Portland Bars Offer Good Times, Lots of Local Flavor



When it comes to finding the right bar to hang out at in Portland, Oregon your options are limitless. Portland offers every type of bar imaginable and 10Best has searched far and wide before ranking any of these Portland bars. How'd they earn their way on the list for Portland Oregon? Beer selection, specialty cocktails, cool aesthetics, great jukeboxes, hip crowds, tasty food, prices; we consider it all before deciding which ones belong on a list of Portland's Best Bars. Portland is a unique city, so it’s no surprise to find such a variety mix of bars making it onto our top 10 list. All of the bars we've included serve wonderful food and enticing drinks. We included local favorites like Kells, it's always a lively place to be. For those that enjoy a more chic experience,we’ve included the Portland City Grill. For those wanting to play a round of pool we've included Ringlers Pub right under eath the popular music venue the Crystal Ballroom.

Of course, no Portland bar list would be complete without a few hipster bars and that is why the Secret Society Lounge and The Bye and Bye made our list!


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Northeast Portland
The Bye and Bye


Looking for a vegan lounge to hang out at? You've found just that at local hipster lounge, The Bye and Bye over in the Alberta District. They even have a good size patio that is perfect on a warm day and there is a secret patio behind this...  Read More


9
Northeast Portland


Secret Society is a 1907 Victorian-era hall with a rich history that housed two fraternal organizations, countless artists and musicians, and diverse events. The cocktail lounge is decorated in wood paneled club and provides exceptional food...  Read More


Portland City Grill


Located on the 30th floor of the Unico/US Bancorp Tower, this steakhouse has a swanky bar that is separate from the quite dining room. The bar has panoramic windows showcasing gorgeous views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains. Often...  Read More


7
Financial District


Located beneath the Crystal Ballroom, a mecca for live music lovers, this pub attracts a large contingent of patrons who attend the shows upstairs. Even so, it's a terrific place to meet with friends and nurse a drink or two. The spacious venue...  Read More




Backstage Bar is a cool place to hang out, watch the game, and have a beer. Considered to be the the loftiest place to play pool among bars in Portland with their super high ceilings. This hidden bar behind the Bagdad Theater's screen actually...  Read More




River Pig Saloon should be everyone's go to bar in downtown Portland, Oregon. This trendy spot is unlike any other in Portland. They've got lots of bourbons and whiskeys to go along with the local beers they carry on tap. They food is mainly...  Read More


Doug Fir Lounge
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Located below the Doug Fir Restaurant, the Doug Fir Lounge is a hip live music spot that's got a dedicated following who show up to listen to the mix of regional and national musicians booked to play every night of the week. An outstanding food...  Read More


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Southwest Portland


The Multnomah Whiskey Library holds an exhaustive collection representing all major, and lesser, styles of distilled spirits known to the modern world. The vibe here is amazing and contrary to what many say you do not have to be a member to get...  Read More




A favorite downtown spot for people of all ages, Kells offer Irish food and drink with a Northwest influence. Nightly shows make this pub the best place in Portland to hear traditional Irish music. A separate cigar lounge (with separate...  Read More


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Downtown
Kask


Kask is a sleek saloon located in downtown Portland adjacent to Gruner restaurant. Named one of the Best Bars in America in 2012 by Esquire, Kask boosts an amazing list of spirits including 25 types of gin and 48 types of whiskey. They serve...  Read More


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Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan

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