Venue Info

Dots is a Portland mainstay, mostly because it fuses the concepts of diner, dive bar, and hangout so seamlessly. All the elements clash in the most beautiful ways: grizzly billiards boys (there's a pool table) mix with theatre geeks from the nearby Clinton Street Theater in a dark space with a faux-baroque charm that serves food fit for a highway diner crowd. The menu is an American eats encyclopedia, with burgers fries and grilled cheeses joined by a few Asian-inflected surprises like a pulled pork banh mi. The cocktails are good, but it's more about the atmosphere and the people... though we do love the daily slushy specials.

burger and fries
Portland

Dots

Dot's Cafe

Dots is a Portland mainstay, mostly because it fuses the concepts of diner, dive bar, and hangout so seamlessly. All the elements clash in the most beautiful ways: grizzly billiards boys (there's a pool table) mix with theatre geeks from the nearby Clinton Street Theater in a dark space with a faux-baroque charm that serves food fit for a highway diner crowd. The menu is an American eats encyclopedia, with burgers fries and grilled cheeses joined by a few Asian-inflected surprises like a pulled pork banh mi. The cocktails are good, but it's more about the atmosphere and the people... though we do love the daily slushy specials.