Bar Type(s)
Late Night, Romantic
Description

Portland’s Lightning Bar Collective sure knows how to make locals swoon. The cooperative is behind Dig a Pony, Sweet Hereafter, Bye & Bye, and now NoPo’s charming Victoria, which feels like an older sibling to those joints: out with the mason jars, in with the delicate hobnail lamps. The roomy space brims with lovely details—distressed wooden benches, a hulking painting of the Lusitania, an Astroturfed patio. Even sweeter: bartender Lisa Hare mixes a roster of cocktails riffing on, yes, The Princess Bride. Try the tequila-based, cardamom-accented Inigo Montoya or the citrusy, IPA-spiked Six-Fingered Man. New Orleans–inspired fare, much of it vegan, emerges on china your grandma would love, to be consumed by patrons sporting beanies and just the right amount of facial scruff. Inconceivable? Hardly.

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