Unlike some cities (*cough* Seattle *cough*), our public transportation system is so good, you don't need a few drinks in you to actually use it, but wouldn't it be even better if you did? Yes! That's why we've replaced each Portland Streetcar stop with a watering hole that's within easy walking distance... or at least we tried (apparently you can't get a drink anywhere near OHSU's Schnitzer Campus... sorry!).
Anyway, see the whole map here, and get the deets for every stop below.
SW 10th & Stark: Clyde Common
NW 10th & Couch: Blitz Pearl
NW 10th & Everett: Life of Riley Tavern
NW 10th & Glisan: Coppia Restaurant & Wine Bar
NW 10th & Johnson: Hotlips Pizza
NW 10th & Northrup: The Fields Bar & Grill
NW 12th & Northrup: BridgePort Brewpub
NW 14th & Northrup: Chipotle
NW 18th & Northrup: Paymaster Lounge
NW 21st & Northrup: Joe’s Cellar
NW 22nd & Northrup: Casa del Matador
NW 23rd & Marshall: Nob Hill Bar & Grill
NW 22nd & Lovejoy: Santa Fe Taqueria
NW 21st & Lovejoy: Bar Mingo
NW 18th & Lovejoy: Slabtown
NW 13th & Lovejoy: On Deck Sports Bar & Grill
NW 11th & Johnson: Low Brow Lounge
NW 11th & Glisan: Rogue Ales Public House
NW 11th & Everett: Tilt
NW 11th & Couch: Deschutes Brewery
SW 11th & Alder: Jackknife
SW 11th & Taylor: East India Co. Grill & Bar
SW 11th & Jefferson: The Rookery Bar
SW 11th & Clay: Rogue Hall
SW Park & Market: McMenamin’s Market Street Pub
SW 5th & Market: Nel Centro
SW 5th & Montgomery: Cheerful Tortoise
SW 3rd & Harrison: Murata
SW River Parkway & Moody: Portland Sports Bar & Grill
SW Bond & Lane: Little Big Burger
SW Lowell & Bond: Frank Wine and Flower
SW Moody & Gaines: Rilassi Coffee House & Tea
NW 9th & Lovejoy: Yama Sushi & Sake Bar
2nd & Weidler: Stingray Cafe
NE Grand & Weidler: Devan’s Pub
NE 7th & Halsey: Stanford’s
NE 7th & Holladay: J Cafe
NE MLK & Hoyt: Spirit of 77
NE MLK & Burnside: Rontoms
SE MLK & Stark: Produce Row Cafe
SE MLK & Morrison: La Merde
SE MLK & Taylor: Bunk Bar Water
SE MLK & Hawthorne: Duff’s Garage Bar & Grill
SE MLK & Mill: House Spirits Distillery
SE Water / OMSI: Theory Eatery
SE Grand & Mill: Harvester Brewing Gastropub
SE Grand & Hawthorne: White Owl Social Club
SE Grand & Taylor: Gil’s Speakeasy Tavern
SE Grand & Belmont: Dig A Pony
SE Grand & Stark: Slow Bar
NE Grand & Burnside: B-Side Tavern
NE Grand & Holladay: Red Robin
NE Grand & Multnomah: Charley’s Restaurant & Bar
NE Grand & Broadway: Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar
NE 2nd & Broadway: Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Taproom
NE Broadway & Ross: Upright Brewing
1. Pépé le Moko407 SW 10th Ave, Portland
2. Clyde Common1014 SW Stark St, Portland
3. Blitz Pearl110 NW 10th Ave, Portland
4. Life of Riley300 NW 10th Ave, Portland
5. BridgePort Brewery & Brewpub1313 NW Marshall St, Portland
6. Casa del Matador Restaurant & Tequila Bar1438 NW 23rd Ave, Portland
7. Santa Fe Taqueria831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland
8. On Deck Sports Bar910 NW 14th Ave, Portland
9. Low Brow Lounge1036 NW Hoyt St, Portland
10. TILT1355 NW Everett St, Portland
11. Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House210 NW 11th Ave, Portland
12. Jackknife Bar614 11th Ave, Portland
13. Rookery1331 SW Broadway, Portland
14. Spirit of '77500 NE Martin Luther King Junior, Portland
15. Rontoms600 E Burnside St, Portland
16. Produce Row Cafe204 SE Oak St, Portland
17. House Spirits2025 SE 7th Ave, Portland
18. White Owl Social Club1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland
19. Gil's Speakeasy609 SE Taylor St, Portland
20. Dig A Pony720 SE Grand Ave, Portland
21. Slow Bar533 SE Grand AVE, Portland
22. Reverend Nat's Hard Cider1813 NE 2nd Ave, Portland
23. Upright Brewing240 N Broadway, Portland
Star bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler helms this speakeasy. In typical fashion, the door is mostly unmarked, but you’ll know where to go once inside, as it's right down the stairs and underneath Morgenthaler’s other famous bar, Clyde Common. Within this dark haunt you’ll find the best Long Island you’ve ever had, plus creative bar bites like Hawaiian spiced peanuts.
Clyde Common's rocking Prohibition era-themed cocktails are crafted by top-notch mixologists, plus this spot also offers European-inspired eats in its casual space Downtown. The trendsetting tavern has communal tables and small plates. Snack on truffle popcorn while you wait for your Heavy Petting cocktail, made with vodka, quinine syrup, lemon peel and grapefruit.
This sports pub (other outposts in NW and Ladd's) serves up tasty bar eats and screens just about every game/match imaginable, from the NFL to UFC.
With savory bar eats and plenty of drink specials, Life of Riley has that down-home divey feeling you're looking for in a cozy neighborhood sports joint.
Bridgeport Brewery & Brewpub features six of its most popular beers on tap, as well as a mouthwatering selection of gourmet twists on pub classics such as the Bridgeport Burger and Cuban pork sandwich.
With killer eats like grilled, stuffed jalapenos and oh so much more, this resto and tequilary will satisfy your Mexican cravings, with outposts in NW and EastBurn.
Grabbing a bite at this taqueria means chowing down on food that got its origins in Puebla, Mexico from the Cordoso family. For over 20 years, that has meant Aztec Calendar dip, blue-corn chicken, enchiladas and flautas.
On Deck, the most upscale sports bar in the Pearl, has taken bar food to a whole other level, eschewing just simple burgers and sandwiches in favor of more refined plates, including a PNW Waldorf salad, an 8oz. flatiron steak, and shrimp or chicken skewers. Don't worry though, they've still got a ton of great burger/sandwich options, like pulled pork, a BLTA, and a fried egg-topped burger.
Located in the Pearl District, this dive bar is true to its name. There are no frills here, just cold beer and solid bar snacks.
Tilt's self-proclaimed blue-collar cuisine is surprisingly more upmarket than you'd think -- the best handcrafted burgers in Portland are fresh beef patties on three-layer buns with global inspiration like the Carne Jefe with avocado and jalapenos and the pastrami-based Koolakofsky. Hand-carved sandwiches and homemade pies are made in-house and offer up an experience somewhere between a diner, a dive bar, and a five-star bistro.
Drop in to sample the 18 varieties of beer on tap, as well as the selection of seasonal and experimental brews created onsite. You can also bring your own growler and fill it with your favorite hoppy beverage, although there are growlers for purchase if you're not already cool enough to own one.
A sixty-foot hotel bar in the heart of Downtown? A dozen little spots to tuck yourself into and not be seen? A digital photo booth? Jackknife Bar is rocking that, plus artisan 'tails, of course.
Entering The Rookery Bar, housed in the historic 1883 Ladd Carriage house right above British tavern Raven & Rose, feels like stepping into an old boys' club. It's all too easy to assume a "dandy chap" pose when you're sitting sitting fireside in an armchair, sinking further in with every sip from your Manhattan. Any of the classic cocktails poured here will get you in the mood, really, and the proprietary concoctions are given so much care, you'd mistake them for old standards (try Caroline's Fancy: reposado tequila, curacao, cardamom bitters). The kitchen nods to Irish and English inspirations, with fish & chips, shepherd's pie and London broil feeding tipplers under the vaulted ceilings. Stir in some regular live Irish folk music, a bold green billiards table, and a rare liquor selection and the entire experience is intoxicating.
Complete with old-school gym accoutrements (including a working scoreboard!), Spirit augments traditional sports bar trappings with indoor bike parking, a line of hoops-shooting games, and a menu sporting old Topps cards and featuring killer mastication-creations like a burger enshrouded in sourdough known as the 'Frisco Melt, also what chicks and a few gym teachers in SF do every time Tim Lincecum shakes out his raven locks. Me-ow!!
A covered patio and fire pit bring a cabin-like ambiance to this event venue and bar in East Portland. The rustic and cavernous space is decked out with mid-century modern touches, but peep the outside patio area: you have two (count 'em!) options for wine-ing and lounging. One is covered, has a bar, and serves as a music venue during the summer, and the other is a sprawling wooden deck filled with bamboo.
Since 1943, Produce Row -- then just a breakfast cafe -- was slinging incredible eats to the people of Portland. And although the past 50 years have seen changes of ownership and intention (it was once a pub), today the Eastside Industrial venue has found harmonious success as a gastropub, known for both its creative American menu and beer/spirits combos. Stop by to enjoy a bite in Produce Row's sprawling back patio, open all year round.
A distillery that houses spirit tastings, spirit gurus, and spirit cocktails that'll keep you feelin' good.
A bar, restaurant, and music venue all rolled into one, White Owl Social Club is typically brimming with west-side hipsters, young suburbanites, and... pups! That's right, this Buckman spot is dog-friendly, boasting a Wednesday Yappy Hour, when dog owners are treated to drink specials, their furry friends are treated to, well, treats, and there's even a show-and-tell that brings pooches in from shelters for playtime and possible adoption. No matter when you stop in, you'll find excellent craft cocktails and plenty of scrumptious bites like jalapeño poppers, brussels sprouts, and burgers in both vegan and bacon-cheddar varieties.
Everyone should listen to Prince's advice, and Gil's grilled cheese does: Tillamook cheddar and cream (cheese), you on top.
Pony was conceived after the owner's band stopped performing and a pal suggested opening a bar, which just opened at Morrison and Grand with a windowed wedge concealing a surprisingly huge riverboat saloon interior with a massive 60ft-long horseshoe bar, original 1917 mosaic tiling, and a "minimal if non-Beatles feel"...wait, so this is a Beatles bar or something?
Onion ring-topped burgers. Crispy fries drowning in melted cheese. Smoked bacon and onion wood-fired pizza -- the upscale branding and polished interior of this East Portland hangout might have you believing it's a snooty bistro, but what this place really delves out is glutenous American favorites. While menu items like ahi tuna salad and white wine fondue keep this place's image intact, most know to go straight for the house burger or bbq pork sandwich with their specialty cocktail.
Reverend Nat's is a cider bar boasting a tasting room, plus cider styles that truly run the gamut, including both dry and off-dry options. With a mind for sustainability, these guys are using local apples from Willamette and Yakima Valleys.
NoPo's Upright Brewing is a brewery that specializes in farmhouse-inspired beers with roots in France and Belgium, although they're all made with PNW ingredients and a local twist. In house they have a tasting room where you can sample various drafts & bottles, take a case home, and watch Blazers home games.