World Cup 2019: Bars

Where to Watch the 2019 Women’s World Cup

Catch breakfast, lunch, and goooooals at these Portland spots showing games from France. (But call to confirm!)

By Katelyn Best May 28, 2019 Published in the June 2019 issue of Portland Monthly

Fans at the Toffee Club on SE Hawthorne during the 2018 World Cup

Can’t make it to France? Worry not. All 52 World Cup matches will air live on Fox networks, meaning they’ll be readily available at pubs across Portland. One hiccup: Kickoff for nearly half the games is noon Pacific time, with most others starting at 6 or 9 a.m. Grab some coffee, pull on a Horan jersey, and join the throng at some of these spots.

Toffee Club

This hip yet welcoming spot opened in 2016 and quickly became the Portland soccer bar. Last year’s men’s World Cup was a monthlong revel: prize giveaways, chanting England fans, and a morning party for the final that spilled into SE 10th. It’s planning an outdoor seating expansion in time for June and will show all matches. 1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Mad Greek Deli

Soccer scarves drape the rafters at this East Burnside bar and grill, a longtime institution among Timbers faithful. It’ll host a watch party for the USA’s first game in the tournament vs. Thailand, at noon on June 11; look for drink specials, gift certificate giveaways, and Timbers ticket raffles along with the gyro-and-souvlaki menu. 1740 E Burnside St

Civic Taproom

This airy, 21-and-over taproom across the street from Providence Park, a favorite pre- and post-game hangout for many Thorns and Timbers fans, has more than 20 taps and will be showing all noon games as well as select US games at 9 a.m. Other World Cup–specific plans are in the works. 621 SW 19th Ave

More to check out: 442, River Pig, Kells, Beulahland, Spirit of ’77, Teote Mezcaleria, Century, Loyal Legion, the café at the Portland Hostel in Northwest, any bar that has a TV and opens early.

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