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Bar Type(s)
Recommended Menu, Specialty Cocktails

On the ground floor of the new Kex Portland (the second location of the Reykjavík-based hotel/hostel), Dóttir offers a chance to sip from the tumbler of Lydia McLuen, a fêted young industry darling revered by everyone from Clyde Common’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler to Scotch Lodge’s Tommy Klus. McLuen’s hefty cocktail menu complements its addictive salt-and-vinegar fries and strongman portions of parsley- and dill-forward Icelandic-influenced cuisine. Balance pork belly and fried calamari on the open-faced surf-and-turf smørrebrød with a tart, frothy Swan Dress cocktail, which unites Danish aquavit and PacNW Clear Creek pear brandy. The bar’s take on a rye manhattan and an old-fashioned—the Dagsson and Après Ski, respectively—offer a just-the-facts-ma’am flip-side to Dóttir’s draft cosmo or pretty-in-pink Lady of the Mountain, with raspberry-infused vodka and a creamy jolt of skyr yogurt. On tap for spring: watch for the opening of Kex’s rooftop bar.


100 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR, 97232
Sun–Thu 7am–11pm<br>Fri & Sat 7am–midnight