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 on to our top 10 list. All of the bars we've included serve wonderful food and enticing drinks. We included locals’ favorites like Kells, it's always a lively place to be. We’ve included bars with unique themes and good happy hours, like Texas saloon themed Casa Del Matador. For those that enjoy a more chic experience we’ve included the Portland City Grill and Departures inside the Nines Hotel. For those wanting to play a round of pool we've included Ringlers Pub right under neath the popular music venue the Crystal Ballroom.

Oh course no Portland bar list would be complete without a few hipster bars and that is why the Secret Society Lounge tops our list followed by a close second the Bye and Bye. 




Henry's 12th Street Tavern is a restaurant, bar, brew pub and billiards all rolled into one awesome place to eat and hangout. Henry's is located in the Pearl District inside their old brew house. They have over 100 mostly local and regional...  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


6
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




Departures restaurant and lounge is found in downtown Portland inside the Nines Hotel. They serve their own signature cocktail creations, like the Three Headed Elephant and Crazy 88. The bar is well stocked so they can make almost any cocktail...  Read More


Casa Del Matador


Casa Del Matador is a 21 and over Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in downtown Portland that's open from lunch until 2 AM. They serve fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos, nachos, and savory steaks and extra large margaritas. The...  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




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




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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Meet Meagan Shamy

Meagan Shamy 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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