6 PDX spots to watch the World Cup

Published On 06/12/2014 Published On 06/12/2014

Portland The world's biggest soccer event -- at least until the next time the Timbers crush the Sounders -- starts this weekend, and Soccer City USA has a shton of places to catch a game... err, match. Here're six you should definitely hit:

World Cup Beer Garden

World Cup Beer Garden: The World Cup kicks off today with Brazil vs. Croatia (!) and your first stop is recent beer pop-up, the World Cup Beer Garden, on 21st. It’ll be showing each and every game, so go ahead, take a long lunch... for the next month. Continue Reading

Cheerful Bullpen

Cheerful Bullpen: There’s a reason BuzzFeed named the Cheerful Bullpen one of the best soccer bars in the US. Probably because we said it a long time ago… or 'cause it's just a sweet spot to catch a match.

River Pig Saloon

River Pig Saloon: For your next match stay in Northwest and head to River Pig Saloon -- they’ll be showing every game on each and every one of the TVs they have scattered throughout the bar.


OMSI: They are getting in on the action by showing the matches in their revamped cafeteria. Sure, there may be some kids, but that’s what the beer’s for!

Cha Taqueria & Bar

Cha!: Bottomless drinks from noon to 3pm at Cha! during boozy brunch? Does it even matter that they’ll be showing the games?

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub: They recently installed new TVs in both of their locations in order to give you a better view of every match. Why don’t you reward them by having a pint?

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1. The Cheerful Bullpen 1730 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205 (Goose Hollow)

A cozy sports bar that's one of the best places in Portland to watch a soccer match.

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2. River Pig Saloon 529 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

River Pig is your neighborhood bar that brings some grit back to the Pearl District.

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3. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (East Portland)

Get swept away in the planetarium, a real USS Blueback (the Navy's last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine), or head to the OmniMax Theater to view a film on dinosaurs (because you're never too old to live our your paleontologist career-dream...).

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4. Cha! Cha! Cha! 1208 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

Owner/Chef Javier Hurtado wants to share his gift of blending traditional Mexican food with culinary insight at Cha! Cha! Cha! Mexican taquerias and offers traditional Mexican fare.

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5. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Kells is rated as the number one Irish Restaurant and Pub in the nation and has been serving the Northwest kick-ass fare for close to 25 years.