Dining Guide

15 All-Time Favorite Places to Drink in Portland

From tiny tiki bars to underground cocktail bunkers to German beer halls, here are a few of the city's best spots to imbibe (with great food, to boot).

08/14/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Strategies

Attention, Portland: Stop Lining Up to Order a Drink at the Bar

This cannot go on, people.

08/14/2018 By Marty Patail

The Mad Hattar

For River Pig's Ramzy Hattar, It's Been a Broken Path to the Restaurant Biz

The saloon owner has seen some hard knocks.

08/14/2018 By Chad Walsh

High Spirits

Portland's Best Bars 2018

Raise a glass to reimagined wine bars, revelatory cocktails, and beer halls with brass.

08/14/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Oh Happy Day

A Perfect, Day-Long Pub Crawl in North Portland

Prepare for burgers, Corpse Reviver Jell-O shots, and vegan tiki.

08/14/2018 By Samantha Bakall

Best Bars 2018: Our Bars, Ourselves

Want to Understand Portland? Get to Know These 10 Bars.

There are many great bars in this town, but these help you make sense of it.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Breaking News

Trifecta Tavern Barman Colin Carroll to Open 5 & Dime This Fall

The booze guru will craft cocktails—and dole out morning-after Emergen-C—at his bodega-inspired Foster-Powell bar.

06/14/2018 By Sam Pape

New Hotels

Jupiter NEXT—the Jupiter Hotel's Luxe 'Big Sister'—Is Now Open

The 67-room Lower Burnside respite also houses Hey Love, a new lounge concept from alums of Rum Club, Dig a Pony, and Mississippi Studios.

06/05/2018 By Ramona DeNies

New Bars

Cocktail Pop-Up Deadshot Now Has Permanent Digs and a Posse of Bartenders

Before, Adam Robinson's Mondays-only bar night was Holdfast's sidepiece. Now, the industry hangout stirs up sweet trouble seven days a week in SE Portland's former Associated space.

05/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Music

Can Black Water Bar Save Portland’s Punk Scene?

With the loss of the Know, the vegan, all-ages, underground music venue steps into the breach.

05/23/2018 With Sam Pape

Food News

White Owl Social Club Stops Serving Beef and Lamb

The Southeast Portland bar has replaced its meat patties with the plant-based Impossible Burger, citing environmental concerns.

03/12/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Bars

The Pearl Is About to Get a Drake-Friendly Music Lounge

River Pig's Ramzy Hattar is planning Zizou—an 8,000-square-foot music lounge in the recently vacated Oba space.

02/23/2018 By Chad Walsh

Design

How Do You Make a Bar Fun? The Elvis Room Duo Tells All.

The barmen behind Portland's double-decker ode to the King know how to create a space that's always on your mind.

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Forest Park: Boozy Backyard

Skyline Tavern: The Forest Park Block Party

If Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland's living room, this hideaway is its boozy backyard.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Bright Side

Meet the Neon Artist Electrifying Portland

Perry Pfister is the king of neon.

12/20/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Q&A

Multnomah Whiskey Library to WM Goods, the Secrets of Some of Portland’s Sharpest Spaces

Dishing with ELK Collective cofounders Kelly Ogden and Larissa Burden.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

Sign On

How the Tiny Spoon Keeps the Art of Neon Alive

Perry Pfister is Portland's neon mastermind.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

BEST BARS 2014

A Portland Cocktail for Every Occasion

Whether your spirit of choice is vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, or tequila, we've handpicked a selection sure to please.

02/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

02/03/2014 With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, and Marty Patail Edited by Kelly Clarke