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 Tuck 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

Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Rachel’s Ginger Beer Now Open on Hawthorne

The beloved ginger brewery opens its first location outside Seattle, pouring fizzy beverages and frying up chicken sandwiches in Southeast Portland.

11/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

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

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Shuffles at Coffee-and-Vermouth Bar Americano

Eclectic New Orleans expat Chris DeBarr is out; Luce alum John Willis is in.

05/09/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From vermouth cocktails at Americano to Pugliese pasta carbonara at Enzo’s, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

04/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

The Next Round

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

04/22/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler

DECISION TREE

Which Tasting Room is Right for You?

Our handy decision tree will help you figure out where to tipple.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bars of Summer 2016

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for fun-loving drinkers. We’ve got the goods on five spots opening soon.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler

ESSAY

So, You Wanna Open a Bar…

The good, the bad, and the sloppy: Fixin’ To owner Bart Blasengame spills all.

04/22/2016 By Bart Blasengame

MOCKTAILS

Hot Tips for Teetotalers

What to drink if you don’t drink.

04/22/2016 By Karen Brooks