In This Feature:

Best Bars to Hide Out

Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

11/17/2010 By Martin Patail

Best Bars to Play

From throwing darts to spinning records, Portlanders can indulge in an indoor Olympiad at these watering holes.

11/17/2010 By John Chandler, Gretchen Holzgang, Ali Moran, and Georgia Perry

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

Best Bars to Take a Date

For dates from the romantic to the respectable, find the room with the right atmosphere here.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

How to Drink Alone

Sipping solo can actually be a rewarding experience, a chance to sit back and quietly absorb the events of the day.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell

How to Buy a Lady (or Gent) a Drink

Want a phone number? Start with a drink.

11/17/2010 By Alexis Rehrmann

Straight Up

Three of Portland's best bartending stories, told by the bartenders themselves.

11/17/2010 By Nicole Morales

Classic Drinks to Try Before You Die

These neigh-forgotten traditional drinks are worth remembering.


Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

Bar Basics

If you really want to show off when you're out on the town, tip right, keep your coaster on the table and drop these terms into your next conversation.

11/17/2010 By Ali Moran

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

11/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

Survey of Portland Drinking

Results from our online survey