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Grub Guide: Portland's Best Super Bowl Eats

We’ve got the spread covered with a list of go-to Portland eateries screening the big game, along with a few gut-busting specials you can enjoy from your couch.

By Alex Keith and Elise Herron February 4, 2016

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Whether you’re pulling for the Patriots, rooting for the Falcons or just in it for the commercials and Lady Gaga performance this Sunday, you’ve still got to eat. What’s game day without wings and beer (or a football-shaped sausage from Olympia Provisions)? 

Grubbing out? 

Century Bar — Take a trip back to your high school gymnasium at this lofty three-tiered mahogany stadium with eleven televisions. Expect all day food and drink specials (with an ample vegan menu, mushroom tacos to buffalo artichoke wings) and a free photo booth to boot. 930 SE Sandy Blvd.

Buffalo Gap Saloon — We don’t advocate for gender stereotyping at this publication, but we do indulge in the saloon/sports bar's “Man Platter”—a heaping pile of game day standards like wings, tater tots, nachos, potato skins, and cheese quesadillas—for $10 off (normally $65). If that heart attack isn’t enough, throw in some 30-cent wings and wash it all down with $1 High Lifes. 6835 SW Macadam Ave. 

Bazi Bierbrasserie — You’ll feel like you’re on the field at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas with Bazi’s 114” HDTV and surround sound. The Southeast watering hole is offering happy hour food throughout the game. 1522 SE 32nd Ave.

Blitz Ladd — One word: totchos. 2239 SE 11th Ave.

Claudia’s Original Sports Pub & Grill — If you OD’ed on wings already this season, go for a gyro or Philly steak sandwich at this decades-old sports bar boasting plenty of TVs and pool tables. 3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Spirit of 77 — Grab some grub from the guys behind Olympia Provisions and Clyde Common at this next-generation Northeast sports bar complete with arcade games and a 16 by 9-foot projection screen. Tom Brady never looked so big. 500 NE M L King Blvd. 

The Cheerful Tortoise — If you’re going to act like a rowdy frat boy in a sports jersey, you might as well do it on a college campus. Hit up this PSU sports bar for a Super Bowl party kicking off at 2:00pm. 1939 SW 6th Ave.

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill — Head to this gastro-pub in downtown Portland for happy hour specials running throughout the game including $4.50 wells, wines, and margaritas; snacks from $4-$6; and $1 off all pints. 71 SW 2nd Ave.

On Deck Sports Bar & Grill — Hit up this sports bar’s Pearl location to catch the game on the rooftop patio and settle in with $3.75 well drinks and $3.50 pints. 910 NW 14th Ave.

Fire On the Mountain— “Portland’s Original Buffalo Wing Joint” offers the delicious drummies in orders of six to 250 in over ten homemade sauces from mild to “El Jefe” hot. They’ve even got a vegan version for that football-loving veg-head in your group. 3 locations on Burnside, Interstate, and Fremont. 

The Station — The circa-1931 sports bar is rolling out two projector screens and five TVs for the big game, so no need to crane your neck as you dig into their game day special—an entire bucket of Rainier, with wings or nachos and pizza, all at $15 per person. 2703 NE Alberta. Reservations recommended.

Throwing your own party?

Leave it to Olympia Provisions to make a football out of meat. The salami kings have crafted a football-shaped Summer Sausage just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. The perfect game day centerpiece, this wax-dipped pigskin is comprised of pork sausage spiced with tangy mustard and garlic. $10. Order online here. 

Bunk Sandwiches feeds your whole group with party subs, queso, guac, and smoked chicken wings available for order. Bonus: they’ll deliver, so no need to tear yourself away from the game. Call 503-EAT-BUNK.

Mi Mero Mole offers a full menu of takeout Super Bowl specials from the Division Street location to feed your rowdy group. Supplement all the usual standbys—chips, salsa, and guac—with tamales for $24 per dozen, enchiladas, pulled pork nachos, and sweet Oaxacan rice crispy treats. Call 503-232-TACO to pre-order by February 3rd, before 3pm. 

Attempting your own DIY spread? Check out our Tex-Mex blowout recipes from barbecue-inspired cantina La Taq.

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