10 Best Sports Bars in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is widely know as a city with awesome microbrews and what comes along with awesome microbrews? Awesome bars, including an entire assortment of sports bars where no two sports bars are alike. In Portland, Oregon you can literally find a sports bar with any type of atmosphere.

For example, say the game you want to watch is an international soccer game that you think you have no chance of getting to watch. In Portland you can just head over to the 4-4-2 Soccer Bar and let them know which game you want to watch and before you know it you will be relaxing with a beer watching your game. 

Or maybe you have kids with you and need a family friendly sports bar. Don't worry because we have made sure to mention which bars are family friendly, like Big Al's

For those with limited time in the city and wanting to combine activities like watching your team play while also checking something else off on your list we have several killer suggestions. To watch the game and checkout one of the unique local mircro breweries, head to Hopworks Urban Brewery. For those that want to see one of Portland's famous establishments while also getting to watch the game, head to Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub.

We hope our list of the 10 best sports bars in Portland helps you decide where to watch the big game. 

BridgePort BrewPub

Oregon's oldest craft brewery, The Bridgeport brewpub is housed in one of Portland's oldest industrial buildings. Covered in ivy, the brick Cordage Company building was erected in 1886. Since 1984 it has been the home both of BridgePort's...  Read More

Financial District

Marathon Tavern is a typical all American, family friendly sports bar specializing in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including gyros and free popcorn. For just $2 you can get 2 eggs, 2 pieces of toast, and 2 slices of bacon. The beer...  Read More

A favorite downtown spot for people of all ages, Kells offer Irish food and drink with a Northwest influence. Live nightly shows make this pub the best place in Portland to hear traditional Irish music. The music can be quite loud. Kells...  Read More

Southeast Portland

Hopworks Urban Brewery is Portland's first eco brewpub and home to their family friendly pub. The pub serves good food and beers. There are many TVs spread throughout the pub to watch sports on. They incorporate sustainable practices in...  Read More

Over and Out

Over and Out can be found directly behind The Observatory, because it is basically an extension of the Observatory. They share a kitchen and the same staff. Which means you can get all the great food like mac and cheese, fry bread, and bbq...  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


Big Al's is a massive family friendly sports bar with something for everyone. Besides being a sports bar they also have a restaurant, arcade, and bowling alley all wrapped into one. Big Al's was built to resemble a stadium, it boasts...  Read More

This is Portland's hottest gathering place located in the Pearl District. On Deck offers guests a large assortment of daily-televised sporting events. Watch your favorite sports team on the 68 plasma TV or one of the 25 flat screen TVs. They...  Read More

4-4-2 Soccer Bar is the place to go in Portland for soccer games. It is the only sports bar in Portland dedicated to showing soccer games from all around the world. They offer every single soccer channel imaginable, including international...  Read More


Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill has 32 craft, import and domestic beers on draft and they offer regional wine and signature cocktails. Each Friday and Saturday night they have live music. For sports enthusiasts they feature a top of the line audio...  Read More


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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