Bars & Cocktails

Our Favorite Boozy, Frozen Slushies for Summer Sipping

Slushies scream summer. Turn up the party with these grown-up versions.

07/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Bars

4 Must-Try Outdoor, Snacky Happy Hours

Good riddance, Zoom happy hours. Hello, drinks and food in the sun with friends!

06/17/2021 By Nick Townsend

Bar Culture

McMenamins’ Cosmic Tripsters Have a New Clubhouse

Passport stamps have been hard to obtain in the pandemic, but the local brewery-hotel-pub chain has a new way to reward those who persevered.

06/02/2021 By Leah Altman

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Booze

7 Amazing To-Go Cocktails from Portland Bars

You can get boozy drinks to-go now. Here are our favorites.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, Conner Reed, and Fiona McCann

Recipe

Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas from the Rambler, Xico, and Our Own Cupboard

Winter just isn't winter without that hot cup of cocoa.

11/27/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Real Estate

You Can Buy a Beloved Portland Bar

Beech Street Parlor sadly closed this month—but its building, and the business, are up for sale.

10/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bottoms Up

Drink Your Way Through the Best New Bars in Portland

Swank speakeasies, scotch-soaked lounges, music nerd paradises: 10 temples of booze you need to visit.

02/25/2020 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NashCO Photo

Last Call

Living as a Young Queer in Post-Vaseline Alley Portland

Where have all the gay bars gone?

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Mocktail Magic

What Does It Take to Make a Great Zero-Proof Drink?

Quaintrelle’s Camille Cavan has the answers.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Something Old, Something New

How the Lombard House Became an Instant St. Johns Institution

A bar of the people, by the people.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sing King

Why Did Mobile Karaoke King Baby Ketten Put Down Roots?

Convenience, mostly. And community.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Cover Story

Portland's Best New Bars of 2020

From basement speakeasies to rock-themed party palaces, the bar scene is hotter than ever.

02/25/2020 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NashCO Photo

Breaking News

Joshua McFadden and Bar Legend Jim Meehan to Open Takibi

The Japanese bar and restaurant unites McFadden’s Submarine Hospitality, Meehan, and lifestyle brand Snow Peak in Northwest Portland.

01/27/2020 By Karen Brooks

Best New Restaurants 2019

Scotch Lodge Is Portland Monthly’s Bar of the Year 2019

At Tommy Klus’s whiskey den, a daring menu lives up to the (rare, illuminating, transcendent) booze.

10/18/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Profile

The Woman Who Keeps McMenamins Restaurants, Bars, and Stocked with Antiques and Oddities

Shannon McMenamin oversees a veritable army of antique dealers, designers, artists, builders, and historians.

10/16/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Entertaining Guide

12 More Awesome Ways to Party in Portland

From axe-throwing contests and rooftop get-downs to wine-and-cheese platters and pizza parties, there's really no excuse not to throw an epic party.

08/27/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson, Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, and Benjamin Tepler