bars. Our favorite of a new stand is SE Wine Collective, a tiny booze bar trustworthy to a prolongation trickery that now hosts 10 tiny wineries. With 65 wines by a glass, SE Wine Collective rewards repeat visits. — MR

Taste on 23rd (2285 N.W. Johnson St., 503-477-7238, tasteon23rd.com): It might have a generic-sounding name, nonetheless this comparatively new Alphabet District booze bar is anything nonetheless ordinary. Bartenders who double as waiters offer booze suggestions geared to your mood, nonetheless with many eyeglasses labelled around $12, your add-on can supplement adult fast. But hey, good ambience comes with a cost tag. — GB


Beech Street Parlor (412 N.E. Beech St., 503-946-8184, beechstreetparlor.com): Beech Street Parlor, a sister bar to a dearly over Tiga, has a identical vibe, with nightly DJs, good food served in a lovingly easy Victorian home. Find us upstairs, or sitting on one of a antique couches, sipping a house-infused rum and coke. — MR

Church (2600 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-206-8962, churchbarpdx.com): With a biblical theme, Southern-influenced food and a prolonged list of resourceful cocktails, Church is a place we can’t assistance nonetheless wish to come behind to, no matter what area we live in. Try a punch, a lovely sipper served on ice for a officious temperate $6, or try a theologically-named cocktail list where lapsang souchong-infused Benedictine, black IPA syrup, yerba partner syrup are jarred and stirred.

Free House (1325 N.E. Fremont St., 503-946-8161, freehousepdx.com): When is a area bar some-more than a area bar? Free House, reopened in 2012 with an unblemished extraction — including owners from Victory Bar and Olympic Provisions — provides an answer. Cocktails are generally sharp. Order a Turnbuckle, a solitaire cocktail with cardamom vermouth and passion fruit, bedecked with packet and served in a Collins glass, alongside a play of a smoked mac and cheese with sweet, crunchy onions. — MR

Interurban (4057 N. Mississippi Ave.; 503-284-6669; interurbanpdx.com): A favorite of bartenders (open compartment 2:30 a.m.) this “new American saloon” has a pre-Prohibition and spirit-forward cocktails: Old Fashioned, Sazerac, Suffering Bastard. The wood-heavy ambience also nods to a past, nonetheless complicated gastropub transport brings a complicated touch, while qualification preserve shots abate things up. — CP

The Old Gold (2105 N. Killingsworth St., 503-894-8937, theoldgoldpdx.com): Three years after opening, The Old Gold has spin accurately what it was always meant to be: a catchall bar with a few good beers, some candid cocktails, and a best whiskey list you’ll find this distant north (at slightest until we strike Seattle). Everything we unequivocally need to know is created on a wall-sized chalkboard by a door, where dozens of bourbons and ryes, from inexpensive firewater to $30-a-glass luxuries, are spelled out in a attentive script. — MR

The Sapphire Hotel (5008 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; 503-232-6333; thesapphirehotel.com): This cocktail loll was once home to an early 20th century brothel lobby. It’s now a ideal date night spot, maintaining a mysterious, sexy allure that has we feeling like you’re enjoying a late-night dash no matter a hour. Drinks with names like Retrosex and Floozie suggestion during a scandalous past. — CP

Sunshine Tavern (3111 S.E. Division St., 503-688-1750, sunshinepdx.com): An surprising brew of family-friendliness and culinary banking — pizza, soothing offer and shuffleboard jambon beurre and a critical cocktail module — creates this Southeast cousin of North Portland’s Lincoln grill a favorite of both relatives and partiers. — BW

Sweet Hereafter (3326 S.E. Belmont St., hereafterpdx.com): A few years ago, during New Years, Sweet Hereafter looked like a theatre from “Boardwalk Empire,” all girls in flapper dresses and bartenders in suspenders. Today, a staff during this sister bar to a Bye and Bye (1011 N.E. Alberta St.) seems some-more gentle in T-shirts and tats, blending adult Sazeracs, Old Fashioneds and other classical cocktails while pouring pints of Barley Brown’s IPA or Liefmans’ Oud Bruin. — MR

Tannery Bar (5425 E Burnside St., 503-236-3610, tannerybarpdx.com): Barely bigger than a one-car garage, The Tannery, East Burnside’s area mark for a friendly evening, is some-more than we could wish for within walking stretch of home. On some nights, dual turntables spin sensitively nearby a behind while a cook and a barkeeper dance around any other behind a kitchen/bar. — SB

Vintage Cocktail Lounge (7907 S.E. Stark Ave., 503-262-0696, vintagepdx.com): Wedged between a Bipartisan Cafe and a Union Rose boutique, a pertinently named Vintage Cocktail Lounge splits a concentration between an endless list of classical concoctions and residence creations that come with a inexhaustible tip of a shawl to their elder brethren. Expect all from a gimlet with Old Tom to a “Nameless” with chamomile whiff and a flamed orange cap, along with internal beers, ciders and wines by a glass. — AL


Back Stage Bar: Pool (3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., 503-236-9234, mcmenamins.com/603-back-stage-bar-home): A slight two-story space behind a Bagdad Theater on S.E. Hawthorne, many eyes are on one of a 5 selected pool tables (three downstairs, dual upstairs), that cost $5 per hour to play. The list peculiarity is zero special, nonetheless a event to tuck yourself divided in a tiny room upstairs, personification pool nonetheless a crowding or a noise, is a singular depart from many of Portland. — Jamie Hale

C-Bar: Pinball (2880 S.E. Gladstone St., 503-230-8808, cbarportland.com): Grab a dash and change your concentration to what this dive bar truly excels at: top-notch pinball. The prominence of a southeast Portland haunt is a 15-machine pinball room in a back, featuring a singular collection of games, including a delightful “Who Dunnit,” enthralling “Black Hole” and maddeningly formidable “Metallica.” — JH

The Critical Sip: Boardgames (345 S.E. Taylor St., 503-238-4000, ggportland.com): Past a Warhammer figures, over a dragon picture and by a Magic: The Gathering territory of Guardian Games, adventurers will strech a Critical Sip. The 10,000-square-foot Guardian is a largest such store in town, that means this backroom bar offers copiousness of room during a cosmetic tables for low-key personification and boozing, with a bar stocked with 4 taps ($4 for a 12-ounce pour) and a plain bottle preference of beer, cider and wine. — DG

Double Dragon: Karaoke (1235 S.E. Division St., 503-230-8340, doubledragonpdx.com): Come Saturday night, this purveyor of proudly inauthentic Asian sandwiches and citrusy cocktails is packaged to ripping with karaoke fans. Double Dragon is one of dual unchanging Portland venues for Baby Ketten Karaoke (the other is Mississippi Pizza), dubbed a best karaoke night in America by no rebate an management than The New York Times interjection to a glorious sound system, tradition light setup, and enormous, heterogeneous strain catalog. — BW

Ground Kontrol: Video Games (511 N.W. Couch St., 503-796-9364, groundkontrol.com): It’s tough to even know where to start during this selected arcade-goer’s dream. More than 60 classical video games and 27 pinball machines (pretty many a whole second floor) fill this double-decker tour den, earnest to take all of this month’s washing money. — SB

La Merde: Trivia (301 S.E. Morrison St., 503-234-1324, montageportland.com): Bistro Montage’s understated bar gets a lot geekier on Thursdays. That’s when Shanrock Trivia owner Shannon Donaldson packs in fans of her maddeningly formidable brew of problematic pop-culture knowledge, strain marker and absurd earthy challenges. — BW

Punch Bowl Social: Bowling (340 S.W. Morrison St.; 503-334-0360; punchbowlsocial.com): You’ve come to bowl, nonetheless it would be easy to get sidetracked with billiards, karaoke or a innumerable other diversions this undoubted mall thesis park offers. With stormy days, it’s a ideal mark for we and your friends to strike a lanes for a bit of exhilarated competition, all a while enjoying a stylish loll areas and formidable residence punches. — CP

Rose City Futsal: Indoor Soccer (5010 N.E. Oregon St., 503-734-2382, rosecityfutsal.com): Make no mistake: Rose City Fustal is not a bar with a few soccer courts, it’s a full-out indoor soccer core that usually happens to have a bar. Officially called Clive’s Public House (after Clive Charles), a upstairs bar is a family-friendly breakwater for relatives examination kids play, friends examination friends play, or for sweaty futsal players themselves to squeeze a dash after a match. — JH

Sellwood Public House: Darts (8132 S.E. 13th Ave., 503-736-0179, sellwoodpublichouse.com): Just off a bar side of a Sellwood Public House is a hulk rec room set adult with giveaway pool, Foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard (under construction), tables for Wednesday trivia night and, many notably, a tip dart bar in a area. Loyalists block off opposite 12 steel-tip dart play weekly for a bar’s Thursday joining play, Tuesday churned double nights, Friday blind-draw shoots and Sunday open shoots. — JoLene Krawczak

There Be Monsters: Shuffleboard (1308 S.E. Morrison St., 971-319-6983, tbmpdx.com): Little pointer stays in this sorta-British, sorta-map-themed pub of Hal’s Tavern, a storied dive that assigned a space for half a century, nonetheless a aged joint’s outrageous shuffleboard list abides. Drop by for an spontaneous contest or squeeze a cocktail and conduct for a lonesome block out back. — BW


Bunk Bar (1028 S.E. Water Ave., 503-328-2865, bunksandwiches.com): With several locations sparse opposite Portland, a Bunk Sandwich sovereignty shows no signs of negligence down. Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood teamed with Bladen County Records’ Matt Brown on this booze-focused Produce Row appendage of their bizarre Southeast Morrison location, trade a close space for a vast petrify dining room with copiousness of seating, pinball machines, and space for live shows. The beers and cocktails should prove all palates, nonetheless a Bunk solidified margarita, uninformed from a jelly machine, is a no-brainer. — AL

Dig a Pony (736 S.E. Grand Ave., 971-279-4409, digaponyportland.com): Inside Dig a Pony — a former Greek caf� — a walls are flashy with selected pictures, animal skulls, color-coded books and a two-tiered bar lined with festive bottles. Chic business line adult during a bar — named for a Beatles strain — looking for elementary cocktails, beer, booze and bites from a Southern-ish food menu. –SB

The Fixin’ To (8218 N. Lombard St., 503-477-4995, thefixinto.com): The Fixin’ To, a Southern-inflected bar during a gateway to St. Johns, offers a kind of second vital room for many North Portlanders. There are 4 good beers on tap, a jubilee of suggested boilermakers, red Christmas lights above a bar, selected dash memorabilia and Television’s “Marquee Moon” personification on a speakers and “The Walking Dead” on dual flatscreens. — MR

Gold Dust Meridian (3267 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; 503-239-1143; golddustmeridian.com): Leave it to Hawthorne hipsters to spin a former accounting bureau into a musty hangout that’s like a cranky between their grandparents’ rec room and reversion Vegas lounge. Mid-century complicated accents roar cocktail hour, nonetheless a jubilee starts early with an expanded happy hour and runs late with DJs or live music. — CP

The High Dive (1406 S.E. 12th Ave., 503-384-2285): There’s something alluring about a bar that serves Jell-O shots (still fun!) and bland is a jubilee of some arrange (Taco Tuesday!). Beer options operation from tallboys of Hamms to taps indifferent for smart new breweries. Cocktails are engaging and tasty, nonetheless a best partial of a dash menu is a margarita section, where options operation from slushies to one shaken, recently, with Hatch chiles. — SB

Lutz Tavern (4639 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., 503-774-0353): This tavern, that served Woodstock residents immature and aged for 63 years, sealed in 2010, afterwards reopened a subsequent year underneath Crow Bar owners Jayson Criswell and Robert Kowalski, who changed a pool table, private a compensate phone and combined 8 good qualification beers. Most importantly, they kept a selected ambience in place, from a winding bar with a lunch opposite stools to a friendly red booths toll a walls. — MR

Paymaster Lounge (1020 N.W. 17th Ave.; 503-943-2780; paymasterlounge.com): From a aged dash memorabilia on a walls to a VHS tapes and pregnancy tests in a vending machine, a winking opinion pervades this warren of hipster jubilee bedrooms that finish in a vast lonesome patio. Paymaster ups a diversion for other dives with infused spirits and uninformed extract cocktails.

Night Light Lounge (2100 S.E. Clinton St., 503-731-6500, nightlightlounge.net): The platonic ideal of a Southeast Portland bar, with good food, a lonesome and exhilarated patio, abundant bike parking, a plain daub list and a raise of residence games. There’s a good cocktail menu, nonetheless you’ll substantially sequence beer. The daub list is brief nonetheless strong. The menu is mostly solid, nonetheless everybody orders a burger. — BW

Victory Bar (3652 S.E. Division St., 503-236-8755, thevictorybar.com): You’ve come here for a bar — adult to 18 taps of internal and Belgian brews and a cocktail list where aged drinks get a new spin and prohibited toddies have warranted a place of their own. It’s hardly a high dive, some-more a place you’ll wish to post adult during any day of a week. Just don’t forget, sequence during a bar. — SB

White Owl Social Club (1305 S.E. 8th Ave., 503-236-9672, whiteowlsocialclub.com): A good area bar in hunt of a neighborhood, this Southeast Industrial District mark from a owners of Sizzle Pie pizzeria boasts a huge, partially covered, dog-friendly block with a heat array and a menu featuring glorious burgers, shoestring fries, and copiousness of options for allergies and limited diets. (And s’mores!) — BW


No. 10 — The Richmond (3203 S.E. Division St., 503-208-3075, therichmondbar.com): This Southeast Division Street bar co-owned by Clyde Common/Olympic Provisions’ talent Nate Tilden (and sister to Victory Bar and Free House) is deceivingly complex, charity distant some-more than a watchful area for Pok Pok opposite a street. The no-fuss cocktails are a genuine winners here, proof that infrequently a biggest things are still a simplest. — SB

No. 9 — Downtown bar crawl: (Various): Some of a year’s best new bars brew a low-fuss atmosphere, even staking explain to a blue-collar ethos, while apportionment adult food and drinks as worldly — and infrequently as pricey — as some-more traditionally upscale cocktail dens. Tilt Restaurant (1355 N.W. Everett St 503-894-9528; tiltitup.com); River Pig Saloon (529 N.W. 13th Ave.; 971-266-8897; riverpigsaloon.com); Swine (808 S.W. Taylor St.; 503-943-5844; swankandswine.com); Jackknife (614 11th Ave.; 503-384-2347; jackknifepdx.com) — CP

No. 8 — Stammtisch (401 N.E. 28th Ave., 503-206-7983, stammtischpdx.com): Stammtisch, a sister bar to North Portland’s Prost, pushes Portland’s already clever German dash theatre brazen in a vast way. On a new visit, a rebate common beers valid many intriguing. Those enclosed an ultra-refreshing Zunft Kölsch, a unfiltered Grevensteiner lager and a Professor Fritz Briem Grut, an surprising dash brewed with spices and spices in a impression that left after a flitting of a Reinheitsgebot, a German Beer Purity Law. — MR

No. 7 — Cooper’s Hall (404 S.E. Sixth Ave.; 503-719-7000; coopershall.com): Portland’s best new booze bar doesn’t utterly feel like a booze bar. An aged quonset hovel houses an epic space that feels like an airfield hangar hosting a Tuscan garden party. With booze prolongation occurring unobscured in a corner, it’s cask-to-glass experience. You can sequence a glass, bottle or 2-ounce sip from a dozens of taps. — CP

No. 6 — The Knock Back (2315 N.E. Alberta St., 503-284-4090, theknockback.com): The ambiance here is rockabilly casual, with a tiny bit of dilemma — check out a indignant boar vs. goat picture behind a tiny theatre — nonetheless a qualification behind a cocktails is legit. Jesse Card, a vast dude with a bald head, nails a classics, from Old Fashioneds to boilermakers — there’s a list of left-field beer-shot combos on a wall, including one pairing porter and aquavit — and a on-tap Manhattan is done with Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon. — MR

No. 5 — Multnomah Whiskey Library (1124 S.W. Alder St., 503-954-1381, multnomahwhiskeylibrary.com): More than 1,500 bottles of scarcely any suggestion from opposite a universe glitter in selected candelabrum light during this beautiful Southwest Portland bar. Settle into a tufted leather armchair, a cushy leather loll nearby a grate or during a stout wooden list illuminated with collegiate immature table lamps for a cocktail (wheeled over on a wooden transport and done tableside) or a flow from The Bible, an embossed hardcover beam to any suggestion in a building. — SB

No. 4 — Trifecta Tavern Bakery (726 S.E. 6th Ave., 503-841-6675, trifectapdx.com): Once an automobile upholstery shop, Trifecta is now home to heat engine red booths set, a wood-fired oven and a marble bar corroborated by eyedropper bottles of bitters, internal spirits and aged oyster cans. Flip open a black, leather-bound dash list to find 8 taps pouring a dash menu focused on Oregon-brewed Belgians, a endless booze list featuring eyeglasses from internal and beyond, and a different cocktail menu (a five-pronged list of all from “stirred and strong” to “bubbles”), where it’s scarcely unfit to go wrong. — SB

No. 3 — Angel Face (14 N.E. 28th Ave., 503-239-3804, angelfaceportland.com): What creates a good bar? Is it a abyss of a cocktail list? The extent of a spirits selection? Or is it a ability and impression displayed behind a bar? Angel Face, a sugarine tin of a cocktail loll subsequent doorway to sister grill Navarre, puts all a chips on choice No. 3, forgoing a cocktail list entirely, while charity a tiny nonetheless well-curated list of liquors, amari and bitters. Instead, let Kelley Swenson and his group assistance we select a ideal cocktail formed on a spirit, a season form or even your mood. — MR

No. 2 — Pepe Le Moko (407 S.W. 10th Ave., 503-546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com): There’s something unlawful about forward into Pepe Le Moko, a subterraneous bar underneath a Ace Hotel, a feeling rather same to finding your dad’s aged Playboy collection. Downstairs, Jeffrey Morgenthaler is during work improving a reputations of a handful of foul maligned cocktails. Remember a Long Island Iced Tea, that grab-bag of hooch, hardly cut with cola, that gave that 21-year-old we such a miserable hangover? At Pepe, it’s a nuanced brew of peculiarity spirits, offset nonetheless lush, with a tiny benevolence from some Mexican Coke. — MR

No. 1 — Expatriate (5424 N.E. 30th Ave.; expatriatepdx.com): Portland’s best new bar sits opposite a travel from one of a city’s tip dining destinations, nonetheless Expatriate is a possess beast. Husband-wife group Naomi Pomeroy and Kyle Webster take guest on a journey. The vital finish food-wise is Asia, nonetheless a consultant cocktails find influences all over a map. The personal touches on a menu are matched by a particular Far East-inspired decor, nonetheless some of it can be spied usually by candlelight. — CP

source ⦿ http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/10/portlands_100_best_bars_bar_ta.html

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