If anyone is coming out ahead in this new decade of Portland drinking, it’s the neighborhood bar. We’re not just talking about boilermakers at the local dive—some of the city’s top talent have brought novel twists and considered drinking snacks to your street corner. Even hotel bars are upping the game, establishing themselves as destinations for locals, not just tourists. Raise a glass to the moms, vinyl rockers, and off-duty bartenders.

In This Feature:

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

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

Quaintrelle’s Camille Cavan has the answers.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Living as a Young Queer in Post-Vaseline Alley Portland

Where have all the gay bars gone?

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

How the Lombard House Became an Instant St. Johns Institution

A bar of the people, by the people.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Why Did Mobile Karaoke King Baby Ketten Put Down Roots?

Convenience, mostly. And community.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler