Portland Bars Offer Good Times, Lots of Local Flavor

Meagan Shamy

By , Local Expert, Portland
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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 on to our top 10 list. All of the bars we've included serve...  Read more »

  • 1

    Secret Society Lounge

    Secret Society has a cocktail lounge, ballroom with live music, and a recording studio all wrapped into one awesome bar.

    Local Expert Tip: "Visit early to enjoy happy hour from 5-7pm Sundays -Thursdays. "

  • 2

    The Bye and Bye

    • Type: Lounge, Pub
    • Neighborhood: Northeast Portland

    Fun atmosphere with delicious drinks and food at reasonable prices.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you like peaches be sure and try their signature drink."

  • 3

    Casa Del Matador

    • Type: Bar
    • Neighborhood: Northwest

    It's a fun, happening place to hang out with good prices and delicious food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the steak tacos, they are delicious."

  • 4

    Departure Restaurant and Lounge

    A hip fun place to hang out in downtown Portland.

    Local Expert Tip: "Skip the Crazy 88 cocktail unless you really enjoy spicy drinks. "

  • 5

    Henry's 12th Street Tavern

    Henry's has over 100 local and regional beers and hard ciders on tap.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have a great happy hour, especially on Sunday's when they offer happy hour all day long."

  • 6

    Kir Wine Bar

    Named one of the top wine bars in the United States by Travel and Leisure.

    Local Expert Tip: "Kir Wine Bar is closed on Sundays. "

  • 7

    Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub

    Kells is always a fun place to go and they have shows every night.

    Local Expert Tip: "On weekends Kells can get very crowded. Happy hour is generally low-key."

  • 8

    Lucky Staehly's Pool Hall

    An overall great place to hangout with friends anyday of the week.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go during happy hour and enjoy $9 pitchers."

  • 9

    Oregon Wines on Broadway

    Oregon Wines on Broadway is an extremely popular wine bar in downtown Portland.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sit at the bar to get the full experience."

  • 10

    Portland City Grill

    This swanky bar overlooks has beautiful views of the city.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go during happy hour to enjoy the views at more affordable prices."



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